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“Your attendance is not mandatory,” said the rules that one contractor relayed to employees, summarizing points from a memo that Shell sent to union leaders a day ahead of the visit to the $6 billion construction site.
But only those who showed up at 7 a.m., scanned their ID cards, and prepared to stand for hours — through lunch but without lunch — would be paid. “NO SCAN, NO PAY,” a supervisor for that contractor wrote.
The contractor's talking points, preparing his workers for the event read: “No yelling, shouting, protesting or anything viewed as resistance will be tolerated at the event. An underlying theme of the event is to promote good will from the unions. Your building trades leaders and jobs stewards have agreed to this.”
Trump's Pennsylvania event was funded by taxpayers, and thus legally not supposed to be a campaign-style rally—but the president wasted no time making it exactly that.
President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House.
He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell, their employer, which is building the facility.
Despite Trump’s claims, Shell announced its plans to build the complex in 2012, midway through President Barack Obama’s term in the White House.
The event was billed as an official White House event, but Trump turned much of it into a campaign-style rally, boasting of achievements he claims as president and assailing his would-be Democratic rivals for the 2020 election.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
originally posted by: Arnie123
What's the problem here?
Why post from a hardcore leftist rag asking for handouts to keep afloat?
If you are referring to the Post Gazette, you have that right.
Good for Trump.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Arnie123
I saw it on MSNBC.
They were told if they wanted to get paid for the day. (the plant was closed down for the day) they had to be there punch in stay all day and play nice.
and trump tried to turn it into a rally.
and he tried to take credit for the plant that was started when Obama was president and everyone there knew he was fos.
originally posted by: FyreByrd
a reply to: ManWhoWasThursday
Nothing Random about any of the sites quoted,
AP - Associated Press
Major Pittsburgh New Paper
You don't have anything to say, so don't.