Skip to comments.Obama Administration Moves to Shutdown Disclosure of Big Labor-ACORN Connections
Posted on 09/24/2009 9:41:29 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Even before U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was sworn in, Big Labor insiders like AFL-CIO lawyer and Obama appointee Deborah Greenfield were busily dismantling useful union financial disclosures produced by former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. Its another Big Government Big Labor partnership aimed at keeping individual workers, whom they claim to represent, in the dark.
Why the hurry? Perhaps Union Bosses wanted to prevent the Virginia GOP and inquisitive people like Patrick Semmens from visiting DOLs UnionReports.gov website that clearly reveals the Big Labor-ACORN collusion. Semmens discovered that teachers union bosses gave about $500,000 to the same Brooklyn ACORN office exposed on BigGovernment.com. Both the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) awarded ACORN service contracts.
Thats right; union bosses gave teachers forced union dues to the same ACORN that appeared to have no problem facilitating child prostitution. No wonder Solis Big Labor friends want to shutdown financial disclosure!
In fact, UnionReports.gov provides detailed union financial reports and is a primary source for many union members, reporters, columnists, bloggers, and researchers. But, the days of disclosure are numbered. Big Labor has commanded Labor Secretary Solis to shut it all down.
Will Big Labors ties with ACORN be hidden again?
In 2003, some sunlight began to shine on union financial disclosure revealing payments to groups like ACORN.
Itemized ACORN payments were previously hidden somewhere in reports like the 2004 NEA LM-2 report below. A quick comparison of NEA financial disclosure reports appears below illustrating the value of the reformed 2008 report verses the 2004 pre-reform disclosure. (For the entire reports, please click the following links: 2004 and 2008 NEA LM-2 reports.)
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
1, 2, ping-a-roo.
ACORN *IS* SEIU
Obama *IS* ACORN
There are other untold connections. SEIU is big in pushing amnesty too.
whaaaaa..what about .....tranparency?
Aha, the big sweep attempt to coverup....will not work....there are millions of computer hard disks that have this info saved. They will have to get the computers if they can!
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group "absolutely pays its taxes." Not true: The IRS and Louisiana's taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters.
Let’s hope so. I hope they find more criminal stuff connecting Obama. I hope James, Hannah and Andrew B have the goods on Hussein.
Obama *WAS* ACORN.
Obama has thrown ACORN under the bus.
Come on people, get busy, indict and prosecute, you were handed a golden egg by two young, dedicated conservatives. They did more for the country with less, than you idiots who have “ruled” from your Beltway thrones for decades will your trillions of largess. Worthless fools.
Nah....Obomba is NOT throwing Acorn under the bus....he’s hiding them under his skirt....he NEEDS them to keep up his “work.”
Nah....Obomba is NOT throwing Acorn under the bus....he’s hiding them under his skirt....he NEEDS them to keep up his “work.”
No, no. He plans to complete his coup by 2010. He no longer needs ACORN.
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Found this on DOL Site.
Explains that Acorn and its proginy are actually community UNIONs.::
Examples of community organizing around labor market issues are proliferating. National organizations such as ACORN have partnered with local community groups to mount living wage campaigns across the country. Project QUEST in San Antonio, Texas, joined with the national Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) to establish a community training and employment center for low-income workers. In Long Island, the Workplace Projects immigrant worker center passed a statewide unpaid wages law. The Baltimore organization BUILD has worked for the enactment of a series of city-wide labor market ordinances, including living wage, right-to-organize, and right of first refusal ordinances, as well as a school counts law that allows mothers moving off welfare to count education toward their work requirement. BUILDs latest effort is to pass a $5 million endowment to create a Taft-Hartley plan, which includes a multi-employer health care plan for Head Start workers.
Why are community groups increasingly organizing workers? First, they realize that no amount of public subsidy could compensate for the decline in work and wages, said Fine. Also, unions were not organizing in these communities. Finally, self-interest motivated inner-city churches with dwindling congregations and overtaxed social service infrastructures to engage in this new experimentalism. Although these efforts are distinct and shaped by local concerns, they do share several characteristics in common:
Community unionism is place-based, nonsectoral, nonoccupational, and nonfirm/industry specific. In many cases, one low-wage job in the service sector is similar to the next, said Fine. Communities of interest exist more around place, race, and ethnicity. These groups operate largely outside of the labor movement and seek to organize workers in ways that cut across skill and firm boundaries.
Community unionism achieves more wins in the public policy arena and with employers in the public sector. Thus far, organizing has been geared more toward public policy fights than workplace organizing or representation. These groups are very successful in raising conditions across a local or regional labormarket through regu lation, as opposed to collective bargaining agreements with individual employers. But the reg- ulations are largely limited to the public sector or to work that is contracted by the public sector.
Community unions benefit from a freedom from bureaucracy, but also suffer from a lack of resources. Because these groups are firmly based in community efforts, they are free to experiment and can avoid the cumbersome formalities that accompany NLRB elections, since membership is looser than in traditional unions. However, dues collection is not always systematized, so they lack the resources and experiences of the labor movement.
Community unions challenge the definition of unionism itself. Because they havent been conditioned by labor union structures or labor law, they consider themselves to be worker organizations or unions, said Fine. But their approach raises a question about what a union actually is. These groups neither rely on majority elections nor perform collective bargaining. Finally, while they do represent minority unionism, they often have difficulty relating to labor unions because they are unwilling to subsume their efforts under an international rubric or to become part of a mainstream local or regional structure.
Obama *WAS* ACORN.
Obama has thrown ACORN under the bus.”
There is an escape route under that bus.
NObama is only making public statements that are false.
He will support ACORN to his dying breath.
The diseased roaches of SEIU and AFL-CIO cannot stand the sunlight, so their demigod must shut down the exposure because he and the democrat party are dependent upon the criminal behavior these filthy, anti-American roaches provide every election cycle and most in between months.
They’re all liars. It’s in their blood.
IMPEACHMENT, WHERE ARE THE LAWYERS?
Don't forget that it was Hillary that did the pro bono legal work for the Radkes when ACORN originated in Little Rock.
Here is an interesting contact list taken from the acorn.org site that has AFL-CIO members as well as HCAN and others...
State Organization Role Contact Person E-mail Phone
Arizona ACORN lead Monica Sandshafer email@example.com 602-254-2599
Arizona ACORN lead Kristy Theilan firstname.lastname@example.org 520-623-9389
Arkansas HCAN Lead lead Candis Collins email@example.com 501- 944-1603
Arkansas ACORN support Neal Sealy firstname.lastname@example.org 501-376-7151
California Health Access Project lead Patrick Romano email@example.com 510-873-8787 x 110
California Health Access Project lead Anthony Wright firstname.lastname@example.org 510- 873-8787
California California Partnership (NWFCO/CCC) support Mari Lopez email@example.com 213-369-9460
California California Partnership (NWFCO/CCC) support Nancy Berlin firstname.lastname@example.org 213-385-8010
California ACORN support John Adams email@example.com 408-667-7494
California ACORN support Amy Schur firstname.lastname@example.org
California ACORN support Dave Sharples email@example.com 415-588-2100
Colorado (NWFCO/CCC) lead Leah Bry firstname.lastname@example.org 303.863.8390
Colorado Colorado Progressive Action (NWFCO/CCC) lead Hillary Jorgensen email@example.com
Connecticut CCAG (US Action) lead Alexandra Ferreira firstname.lastname@example.org 203-499-9924
Connecticut Connecticut Citizen Action Group (USAction) lead Beau Anderson email@example.com 860- 233-2181 x312
Connecticut Connecticut Citizen Action Group (USAction) lead John Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org 860-995-3389
Connecticut United Action Connecticut support Jay Klemundt email@example.com 860-882-3845
Delaware ACORN lead Darlene Battle firstname.lastname@example.org 302-533-7935
Florida ACORN lead Joanne Green email@example.com 561-512-7579
Florida ACORN lead Stephanie Porta firstname.lastname@example.org 407-592-4784
Florida Florida Consumer Action Network lead Chrystal Hutchison email@example.com 813-877-6712
Georgia GRUS lead Charity Woods firstname.lastname@example.org 404-309-5295
Georgia GRUS lead Larry Pellegrini email@example.com 404-522-4787
Hawaii FACE lead Drew Astolfi firstname.lastname@example.org 808-782-3674
Idaho Idaho Community Action Network (NWFCO/CCC) lead Bret Noble email@example.com 208-457-2225
Illinois Citizen Action of Illinois lead Jessica Palys firstname.lastname@example.org 312-427-2114 x 206
Illinois Citizen Action of Illinois lead John Gaudette email@example.com 312-427-2114
Illinois Citizen Action/IL (USAction) lead Lynda DeLaforgue firstname.lastname@example.org 312-427-2114 x3
Indiana ACORN support Eric Weathersby email@example.com 219-218-5548
Indiana ACORN support David Van Thurnout firstname.lastname@example.org 317-926-5622
Indiana Central Indiana Jobs with Justice lead Allison Luthe email@example.com 317-917-0723 ext. 33
Iowa Iowa Citizen Action (USAction) lead Charlie Wishman firstname.lastname@example.org 515-277-5077 x 15
Iowa Iowa Citizen Action (USAction) lead Betty Ahrens email@example.com 319-354-8116
Kansas Sunflower support JJ Selmon Jason@sunfloweract.org 316-516-4825
Kansas ACORN lead Jeff Ordower firstname.lastname@example.org 314-531-9634
Louisiana ACORN lead Tanya Harris email@example.com 504-943-0044
Louisiana ACORN lead Marie Hurt firstname.lastname@example.org 504-220-5668
Maine Maine People’s Alliance (USAction) lead Ben Chin email@example.com 207-782-7876
Maine Maine People’s Alliance (USAction) lead Ali Vander Zanden firstname.lastname@example.org 207-797-0967
Maryland Progressive Maryland (USAction) lead Matthew Weinstein Matthew@progressivemaryland.org 410-685-7004
Massachusetts Northeast Action lead Joy DePina email@example.com 617-541-0500 x371
Massachusetts Northeast Action lead Felix Arroyo firstname.lastname@example.org 617-224-6965
Michigan HCAN Director lead John Freeman email@example.com 313-655-7945
Michigan Michigan Gamaliel support Cheryl Liske cliske@firstname.lastname@example.org 313-320-1192
Michigan (MOSES) Michigan Gamaliel support Ponsella Hardaway cliske@email@example.com 313-320-1192
Michigan ACORN support Chris Van Leeuwen firstname.lastname@example.org 616-233-7518
Michigan Michigan Citizen Action support Erin Knott email@example.com 269-349-9170
Minnesota Take Action Minnesota (USAction) lead Dan McGrath firstname.lastname@example.org 651-641-6199
Minnesota Take Action Minnesota (USAction) lead Chris Conry email@example.com 651-379-0760
Minnesota ISAIAH support Doran Schrantz firstname.lastname@example.org 612-221-4911
Missouri Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition lead Julie Terbrock email@example.com 314-531-2288
Missouri ACORN support Jeff Ordower firstname.lastname@example.org 314-531-9634
Missouri ACORN support Glenn Burleigh email@example.com 314-531-7023
Missouri Grassroots Organizing (MO) support Lily Tinker Fortel firstname.lastname@example.org 573-443-4476
Montana NWFCO lead Molly Moody email@example.com 406.529.8497
Nebraska Nebraska Appleseed lead Jennifer Piatt firstname.lastname@example.org 402- 438-8853
Nevada PLAN support Bob Fulkerson email@example.com 702-791-1965
Nevada HCAN National Staff lead Theresa Navarro firstname.lastname@example.org 775-560-1300
New Hampshire NH Citizens Alliance for Action support Sabrina Johnson email@example.com 603-225-2097
New Hampshire Granite State Organizing Project support Kaley Lentini firstname.lastname@example.org 757-270-6155
New Hampshire Granite State Organizing Project support Sarah Jane Knoy email@example.com 603-668-8250
New Jersey NJ Citizen Action (USAction) lead Ev Liebman firstname.lastname@example.org 856-966-3091
New Jersey NJ Citizen Action (USAction) lead Leo Torrey email@example.com 856.966.3091.ext.205
New Jersey NJ Citizen Action (USAction) lead Eve Weissman firstname.lastname@example.org 856.966.3091
New Jersey NJ AFL-CIO lead Lee Sandberg email@example.com 203-240-2456
New Mexico ACORN lead Julia Dupree Julia@nmacorn.org 505-242-4711
New Mexico ACORN lead Clayton Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org 406-396-3125
New York Citizen Action of New York (CANY) (USAction) lead Mary Clark email@example.com 518-465-4600
New York Citizen Action of New York (CANY) (USAction) lead Bob Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org 518-465-4600
New York New Yorkers For Fiscal Fairness support Patsy Dodge email@example.com 518-452-2130
New York New Yorkers For Fiscal Fairness support Ron Deutsch MKD67@aol.com 518-469-6769
North Carolina NC Fair Share lead Lynice Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 919.786.7474
North Carolina ACORN support Pat McCoy email@example.com 919-883-7120
North Carolina ACORN support Michael De Losantos firstname.lastname@example.org 803-609-9676
North Carolina ACORN support Dustin Bayard Hiram email@example.com 919-833-6194
North Dakota North Dakota People’s Alliance lead Barb Price firstname.lastname@example.org 701-224-8090
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative/Ohio Gamaliel support Jason Lehrer email@example.com 216-834-2324
Ohio Ohio Organizing Collaborative/Ohio Gamalieln support Terry Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org 513-751-2222
Ohio ACORN support Amy Teitelman email@example.com 513-257-9813
Ohio Progress Ohio support Lorraine Bieber Lorraine@progressohio.org 614-441-9145
Oregon NWFCO/CCC lead Steve Neuberger firstname.lastname@example.org 541-772-4029
Oregon NWFCO/CCC lead Betsy Dillner email@example.com 503-702-2626
Pennsylvania HCAN Labor Organizer lead Gregg Potter firstname.lastname@example.org 610 360-9491
Pennsylvania HCAN National Staff lead Marc Steir email@example.com 215-880-6142
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Unemployment Project support Antoinette Krause firstname.lastname@example.org 267.971.1680
Pennsylvania ACORN support Ali Kronley email@example.com 215-765-0042
Pennsylvania PennAction support Jeff Garis firstname.lastname@example.org 215-694-4783
Rhode Island Ocean State Action (USAction) lead Ivette Luna email@example.com 401-463-5368
Rhode Island Ocean State Action (USAction) lead Peter Asen firstname.lastname@example.org 401-463-5368
South Dakota NWFCO/CCC lead Jane Murphy email@example.com (605) 347-8937
Tennessee CCC lead Dierdra Reed firstname.lastname@example.org 202-309-2096
Texas ACORN-San Antonio support Michelle McClelen email@example.com 210-226-2584
Texas ACORN support Margaret Torres firstname.lastname@example.org 713-868-7015
Texas ACORN support Ginny Goldman email@example.com 713-868-7015
Texas HCAN State Director lead Jesse Romero firstname.lastname@example.org 210-240-1266
Vermont Vermont PIRG (US Action) lead Susan Baker sbaker@vpirg 802-223-8421 ext. 8420
Virginia Virginia Organizing Project (NWFCO/CCC) lead Brian Johns email@example.com 276-619-1920
Virginia Virginia Organizing Project (NWFCO/CCC) lead Joe Szakos firstname.lastname@example.org 434-984-4655 ext. 222
Washington WCAN (NWFCO/CCC) lead Will Pittz email@example.com 206-389-0050
Washington WCAN (NWFCO/CCC) lead Lynne Ngyuen firstname.lastname@example.org 206-389-0050 x232
Washington WCAN (NWFCO/CCC) lead Sunny Kim email@example.com 206-389-0050
West Virginia West Virginia Citizen Action Group (USAction)* lead Richard McVay firstname.lastname@example.org 786-351-0303 (cell)
West Virginia West Virginia Citizen Action Group (USAction)* lead Gary Zuckett email@example.com 304-346-5891
Wisconsin Citizen Action of Wisconsin (USAction)* lead Robert Kraig firstname.lastname@example.org 414-476-4550
Wisconsin Citizen Action of Wisconsin (USAction)* lead Brian Rothergy email@example.com 414-476 -H4539 (direct)
” It’s worked for Hitlary, the murder of Vince Foster”
Well, Hitlery wasn’t presiding over a fully damaged economy. People were making too much money to care.
read like a terror network...tentacles reaching everywhere.
Birds of a feather...
So much dirt is coming out now against ACORN that Eric Holder can't continue his cover up too much longer -- or HE'LL be in the slammer for Obstruction of Justice. (Oh Happy Days!)
(1) When I was in publik skuul in the 50's, 'Teapot Dome', was the biggest scandal in U.S. History.
(2) I discount 'Watergate-gate' (/s) as that was a coup d'état set in motion by that slimeball John Dean to cover for his Call-Girl wife.
Amazing what 2 people with a camera can do. They have hit the left harder than any Republican ever has before that I can remember. I guess Rush Limbaugh has done more damage over a long term but in such a short amount of time Giles and O’Keefe have walloped them.
Good point. Fits in with Ohaha's obsession with "redistributing wealth" to those he thnks are "worthy"...... b/c they got him into the WH.
OBAMA is ACORN. ACORN is OBAMA.
It sure does seem like the kindling is being cut and dried for one big fire within liberalville over who get to pass out that stimulus for next year's election.
I hope Glenn Beck will get ahold of that tape with Holder berating America, saying, WRT race, "we are a nation of cowards."
Would impact nicely played against the ACORN dumbos facilitating child prostitution and tax evasion.
Yeah, they're scared stiff of 2010. Anyhow, the looting has begun.
Ohaha hid $14.5 billion stimulus in the state of NJ. According to news reports, $14.5 billion stimulus has disappeared---no sign of it being used for the designated purposes heralded by Ohaha.
Interesting that both Ohaha and Biden (who O tapped to distribute the zillions) came to see the Nj governor.
BTW, this is just a coincidence (/snic)...........the Nj governor is a former G/S chieftain (and his relection is in BIG trouble).
I just hope the gov wrote down Ohaha and Biden's numbered offshore accounts correctly (/sarc).