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Bolsonaro Provides Help to Uber Drivers – Bernie & Tim Kaine Threaten Army Help to Brasil


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Thanks once more to everybody who helped us increase $1,100 for our journey to Brasil and to pay our workers. 

Payday to Combine Brazilian Protection with American Commerce Union Protection Until Early November

Whereas Payday has principally centered on masking the labor motion in the USA, many Brazilian employees have known as on  American commerce unionists to play a important function in stopping a coup within the second largest democracy within the Western hemisphere. 

Earlier than changing into president in 2000, Lula was a long-time auto employees union chief. Starting within the Nineteen Eighties, he organized worldwide solidarity missions in opposition to giant multinationals and even assisted and spoke out on a number of events on behalf of Nissan employees in Canton, Mississippi,  once they started their decade-long try and unionize. 

Bernie & Tim Kaine Push Decision to Lower Off Army Help in Case of Coup

Senator Bernie Sanders and Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brasil’s former president, higher generally known as “Lula,” have lengthy been shut allies. When Lula was wrongfully imprisoned in April 2018, Sanders led makes an attempt to lift the U.S.’s consciousness concerning the injustice.

When Lula was launched after the wrongful imprisonment on trumped-up fees, the primary tweet he despatched declared his admiration and assist for Bernie’s 2020 presidential major bid. 

“Thanks to your solidarity, You’ve got at all times been my candidate for the US presidency and I hope democrats have the knowledge to appoint a candidate along with your worldview,” Lula tweeted shortly lower than an hour after his launch from jail in 2019. 

​​Now Sanders and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) try to go a decision that might lower off all navy help to Brasil if Bolsonaro tried a coup.

Nonetheless, the invoice has but to be moved by Democrats, and never a single Republican has signed onto the invoice. Sanders advised The Washington Publish that he thinks no Republicans have supported the invoice as a result of Trump has been very vocal in his assist of Bolsonaro. 

However final evening on the Senate flooring, Sanders mentioned it was crucial for the U.S. to ship a message to Brasil’s navy elite that help might be lower off in the event that they assist a coup. 

“It’s the enterprise of the USA to clarify to the individuals of Brasil that our authorities won’t acknowledge or assist a authorities that involves energy by means of navy coup or the undermining of a democratic election,” Sanders mentioned. (Watch Sander’s full 9-minute speech right here.)  

If there’s a coup try, American commerce union activists will play a vital function in pressuring the U.S. authorities to chop off navy help to Brasil. 

Assist Rent Half-Time Workers to Cowl the US Whereas Melk is in Brasil 

Whereas Melk is in Brasil for six weeks masking the election, Payday’s reporting might be a mixture of dispatches about what’s occurring in Brasil with what’s occurring within the states. Melk might be reporting information from Brasil till the election is over in early November. 

Donate immediately to assist us rent part-time workers to cowl the USA whereas Melk’s away. 

Bolsonaro Provides Help to Uber and Truck Drivers in Try to Acquire Votes

With presidential polls in Brasil constantly displaying Lula main by no less than 10 factors, present president Jair Bolsonaro has begun implementing emergency financial measures to steer voters again to him — and he’s beginning on the gasoline pump. 

Brazilian Uber drivers, very like Uber drivers within the U.S., have been getting hit laborious by the worldwide rise in gasoline costs.

So, Bolsonaro has lower gas taxes to scale back the price of gasoline on the pump to assist truck drivers and Uber drivers. He has additionally been giving $120-a-month money advantages to over 20 million households to assist stave off the consequences of inflation. 

Nonetheless, analysts assume it’s too little too late to save lots of his re-election bid. 

“This election has been a battle of rejections, and it looks like the individuals are rejecting Bolsonaro extra resoundingly,”  Mauricio Moura, founding father of the polling agency IDEIA Large Information advised The Washington Publish. “The monetary help offered by Bolsonaro is simply not sufficient to reduce a lot detrimental emotions concerning the general financial surroundings.”

For extra, take a look at The Washington Publish. 

Armed Guards Delivered to Union Talks in the USA 

Again in the USA, one employer within the U.S. lately introduced six armed guards to contract talks. 

Since August 1, 122 Ingredion employees in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have been on strike. On Tuesday, when employees went to a contract negotiation session, firm executives got here accompanied by six armed guards with weapons on their belts, who later surrounded the employees. The union was outraged.

“I expressed my considerations: We’re right here to barter in good religion, and the corporate’s bringing armed guards? … It’s intimidation and a scarcity of respect on the corporate’s half,” BCTGM Native 100-G President Mike Moore advised Iowa Beginning Line. 

For extra, take a look at the Iowa Beginning Line.

800 Austin Nurses Unionize in Largest Texas Victory

In one other signal of rising militancy within the South, over 800 nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Middle (ASMC) voted to unionize, with 72% voting in favor. 

The hospital is the biggest non-public sector hospital in Texas to unionize. The nurses will be a part of the greater than 2,500 nurses in Texas who’ve already unionized within the state. 

​​”We’re thrilled that we gained our union election right here at Ascension Seton Medical Middle Austin and get to hitch our fellow union nurses throughout the state in Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Brownsville,” Taylor Critedon, a registered nurse within the intensive care unit, mentioned in an announcement. “We hope that extra nurses in Austin will arrange and be a part of us in combating for the best requirements of care right here within the state capital and all through Texas.”

For extra on the organizing effort, take a look at Nationwide Nurses United. 

Selma Metropolis Staff Strike 

In historic Selma, Alabama, employees within the metropolis’s Cemetery, Recreation and Public Works Departments are on strike. The employees, who make $9 an hour, are on strike over low wages and are calling on the town to do higher. 

“9 {dollars} an hour, that’s not sufficient to deal with 4 children within the present financial system that we’ve got,” Landfill Secretary Lashone Edwards advised Alabama Information Community. “It’s simply not sufficient.”

For extra, take a look at the Alabama Information Community. 

Jackson, Mississippi Public Staff Strike 

In Hinds County, Mississippi, which encompasses the State Capitol of Jackson, over 100 public works staff are additionally on strike. The employees are demanding a $300 a month increase, an ask that the county’s board of supervisors voted down. 

“You bought guys right here who will not be bringing residence $1,200 a month,” Willie Dotson advised WLBT. “So, that $300 will assist out rather a lot. It can assist out rather a lot, and I’m fairly certain each man right here would agree with what I’m saying.”

For extra, take a look at WLBT. 

First Home of Consultant Workplace Will Vote to Unionize 

As workers in Congress push to unionize, members of Congressman Andy Levin’s workplace would be the first workplace that may vote to unionize. 

“That is solely the start as we transfer in direction of elections in a number of different places of work,” the Congressional Staff union added on Twitter. “We wish to acknowledge the courageous congressional staffers who’ve spoken out and demanded higher working situations throughout Capitol Hill and have introduced us to this unimaginable level in historical past!”

For extra, take a look at The Hill. 

Information & Strikes Taking place Elsewhere

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