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7 Things: Birmingham won’t demand a ceasefire in Israel; Biden faces poor polling, inflation, and denial; and more …

7. The United Auto Workers unionized a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga and is now taking aim at the Mercedes facility in Vance as part of its scheme to unionize over 150,000 workers across the South. However, some Mercedes workers are skeptical, citing Alabama’s history of rejecting unionization, concerns about inflexible contracts, and doubts regarding the strength of pension plans, as they weigh the potential benefits and risks of unionization in this incredibly important vote that is taking place right now.

6. As part of the fight against unionization in Alabama automobile manufacturing place, Gov. Kay Ivey gleefully signed a bill which restricts employers in the state from voluntarily recognizing unions without losing economic incentives in the state. The American Federal of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO)’s Fred Redmond lashed out against this policy and referring to Alabama politicians as “sad and sinister” as well as “bought and paid for” without a scintilla of evidence to back up this claim.

5. The Trump trial show continues as the list of allies of former President Donald Trump rushing to his defense in New York continues to grow with Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) and U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds (R-Fla) and Cory Mills (R-Fla.) making the trip. Potential vice presidential candidates North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy addressing reporters as U.S. Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) have made the trip, as has Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

4. U.S. producer prices increased “more than expected” (again) and a report due out today on inflation is expected to follow suit as the Inflation Reduction Act appears to have done a poor job at reducing inflation. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the Foreign Bankers’ Association that it “may take longer than expected” to lower inflation, this is leading currency traders to believe the dollar will be losing more value

3. President Joe Biden remains unconvinced by recent polls suggesting a tough election battle against former President Trump, with some in his camp saying he’s in “denial,” which sounds like something President Donald Trump said in 2020 before he lost. Despite polls indicating challenges, Biden insists the momentum is in his favor, citing polling data that he claims shows him leading Trump among likely voters but that is not true and the latest polls have shown Trump leading in several battleground states, prompting questions about Biden’s interpretation of the polling landscape, reality, and sanity.

2. President Joe Biden forgot his promises to undo all of former President Donald Trump’s policies is escalating the trade war with China by increasing tariffs on electric vehicles, semiconductors, and other goods imported from China, accusing Chinese competitors of unfair practices in industries critical to America’s growth. This was Trump’s exact reasoning, as the move aims to protect American industries from Chinese market manipulation and intellectual property theft, despite maintaining over $300 billion in tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump.

1. As the city of Birmingham celebrates “Jewish American Heritage Month,” a cadre of pro-Hamas protestors besieged the city council meeting to demand the city sign on to a ceasefire resolution that the activists said 100 cities have signed on to. Each speaker declared the Israeli government is engaged in genocide and should not exist, but the city council was not interested in their tantrums, additionally, Biden is giving Israel $1 billion in new weapons.

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Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and from 10-11 a.m. on Talk 99.5 and News Radio 1440, with a rebroadcast Talk Radio 103.9 FM/730AM WUMP from 3-4 p.m.

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