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  • Official AFL-CIO #OccupyPortland Protester: ‘I Don’t Really Care About The Economy, I Couldn’t Care

    11/13/2011 2:15:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/11 | staff
    <p>"I don't really care about the economy. I couldn't care two f*cks about what happens if, you know, we have another Great Depression."</p>
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • Tell Attorney General Holder to Fight Koch Brothers’ Voter Suppression

    11/08/2011 12:56:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Mike Hall,
    The AFL-CIO, NAACP, the Brave New Foundation and several other groups are urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce the Voting Rights Act to stop the discriminatory voter suppression laws the right-wing billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have pushed and financed in dozens of states. The Koch Brothers are major funders of ALEC. You can join in the fight to protect voting rights by clicking here and signing a petition to Holder urging him to use his authority under the Voting Rights Act to protect voters’ rights.In this video from Brave New...
  • DDOT Drivers Refuse To Work: ‘They’re Scared For Their Lives’ (DETROIT, MI)

    11/05/2011 1:05:25 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 36 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | November 4, 2011 | n/a
    People who catch the bus in Detroit may be waiting awhile Friday. About 100 Detroit Department of Transportation bus drivers are at work, but are refusing to drive their buses. WWJ Newsradio 950′s Scott Ryan spoke with Henry Gaffney, spokesman for the D-DOT bus drivers union AFL-CIO Local 26, who said this was not an organized maneuver by the union. Gaffney said it’s a matter of bus drivers fearing for their safety, citing an incident that happened Thursday afternoon. “Our drivers are scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing situation about security. I think yesterday kind...
  • DDOT Drivers Refuse To Work: ‘They’re Scared For Their Lives’

    11/04/2011 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Detroit ^ | November 4,2011
    WWJ’s Scott Ryan spoke with Henry Gaffney, spokesman for the D-DOT bus drivers union AFL-CIO Local 26, who said this was not an organized maneuver by the union. Gaffney said it’s a matter of bus drivers fearing for their safety, citing an incident that happened Thursday afternoon. “Our drivers are scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing situation about security. I think yesterday kind of just topped it off, when one of my drivers was beat up by some teenagers down in the middle of Rosa Parks and it took the police almost 30 minutes to...
  • SEIU joins Occupy LA in downtown march (In support of Obama's jobs act)

    10/19/2011 8:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KABC-TV ^ | October 19, 2011 | Elex Michaelson
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Occupy LA movement grew by the thousands Wednesday as unionized workers, caregivers and their patients joined the call for an end to corporate greed and Congress to put Americans back to work. The demonstrators held large signs, chanted loudly and blew whistles as they marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the steps of City Hall. Organized by the Service Employees International Union, the demonstration was in support of President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act....
  • Frances Fox Piven:Occupy Everything, Because It Belongs To Us

    10/13/2011 11:30:38 AM PDT · by invaderzim · 52 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 10.13.11 | Hear Us Now
    "Last night an AFL-CIO sponsored National Teach In was held on line."
  • AFL-CIO Union Endorses Occupy Indiana

    10/10/2011 2:17:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | October 10, 2011 | Brandon Smith
    The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Occupy Indiana protests, saying they and the protestors have many of the same goals.The Occupy Indiana movement, based on the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, picked up an endorsement over the weekend from the AFL-CIO.  Union spokesman Jeff Harris says the labor movement has no intention of taking over the Occupy protests. But he says the two groups share many common goals in speaking out against the corporate takeover of American society. “You know, we’re just excited and encouraging people who feel this way and if there’s things we can do to...
  • Video AFL-CIO Promoting Anti-Corporate Wall Street Anarchy

    10/09/2011 7:33:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    Video AFL-CIO Promoting Anti-Corporate Wall Street Anarchy
  • Position Open: Community Organizers at Working America / AFL-CIO(For the protesters;)

    10/08/2011 12:46:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | October 8,2011 | The Milwaukee Courier
    Organizers Wanted!!! Working America / AFL-CIO is hiring full time staff to take our country back from the political forces that favor the wealthy and corporate special interests over your well-being! Diversity is highly valued at Working America: Women, people of color, and LGBT applicants strongly encouraged to apply. $11.44/ Hour $457.60 week base pay – Entry Level. Fun work environment. EOE. Rapid advancement opportunities. Call Jared Or Nate 414.257.9433, www.workingamerica.org
  • Huge NYC Union March Set to Spotlight Occupy Wall Street Protest

    10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Mike Hall
    New York area union members will join an expected several thousand labor activists and supporters tomorrow in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.The grassroots-grown protest is now in its third week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in the heart of the financial district to demand Wall Street is held accountable for the schemes and reckless games that led to the nation’s economic collapse.The mostly young Occupy Wall Street protesters are “speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have...
  • More Pay for Play… Obama Gifted MO AFL-CIO With Half a Million in Stimulus Cash

    10/04/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    You scratch my back – I’ll scratch your back.Barack Obama’s special guest at his speech to Congress in September was AFL-CIO President Thug Richard Trumka. Obama is counting on the AFL-CIO to get him re-elected. The AFL-CIO is counting on more taxpayer stimulus cash. Barack Obama gifted the Missouri AFL-CIO Foundation with $527,529 in stimulus cash.And, here we thought the Obama Stimulus was a jobs bill. Boy were we duped.
  • Obama’s Labor Secretary To Headline AFL-CIO Union Organizing Summit Targeting Young Workers

    09/27/2011 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/27/11 | LaborUnionReport
    In yet another example the Obama Administration’s pandering to its union cronies while thumbing its nose at the other 88% of America that is union free, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will be headlining (at taxpayer expense) to an AFL-CIO “summit” later this week in Minneapolis. The subject of the conference? How to unionize young people (and others). Targeting younger workers has been part of the AFL-CIO’s strategy since Richard Trumka took over the reins of the AFL-CIO in 2009. Elizabeth Shuler, the AFL-CIO’s Secretary Treasurer, has been spearheading the effort and is hosting the “Next Up: Young Workers Summit” in...
  • Does the AFL-CIO support union violence? Trumka spokesman deflects question, blames Breitbart

    09/26/2011 10:26:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The AFL-CIO labor union appears, at least theoretically, to support violence and vandalism when union members use those tactics in the interest of furthering ''legitimate union activity.'' Last week, top AFL-CIO lawyer Jonathan D. Newman attempted to file an amicus brief in federal court after local union officials in Buffalo, N.Y. were charged with several acts of violence. The Buffalo News reports that members of Operating Engineers Local 17 are charged with pouring sand into construction vehicles’ engines, stabbing a company executive in the neck, tossing hot coffee at non-union workers and threatening to sexually assault the wife of a
  • AFL-CIO Announces Infrastructure Investments

    09/20/2011 5:28:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Sep 20, 2011 | James Parks
    he AFL-CIO announced it has invested  more than $150 million in job-creating infrastructure projects and registered 8,000 more apprenticeships in clean energy training. During the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in Chicago last June, the AFL-CIO outlined plans to work with member unions, pension funds, investment professionals and the government to invest at least $10 billion in job-creating infrastructure projects. The federation also committed to invest at least $20 million in specific energy retrofits over the next year, to retrofit our headquarters building, and to train tens of thousands of workers in the skills necessary to work on 21st century infrastructure.Here’s what has been...
  • Unions spent $6.3 million to Lobby Against Walker Bill (WI)

    09/17/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 15, 2011 | Scott Bauer
    Madison - The top four spenders on lobbying the Legislature during the first half of 2011 were labor unions fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb collective bargaining, a report released Thursday showed. The four unions spent $6.3 million in the first six months of the year, the Government Accountability Board reported. Walker introduced his plan in February and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in March. The unions helped organize rallies at the Capitol in protest over the bill that grew as large as 100,000 people. The debate, which captured the nation's attention, also spurred Democratic senators to leave...
  • Obama changes rhetoric to try to sell Congress on transportation spending (new bank)

    09/11/2011 8:30:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2011 | Keith Laing
    President Obama is changing his rhetoric in trying to get Congress to approve $50 billion in new spending on roads, bridges and railways. Out are the words “stimulus” and even “infrastructure,” a term seemingly tied to the $787 billion economic stimulus package approved in 2009. In is the word “jobs,” which is what the president says will be created if Congress approves his $447 billion package. That Obama would ditch the word “stimulus” is hardly a surprise considering the political bruises he’s taken from Republicans, who say the stimulus failed to create the millions of jobs promised by the administration....
  • VIGILANTE UNIONS IN WA STATE "JUST GETTING STARTED"

    09/10/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Soda Head ^ | September 10, 2011
    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor. Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more. Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy. And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy. Meanwhile, Big...
  • Repulsive: Richard Trumka's Hyper-Political 9/11 Essay

    09/10/2011 12:29:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/9/11 | Guy Benson
    As you read this 9/11 "memorial" missive to rank-and-file union members, bear in mind that its author -- AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka -- was an honored presidential guest at last night's campaign rally disguised as a "jobs speech." This is much, much more offensive than Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s juvenile "SOB's" slur on Monday. Without further ado, I present top White House ally Richard Trumka's reflections on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 (emphasis mine): All of us will remember the horror and anguish we experienced 10 years ago. Whether we lost loved ones ourselves—family members, union brothers and sisters—or...
  • "You Want Your F---ing Camera Broken?"

    09/10/2011 12:35:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/9/11 | Guy Benson
    Between Richard Trumka's special invitation to the president's "jobs speech," his despicable AFL-CIO 9/11 "tribute" essay, and the AFL-CIO affiliated ILWU's riot and hostage-taking in Washington State, we've been discussing organized labor quite a lot this week. Luckily for the embattled unions, a reporter from Portland, Oregon-based KGW-TV ventured over to the local ILWU headquarters to cover their side of the story. A friendly, staid, and eloquent employee greeted the news crew and calmly explained the situation. Just kidding. He went ballistic, screeching every profane slur in the book, and threatening to commit physical assault and destroy their equipment. *Extreme*...