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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    This situation is bad, really bad.
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the Flint, Mich. water crisis.

    “Over the past month the water crisis in Flint, Mich. has been brought to the nation’s attention. However, this is a tragedy that Michiganders have been aware of and the families of Flint have been dealing with since April 2014. Decisions made by state officials over the last year-and-a-half have led to a community being forced to use water from the Flint River – a source that has been found to contain unacceptable levels of lead.

    “Despite a community uniting together to demand a clean and safe water supply, government officials ignored and dismissed the concerns. However, it took less than six months for General Motors in Flint to be granted a change of water source after complaining that the river water was rusting its parts. What does that say about our government when car parts are put ahead of public safety?
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/01/hoffa-we-stand-flint

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    Teamsters delivering bottled water to Flint, Mich.

    Teamsters delivering bottled water to Flint, Mich. - TheIndyChannel.com

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    So where is the link to the source?

    Sent from my SGH-T399 using Tapatalk
    pic from WSJ link subscriber only. Delete post

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    Hoffa: Infrastructure and Citizen Concerns Ignored

    Flint residents are in crisis, placed in a situation no one in this country should have to face. Their water is contaminated with lead, putting their health at risk. And Gov. Rick Snyder is shirking his responsibilities to find a long-term solution.

    Last week, Snyder announced that replacing water pipes were not in the city’s short-term plans, calling it “a lot of work” to be done. Meanwhile, some 100,000 city residents — many of them low-income — are left to make do with temporary fixes that inadequately address the problem.

    Teamsters from all over the Midwest have pitched in to help the people of Flint. Members from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis have trucked in more than 200,000 bottles of water as of last week. And those efforts will continue. But make no mistake, bottled water or even water filters are not a permanent solution to the problem.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/02/ho...ncerns-ignored

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    The evil UAW, and the General Motors step up to help the residents of Flint !

    General Motors and the United Auto Workers union plan to donate $3 million to support increased health and education services for Flint children who have been exposed to lead, officials announced Tuesday.

    The five-year commitment from the Detroit-based automaker and the union will address "immediate, ongoing and growing needs of Flint children affected by lead" due to the city's water crisis, the United Way of Genesee County said.
    Flint gets $3M pledge; mayor, attorney general to speak

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    All I can ask is ... why ?

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is holding up bipartisan legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency.
    Senators reached a tentative deal Wednesday for a $220 million package to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes, make other infrastructure improvements and bolster lead-prevention programs nationwide.
    Cruz, of Texas, and at least one other GOP senator objected to a quick vote on the deal, delaying Senate consideration of the bill until at least next week.
    Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental organization, said "Ted Cruz only cares about one thing — and that's Ted Cruz. It's clear that he'll do anything to promote his own political aspirations without any regard for what's right for Flint and communities like Flint across the country."
    Cruz blocks vote on bill to resolve Flint water crisis

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    If I remember correctly wasn't it Cruz that bitched about all the Sandy aid that went to NY and NJ.. But couldn't get on the phone quick enough for help from Washington when Texas had those bad floods..

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    It must have been time to ... back pedal

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday lifted a hold he placed on bipartisan legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency.
    A spokesman for the Texas senator, Phil Novack, said Thursday night that Cruz had reviewed the bill and will not prevent it from moving forward in the Senate.

    There was no word on whether other holds on the legislation had been removed.
    Novack declined to specify the nature of Cruz's concern, but many Republican senators have said it's too early to provide funds for Flint without specific plans from state and local officials.
    Cruz lifts hold on bill to resolve Flint water crisis

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    Years later and the citizens of Flint Michigan are still waiting for clean, safe water.
    I don't know what this will do, but this health director will now stand trial for deaths linked to the water crisis.

    Michigan Official Faces Manslaughter Trial Over Flint Deaths
    A judge ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal.
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal.
    Nick Lyon is accused of failing to issue a timely alert about the outbreak. District Court Judge David Goggins said deaths likely could have been prevented if the outbreak had been publicly known. He said keeping the public in the dark was "corrupt."

    Goggins found probable cause for a trial in Genesee County court, a legal standard that isn't as high as beyond a reasonable doubt. Lyon also faces a charge of misconduct in office.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/us/artic...-flint-charges

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    Default Re: Hoffa: We Stand With Flint

    The outcome of the above ( from post #9 ) charges against public officials in Flint Michigan.
    Might I remind people, this cover-up, the blatant disregard for citizens health, was under the republican leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder and his cabinet.

    2 Michigan regulators take plea deals in Flint water case
    Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number of officials who have agreed to such deals.
    Stephen Busch pleaded no contest to disturbing a public meeting, and Michael Prysby pleaded no contest to a count of violating Michigan's Safe Drinking Water Act. They had been charged with felonies, but those charges and others were dismissed under the terms of their deals that also require them to testify against others, if needed.
    A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. Their sentencings are scheduled for Jan. 23.
    The plea from Busch, a water supervisor in the state Department of Environmental Quality, relates to his failing to address concerns during an unruly January 2015 meeting in which Flint residents complained about the city's discolored and smelly water after the April 2014 switch from a Detroit-area system to using the Flint River.
    Busch, who had faced involuntary manslaughter and other felony charges, said in a Flint courtroom Wednesday that he had conversations with state Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon about legionella bacteria before March 2015 — many months before Lyon and Gov. Rick Snyder publicly announced a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area. Some experts have blamed the outbreak on the use of the river.

    Lyon, a member of Snyder's Cabinet, is the highest-ranking of the 15 state or local officials to be charged in relation to the water crisis.
    https://www.crainsdetroit.com/news/2...06f6f5047d&itx[idio]=11644610

 

 
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