Facebook says it was a mistake. But the UAW and AFL-CIO say it is censorship and illegal.Here’s what happened: On June 10, Facebook had a work session about a new tool on its Workplace platform, which is an employee communications system similar to Microsoft Teams.Facebook leaders discussed that the tool could provide content control, designed for administrators to cut down on bullying and harassment. One example given by Facebook as a topic employers might like to block using the tool was the word “unionize.”The suggestion outraged the UAW and AFL-CIO unions and prompted the UAW on Monday to ...
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On CNN Saturday, former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore argued that the evidence is already there for the criminal investigation into former president Donald Trump's phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger demanding he "find" an extra 11,000 votes.
"Michael, how difficult is it to build a case around fraud in particular?" asked anchor Fredricka Whitfield.
Early Saturday morning, after a night of frenzied negotiations, the U.S. Senate passed a massive COVID relief bill that will help out embattled states and Americans dealing with the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic that began during Donald Trump's last year in office.
Prior to the vote Politico reported, "As of Saturday morning, the Senate had been in session for more than 24 hours straight, with the vote-a-rama taking up most of the time and with several more hours to go. Senate Democrats largely stuck together throughout the night and staved off GOP efforts to drastically change the bill. While some Democrats defected on a handful of GOP amendments, those amendments required 60 votes to pass. Democrats also sidestepped a quagmire on undocumented immigrants that infuriated liberals last month after some moderates supported a proposal barring those immigrants from receiving checks. All 50 Democrats banded together to reject an amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to bar relief payments from going to undocumented immigrants"
According to Grace Segers reporting for CBS, Democratic senators ganged up on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) early Saturday morning for wasting time during negotiations over the COVID relief bill after he complained about a non-existent portion of the bill.
Weary senators from both parties have been haggling about amendments all night, with Segers noting the atmosphere is getting "testy."
As for Cruz, he proposed an amendment to the bill which he contended would allow undocumented immigrants to get relief checks.
After being told the bill doesn't give undocumented immigrants checks, he asked for more time which led to a chorus of exasperated "no's" from Democrats.
You can see the details of the exchange in the tweets below:
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