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  • Labor Day -- burgers, brats and Bolshevism

    09/02/2016 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    How’s about some commie ketchup on that burger? It’s extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didn’t you know? That’s why you get the day off on Monday. That’s what your Labor Day barbecue commemorates: socialism. Delicious, juicy, smoky socialism with a side of potato salad (German, of course) and a game of Cornhole (everyone’s a winner!) – frills made affordable to Americans, American businesses and big government waste-fraud-and-abuse mills by, well, capitalism. I know, I’m a killjoy, and, call me a hypocrite, but I’m grilling out...
  • Judge strikes down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law

    04/09/2016 5:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2016 | John Sexton
    The right-to-work law promoted by Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin was struck down Friday by a judge in Dane County. ABC affiliate WBAY reports: The unions, including the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers and International Association of Machinists, argued the law amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of their property because it allows workers who donÂ’t pay union dues to still receive union benefits.State attorneys argued the law is constitutional since it technically doesnÂ’t take any money out of union coffers.Judge William Foust agreed the law amounts to taking the unionsÂ’ property without just compensation, and that it violates the state...
  • Michigan supreme court upholds right to work status for state workers

    07/30/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While taking place at the state level, this one could be very big for the Right to Work movement. The state supreme court in Michigan has dealt a double blow to the unions and the state government apparatus which is essentially owned by them. The Justices ruled yesterday that not only is Right to Work the law of the land for private industry, but it applies to public sector workers as well, and they can’t be forced to participate in unions against their wishes. (Detroit Free Press) The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of...
  • We must submit collective bargaining for government worker unions to public scrutiny

    03/27/2015 6:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noel S. Williams
    There are several egregious exhibits that clamor for more scrutiny of union contract negotiations with governments: vacant jails awaiting unionized staffing; ill-timed, even illegal teacher strikes; funding for salaries of union officers and bogus bonuses, to name a few. Here’s another: illusionary job inequities that elicit extra pay for some state workers and extra taxes for everyone else. In Washington State, collective bargaining between the Governor’s office and public unions is exempt from the state’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). When public unions enter the breach of accountability they conjure secret covenants, secretly arrived at, and this is true in...
  • In Wisconsin, This is Labor’s Last Gasp

    02/25/2015 6:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2015 | Christian Schneider
    When I talked to a top Wisconsin legislative leader a few months ago, he was worried about the protests that might erupt at the state capitol if the legislature took up right-to-work legislation. It was likely an aftershock from 2011, when public-employee unions besieged the statehouse, occupying it for weeks on end. “And 30,000 teachers looks a lot different than 30,000 Teamsters,” he told me. On Tuesday, the legislature took its first steps toward making Wisconsin right-to-work, holding hearings on a bill that would bar labor agreements requiring union fees. The bill was announced late last week, and the legislature...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • Edn Run: UAW decides to skip election and form union at VW anyway

    07/12/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I just returned from another trip to Tennessee where I was able to catch up with a few folks from the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga and see how things were developing. The conversations there had shifted quite a bit from earlier in the year when the vote regarding UAW unionization was raging, and recent reports make it clear that the big auto union isn’t going to be content with licking their wounds from their recent loss. As Ed reported back in April, the UAW had withdrawn their request for a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board, which some...
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • Labor Fascism in Chattanooga: UAW refuses to take the Volkswagen workers' "no" for an answer.

    04/18/2014 6:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As the labor movement tells the story, two months ago, the silly, ungrateful Volkswagen factory workers in Tennessee foolishly rejected the generous invitation of the company and the United Auto Workers to welcome the Detroit-killing union with open arms. In an election supervised by the federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the workers in VW's Chattanooga plant rejected UAW representation by a vote of 712 to 626. Amazingly, the UAW and the automaker both refuse to take the workers' "no" for an answer. The two sides are acting in unison to overturn the democratically expressed will of the workers. Nullifying...
  • The IRS of Labor: Obama’s cabinet may be giving increased scrutiny to non-union factories

    04/09/2014 7:12:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Alabama representative Martha Roby, a Republican from Montgomery, is concerned that the U.S. Department of Labor is targeting Southern vehicle and auto-parts manufacturers because of their failure to unionize. Automotive manufacturers in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi are all now subject to in-depth inspections, part of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regional emphasis program that went into effect on January 15. This increased scrutiny comes a year after the agency also issued a rule clarification in response to a question from organized labor, newly allowing union staffers to accompany OSHA officials on inspections to non-union sites. “I find the...
  • Firefighters Refuse to Help Man, He Dies

    01/30/2014 10:40:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    77-year-old collapsed across street from DC firehouse (Newser) – Marie Mills' father collapsed Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot across the street from a Washington, DC, firehouse—but firefighters didn't rush to his aid, despite repeated pleas for help, and Medric "Cecil" Mills, 77, died of a heart attack. Marie Mills tells WTTG that bystanders were "screaming and hollering" at a firefighter across the street, and three people even ran over to Engine 26, but they were told rescuers could not respond until 911 was called, the Washington Post reports. Sources say that when 911 was called, an...
  • Boeing machinists approve contract securing 777X jet

    01/04/2014 9:43:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/04/2014 | Alwyn Scott, Jonathan Kaminsky and Bill Rigby
    SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing's machinists on Friday narrowly approved a crucial labor contract that secured thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity for Washington state but will cost workers their pensions. The vote of 51 percent to 49 percent to accept the deal means Boeing Co will build its new 777X jetliner and wings in the Seattle area, where Boeing has built aircraft for more than 90 years. Had the workers rejected the offer, Boeing would have considered making the successor to its popular 777 widebody jet elsewhere, and had received offers from 22 states interested...
  • ‘Out of touch’ unionized public employees strike over 14.5 percent raise

    11/19/2013 12:50:46 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    Illinois Watchdog ^ | November 19, 2013 | Benjamin Yount
    Taxpayers in Will County have offered its public employees a hefty pay raise and are willing to pick up 90 percent of the cost for their health insurance, but that’s not good enough for members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1028. The labor stats show 35 percent of government workers are in a union, compared to just 6 percent of private-sector workers. The same report shows that unionized public sector employees are paid 27 percent more than private-sector workers. “County employees pay one percent of their salaries for single coverage and two percent for...
  • Boeing Bombshell: Machinists Union Bosses Negotiated Secretly Behind Local Members’ Backs

    11/18/2013 2:52:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | November 17, 2013 | LaborUnionReport
    With the news last week that Machinists’ union members employed by Boeing in Puget Sound overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that would have meant years worth of work on the new Boeing 777X, much of the attention was focused on what it would mean for union members’ future and where the work would go following their rejection. As the long-term contract they voted down had numerous concessions, it is understandable that it would have been a hard sell to get the members to accept it. Yet, that hard sell by local union leaders did not take place. In fact, the...
  • Labor big a real heavy sleeper

    05/28/2013 6:46:29 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 6 replies ^ | 8:55 AM, May 28, 2013 | RICH CALDER
    "IT'S A DREAM JOB: Mark Rosenthal, who pulls in $156,000 a year as head of Local 983 of District Council 37, nods off at his desk during one of a series of postlunch naps that have outraged members of the union’s executive board. “He eats lunch when he arrives at work at 2 p.m. Then, like clockwork, he goes to sleep with a cup of soda on the table and the straw in it,” said Marvin Robbins, a union vice president. “Then he wakes up, looks at his watch and says, ‘I have to get out before the traffic gets...
  • The Public Sector Union War on Democracy

    03/06/2013 9:48:48 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 1 replies
    Unionwatch ^ | 03/05/2013 | Uunionwatch staff
    •Unions have changed their historic approach to immigrants and immigration. Up through the 1970s, unions were openly hostile to immigrants. But now unions are treating the 11 million undocumented workers as potential union members and recruiting them. •An agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and the Labor Department actually requires this — if a union and an employer are engaged in a dispute over organizing workers, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is barred from pursuing an immigration investigation of the workplace under this agreement
  • Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

    11/20/2012 4:46:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/12 | JULIE JARGON And RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    Hostess Brands Inc. said Tuesday night that mediation talks with its bakers union failed and the company will proceed with plans to close down and sell its assets.
  • The Parasite That Kills Its Hostess

    11/19/2012 6:52:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/18/2012 | Robert Tracinski
    The news about the bankruptcy of Hostess, maker of the Twinkie and other legendary junk foods, touched off some memories of growing up in a mid-sized Midwestern town in the 1970s and '80s. No, not that kind of memory, though come to think of it, the 1980s was the last time I actually ate a Hostess snack. What I'm recalling has a lot less nostalgic charm: the whole phenomenon of a kamikaze labor union that keeps demanding more for workers--who end up getting nothing when their employer goes belly-up. That's pretty much what the unions did, or tried to do,...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

    11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff." "There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit." Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on every family doesn't serve as...
  • Public Pension Stimulus Nonsense (Each $ of pension benefits produces $2.37 in economic output?)

    05/03/2012 6:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/03/2012 | Andrew Biggs
    Breaking windows will stimulate the economy, according to a leading public pension advocacy group. Skeptical? The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has not literally endorsed breaking windows, but a report recently published by the organization relies on the same economic fallacy. According to NIRS-whose membership consists principally of public employee unions, the pension plans in which they participate, and the actuarial and investment firms that serve them-the best economic stimulus is not tax cuts or unemployment checks, but increased pension benefits to public-sector retirees. Each dollar of pension benefits produces $2.37 in economic output, NIRS says, creating millions of...
  • Ohio voters support right-to-work legislation by 14 in new Q-poll

    02/14/2012 9:08:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Conventional wisdom has Ohio being vulnerable to a Democratic rollback in 2012 after a GOP sweep in 2010. Approval ratings for Governor John Kasich have been low after his reforms of public-employee unions in a state where Big Labor is thought to have a wide reach. However, a new Quinnipiac poll on a proposed right-to-work reform may indicate that their power is not as broad as first thought: Despite the overwhelming victory by organized labor and its allies in repealing SB 5 in this past election, by 54 – 40 percent Ohio voters favor the idea of passing a “right-to-work”...
  • ‘Occupy CPAC’ protesters paid $60 for the day

    02/10/2012 11:52:21 AM PST · by MissesBush · 5 replies
    Protesters at Friday’s “Occupy CPAC” event, organized by AFL-CIO and the Occupy DC movement, told The Daily Caller that they were paid “sixty bucks a head” to protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. One protester told TheDC that all the “Occupy” activists were being paid to protest, and that his union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100, approached him about the money-making opportunity. “I have nothing nice to say about Local 100. … They just told me ‘you wanna make sixty bucks? So c’mon,’” the protester said. Other “Occupy CPAC” protesters were unwilling to speak on camera...
  • SEIU job posting in Washington State (vanity)

    01/11/2012 5:17:19 PM PST · by Baynative · 10 replies ^ | Baynative
    SEIU Healthcare 775NW is hiring a Lead internal organizer to lead a team of eight organizers who are focused on leadership development, the “Leaders In Action” field team, working with public and private sector home care workers. This team develops leaders and builds networks to take action in a variety of campaigns.
  • Nebraska 17, Penn State 14; Crowd Chants "We love JoePa."

    11/12/2011 1:07:35 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 564 replies · 6+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 12th, 2011
    A last-ditch drive ends in disappointment for Penn State, which loses to Nebraska, 17-14. Not having any timeouts crippled the offense, which completed two passes short of a first down, including one with seconds left, but couldn't stop the clock. This is a different Saturday in State College. Immediately after McGloin's final pass fell incomplete, the Penn State crowd cheered the team's effort: the cheering grew to a roar as the two teams again met a midfield, such as they did right before the game. Again, as occurred several times during the game, there were chants of "We love JoePa."...
  • PPP Poll: SB 5 headed for big defeat (Kasich's Collective Bargaining Bill might not pass)

    11/07/2011 11:07:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Labor is poised for a big victory in Ohio Tuesday. PPP's final poll on Issue 2 finds 59% of voters plan to reject Senate Bill 5, with only 36% voting for approval. What might be most remarkable about the 23 point margin in this poll is that it's exactly identical to what we found the first time we polled on this issue all the way back in March. Voters were furious then and that anger has continued all the way to November. Democrats are almost unanimous in their opposition to SB 5, supporting repeal by an 86-10 margin. Meanwhile there's...
  • House voting on bill to neuter National Labor Relations Board (Will Obama Sign it?)

    09/15/2011 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    In response to a series of controversial decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill curtailing the power of the NLRB Thursday afternoon. The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, H.R. 2587 is currently being voted on and is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House. An earlier vote on the bill on the floor passed 239-176, with all Republicans and six Democrats voting in favor. The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance. The NLRB has been the...
  • BREAKING: Dane County judge strikes down Wisconsin collective bargaining law

    05/26/2011 9:03:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/26/2011 | Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
    Madison - A Dane County judge has struck down Gov. Scott Walker's legislation repealing most collective bargaining for public employees. In a 33-page decision issued Thursday, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said she would freeze the legislation because GOP lawmakers on a committee broke the state's open meetings law in passing it March 9. The legislation limits collective bargaining to wages for all public employees in Wisconsin except for police and firefighters. "It's what we were looking for," said Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat. Ozanne sued to block the law after Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca...
  • Tennessee to vote tomorrow on Wisconsin-like labor legislation

    05/18/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The Tennessee state legislature tomorrow will vote on a bill that would limit collective bargaining for teachers’ unions — the only government unions allowed in the state of Tennessee.The bill echoes the legislation the Wisconsin legislature passed earlier this year in the face of union protests and the flight of 14 Wisconsin state senators. Around that time, union protesters marched in Tennessee, too — but, in recent weeks, Tennessee’s version of a bargain-limiting bill has moved forward to relatively little national fanfare, even though both Tennessee Education Association activists and Tea Party supporters have continued to express strong views on...
  • The Persecution of Boeing. The NLRB's claims are laughable on their face.

    05/13/2011 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2011 | Rich Lowry
    H. L. Mencken defined puritanism as the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy. The National Labor Relations Board is haunted by the fear that a company somewhere might be creating jobs with a nonunionized work force. Boeing has run afoul of that fear by investing more than $1 billion in a new plant in the right-to-work state of South Carolina. With only the flimsiest legal justification, the board wants to force Boeing to reverse course and locate the facility with its current operations in Washington State, where its workers are unionized. The NLRB’s claims are laughable on their...
  • NLRB charge against Boeing like a bad joke (Thousands of South Carolina jobs are Idling)

    05/06/2011 6:22:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    HeraldNet ^ | 05/04/2011 | Herald S. Davis
    The National Labor Relations Board's recent challenge to Boeing over the second 787 production line is malign nonsense. Laughably meritless on its face, it nonetheless poses a serious threat to both economic recovery and economic freedom. Such things must always be confronted and overcome. Briefly, the complaint filed by the NLRB's acting general counsel says Boeing engaged in unfair labor practices as it considered its expansion plans. So, 17 months after the company announced its decision and subsequently invested billions of dollars, hiring more than 1,000 workers in North Charleston, S.C., the complaint would have the company move the work...
  • Latest state to curtail PEU bargaining rights is … Massachusetts? Union Bosses Hardest Hit.

    04/27/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When Governor Scott Walker took steps to limit the power of public-employee unions and return the power over policy to the voters of Wisconsin, many of us knew that the newly-elected Republican would start a wave of similar efforts in other states. However, it’s safe to say that one place we didn’t expect to see that wave break early on Plymouth Rock. Not only has the Massachusetts state House passed a new law barring all PEUs from collective bargaining on health care, it passed by a veto-proof majority — because Democrats pushed the bill: House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night...
  • Nikki Haley Pressures Obama, ’12 Field on NLRB. Big Labor Battle goes to South Carolina

    04/26/2011 5:37:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2011 | Robert Costa
    Across the country, from Wisconsin to Ohio, Republican governors are battling Big Labor. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, in an interview with National Review Online, says that her state is the next front. But Haley’s foes are not graybeard professors or drum-banging state workers; she is facing off against bureaucratic activists in Washington, D.C. The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency dominated by President Obama’s appointees, is attempting to block Boeing from building jets in Charleston, S.C. By producing planes in a nonunion plant thousands of miles from its base in Everett, Wash., the NLRB alleges that Boeing...
  • NFL Owners' False Labor Pains

    03/07/2011 1:27:36 PM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 11 replies ^ | March 3rd, 2011 | Rick Reilly
    Are you the kind of person who loves hearing the bug zapper? Who likes it when the highway paves over a few neighborhoods? Who secretly wants the tank to flatten the kid with the flower? Then you're going to love the NFL owners in this mess. It's hard to find anybody to like in this coming distraction known as the NFL lockout. But look closely. Yes, some of the players are millionaires. But half of the owners are billionaires.
  • Jo Ann Emerson Sides With Harry Reid in Push to Nationalize Police and Firefighters Unions

    06/16/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 6-16-10 | Bob McCarty
    Jo Ann Emerson is sponsoring HR 413, a bill that will provide unions so much power at the bargaining table they'll have no reason to stage lockouts or strikes.
  • Obama Administration Sending Wrong Signals

    02/05/2010 8:24:57 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-5-10 | Bob McCarty
    The Obama Administration is sending signals that could prompt foreign manufacturers to shut down their plants in the USA and cost more Americans their jobs. All to help GM, Chrysler and the UAW.
  • Getting to the Bottom of the Keith Gladney Firing

    12/28/2009 12:00:48 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 703+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-28-09 | Bob McCarty
    Less than 48 hours before Christmas, Keith Gladney was fired from his job as a St. Louis County (Mo.) Animal Control Officer, according to a article published the same day. Why is his firing important? Because, as you'll see in reviewing the points noted below, integrity of government is at stake:
  • Top 10 Editorial Cartoons of 2009 – Part One

    12/26/2009 10:36:38 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 582+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-26-09 | Bob McCarty
    Thanks to contributors David Donar at Political Graffiti, Curtis D. Tucker at and "Michael" at the now-defunct My Personal Litmus blog, I was able to share a great number of fantastic editorial cartoons. Below, I share the first five of my Top 10 favorites of 2009 in no particular order. Click on any image below to read the posts in which the image appeared.
  • Unions Pay Members $11 an Hour to Stage Rally Across from Anti-Socialism, Anti-ObamaCare Group

    10/18/2009 6:36:54 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 19 replies · 1,357+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-17-09 | Bob McCarty
    Dressed in blue jeans and wearing a large parka, ski cap and sun glasses, I spent almost 20 minutes early this afternoon mingling among approximately two-dozen people being paid, according to a union source not at the rally, $11 an hour by St. Louis-area union bosses to wave pre-printed signs in support of President Barack Obama’s so-called “health care reform plan.”
  • NYC labor union officials charged in bribery probe

    08/06/2009 6:10:53 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 1 replies · 188+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 5 09 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK — The leader of a powerful labor union that recently endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his re-election campaign was charged Wednesday with taking bribes from contractors who were scheming to cut labor costs.
  • The Employee Intimidation Act (The misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) explained)

    02/07/2009 2:41:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 584+ views
    One News Now ^ | Feb 6, 2009 | John A. Starks
    The Obama administration will make every effort to pass a key piece of pro-union legislation. The bill has a misleading label: The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). In the interest of truth in advertising, the bill should be called, "The Employee Intimidation Act." Why? Because one of the features of the EFCA, should it become law, would be to do away with traditional secret-ballot elections which are now used to determine whether or not employees in an enterprise want to be represented by a union. Here is how union elections work currently. --------------------------------------------------------- Suppose Company A has 75 assembly workers,...
  • Massive strike in France will test Sarkozy's power

    01/28/2009 5:57:56 PM PST · by Cincinna · 14 replies · 664+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | January 28, 2009 | David Jolly
    PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy was expected to get a very public taste of widespread discontent with his economic policies Thursday, as France braced for a one-day general strike called by eight unions. The unions have called on the government to make employment its top priority, bolster household purchasing power, reduce income inequality and regulate banks more stringently. Those demands have resonated with a public that is demanding better public services and is concerned about plans to cut teaching jobs. "Everybody knows we are living through a worldwide crisis of the like that hasn't been seen for 70 years," Bernard Thibault,...
  • Colorado State Troopers Form Union

    03/28/2008 12:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 499+ views
    colorado confidential ^ | Mar 28, 2008 | Erin Rosa
    State troopers in Colorado have voted to form a union, according to Colorado WINS, a labor union coalition seeking to organize approximately 32,000 state workers. The state trooper employee organization, known as the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals, is the first of its kind to form since Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order in November supporting state worker efforts to unionize and form employee partnerships.
  • Congress Condemns Iranian Labor Crackdown

    10/04/2007 5:10:33 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 370+ views
    NRO ^ | October 04, 2007 | Michael Rubin
    October 04, 2007 Congress condemns Iranian labor crackdown [Michael Rubin] October 04, 2007 Kudos to the House for passing, 418-1, a bipartisan measure condemning Iran's persecution of labor union organizers and activists. Hopefully, there can be hearings soon on the same issue. There's a certain irony in the silence, especially among self-described progressives, on the Iranian crackdown. I don't know of any serious policymaker who thinks that military strikes are a good thing, or that a nuclear-armed Iran wouldn't bring us into real crisis. An active union movement in Iran would strengthen civil society there. If the Iranian regime were...
  • The NEA's new webpage on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Students

    12/15/2006 3:58:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 1,075+ views
    Focus On: Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons ( 825 KB, 2pp) Teaching Tolerance or Attacking Religion: How far can schools go in teaching tolerance for gays and lesbians? Safe Schools for Everyone: An interview with Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) School Employee's Guide to GLBT Issues The Safe Zone: Links to bullying resources, a brief glossary of bias terms, and a downloadable poster NEA believes that a great public school is a fundamental right of every child—free from intimidation and harassment, and safe for all students, including those who identify as...
  • FReep This Poll! - Would You Support A Grocery Workers' Strike?

    06/22/2007 8:24:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 836+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 22, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! - Would you support a grocery workers' strike? Yes No Not sure
  • Call to Suspend Flights to U.S. after Guards are Filmed Sleeping on the Job (U.K.)

    06/03/2007 8:56:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies · 1,952+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd June 2007 | MARTIN DELAGO
    Call to suspend flights to U.S. after guards are filmed sleeping on the job By MARTIN DELAGO Last updated at 12:41pm on 3rd June 2007 A leading American Congressman has called for flights from one of Britain's biggest airports to New York to be suspended - after guards who should have been checking suitcases for bombs and guns were filmed sleeping or reading newspapers. Bennie G. Thompson - chairman of the Congress Homeland Security Committee - made the demand after watching secret TV footage from a six-month undercover investigation at Birmingham airport. He said: "If what I saw is the...
  • Mobsters Allegedly Took Control Of 2 Labor Unions

    05/24/2007 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 1,490+ views
    CBS Broadcasting Inc ^ | May 23, 2007
    ELIZABETH, N.J. Authorities said mobsters gained control of two labor unions, cheating taxpayers with no-show jobs on public projects. The reputed gangsters and two union officials were among 25 people accused today in a variety of schemes, including illegal gambling and loansharking operations.
  • Labor Unrest Rocks Siberian Oil Town (Case of Corporate Socialism or Crony Capitalism)

    07/20/2006 2:38:35 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 3 replies · 416+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | July 21, 2006 | Anna Smolchenko
    A storm is brewing in Surgut, the seemingly sleepy hometown of Kremlin-friendly oil company Surgutneftegaz. Discontent over wages and management tactics is driving thousands of workers onto the streets in protest. Managers at the closely held company may be sitting on a cash pile estimated at more than $13 billion from sky-high oil prices, but the sense of prosperity is not felt by many of the firm's thousands of workers, say workers at the company, who have set up a fledgling independent union to make their case for better conditions. The frustrations first broke out into the open during the...
  • Mike Rosen: Labor Day then and now

    09/02/2005 4:56:44 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 349+ views
    Rocky Mountian News column ^ | September 2nd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Other than a three-day weekend, most Americans don't give much thought to what they're supposed to be observing on Labor Day. In practice, it's become little more than the unofficial celebration of the end of summer. Back in 1882, when New York City's Central Labor Union inaugurated the holiday, the labor movement was quite a different thing than it is today. Once upon a time, workers had valid grievances regarding pay, hours, conditions and safety. Unions served a positive role in leveraging the collective influence of their members to pressure management to redress those grievances. But labor unions are political...
  • Civil War in Organized Labor!

    07/25/2005 1:26:40 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 5 replies · 250+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | July 25, 2005 | John Kuethe
    The Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union are leaving the AFL-CIO and taking over an estimated two million workers with them. The AFL-CIO represented 56 unions before the split, and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa prepared his workers by declaring "a new era for American workers." "We proposed that the AFL-CIO embark on a new course of action that would not only protect our existing Teamsters members and their families but lead to thousands of new working men and women to have the opportunity to organize into a strong union that would give them the chance to achieve the...