Brazil General Strike to Protest Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms

from TeleSur

Friday’s general strike comes amid a dismal disapproval rating for the Temer administration — a staggering 87 percent.

Dozens of labor unions and grassroots organizations in Brazil have called for a general strike on Friday in protest against President Michel Temer’s neoliberal reforms.

The strike was called immediately after Temer’s administration pushed through a controversial labor reform bill on Wednesday in Brazil’s chamber of deputies. The reform would undermine workers’ rights by eliminating payment for their commute from their contracts, reducing compensation for employer abuse, and most importantly, allowing employers reduce workers’ salaries while increasing their work hours.

The bill, which proposes to end mandatory union dues, must still be approved by the Senate. It was approved by Brazil’s lower house by 296 votes to 177…

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  1. While viewing YouTube the other day, before a video I selected played, I received an unbelievably moronic ad from Prager University, featuring a Brazilian silver spooner trying to explain for four-and-a-half minutes “how socialism ruined his country”. Just who is “educating” white-collar students in American higher education? Glenn Beck? He even stooped to blatant, painfully forced McCarthyism, and associated Bernie Sanders supporters with Che Guevara and the USSR. Never mind that Lula da Silva and Dilma Roussef simply moderated capitalism by instituting decent worker protections, and Silva still compromised with the IMF. The post-facts era, everyone!

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