Representative Rashida Tlaib was detained with members of the labor union Unite Here Friday in a protest against Delta Airlines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport . 'We won't stop until we get #fairwages and #healthcare,' Tlaib tweeted.Detroit Michigan Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib was detained by police as she participated in a demonstration at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) Friday. Tlaib joined with airport catering employees in their protest for higher wages and a better health care program. While Tlaib was not arrested, some protesters with her were taken into custody for blocking a road. Tlaib chose to ride with those arrested. "This afternoon, members of UniteHere! gathered at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport," read a statement from an airport spokesperson."The union had a permit to demonstrate. Nine of the participants sat in the roadway on the McNamara Terminal Departures Level." "Eight demonstrators refused to move when asked by Airport Authority police officers," the statement continued."U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib eventually agreed to move; however, she chose to ride to the police department with the other demonstrators. All eight were cited and released." Unite Here, a nationwide labor union for service and hospitality workers, organized the protest on the same day that Delta Airlines gave a total of $1.6 billion in profit-sharing bonuses to some of its employees. "Catering workers who prepare the airline's first-class meals and ensure its flights are properly stocked for on-time departures struggle to afford to pay for both rent and health care," said a statement from Unite Here. Protests organized by Unite Here also took place in five other states across the U.S. including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Washington and North Carolina. Michigan Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib was detained by police Friday while participating in a protest against Delta Air Lines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Mark Wilson/Getty Tlaib, who is serving her first term in Congress, is known for her progressive politics. She supports the Green New Deal and has endorsed legislation which calls housing"a human right." "Today, we are calling on Delta Air Lines to say that if it wants to really prove that it cares about the working families more than it does its bottom line, then it will commit to ending poverty in the airline catering industry so one job is enough for all airline workers," Tlaib tweeted Friday. Today, we are calling on Delta Air Lines to say that if it wants to really prove that it cares about the working families more than it does its bottom line, then it will commit to ending poverty in the airline catering industry so one job is enough for all airline workers. — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) "We won't stop until we get #fairwages & #healthcare," Tlaib wrote."These courageous people got arrested tonight at DTW b/c they believe workers deserve human dignity. Shame on you @Delta for leaving workers behind and letting them live in poverty. @unitehere" We won't stop until we get Read more: Newsweek
Is there any ointment for this Rash ? DONT TELL ME SHE RECLINED!!!! Your report clearly says she wasn't arrested, that she rode with some of the ones that did get arrested. Do better with your headline. 😑 that's what kind of representative this country needs as president Why you write rep ? DEM’s representative
Delta to invest $1 billion to curb global air travel's climate impactSmall steps such as single-engine taxiing and the use of lighter materials already cut around 1-2 percent of emissions each year. Lol I only fly United thank you. NO! The government knows better how to spend that money! Turn it over now!
Delta Airlines announces $1B pledge to go 'carbon neutral' Delta Airlines announces $1 billion pledge to become 'carbon neutral' and mitigate all emissions starting, as the airline industry faces increased pressure from environmental groups over its massive carbon footprint. And the cost will be passed on to the customer Global warming is a hoax! Delta new coast to coast transportation
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House Foreign Affairs chairman blasts Trump administration for report on Soleimani killingRep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, said the Trump 'administration falsely claims Congress had already authorized the strike' against Iran's general Qasem Soleimani 'under the 2002 Iraq war resolution.' US troops must leave our region ain_al_assad was just slap hardrevenge is coming.... leave_to_live QasemSoleimani Ok, he should retract that, giving absolutely zero credit to the democrats for killing the 1 terrorist at the current time, who is responsible for thousands of deaths, and take sole credit as our commander in chief. Feel better? Democrat party of Iran. The best traitors money can buy. They are still protesting the death of their dearest Islamic terrorist, soleimani.
Students sue Delta after jet fuel dump over Whittier high schoolThree students from Pioneer High School in Whittier have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines after one of its planes dumped jet fuel over their campus and other L.A. County suburbs. Of course they did .. 🙄 Yes, a 777 dumped fuel from 3,000 feet while going 400 mph. The 'victims' were treated on the spot with....wait for it...SOAP AND WATER. Nothing to see here. Next. The photo doesn’t go with the caption ! Brown lives matter? Hell the fuel didn’t discriminate
Canada very worried about railway protests, rules out sending in the policeCanada's Liberal government said on Friday it was deeply concerned about pr... If you’ve ruled out sending in the police you’ve relinquished the rule of law. The mob rules and anarchy ensues. ““Obviously we are not the kind of country where politicians get to tell the police what to do in operational matters,” he (Trudeau) told a news conference in Munich, Germany.“ But we are a country of law and our police are there to enforce them. Get to work, boys in blue. 'Canada refuses to enforce rule of law when Prime Minister agrees with protestors'