Labor/Economics/Business

Just Say No to Scott Mugno as OSHA Director

Just Say No to Scott Mugno as OSHA Director-Fired Federal OSHA Whistleblower Investigator  Speaks Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Just Say No to Scott Mugno as OSHA Director

11/21/17

It’s traditional to give a President the discretion to appoint whomever she/he wants as federal administrator. However, there’s a reason Congress has a say in this process, and it should now just say no to President Trump’s nomination of Scott Mugno to be the new Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

FedEx has a long record of dangerous health and safety practices leading to a high number of FedEx truck wrecks that were engineered by Tump's new appointee to head OSHA Scott Mugno.

Trump tax cut speech for Heritage Foundation draws protest, "Tax Chicken"

On the 17th of October, Donald Trump gave a speech for the Heritage Foundation at the Marriot at 901 Mass Ave. Organizers of the April 15th Tax March set up the "Tax Chicken" in the adjacent park, then they and other protesters marched onto the sidewalk where Heritage members and Trump supporters were filing in.

Video from the "Tax Chicken" rally and in front of the Marriot as the Trumpers arrived

The "Tax Chicken" from the April 15 march demanding Trump release his tax returns

Reportbacks from Mayday

DC's Mayday march was a two-part affair, beginning with an immigrant march from Mount Pleasant that linked up with a worker's march at Malcolm X Part before continuing to Freedom Plaza and a much larger immigrant rally at the White House. A third march started at Dupont Circle and proceeded directly to Lafayette Park. The Worker's March was marred by harassment from both neo-Nazis and police. Two protesters were detained but both were released as police could not find or fake any kind of probable cause.

Video from the Mayday marches in DC preceded by a stirring speech about the Mayday labor holiday's origins in 1886 (the Haymarker Martyrs)

The lead of the Worker's March pulls onto 16th st

IWW pickets P st Whole Foods demanding Julia's job back

On the 30th of April, the IWW showed up at the Whole Foods on P st, demanding reinstatement of a worker named Julia who was fired for union organizing activity. In addition to the picket, someone dropped a banner with the same demand on it. In an ugly development, alt-right(neo-Nazi) organizer Mike Cernovich showed up, posting photos to his Twitter account.

IWW blockades street in front of Whole Foods demanding reinstatement for Julia Flores

Julia Flores is a 15 year employee of the P St Whole Foods who was fired from her job for organizng workers and informing them about such laws as the minimum wage. On the 13th of January, Many Languages One Voice escalated the campaign demanding her job back by blocking the streets in front of another Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom. They were supported by the IWW in this picket..

Video of the IWW street blockade at Whole Foods

Video: 2016 in activism-chaos, catastrophe, and resistance

Video highlights of the past year in progressive activism. Resistance to Donald Trump, to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to police murder are the three main themes of the past year. Now we must prepare for the battle to come on the 20th of January, and the war against racism and white supremacy that will follow.

Video-2016 in review

Georgetown Solidarity Committee vs Nike: University President's office occupied for two days

Update Dec 9:

University agrees to student's demands, and to meeting by Dec 14. Sit-in withdrawn Friday night. We shall see if Georgetown Nike Air really becomes a thing of the past-or if Nike's Hansae factory stops doing things like locking their workers in

On the 8th of December, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee decided they have had enough of Georgetown University's refusal to cancel their contracts with Nike. At 10AM, a crew of students occupied the University President DeSioia's office, then at around noon a much larger solidarity rally marched into the building and occupied the lobby in front of it as well. As of 6:30PM Dec 8 students are still holding out.

Video including a participant's footage of the building entry and an interview taken inside

The president's office is behind the doors in the back of this photo. More students are inside

Obstruction of Justice by Obama's DOL and OSHA Executives In JPMorgan Chase & Wells Bank Violations

 Obstruction of Justice By Obama's DOL & Osha Bosses To Cover-up Criminal Bank Vioations by JPMorgan Chase and Wells FargoJPMorgan Chase Crimes, Cover-up And Retaliation With OSHA Whitman and Burris and Marshhttps://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww11-29-16-jpmorgan-chase-crimes-with-osha-whitman-and-burris-and-marshPacifica KPFA WorkWeek radio examines the growing financial scandal and government cover-up at JPMorgan Chase.

Johnny Burris a broker at JPMorgan Chase was retaliated against after he refused to sell dangerous financial instruments to retirees. Then the Department of Labor and OSHA top officials engaged in a cover-up of the financial banking crimes of JPMorgan Chase

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