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September 24, 2021

Alaska Gov Pals Around With Insurrection Instigator

DOZENS ATTENDED! The on-again-off-again fundraiser to fight the Recall Dunleavy campaign has finally happened after being canceled earlier this summer. The governor, who decries “east coast elites” and out-of-state influence on Alaska campaigns, brought at least a dozen Alaska Republicans with him to Donald Trump’s east coast elite golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey to collect out-of-state money to influence an Alaska campaign. Donald Trump, you may remember, is the one who fomented a violent insurrection attempt to overthrow of the United States government because he lost the election. He and the Tall One are buddies. The dozen or more Alaskans…

Open Thread – Brian Visits Trumka

I can’t say that Brian has met Richard Trumka, because they’ve actually met before. In 2010 when Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO came to Alaska to march in solidarity with UniteHERE to protest bad and illegal treatment of Alaska hotel workers by Remington Management, an Outside corporation in Texas, I (and Brian) had the pleasure of meeting him. This summer, Mudflatter thatcrowwoman reunited the pair. “The AFL-CIO hosted a reception for the NEA Delegate Assembly one evening, so I introduced myself and Brian after Richard Trumka welcomed everyone.  We thanked him for his leadership and advocacy, and especially…

UNITE HERE Wins a Victory Over Unfair Labor Practices at Anchorage Sheraton

It’s always nice to report good news, and today’s news was really good. The Mudflats has had ongoing coverage of the protests against the Anchorage Hilton and the Anchorage Sheraton, and on Friday a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Remington Hospitality (which demonstrates none.) ~The President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka in Alaska protesting Remington’s illegal treatment of Anchorage workers  in August of 2010. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess’s 34-page injunction was issued late Friday. Among other items, it includes provisions requiring Remington Lodging and Hospitality to restore paid lunch breaks and employer-paid health care and reduce…