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How Many More Times? Democrats Side with Bosses Over Rail Workers!

Statement of Vermont AFL-CIO President David Van Deusen:

  • Democratic Party Fucks Over Rail Workers!
  • Rail Workers To Receive ZERO Paid Sick Days!
  • Rail’s Right To Strike Outlawed For This Contract Cycle!

U.S. Rail Unions went into this bargaining season with not a single day of paid sick leave in their Contract. Achieving paid sick leave was the top priority of Union members. And today, because of an act of Congress and because of the latest Democratic Party betrayal (the latest in a long line of betrayals), they still have no sick leave.

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Concerning Fascist Fighters In Ukraine [David Van Deusen]

3/21/2022, Vermont, USA -Vladimir Putin’s Russia is motivated by imperialist ambitions and is rightly condemned by most for its military aggression against Ukraine. This is not a war of ideology for Putin.  Russia is no longer the Soviet Union, but rather an authoritarian capitalist state where only Putin and the Oligarchs wield power.  In a word, this is a war of empire.

Image above: Soldiers of the Azov Battalion in a truck reinforced with steel plates. The flag on the side of the truck bears the emblem of the organisation Patriot of Ukraine. Image by Carl Ridderstråle. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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The national nightmare is over – Trump’s fascist coup defeated

As anarchists we don’t want to defend a system that pretends to be democratic and would never endorse any presidential candidate or senator. We decided to publish this submission by David van Deusen anyway, so you can read and think about what unionists write about the past Trump years and the coming Joe Biden presidency.

“We must build a mass movement from below that demands true economic equity and a foundational transformation of society as a whole.”

David van Deusen
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100 Anti-Fascists Rally In Montpelier – Armed Fascists Are A No-Show

Montpelier. Vermont. On November 3rd Trump lost the Presidential election in Vermont by a wider margin than in any other State in the union. But that did not prevent a couple dozen (peaceful) pro-Trump supporter from demonstrating in front of the Statehouse on January 6th. It was also feared that Trump’s lack of support in the Green Mountains would not prevent a minority of armed extremists from committing acts of violence today in our Capital.

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The Trump Coup Must Be Stopped!

Today thousands of neo-fascist Trump loyalists converged on Washington with the aim of forcing the annulment of the November election (which Democrat Joe Biden won by seven million votes). There they were met by Donald Trump himself who addressed the mob, falsely claiming that he won, that he would never concede defeat, and encouraging them to fight to keep him in power.

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#Vermont AFL-CLO Votes to Authorize General Strike

At the 2020 Vermont AFL-CIO Convention, held via zoom on November 21, delegates of this 10,000 member labor federation voted to authorize their Executive Board to call for a Vermont General Strike in the event that Donald Trump were to refuse to engage in a peaceful transfer of power or otherwise carries out a coup. Trump lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden by any measure. By the U.S. Constitution a transfer of power is to occur on January 20, 2021.

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#Vermont: #VT AFL-CIO Continues To Turn Left

Vermont AFL-CIO: United! Candidates capture all eleven leadership positions following special election. Leftist Shift In VT Labor Affirmed By Locals.

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VT AFL-CIO Members: Vote The UNITED! Slate This week!

This week a special election will be held for District Vice President positions within the Vermont AFL-CIO.  Nominations will be done via zoom on August 12th (5:30pm).  Official delegates will receive the call in information via email. Voting will be conducted on-line until Friday.

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20 Union demands – Picket in #Burlington #VT June 9

Vermont. Demand a new deal – No to racism – No to austerity – Union yes! 20 Union demands – Picket in Burlington VT June 9. Come and fight for a union based Green New Deal for Vermont.

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Vermont AFL-CIO President Speaks: Demand A New Social Contract That Puts Workers First & Fight For A Green New Deal!

Vermont. May 27. 2020. Last week I, as Vermont AFL-CIO President, talked with WGDR’s Carl Etnier (a UAW member) about COVID-19, the health concerns of Early Childhood Educators, the fight of Burlington City workers (AFSCME) to defend their pay and benefits (while not suffering layoffs), the need to rebuild the economy through a more directly democratic Green New Deal, and Labor’s support for Progressive David Zuckerman for Governor.

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