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    Labor Actions (Strikes)

    The Cornell Labor Action Tracker now lists 255 strikes in the USA.

    http://striketracker.ilr.cornell.edu

    Labor militancy is increasing across the US. Some of the employers involved:
    Amazon
    Kellogg's
    Nabisco
    Frito-Lay
    John Deere
    Volvo Trucks
    Frontier Communications
    Kaiser Permanente
    Catholic Health
    Cook County Health
    Columbia University
    Tacoma Public Schools
    Peoria Unified SD
    East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools

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    With the growing income inequality over the past decades I'm surprised we didn't see this sooner, or more of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    Labor militancy is increasing across the US.
    Militancy?

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    How does this compare to the same period in 2018 or 2019?

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    This morning at about 6 AM a UAW striker at the John Deere facility in Milan IL was hit by a car and killed near the picket line. The vehicle was driven by a salaried Deere employee. In Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, the United Mine Workers of America, on strike against Warrior Met Coal since April 1, have complained about being rammed by vehicles driven by replacement workers (aka "scabs"). In both instances, the company took measures to continue operations during the strike by employing salaried workers. Conflict escalated as replacement workers crossed the picket lines.

    In some states, such as Iowa and Oklahoma, the legislatures have passed bills in the wake of George Floyd BLM protests granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protestors on public streets. It is understandable that individuals are recognizing weaponized vehicles as a new factor in picket line confrontations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    It is understandable that individuals are recognizing weaponized vehicles as a new factor in picket line confrontations.
    Is it also understandable that its never a good idea to play in traffic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    In some states, such as Iowa and Oklahoma, the legislatures have passed bills in the wake of George Floyd BLM protests granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protestors on public streets. It is understandable that individuals are recognizing weaponized vehicles as a new factor in picket line confrontations.
    I believe I related my encounter with local protestors, who managed to completely box in my vehicle in the middle of an intersection for several minutes, while zestily waving their signs right in my face, approaching the windshield and windows of the vehicle while shaking the signs and shouting.

    It could have ended very poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I believe I related my encounter with local protestors, who managed to completely box in my vehicle in the middle of an intersection for several minutes, while zestily waving their signs right in my face, approaching the windshield and windows of the vehicle while shaking the signs and shouting.

    It could have ended very poorly.
    Didnít they teach you in driverís Ed that itís acceptable to run people over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    This morning at about 6 AM a UAW striker at the John Deere facility in Milan IL was hit by a car and killed near the picket line....... It is understandable that individuals are recognizing weaponized vehicles as a new factor in picket line confrontations.
    That is so sad and so unnecessary!
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    Isnít it indulging in a bit of ideological conclusion-jumping to assume this collision was intentional? My understanding was that the police were saying it did not appear so, but then I suppose the people who take the weaponized car narrative seriously are also receptive to the evil cop narrative.

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