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Amazon Workers Soundly Reject Unionization, and NR's Kevin Williamson Highlights Another Great Reason Why: Big-Labor Corruption

We've recently highlighted how right-to-work states, which the Biden Administration and Congressional leftists hope to abolish, dramatically outperform forced-union states in terms of job growth, manufacturing and household consumption.  Worker freedom from Big Labor bosses is a leading reason why in a high-profile vote, Amazon workers in Alabama voted to reject unionization by a 71% to 29% margin last week.

In a phenomenal new piece, National Review's Kevin Williamson offers another reason for rejecting unionization that we mustn't ignore:  big labor bosses' widespread corruption.  Williamson lists a litany of union officials convicted and sentenced for embezzlement and other misuse of members' hard-earned dues - in 2020 alone.  Accordingly, the leftist anti-capitalist drumbeat…[more]

April 12, 2021 • 01:05 PM

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Wednesday, March 10 2021

A class action lawsuit has been filed against United Airlines relating to a February 2021 flight that had to be aborted shortly after takeoff due to major engine failure.

United Airlines flight 328 left Denver en route to Honolulu with 231 passengers and 10 crew members aboard. Approximately 20 minutes after take off, the right engine caught fire and debris fell from the sky onto Denver neighborhoods. The pilots were able to safely land back in Denver, and, fortunately, there were no injuries. Passengers were placed on a different plane, which, as it turns out, suffered a very similar incident a few years prior.

Now a class action lawsuit has been filed against United seeking to recover for negligent infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit states, “Plaintiff, as well as, upon information and belief, most (if not all) passengers, reasonably feared for their life as a result of the shambled state of their airplane, starting at over 2 miles in altitude, and lasting approximately 18 minutes. Plaintiff, as well as, upon information and belief, most (if not all) passengers, suffered physical symptoms as a result of this intense experience, including: nausea, tachycardia, shaking, symptoms of shock, and following the flight, insomnia.”

The claim alleges United was negligent in not properly inspecting fan blades. According to news reports, "[t]he question is what kind of a dollar amount you can put to the emotional distress that passengers experienced.”

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