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  • Trump Rally Attendees file class action lawsuit against the City of San Jose, Mayor...

    07/15/2016 7:15:40 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Dhillon Law Group ^ | JULY 14, 2016 | Harmeet K. Dhillon
    San Jose, Calif. -- Fourteen individuals who attended the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign rally on June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif., filed a class action lawsuit this morning against the City of San Jose, its mayor, Sam Liccardo, its chief of police, Edgardo Garcia, certain named individual rioter defendants, and 38 yet-unknown "Doe" defendants, alleging that the Defendants created a dangerous situation for all Trump Rally attendees that caused plaintiffs to be exposed to brutal assault, intimidation, false imprisonment, and threats by an angry mob of hundreds of anti-Trump protesters. “Law-abiding citizens leaving the Trump rally were victimized...
  • Sanders fans beat each other, then find they're on the same side

    06/07/2016 3:06:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Video;-) Last week in San Jose, California, supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump found themselves surrounded by violent far-left protesters, most of whom were apparently supporters of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Several Trump supporters were assaulted amid ugly scenes - but apparently they weren't the only ones "feeling the Bern." In fact, video footage from the day shows how at one point, several Bernie supporters apparently mistook each other for Trump fans, and promptly began a violent brawl - before realizing they were all on the same side. In a somewhat comical scene, as other Sanders supporters...
  • US unions plan attack on Donald Trump in attempt to derail presidential bid

    04/26/2016 2:25:04 PM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 26 April 2016 07.00 EDT | Lauren Gambino and Jana Kasperkevic
    US unions plan attack on Donald Trump in attempt to derail presidential bid Concerned labor group leaders are organizing ad campaigns and phone banks as Trump’s populist message on trade and jobs draws in union voters The prospect of a Donald Trump nomination has labor leaders scrambling to hold the line as the Republican frontrunner’s appeal to disaffected working-class voters threatens to upset the traditional political calculus. The majority of America’s almost 15 million unionized workers can be usually be relied upon to back the Democratic candidate in a presidential year, but leaders are concerned by Trump’s populist message on...
  • ‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

    03/24/2015 2:48:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 3/24/15 | WCCO
    Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang: Michael James Jackson, 29; Jesse Jamoni Moore, 23; Rodney Lloyd Johnson, 22; Devon Walter Lee Johnson, 20; Ramon Devon Tolbert, 19, Keanu Antwain Brown, 19; and Donald Maurice McCormick, 19.
  • Workers Finally Decertify Autoworkers Union

    02/22/2015 7:03:13 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/21/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    In a fourth attempt to decertify the United Autoworkers (UAW) union, workers at NTN-Bower Corporation in Alabama voted to rid themselves of the UAW Friday. Although the official tally has yet to be released, sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation that workers voted 82 to 50 to decertify the United Autoworkers. Previous decertification elections were deemed invalid, resulting in workers having to hold a fourth round.
  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

    09/04/2014 10:42:09 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 4, 2014 1:27 PM EDT | JOSEPH PISANI
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The protests, which were planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of a campaign called "Fight for $15."
  • Officer shoots aggressive dog in Hampton

    05/11/2014 8:02:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 117 replies
    WAVY ^ | May 10, 2014, | Ginger Whitaker
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton police officer shot an aggressive dog Friday while responding to a call about a stolen moped. According to the Hampton Police Division, the officer responded to the 1200 block of Pansy Street around 9 p.m. The person who called about the moped was walking with his unleashed dog toward the officer. Police said that’s when the dog aggressively charged at the officer, who feared for his safety and shot the dog once in the upper body. The medium-sized mixed breed dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment. The officer was not...
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • Electrical workers’ union protests outside the Trolley Car Diner and Cafe

    02/19/2014 6:28:33 AM PST · by Phillyred · 7 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | February 8, 201 | Sue Ann Rybak
    Electrical workers’ union posted signs outside the Trolley Car Diner protesting Weinstein’s organization Philly Office Retail’s decision to hire non-union workers. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) placed signs outside the Trolley Car Diner and handed out fliers charging Ken Weinstein, the president of Philly Office Retail, of “helping to destroy wages and benefits” on Thursday, Feb. 6. The labor union objects to Philly Office Retail hiring McCoubrey/Overholser, a Mt. Airy based general contractor, to convert the former St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street into a private school....
  • Hired Goons at Independence Hall

    10/11/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/11/13 | Gadsden Films
    Vid at link
  • Rand Paul: "Goons" blocked WWII Memorial

    10/02/2013 6:55:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | October 2, 2013 | Lucy McCalmont
    Sen. Rand Paul blasted the federal government for trying to block World War II vets from visiting their memorial, saying “some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades.” “If Harry Reid and the President want to keep the parks closed — I mean did you read the story today? Some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades, so they couldn’t see the monument. People had to spend hours setting up barricades where there are never barricades to prevent people from seeing the World War II monument because they’re trying to play a...
  • AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

    09/12/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Mike Hall
    ...Laborers (LIUNA) President Terry O'Sullivan, who endorsed the resolution, told the convention delegates that without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage. AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson said many AFT members, including para-professionals, adjunct college professors, nurses and public employees, have had their hours cut to under the 30-hour week threshold they must work before ACA requires employers to provide affordable, comprehensive health care coverage or pay a penalty. Trumka did tell the delegates that "the labor movement is engaged in ongoing dialogue with a number...
  • Trumka Hopes to Expand AFL-CIO to Include Non-Union Activists

    08/13/2013 9:52:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 8, 2013 | William Bigelow
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is proposing that the national labor union become partners with the Sierra Club and the NAACP, even accepting their ranks as members of the AFL-CIO. "What we've been doing the last 30 years hasn't worked real well," Trumka said on Capital Download. "We need to do things differently... None of us are big enough to be able to change the climate out there, whether it's economic, political or legislative. And all of us realize it takes all of us working together to get it done." Trumka has said of the labor movement, "We are in crisis."...
  • In Venezuela, Snowden Can Prepare For Life As A Pawn

    07/11/2013 12:34:49 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10 July 2013 | Editorial
    Diplomacy: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden seems to have taken Venezuela's asylum offer, an odd choice for a man supposedly motivated by a desire for transparency. He should prepare for life as a pawn. U.S. surveillance is "not something I am willing to live under," Snowden told the U.K. Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, in a story published Monday, condemning yet again the NSA, whose operations, he claims, motivated him to hack into its computers, steal U.S. secrets, leak them to the press, and then flee a $100,000-a-year job and a pole-dancing girlfriend on the island paradise of Hawaii for a...
  • Union Hypocrisy On Display: SEIU’s Union Staff Votes To Strike

    03/17/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies ^ | March 17 2013 |
    There’s nothing more embarrassing for union bosses than their own unionized staff striking against them or, in this case, threatening to strike. In San Francisco, SEIU staff, represented by the left-wing Communications Workers of America, has been without a contract since their contract expired last September. SEIU boss Roxanne Sanchez, according to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, is trying to get her union staff to give concessions on their pensions and health care. Last week, after months without a contract, 94% of the SEIU’s own union staff voted to strike.
  • Union man (Wheeler Marsee - city council) speaks out about run-in with reporter Steven Crowder

    12/14/2012 5:05:58 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 53 replies
    Fox2news ^ | 12-13-2012 | Andrea Isom
    MELVINDALE, Mich. (WJBK) -- It's a video seen all over the world. An attack on a Fox News contributing reporter at the right to work protest in Lansing earlier this week was caught on video. Now, one of the union members seen in the footage is speaking out to FOX 2. By now, almost everybody knows who he is, reporter Steven Crowder, the guy who got sucker-punched outside a pitch tent where the pro-right to work crowd had gathered. (See the video above in the upper right corner) "I'm under rested and overworked right now and still tough enough to...
  • Big Labor targets only non-union resort/casino in Las Vegas

    12/12/2012 1:28:50 AM PST · by Ron C. · 22 replies ^ | December 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    These are pictures of the amazing Salute Our Troops event from the Venetian/Palazzo last weekend. I’ll tell you more about it in a moment. But first, a little about the place. The workforce at Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian/Palazzo resort and casino in Las Vegas is non-union. It’s the only right-to-work sanctuary amidst the Big Labor-locked hotel complexes on the Vegas strip. As such, the Venetian/Palazzo has been a perennial target for disruptive union goons who can’t stand to see a successfully run mega-business with happy employees — not one of whom is forced to work there or forced to fork over...
  • IBEW Local 876 Facebook Page Taking a Pounding

    12/11/2012 10:38:22 PM PST · by Jimmah · 66 replies
    Tony carmago! You are a sorry excuse for an electrical worker! Word of Advice: When you decide to sucker punch someone and there are cameras around, don't wear a jacket with your name embroidered on it. Apparently your members don't belong to the Rocket Scientists Union.
  • Chief Apologizes To Bystanders Detained During Suspect Search

    06/07/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 63 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 6-712 | Staff
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The FBI has confirmed the man arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Aurora is the suspect they were looking for and acted alone. The suspect has been identified as Christian Paetsch, 45, of Centennial. The Wells Fargo at Chambers and Hampden was robbed just before closing time on Saturday. Shortly afterwards police shut down the intersection of Buckley and Iliff just southeast of the bank, corralling nearly two dozen cars in search for the suspect. Police Chief Daniel Oates on Monday apologized to the innocent bystanders that got caught up in the search for...
  • Voter Intimidation in Madison, Wisconsin

    06/04/2012 12:57:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 3, 2012 | John McCormack
    To be precise, the union-backed Greater Wisconsin Political Fund is actually trying to pressure non-voters in liberal Dane County into voting in Tuesday's recall election. "We're sending this mailing to you and your neighbors to publicize who does and does not vote," reads the "incredibly creepy" mailer that UW-Madison law professor Ann Althouse received from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund. Althouse writes: This is an effort to shame and pressure people about voting, and it is truly despicable. Your vote is private, you have a right not to vote, and anyone who tries to shame and an harass you about...
  • WI unions not terribly keen on high school’s “Stand With Walker” chant (Watch Video)

    03/21/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This just seems so unsporting. After all, these high-school students didn't make threatening calls to the unions that were singing their silly "Solidarity Song" in the capitol rotunda in Madison, to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO When about 300 Sheboygan Lutheran High School students and supporters piled into the rotunda of the State Capitol in Madison last Thursday after the boys basketball team clinched a trip to the finals for the Division 5 WIAA state championship, they had some time to spare.Sharing the rotunda with a small group of pro-union...
  • Female Passengers Say They’re Targeted By TSA

    02/14/2012 11:13:31 AM PST · by rawhide · 41 replies
    dfw,cbslocal,com ^ | 2-3-12 | Ginger Allen
    A Dallas woman says TSA agents repeatedly asked her to step back into a body scanning machine at DFW International Airport. “I feel like I was totally exposed,” said Ellen Terrell, who is a wife and mother. “They wanted a nice good look.” When Ellen Terrell and her husband, Charlie, flew out of DFW Airport several months ago, Terrell says she was surprised by a question a female TSA agent asked her. “She says to me, ‘Do you play tennis?’ And I said, ‘Why?’ She said, ‘You just have such a cute figure.’” Terrell says she walked into the body...
  • Verizon fires 40 union employees related to conduct during August strike

    12/07/2011 9:23:33 AM PST · by magellan · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/06/2011 | Michael Farrell
    Verizon Communications Inc. has fired 40 employees involved in a contentious two-week labor strike over the summer for actions the company said ranged from acts of violence to making threats or racist comments. The employees, including 10 in Massachusetts, received letters over the weekend saying they were terminated for violating the company’s code of conduct while picketing against cuts in their contract. The 45,000 unionized Verizon workers along the East Coast who went on strike in August agreed to return to work under the old contract while both sides negotiated a new bargaining agreement. "We respect the rights of our...
  • 'Occupy D.C.' Goons Push Elderly Woman Down the Stairs

    11/08/2011 9:01:34 AM PST · by crusader71 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 11/7/2011
    Occupy DC Protesters assaulted conservatives as they exited an Americans For Prosperity “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner. This elderly woman, 78 years old, rode 11 hrs on a bus from Detroit to attend the dinner. After the attack she was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, a bloody nose which developed after the fall, and a large knot on her head. After x-rays and a CAT scan, she was released the following morning with cuts and large bruises.
  • Five cited for trespassing following Occupy protest in Bloomfield Twp.

    10/20/2011 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 7 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 12-18-2011 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    Five people were cited for trespassing after they refused to leave a local political party office during a protest believed to be tied to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Police were called Monday afternoon when 50 to 75 protesters filled the lobby of the Oakland County Republican Party offices on Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Township. Five protesters who refused to leave after police arrived — Detroit residents Tyrann Chauncey, 39, Tinia Fleming, 22, Earraina Jones, 48, Jaylen Jordan, 18, and Darryl Alston, 54 — were arrested. Bloomfield Township Police Capt. Scott McCanham said all five were issued citations for trespassing,...
  • Wall Street Occupiers: "They're giving frustration a voice," Obama says he understands

    10/06/2011 6:11:19 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/06/2011 | Mark Duell
    Barack Obama has come perilously close to endorsing the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street protests. The President today said those holding sit-ins and rallies in New York and across the U.S. are expressing the frustrations of Americans over Wall Street practices and economic inequality..... Read more:
  • Union Extortion

    08/01/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 1, 2011 | Staff
    Big Labor: Union organizers reportedly are telling South Carolina Boeing workers they'll halt a National Labor Relations Board action to shut their plant as long as the workers join their union. What contempt for workers! That's right, the International Association of Machinists (IAM), the very union that's trying to put 1,000 workers out on the unemployment lines in Charleston, S.C., through a complaint filed through the National Labor Relations Board, is now trying to force workers to join their union anyway, says a report last week in the Daily Caller. This is just the latest way the organization that proclaims...
  • SWAT Team Raids Man's Home Over Student Loans

    06/08/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 92 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-8-2011 | RightwardHo
    "Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday."
  • Danny Glover, thousands rally in support of Pocono Medical Center union (SEIU)

    05/15/2011 4:23:39 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 27 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | May 15, 2010 | Christina Tatu
    Thousands of union workers descended on East Stroudsburg on Saturday for a rally attended by "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover to support Pocono Medical Center's service workers. Union members from across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and even as far away as Colorado attended the event organized by Service Employees International Union, organizers said. Danny Glover a no show at PMC protest todayThey estimated more than 4,000 attended the gathering held in front of East Stroudsburg University. Protestors wore purple shirts with the slogan, "Help fight the attack on workers' rights from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania."
  • Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything

    04/12/2011 1:59:16 PM PDT · by 2banana · 7 replies ^ | April 12, 2011 | Paul Feine and Alex Manning Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything April 12, 2011 While cities across the country are cutting services, raising taxes and contemplating bankruptcy, something extraordinary is happening in a suburban community just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and kept taxes flat. And get this: Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities. This is the story of Sandy Springs, Georgia—the city that outsourced everything. Approximately 8 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning.
  • Union Goons Threaten Wisconsin Business

    03/31/2011 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/31/11 | Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel
    Members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, warning that they will face a boycott if they don't support collective bargaining for public employee unions.
  • Alinsky Rule 13: On Tour in Wisconsin

    03/15/2011 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 15 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 3-15-11 | Matt
    Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’… The show is still on in Wisconsin. While the union bosses and other leftist groups stopped paying people to protest at the State Capitol Building, they are switching emphasis to smaller groups or individuals. Yesterday, we covered that the unions are “gooning up” businesses, threatening to boycott any business that does not condemn the governor. Now, we see that they are going to...
  • DFU SONG: Look for the Union Label

    02/25/2011 8:57:46 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 1+ views
    HERE IS THE MIDI = Scroll down about 3/4 of the way. The song is LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala etc Look for the union goon squad...they will be taking it to the streets They say get bloody, so watch out buddy, do not dare muddy their plans or your face they might just beat Look for the union goon squad...Obama backs them right to the end That's not surprising, we are surmising, he's for uprising, let us not pretend Look for the union goon squad...Mr. Employer, they'll overcome They're job destroying, never employing, it's so annonying that they...
  • More union thuggery exposed

    02/24/2011 9:51:40 AM PST · by ctpsb · 13 replies ^ | 02/23/11 | Tabitha Hale
    Today, union thugs descended on the FreedomWorks office. It was the middle of the day, and there was some excitement outside as all the buses pulled up and people started to fill the courtyard. We decided to go out and show our support for freedom. Intern Steve was quickly suited up.....
  • Fascist Friday: Some Thoughts on the Wisconsin Union Protests

    02/18/2011 6:08:11 PM PST · by Wanderer659 · 6 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 2-18-11 | Matt
    Essentially, the Wisconsin Legislature is working on a bill that will limit union power. The goal: Have public union workers pay some of their pensions (but still less than the average private sector worker). But, for the unions, any potential limits on their power demands a rent-a-mob response. So, shirts were printed, buses were obtained, hotels reserved, teachers called off “sick,” and off they went…just like any other “real” grassroots movement.
  • Look at the filth left behind by the unions that shut down the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin

    02/17/2011 8:00:42 PM PST · by Islander7 · 39 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | Feb 17, 2011 | kevindujan01
    Why do protests and Democrat celebrations look like mobs of brutes and thugs smashed through an area, carving a path of destruction wherever they went? The above is a picture posted on Ann Althouse’s site, taken by her husband, who witnessed the union thugs’ attack on Madison this afternoon. Below, please find a classic image from the aftermath of Obama’s Inauguration in 2009. Wherever Obama voters go, this same phenomenon keeps happening. Why is that?
  • Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest (NYC union thugs)

    12/30/2010 3:57:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 206 replies · 356+ views
    These garbage men really stink. Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.
  • The Union, Delco And Lost Chances

    09/06/2010 2:15:32 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware County chipped in $34 million to build a soccer-only stadium in Chester for a privately owned team that couldn't even work in Chester or Delco into its name. The Delco Union. Probably not appropriate especially for the point about to be made. The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City is under fire by conventioneers for the union-inspired, loanshark price structure to set up exhibits, even for work that could reasonably be done by the exhibitor himself. To use a laptop for an audiovisual display requires the involvement of a stagehand at $37 per hour. To use it to register...
  • Remembering Labor's Legacy Of Violence

    09/06/2010 9:51:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | September 3, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance — underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues — is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • AFL-CIO President Urges Unions to Step up for Dems

    08/03/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 17+ views
    ap ^ | August 3, 2010 | SAM HANANEL
    The AFL-CIO plans to spend more than $50 million over the next 90 days to help Democrats in congressional and gubernatorial races in 20-23 states. Its top target states are California, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trumka's comments kicked off a three-day training session for AFL-CIO state political directors and staffers who will coordinate the federation's massive get-out-the-vote effort leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. Obama will address the federation's executive council on Wednesday.
  • Bat attack in lot at King of Prussia mall(Guess Who?)

    06/25/2010 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/25/2010 | Kathleen Brady Shea
    Violence erupted at a King of Prussia construction site Wednesday, and today, police are seeking the public's help to apprehend some bat-wielding assailants. --snip-- The victims said they were blocked by numerous union protesters from entering the construction site, and so they drove to the mall area to await police assistance. A short time later, a black sedan pulled up and several men exited with baseball bats, ran up to the two trucks and repeatedly slammed the bats into the windows. As the workers exited the trucks, at least two were then physically assaulted with the baseball bats
  • Hundreds Protest Outside Bankers' Houses In DC

    05/16/2010 8:45:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 1,233+ views
    source cannot be posted | 16 May 2010
    SEIU and National People's Action "grassroots" protest at bankers' homes.
  • Police Attack Video Causes Firestorm Of Controversy

    05/08/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 1,392+ views ^ | May 7, 2010 | Chris Halsne
    SEATTLE -- City leaders expressed shock and disappointment Friday at video that first aired on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News showing two Seattle police officers kicking a man as he lay on the ground. The man was detained during a robbery investigation last month. The two officers have been reassigned as police conduct an investigation amid a firestorm of reaction.
  • Another case of TSA overkill (forces 4 year old to remove leg braces)

    02/15/2010 8:23:42 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 21 replies · 859+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Mon, Feb. 15, 2010 | Daniel Rubin
    Did you hear about the Camden cop whose disabled son wasn't allowed to pass through airport security unless he took off his leg braces? Unfortunately, it's no joke. This happened to Bob Thomas, a 53-year-old officer in Camden's emergency crime suppression team, who was flying to Orlando in March with his wife, Leona, and their son, Ryan. Ryan was taking his first flight, to Walt Disney World, for his fourth birthday. The boy is developmentally delayed, one of the effects of being born 16 weeks prematurely. His ankles are malformed and his legs have low muscle tone. In March he...
  • 'Shame' Banners Aren't A Welcome Sign [Unions Target Navy Veteran's Ice Cream Parlor Location]

    02/10/2010 7:06:29 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 10, 2010 | Steve Chawkins
    'Shame' Banners Aren't A Welcome Sign A carpenters union is 'bannering' an Arroyo Grande ice cream parlor because it plans to open a store in a mall where a nonunion drywall firm 'does not meet area labor standards.' It's a divisive move. By Steve Chawkins February 11, 2010 Reporting from Arroyo Grande, Calif. - For years, the owner of Arroyo Grande's old-fashioned ice cream parlor has likened the Central Coast community to Bedford Falls, the friendly little burg in the Jimmy Stewart film "It's a Wonderful Life." So he bristled when an out-of-town labor union unfurled a 15-foot-wide banner --...
  • Labor Unions Fund Anti-TEA Party Web Site – Astroturfing Defined (Update)

    02/10/2010 11:53:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 227+ views ^ | February 10, 2010 | Steve McGough
    More attacks on the Tea Party movement, this time by one of the unions. Democrats and union leaders assured everyone the TEA Party movement was pure astroturf and fake, funded by finance and insurance companies favoring Republicans. It was not true, and now Fox News reports a supposed grass-roots effort to bash the TEA Party movement is funded by unions.
  • Greek unions launch 1st assault on austerity plan (Flights grounded, doctors, teachers walk off job)

    02/10/2010 5:04:08 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 11 replies · 568+ views
    Yahoo Finance (AP) ^ | February 10, 2010 | Elena Becatoros
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A civil servants' strike grounded flights and shut down public services across Greece on Wednesday, as labor unions mounted their first major challenge to austerity measures in the debt-plagued country. Air traffic controllers, customs and tax officials, hospital doctors and schoolteachers walked off the job for 24 hours to protest sweeping government spending cuts that will freeze salaries and new hiring, cut bonuses and stipends and increase the average retirement age by two years. Turnout in Athens' two peaceful protest marches was low, at about 7,000 amid drizzly weather, in a country where union demonstrations typically...
  • Hugo's Socket Logic

    02/08/2010 5:41:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 500+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Socialism: The lights are flickering in oil-rich Venezuela, a victim of the same shortages that appear wherever socialism is tried. With the grid verging on collapse, the final irony is to see Hugo Chavez calling Cuba to fix it. Most leaders serious about fixing a collapsing power grid call up companies like Bechtel or APR Energy because they're capable of swiftly setting up small power plants in emergencies, even in infrastructure wastelands such as Haiti. But that's not whom President Hugo Chavez called when he got word that Venezuela's electricity is in a state of collapse and may go black...
  • The Cable's Out

    01/01/2010 4:03:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 333+ views
    The Raiders will be killing time Sunday against Baltimore, whether they win, lose or lose by a lot. The real story comes immediately thereafter when the lottery on Tom Cable's firing begins. The early betting is on Thursday, because Al Davis tends to wait for the internal postseason self-examination process, in which the coach who is about to get fired has to hear about why he's going to be fired. But it could come as early as Monday (six percent), Tuesday (21 percent) or maybe even Wednesday (nine percent).And if you like the long money, Davis could wait and make...
  • (Georgia) Macon Police Vote To Form Union... Its The Teamsters!

    12/04/2009 7:49:44 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 20 replies · 893+ views
    13 WMAZ ^ | 12/04/2009 | 13WMAZ
    More than the majority of eligible Macon police voters opted to form a bargaining union with Teamster Law Enforcement League. The final ballot was counted around 8 p.m. on Friday. Teamsters Law Enforcement League Representative Jim Romar says 162 voted in favor of a union and two voted against forming a union. Romar says 220 Macon police, those who who rank as sergeants and below, were eligible to vote. The polling booth was located at the Electrical Workers Union Hall in Macon on both Thursday and Friday. Romar said they agreed to count all the ballots after the poll closed...