George Voinovich, Prisoner No. F-776-GV - 11 years, 5 months, 14 days completed of a sentence of 50 years for murder of a federal officer in the 2nd degree.George...Voinovich...? As in the OTL U.S. Senator from Ohio...?
How are presidents elected ITTL? Because it seems like it'd have to be a rather capricious system.George Voinovich, Prisoner No. F-776-GV - 11 years, 5 months, 14 days completed of a sentence of 50 years for murder of a federal officer in the 2nd degree.
(also 33rd President of the United States, 1994-2001)
How are presidents elected ITTL? Because it seems like it'd have to be a rather capricious system.
I'll be getting to you two shortly. In the meantime, somebody who we'll be needing to meet.Anything interesting about Alta California?
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAWow, both Grayson and Thurman are unionists. And the AFL-CIO apparently counts as a political party. Shows you how the Democratic Party has indeed became the party of labor and not the soft latte-liberal creature it became in OTL.
The Democrats are a party of unions. The state, unions and management all have a very vested interest in keeping the wheels of industry going. Agreements and contracts are all taken care of in a timely manner before things ever reach a strike phase. And Gryphon is right, the right to strike is practically non-existent. There's been numerous laws and court decisions backing this up, frequently declaring that intentional disruptions of the economy is tantamount to economic terrorism or even treason. In many places, unions act more as social clubs. It's Something That You Have to Do, especially since a lot of factories are closed shops and nearly three-quarters of all Americans (blue and white collar workers, both) are members of unions. Many states have right-to-work laws on the books, though closed shops are frequently given exceptions. There's a great deal of workplace democracy, but with how corrupt the unions are and how much they collude with capital, it might not amount to much with an elite cadre that's frequently impossible to tell apart from the regular 1% calling the shots.Wow, both Grayson and Thurman are unionists. And the AFL-CIO apparently counts as a political party. Shows you how the Democratic Party has indeed became the party of labor and not the soft latte-liberal creature it became in OTL.
That's one hell of an infobox, Archangel Michael. And I mean that in two ways: excellent quality work as usual, but also it's sheer sizeBenjamin G. Thurman is the 60th and incumbent President of the United States. Be began his career in the in the 2060s as an labor lawyer with the United Autoworkers in Michigan, where he met a young and charismatic labor organizer named Douglas Grayson. Thurman became one of Grayson's closest confidants and advisors, serving as his legal counsel when Grayson was the Secretary of the National Planning Commission in the 2070s. After Grayson was elected President of the United States in 2080, Thurman suceeded him as President of the United Autoworkers and then followed Grayson to Washington. He became a top Washington insider and one of the most powerful men in D.C., serving in various roles with the Grayson and Oldfield presidencies and the the Democratic Party. He managed Grayson's presidential campaigns in 2080, 2084 and 2104. He served as the Secretary of the National Planning Commission in the early 22nd century, and remained a powerful and influential insider--he shaped the AFL-CIO's influence on the Democratic Party, marrying the two instutitons tightly, and it was this influence that lead him to win the Democratic nomination in 2132. Thurman spent the 2120s in the wilderness as a Democratic strategist, and intended to run for President in 2128 but a heart attack sidelined him, but he ran in 2132 and won the Democratic nomination easily and later the general election.