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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:04 PM

(Chance of) Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities

Gearing Up for Possibility of Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/09/gearing-possibility-another-trump-shutdown-airport-workers-ready-mass-protests-80

by Jake Johnson at Common Dreams

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With congressional negotiators still working on a deal to keep the federal government open after the current stopgap funding measure expires on Friday, Feb. 15, airport workers are already planning mass protestsfor next Saturday in case the government shuts down again.

"We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown." 
—Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants

Air traffic controllers and other airport employees were widely credited for creating the pressure that ended the longest shutdown in American history last month, and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) president Sara Nelson told New York Magazineon Friday that workers are gearing up to mobilize if congressional negotiators fail to reach a deal—or if President Donald Trump unilaterally scuttles any agreement.

As New York Magazine's Sarah Jones reported, "Nelson says that the union will be out leafleting in airports in 80 major cities next week ahead of Saturday's demonstrations."

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Reply (Chance of) Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities (Original post)
applegrove Sunday OP
catrose Sunday #1
gopiscrap Sunday #3
applegrove Sunday #2
babylonsister Sunday #5
applegrove Sunday #6
Haggis for Breakfast Sunday #15
applegrove Sunday #21
bdamomma Sunday #4
elias7 Sunday #7
TrogL Sunday #14
shanny Sunday #22
TrogL Monday #26
shanny Monday #27
liberal N proud Sunday #8
Lifelong Protester Sunday #9
rufus dog Sunday #11
groundloop Sunday #18
klook Sunday #19
Charlotte Little Sunday #10
onecaliberal Sunday #20
Charlotte Little Monday #30
Wellstone ruled Sunday #12
kimbutgar Sunday #13
bdamomma Sunday #16
pangaia Monday #25
ProudLib72 Sunday #17
YOHABLO Sunday #23
pangaia Monday #24
lindysalsagal Monday #28
shockey80 Monday #29

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:05 PM

1. Let's make it a general strike! We've got time to prepare.

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Response to catrose (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:10 PM

3. I agree

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:05 PM

2. Vice grip Trump between his rich jet setter friends and union people.

If he shuts down government he will piss of both.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:21 PM

5. There are already a lot of pissed off people out there. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:24 PM

6. I know but attacking union sympathetic people in the Midwest and the rich

are both part of his base. Could happen

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:00 PM

15. Forget vice gripping him between his friends and the union people !!

Vice grip him in the balls.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:49 PM

21. !!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:16 PM

4. oh crap

he's a bastard and taking his temper tantrums on government worker again.

Again, don't look at southern border, look at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:42 PM

7. For god's sake, how fast can you build a wall in a national emergency?

He hasn't even submitted a plan for building the structure, yet he want $5.7 billion. No responsible budgeteer could approve that.

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Response to elias7 (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:58 PM

14. The Berlin Wall was thrown up overnight

13 August 1961

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Response to TrogL (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:52 PM

22. oooohkayyy

compare and contrast the length of that wall with the length of the border. be sure to include the terrain.

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Response to shanny (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

26. Oh, I know that but does Doofus?

He’s older than me so he should remember it going up. He likely doesn’t grasp that scaling (pun intended) is an issue.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:02 AM

27. you are no doubt correct

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:46 PM

8. The airports are the key

When the rich and Congress are inconvenienced they will put a stop to trumps BULLSHIT shutdowns

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:48 PM

9. The shutdown is going to happen again.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:59 PM

11. I will take that bet

The Orange Shit stain doesn't get it.

Enough of his Repuke Senators do though.

It won't happen, the repukes have a shit hand and tRump wants to go all in on a bluff, because he is stupid, if he does Nancy makes him look incredibly stupid.

The media and other repukes are talking up the bluff, trying to get Donnie anything to save face. He gets nothing!

So he can quietly let it go or make a huge scene, either way he will lose.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:06 PM

18. Yep.... if he had a tenth of a brain he'd just quietly let this issue go away

But NOOOOOO..... Tiny doesn't let anything go away, and definitely not quietly.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:35 PM

19. Going "all in on a bluff."

That’s Trump’s entire life, going all in on a bluff. The phrasing of your post expresses that succinctly. He’s got nothin’, but he relies on people believing his bullshit.

He’s managed to fool most of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time. I look forward to the day he learns he can’t fool all the people all the time.

Actually, I don’t care if he learns that or not — he’s not capable of learning, obviously. I just want him forcibly retired so my nerves can come down from DEFCON 3 all the fucking time.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. Good

Shut the airports down entirely. All planes grounded.

It will be a very short government shutdown if that happens.

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Response to Charlotte Little (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:44 PM

20. We need to shut down the country if that fuck wants to do this again. No planes, no trains.

No service except essentials

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:54 PM

30. K&R

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:08 PM

12. And most of these folks voted

Independent third party and Trump.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:56 PM

13. Shut the airports where the rich fly in and out in their private planes

Air traffic controllers will refuse to guide their private planes in.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:01 PM

16. hmm...

so the rich will suffer too. Good they need too.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:01 AM

25. I do not believe any ATCer would selectively ever do that.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:03 PM

17. K and F'ing R!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:58 PM

23. I'm just wondering if this is just AFA affiliated or will encompass other airlines?

I see where American A., Delta, S.West, and others are not part of their union.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

24. Dear airport workers. Bravo(a) to you all.

May I just say, PLEASE remember to express just whom is responsible for this.

It is NOT 'congress.' It is donald j trump and republicans.

Thank you..

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:16 PM

28. Hope I get to fly this week! I have a trip planned!

It's ok if I'm late returning!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:52 PM

29. That's what I called for during the shutdown.

Walkout, call out, protest, don't go to work. Shut down every fucking thing. Shut down the airports, IRS, etc.

The federal workers need to teach everyone a lesson. A lesson on how Americans fight when their president, government attacks them.

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