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Welcome to MoCTrack for January 5, 2020.

This is our 2019 year in review for all of the tidbits you need about last year’s legislative action. Congress is heading back to DC this week, so now is the time to see how they did last year!
#MoCTrack 1/27…
The great folks at @538Politics provide our Trump Tracker numbers, showing how often each MoCs vote with #IMPOTUS.

We took all those 2019 numbers and show you each lawmaker’s high and low point, as well as their 2019 average.

#MoCTrack 2/27
@538politics First up a rundown of 2019 in legislation, by the numbers.
#MoCTrack 3/27
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McKinsey & Company consultants criticized revenue-raising ideas supported by USPS union workers, like expanded post office financial services.

@PeteButtigieg was on that team.

#UnionStrong #1u…
Buttigieg uses his work at McKinsey as both a sword and a shield.

In his Mayoral campaign, he “leaned into his time in the private sector, saying that dealing with multibillion-dollar budgets in part qualified him to be mayor.”

Other times, Buttigieg’s just a junior employee.
USPS implemented some of McKinsey’s 2010 recommendations—decisions “now widely regarded as failures.”

USPS closed 141 processing plants in 2012/2013, after adopting its proposal to increase delivery times. A 2018 audit found it saved only 5% of private consultants’ projections.
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Pls don't be rattled or deceived.

While Corbyn & Sanders have some similarities, they are not same, nor are UK & US the same: Brexit & antisemitic attacks against Corbyn are 2 examples.

Corporate #MSM tactics are the same in UK & US.

Utilizing Labour's defeat, MSM is ...
trying to leverage loss against #Bernie2020. Ppl compared the 2 campaigns. As Labour votes declined last night, some quickly piggybacked that #Bernie2020 & Left values were not viable.

I watched as Berners became heartbroken, worried Labor loss would infect U.S. momentum...
UK Labour loss is similar to our 2016 Dem Primary & election loss.

We need to focus on #Progressive ground game here in U.S. Don't listen to corp #MSM pundits w/ contrived polls throwing pasta at wall hoping anyone but #Bernie2020 sticks & corporate "manufacturing consent",
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1. The @arenastage Newsies production is excellent.
2. Even Disney can’t stomp out the radical message of a youth organizing story. (Mostly.)
3. I didn’t need a romance. (Yes, there’s a romance.)
4. Dancing! Lots of it! And the audience (rightly) loved it!
My friends — not in the show — are amazingly wonderful. Thanks, @knoxified, for organizing (ha!) us to have such a lovely night
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A supermajority of @splcenter staff signed union authorization cards and filed an election petition with the NLRB. We asked leadership to voluntarily recognize #splcunion. Instead, they hired a "union avoidance" law firm. [THREAD]…
"The Center cannot truly claim to support workers' rights, while also hiring a 'union avoidance' law firm to prevent its own workers from exercising our right to collective bargaining.” -#SPLCUnion Organizing Committee

Leadership is being advised by Amber M. Rogers, who specializes in decertification elections and "union avoidance strategies."…
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THREAD: We need your help, y'all. You probably saw Provost Feser's email Monday announcing salary increase program. While the he attempted to positively frame his proposal, it's an insidious attempt to undermine bargaining efforts and the core mission of our #union. Here's why:
The Provost's "salary increase program" was initially presented as a MOA (memorandum of understanding) at the very end of the bargaining session on Monday, leaving no opportunity to negotiate, ask questions, or respond. What's more? We only were given 3 days to accept or reject.
In the e-mail to faculty he presented an implied ultimatum to #union members. Either accept an ambiguous and inequitable salary increase and forego all bargaining for FY2020 salary increases (more on that next), or continue bargaining.
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Roll the drums: #LaborFest is here! #wiunion #UnionsForAll #UnionStrong
Proud to march with thousands of Wisconsin workers at #LaborFest in Milwaukee today—including our hardworking Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes!
At the LaborFest in Madison, proud to celebrate a landmark victory: after eight years of a governor who tried to crush working people, Wisconsin rose up and elected a governor who believes in them. Wisconsin works best when we say “union yes!”
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In solidarity with workers at @Delta, NEA President @Lily_NEA wrote an open letter to Delta President Glen Hauenstein. Read it below. #UnionStrong #Solidarity
Dear Mr. Hauenstein,

On behalf of the more than three million members of the National Education Association (NEA) and the students they serve, I write to condemn Delta Airlines’ condescending and flippant disrespect for workers voice by employing anti-union materials 1/
designed to persuade employees to drop their union membership.

To add insult to injury, it is both obscene and shameful for you to encourage employees to “invest in video games” rather than use their collective voice to fight for the rights, wages, and protections they 2/
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
February 3, 2019

The public is acting as early investor, putting tons of money in the development of drugs that then become privatized.

They receive no return on the investment that they have made. - @AOC
NNU Executive Director @NNUBonnie on why we can't settle for anything less than #MedicareForAll:

"The opposition, the insurance companies and pharma, will come out against anything, whether it's a half-measure or even one-quarter. We have to aim high."…
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.@ucu HESCs on Pay+Equality (am)&USS JEP(pm) were intense! Lots decided after v intense complicated discussions but only morning decisions “count”- USS conference advisory as (sadly) inquorate. Those motions get referred 2 HEC as advisory but also advise negotiatiors this week /1
@ucu *🚿Shower and re-humanify interlude after a LONG day indoors at the (sadly) today unexplored @sim_manchester museum + trains. #unionstrong reps function better after 🚿☕️...*
RESUMING! TL;DR on pay+equality dispute = we're reballoting, but *not* right away: early new year to allow time to regroup+build (understanding+momentum) with commitment to improved resourcing+coordination. Returning to aggregated balloting after long, important discussion /2a
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay…
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Can you imagine taking a job & working for decades for less pay because some of that money was going to be paid later as retirement income & healthcare & then being told, sorry, the money went to the bosses & none is left for you? #Miners can. @MineWorkers #UnionStrong/1
I wasn’t able to go to Columbus yesterday to rally for miners pensions & healthcare, part of their pay for years of hard & dangerous work, but I was there in spirit. #IStandWithLabor @MineWorkers #UnionStrong/2
I can’t wait to go to D.C. to fight for permanent funding so our brothers and sisters can be free to enjoy their retirement instead of spending their time rallying for what they earned and were promised. @MineWorkers #UnionStrong/end
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🌊John Motsinger @Motsinger4Nc is Today's Guest Candidate

👉Running for #NC State Senate #31

⏰2pm, EST

🔄Invite Friends
❔Ask Your Questions Afterwards
🗳️Register to vote @

#BlueCandidates2018 #UnionStrong
👉Please visit John's website before his interview to learn more about what he stands for:…
❔Not sure if you're still in District #31❔

🗳️Registered North Carolina voters can enter their full name and county into the Board of Elections website to determine what NC Senate district they are eligible to vote in.
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Just came off the streets after march and rally with hotel workers of @unitehere and #publicschool teachers @uesf who just earned a pay raise thru SF’s #YesOnG ballot campaign waged with @SFDemocrats @sflabor and @TeamPelosi. People are angry and scared about #Janus.... 1/thread Christine and SF teachers union leaders marching
We marched with hundreds of hotel workers of @unitehere who are in contract negotiations with massively lucrative #SF hotel chains that will not give their workers a contract with fair wages. Message: “One Job Should be Enough” It’s NOT - and #Janus makes their lives harder. 2/ Susie Christine Rafael marching
Both the hotel workers and the teachers said the same thing: Donald Trump’s #SCOTUS sided with corporate bosses over workers, first denying protections against #sexualharassment and today denying voices in the job in #Janus. By design, TRUMP’S COURT IS HURTING WORKING PEOPLE. 3/ Local 2 Hotel Workers Union and Teachers Union leaders speak at SF rally
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