How do billionaires get to deny their workers a living wage and health benefits while preventing them from organizing or striking?
Elon Musk failed to give laid-off Twitter employees previously promised severance packages - Business Insider
The Supreme Court hears a case this week that endangers workers’ ability to strike - VOX
House Republicans pass legislation trying to block new IRS funding making it harder to catch tax cheats - ABC
Conservative Dark Money Group Known For Packing Supreme Court Gets $1.6 Billion Donation - Yahoo
These aren't isolated facts. Billionaires donate to Republicans who pack the courts that guts workers' rights. The GOP gives tax cuts to billionaires and is rewarded with more political donations. Republicans use voter suppression to deny Americans their right to vote to change the system. It's a rigged system in which billionaires get richer while working Americans suffer. Follow the money with this map.
Follow the money to see how billionaires have rigged the system for themselves with the help of the GOP
Preventing workers from organizing and striking
"The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that has the potential to upend the ability of unions to strike without facing retaliatory lawsuits from corporations. The case, Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters, involves a concrete company that had previously attempted to sue a union over an action taken by its workers during a strike in 2017. Cement truck drivers had abandoned their trucks at the start of the strike, some of which had cement mixing in them, resulting in a financial loss for the company, which had to dump the concrete to avoid damaging the vehicles.
Federal standards stipulate that workers are not responsible for inadvertent financial losses that result from a strike. But Glacier Northwest sought to sue the union in state court, alleging that the action resulted in property damage that workers should have to pay for. The Washington state Supreme Court ruled that Glacier Northwest couldn’t sue in state court, however, saying the matter had to be resolved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)." TruthOut
Republicans fight for billionaires
"The public face of the effort to maintain the carried interest loophole is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the powerful lobbying group that represents nearly every major American company. The Chamber produced a report which claims that eliminating the carried interest loophole for private equity managers would result in the "loss of 4.9 million jobs within five years across the United States." Intuitively, this makes no sense. That's as many jobs as there are in the entire state of Georgia. If Schwartzman paid a higher tax rate on his share of carried interest, why would anyone lose their job?
Indeed, tax experts scrutinized the Chamber's analysis and found a number of flaws. Closing the carried interest loophole will only impact the compensation of private equity managers. It does not impact the profitability of the activity for ordinary investors. In all likelihood, most private equity managers will keep doing exactly what they are doing and pay somewhat higher taxes. " - Popular Info
Republicans make it harder for the IRS to catch billionaire tax cheats
House Republicans on Monday night made good on a campaign promise by approving a bill that would zero-out funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that is intended to dramatically increase the IRS' enforcement abilities -- and, Democrats and the government say, target wealthy tax cheats. - ABC
TakeAway: Unionize. Organize. Vote to fix this rigged system by which billionaires in cahoots with Republicans have rigged the courts to deny working Americans their rights.
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