“Our cleaning contractor at Twitter was told by Twitter that they are cutting the contract”
Do you remember when the air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, and President Reagan responded by firing over 11,000 of them?
Elon Musk just took a page out of that playbook, dealing with a group of janitors protesting at Twitter’s offices in San Francisco over the firing of other employees.
The Blaze reports:
Janitors’ union called a strike outside Twitter, so Elon Musk canceled its contract and fired the janitors
Janitors hired to clean at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, protested after 20 employees were fired, so the social media company bought by Elon Musk fired the rest of them.
Critics of Musk are outraged that he would fire the workers just weeks before Christmas.
“Our cleaning contractor at Twitter was told by Twitter that they are cutting the contract,” said Olga Miranda, union president for the janitors. “So we have about 48 families out of work. And it just so happens that it’s three weeks before Christmas.”
A representative from SEIU Local 87 told the New Republic that 20 janitors were told on Friday that they were fired with no notice and that they were fighting for wages, “benefits and job protections.”
By Monday, the union organized a strike with the rest of the janitors against the firings, saying the company was violating local cleaning regulations. They also said they were locked out of the building.
On Tuesday, Twitter cancelled the contract with the janitors, leading his critics to claim that he was in violation of local laws.
— California Labor Federation (@CaliforniaLabor) December 5, 2022
Now let’s all remind the left of what they said every time Twitter shut down a conservative. Twitter is a private company, and it can do whatever they want.
Here’s a video report from NBC News in San Francisco:
Matt Vespa of Townhall suggests that this is proof that Musk has more significant issues to deal with:
It’s a Reaganesque move, showing that Musk has little to no time to waste on these matters as he deals with severe internal issues, namely how a former FBI official scrubbed internal documents detailing how Twitter censored the Hunter Biden laptop story. This person, James Baker, was formerly with the FBI’s general counsel. Before his role was discovered, Baker was Twitter’s deputy general counsel, and Musk fired him on Tuesday.
Mr. Baker was revealed to be part of the group reviewing the files about the social media giant’s Hunter Biden protocols, the first batch of which was reported by former Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi last Friday. Baker was one of the main stooges who kept the Russian collusion hoax alive within the walls of the DOJ.
This is an important reminder:
How Elon Musk Handled a Janitors Strike at Twitter HQ.
For comparison, 20 janitors lose their jobs and it's national news and the Dems are outranged. 11,000 pipeline workers lost their job thanks to Biden and it was (mostly) crickets.
Enjoy the show!
— Steve Hartkopf (@srobhartkopf) December 8, 2022
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