Skip to comments.No Labor Pains (Obama gives the go-ahead to card check to the AFL-CIO)
Posted on 03/03/2009 7:28:15 PM PST by Salena Zito
Here are the remarks (as prepared for delivery) that President Barack Obama spoke via video to the AFL-CIO executive Council in Miami today.
At the very end of the speech, Obama made what all of labor hoped and expected: a promise to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, or 'card-check' for short. Here goes:
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I guess our fellow countrymen wanted to get rid of divided government....and turn all power over to “the one.” The great American experiment died on 11/4/08.
It'll be fun to give them the finger the same way Obammie the Commie gave the finger during the election.
They’ll just go after the disaffected, the young, the poor performance, the scared, the employees with the worst bosses, the uneducated, etc. in your workforce. Most of those will sign cards out of ignorance or fear. That’s all it takes.
How will Arkansas’s two Democratic Senators vote?
I notice that he piled mention of the card-check bill with every other ambition in the ‘five year plan’. First, I think he’s pumping sunshine up big labor’s ass. Second, I’m not convinced that this bill will make it through congress, or that he really even wants it to. I could be wrong, but my instinct says no.
“We have already started to change America on behalf of working people.”
Something tells me that this is one of those things with a title totally opposite of what it actually does, kind of like "Fairness Doctrine" "Right to Choose" "People's Republic"
“I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem. To me, and to my administration, labor unions are a big part of the solution. We need to level the playing field for workers and the unions that represent their interests because we cannot have a strong middle class without a strong labor movement.”
“I want you to know that you will always have a seat at the table.”
In a hotly contested vote to get a union into or decertify one out of a right to work state work place I can guarantee that there will be stromtrouper tactics by the unions on the non union workers.
it will pass congress no problem
Oh please. Like “one man, one vote, one time” is the bedrock of our democracy.
This is the same apocalyptic horse pucky the “manager class” tried with FMLA.
My God, if the Senate Republicans can’t at least filibuster this piece of crap, they are worse than worthless.
Did you ask?
I bet Walmart is the first big target of the Union goons.
No doubt. The name of the damn thing is meant to confuse those you mention.
And by taking this “go-ahead”, the AFL-CIO has foresaken the American way and has declared its emnity to the republic. The stain of intimidation and thuggery will be the new union label.
Would be nice to have the video would love to see it on
Yes and was told it was confidential information.
For sure. They’ll end up being the new company store.
Make the rich the enemy, its the "vote for me and I will take their money and give it to you".
Castro has been doing it for 50 years and Chavez has it down pat as well.
This sort of thing needs to be nipped in the bud or it becomes a real problem.
The majority of people don't pay taxes, they intend to keep it that way by voting socialist.
Shudder and shake to your heart’s content. “Intimidation and thuggery” is NOT a tactic that gets much play in the United States these days. Not without a racial component, anyway.
And you just left it there?
“This sort of thing needs to be nipped in the bud or it becomes a real problem.”
How? That is the big question.
Unions are bad enough to screw up even Walmart. Obama continues his war on capitalism.
If you want a good picture of what the unions will do to the industries that are not under it's iron fist look at the auto industry. Once one of the most profitable industries in the US is now owned by the unions that constantly request unreasonable contracts. The unions are mostly filled with hard working Americans but the unions are run by thugs who only care about themselves and what they can take form industry and the individual. The cost of these contracts do nothing but increase the price of goods to everyone and the quality of the product suffers as well.
When we elected Obama we drove the death nail into the heart of the country. Obama and his administration want nothing but to make things so bad that they can justify the government taking over the private sector one industry at a time until all industry is gone and everyone works for the government. I love this country with all my heart and it makes me very sad at what Obama and the Democrats are doing to the country.
As far as the stimulus and Obama budget are concerned let me say this. When you are doing you family budget and find that you are in deficit do you go to the bank and borrow more money to pay off the debt, then sign a contract that says your children will pay back all principle and interest of the new debt? When did this become the American way of life. This is what Obama and the Democrats have done with the bailouts, stimulus and budgets projecting trillions of dollars all the way out until 2019. How can we in good conscience do this to the next generation.
The other problem I have is the stewards have a green bar print out of everyones seniority date and labor grade. This had always been confidential information but not any more. After they first got in they did a little fancy footwork of doing a add on to the bargain of giving union officials and union stewards employment protection in being bumped out of their labor grade of being layed off and being called back to work.
I have pointed out that this is a violation of my states constitutional rights to work that say that a persons employment and maintainment of employment can not be determined based upon being in the union or not in the union. Their answer was the unions have deep pockets and no one has ever fought this clause in a contract in a right to work state.
Your instinct gives him way toooooooo much credit. He wants to be idolized and worshiped by Caesar Chavez, Fidel Castro, you, me and everyone else on the planet. There is no limit to this ape's ambition.
And you expect cooperation? If you HAD been a member, they would have thrown you out!
The other problem I have is the stewards have a green bar print out of everyones seniority date and labor grade. This had always been confidential information but not any more.
It's not SUPPOSED to be confidential in a union shop. You may as well complain that other people know how much money you make, because it used to be confidential information...
I have pointed out that this is a violation of my states constitutional rights to work that say that a persons employment and maintainment of employment can not be determined based upon being in the union or not in the union.
If your interpretation is correct, you should have a fine case for the NLRB.
My question to you is "at what point do you conclude something is not the union's 'fault' and you are just wrong?"
How many of that "majority" do you suppose are union members?
Could you elaborate? I don’t understand your point.
Is that not, too, the market?
The CEO of what's left of General Motors testifies "That is correct Senator, my company collapsed in spite of the billions the government poured into it. The root causes are easy to trace: massive tax hikes hitting all sizes of business; increasingly strict environmental regulations and MPG limits requiring re-engineering from top to bottom; universal health care costs that tripled in the past 2 years; and unions that now control 100% of my workforce, which they used to extort exhorbenant contracts from the company."
I got better...
Are you in right to work state or have you been on the union teat all your life?
Have you quit beating your wife?
not married do you still wear red diapers?
Also, stop advertising in liberal media. Why give them your money and support their propaganda machines. Don't do business with liberals in your town. If they vote or support Democrats, take your business elsewhere. In short... STARVE THE BEAST. It all you can do at the moment without violence (which I am against).
Most unions could give a flying flip about their members. They would rather run a corporation into the dirt and see all of their members lose their jobs after the corporation goes bust, than give an inch. Just keep those mandatory union dues coming. Unions exist to leach off the poor slobs who just want to work and eak out a living.
The Dow will go down another 500 points!
Yeah, he sure has and not for the better. He gives card check with one hand and destroys industry with the other with cap and trade. It's incredible. How can people be so easily bought off? Don't Union members watch the news?
**I bet Walmart is the first big target of the Union goons.**
I’ll wager that Walmart has Contingency plans to Immediately and Completely CLOSE SEVERAL STORES in a contiguous AREA, if Union Thugs start .. SNIFFING Around.
**Don’t hire liberals. If you have liberals on your payroll, lay them off.**
And the second round of layoffs was just after the Election. Boss went to parking lot... all cars with NOBAMA stickers were the FIRST to GO.
Amazing how much work you can get done without All that WHINING going on all the time.