Biden faces battle for the soul of his infrastructure plan: The Note

The fate of this package will not only test Biden's commitment to bipartisanship, but will also challenge his commitment to the bold transformative change he's promised.

4/12/2021 8:40:00 PM

THE NOTE: Pres. Biden has an arduous fight ahead of him to get legislation that even slightly resembles the $2 trillion plan his administration rolled out to his desk for signature.

The fate of this package will not only test Biden's commitment to bipartisanship, but will also challenge his commitment to the bold transformative change he's promised.

Biden has an arduous fight ahead of him to get legislation that even slightly resembles the $2 trillion plan his administration rolled out to his desk for signature.The RUNDOWN withAlisa WiersemaThe outcome of Friday's vote in Bessemer, Alabama, by Amazon workers to reject unionizing offered the latest wrinkle in the intersection of politics and big business.

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Union advocates and high-profile Democrats hoped the process would serve as a political tipping point for labor reform. The anticipated outcome of the election also offered common ground for the White House and party progressives to potentially springboard into addressing labor policy, with both Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders vocally backing the effort in Bessemer in the lead up to the election.

Jay Reeves/APA banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown on March 30, 2021 at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in much-anticipated election results announced on April 9. headtopics.com

In the aftermath, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union -- the group from which Bessemer facility workers in favor of unionizing were seeking representation -- is now calling for an investigation into the alleged tactics they say Amazon utilized to affect the election. In a lengthy statement, Amazon said the company"didn't win -- our employees made the choice to vote against joining a union."

On the political front, the Bessemer election still seems to offer room for ongoing discussions over labor reform as a bellwether of sorts. Several prominent Democrats praised the efforts of Bessemer employees as a jump-off point to future goals, although it remains to be seen where similar debates will land with regard to tech companies.

"The history of every struggle in this country tells us that we do not always win the first time out. But I believe, as a result of their courage, workers in Alabama will inspire significant growth in union organizing efforts around the country," Sanders tweeted Friday.

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Partisanship's pull stays strong as Biden seeks bolder path: The NoteTHE NOTE: President Joe Biden is poised to go bigger and bolder. It's not clear that Congress is ready to go there with him. It’s funny how you confuse the term “bolder” with “insanity”. Your choice of words betray you and strike a tone not easily unheard by those of us who know how to listen. What a crock of shit these gop members are. They know full well if America is not innovagive and create green jobs thus making money china will step up and do it. They continue to think its 1890 lifstylings and 1990 global supremcy. Its not. If USA doesnt fight it will lose 2 red What is presented as 'Biden is poised to go bigger and bolder' should have been called 'Biden is poised to go totally partisan'.

Biden sets defining course for Democratic Party: The NoteTHE NOTE: Pres. Joe Biden may be an unlikely figure to usher in a sweeping progressive era for the Democratic Party, but it's happening—whether or not his bills become laws. GlobalRevivalExpress 하나님의 은혜를 존귀히 여기고 소중하게 여기는 교회만이 영화로운 하나님 나라로 들어갑니다. Big things start with big ideas! We need to push them through. The Republicans would. They’ve already proved that! Let’s get it done now and let them complain while it’s done!