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Tidbits - Mar. 26, 2020 - Reader Comments, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic, Donald Trump, Bailout, Back to Work, Sanders, Biden, Airline Bailout, Cruise Lines, Heroes and Heroines - All Essential Workers, Cuba, solidarity, Nigeria, Brazil, Resources

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Reader Comments, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic, Donald Trump, Bailout, Back to Work, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, 2020 elections, Airline Bailout, Cruise Lines, Heroes and Heroines - All Essential Workers, Cuba, solidarity, Nigeria, Brazil, Resources

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Grounded Reflections of Turbulent Times

Kaela Berg Workday Minnesota
Flight attendants are aviation’s first responders. We have now become frontline workers during a global pandemic. For many of us, however, the immediate threat of the COVID-19 virus is not our top concern.

Tidbits - June 13, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; New immigrant children facility opened; Climate Crisis; Puerto Rico; Sanders and Palestine; Airline Mechanics; Teachers; $15 Minimum Wage; Gun Worship; Chile and the TPP; more.....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; New immigrant children facility opened; Climate Crisis; Puerto Rico; Sanders and Palestine; Airline Mechanics; Teachers; $15 Minimum Wage; Gun Worship; Chile and the TPP - Report from Chile; `Cultural Marxism'; more.....

Regional Airlines Want to Cut Co-Pilot Flight Rules. The Idea Mustn't Get Off the Ground

Robert Reed Chicago Tribune
Airline travelers are willing to compromise on personal comfort and convenience in return for lower fares and regularly scheduled flights. But I doubt the flying public would agree to deeply discount their own safety by letting the government hack away at an essential industry standard designed to protect flyers from inexperienced pilots.

Tidbits - April 27, 2017 - Reader Comments: Peoples Climate March; Science; Korea; Nuclear War Danger; France; Hawaii IS a State; GOP Health Plan; Single-Payer; Fascism Today; Resources; Announcements-MAY DAY; Labor Film Festival; and more....

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Reader Comments: Peoples Climate March and a Defense of Science; Korea; Danger of Nuclear War; Marine Le Pen is a Fascist, Not a Populist; Hawaii IS a State - Understand Jeff Sessions; GOP Health Plan - A Disaster; Attraction of Single-Payer; Airline Abuse, Profits and Deregulation; Fascism Today - Portside readers exchange views; Resources; Announcements-MAY DAY; Trump and the Left; Labor Film Festival; Left Forum; Oscar López Rivera is Coming to New York; and more...

A Flying Public Finally Erupts

Sam Pizzigati Inequality.org
Airlines make much more on premium seats than on seats in coach. Their goal: make coach seating unpleasant enough to keep the enormously lucrative premium seats filled. For this scheme to work, the inequality involved has to be clearly visible. Coach passengers need to know that passengers upfront are luxuriating while they, cramped and hungry, sit and stew.

Airline Passenger Abuse - United Not Alone

Harold Meyerson; Helaine Olen The American Prospect
The videos of security cops dragging a bloodied physician down the aisle of a United Airlines plane clearly shocked millions of people. United Airlines found itself at the center of public condemnation this week, after a horrifying video of a doctor being forcibly removed from a coach class seat on one of its planes went viral.

Tidbits - November 19, 2015 - Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Sanders and Labor; Reader Exchange with Author; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum...

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Reader Comments: Paris, Beirut, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, Palestine; Postal Workers Endorse Bernie Sanders; Left Activists and Popular Opinion; Southwest Airlines - Reader Strong Criticism; Saudis Stumbling - Reader Exchange with Author; Young Adults Love Walking, Biking, and Buses Need for consideration of older population, those with disabilities, children; Democratic Campaigns To Join Black Lives Matter Forum
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