US unions have begun discussing the idea of a general strike if the US President Donald Trump refuses to accept an election result showing a Joe Biden victory.

Iran PressAmerica: Union federations in Rochester, Seattle and Massachusetts approved resolutions saying a general strike should be considered if Trump seeks to subvert the election outcome.

Such a move would be unprecedented in the modern era. There has not been a general strike in the United States since 1946.

Dan Maloney, president of the Rochester-Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, said his 100,000-member group adopted the resolution to get people discussing the idea – from local unions to the AFL-CIO, the nation’s main labor federation which represents more than 12.5 million people.

On 8 October, the Rochester federation voted to support preparing for and holding a general strike of all working people, if necessary, to ensure a constitutionally mandated peaceful transition of power as a result of the 2020 presidential elections. The union leaders voted to stand firmly in opposition to any effort to subvert, distort, misrepresent or disregard the final outcome of the election.

In the meantime, while Americans have been anxious about civil unrest surrounding the 2020 election, gun sales have skyrocketed ahead of the US presidential election as fears of unrest grows among people.

According to the gun-shop owners, arms sales in the United States have risen sharply over the past five months.


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