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Congress rushes to approve $1.2 trillion spending package ahead of midnight deadline • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved a broadly bipartisan $1.2 trillion spending package Friday, sending the legislation to the Senate ahead of a midnight deadline. Senators have just hours to clear the measure for President Joe Biden’s signature. Otherwise, parts of the federal government will begin a funding lapse early Saturday. Meeting that benchmark will […]

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Accusing Mercedes of ‘Wanton Lawlessness,’ UAW Seeks New Alabama Vote | #elections | #alabama

The United Auto Workers on Friday formally challenged last week’s election loss at a pair of Mercedes-Benz facilities in Alabama, accusing the company of engaging in “an unprecedented, illegal anti-union campaign” and requesting a new vote. “All these workers ever wanted was a fair shot at having a voice on the job and a say […]

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Republican leader says Biden will be on Ohio ballot, but that lawmakers won’t make it happen | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

There won’t be legislation that will change the 90-day deadline for Democrats to certify President Biden for Ohio’s fall’s ballot, according to the Republican House Speaker. But he’s said he’s still confident Biden will be a choice for Ohio voters in November. House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) said there isn’t the will among supermajority […]

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For conflicted Alabama Republicans, Lee Busby is the answer | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

With only two weeks to go until the special election for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, Lee Busby, a 60-year-old retired Marine colonel who previously served as a top aide to White House chief of staff John Kelly, is launching a write-in campaign as a conservative option for many conflicted voters. In an interview […]

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The union election revealed which side Alabama’s politicians are on | #elections | #alabama

One of my favorite songs is the old union tune “Which Side Are You On?” It’s no jaunty party anthem, but I think Pete Seeger’s rendition is pretty good all the same. The lyrics were written by Florence Reece, the wife of a union organizer, after her home was searched by men a coal mining […]

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Mercedes workers in Alabama reject the UAW in latest union vote in the South : NPR | #elections | #alabama

More than 5,000 workers assemble luxury SUVs and EV batteries for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images More than 5,000 workers assemble luxury SUVs and EV batteries for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images It’s a no. Autoworkers at Mercedes-Benz near Tuscaloosa […]

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Stanford’s Bill Gould on the UAW Vote in Alabama and the Future of Unions in the U.S. – Legal Aggregate | #elections | #alabama

On Friday, May 17, workers at Mercedes-Benz plants in Alabama voted to reject UAW unionization. That union defeat came on the heels of a big UAW win in April, when workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee approved UAW unionization. Are American workers warming up to unions, with unions like the UAW offering better pay […]

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State, local elections offer good news for democracy • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

The big news out of Tuesday’s elections was wins for Democrats and for reproductive rights in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. But small “d” democracy also had a good night: Virginians elected pro-voting majorities in both chambers, stymieing efforts to pass restrictive new voting laws. Ohioans turned out in large numbers to pass two popular […]

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May 19, 2024 ✦ OnLabor | #elections | #alabama

In today’s News & Commentary, workers at two Mercedes-Benz plants near Tuscaloosa, Alabama vote against unionizing with the UAW, workers at New Flyer Industries electric bus plant in Alabama ratify a contract, and California legislators shelve a “right to disconnect” bill. A month after a historic win at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, workers at […]

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After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win | #elections | #alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW’s grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return to Mercedes and will press on with […]

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