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  • Canada Demanding U.S. End 'Right to Work' Laws as Part of NAFTA Renegotiation

    09/06/2017 8:23:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/06/2017 | Stephen Cruiser
    Canada is demanding goodies from the United States Congress as part of the renegotiation of NAFTA.From The Globe and Mail: One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labour file, according to a schedule of the talks obtained by The Globe and Mail. One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request. Canada believes that lower labour standards in the United States and Mexico, including right to work,...
  • Missouri is close to becoming the 28th Right to Work state

    02/04/2017 8:32:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    You can’t really pin this one on the Trump Effect because it’s been in the works for a while, but Missouri’s legislature sent a new bill to the Governor this week which will be making some big changes on the labor front. If you were somehow able to buy stock in labor unions on Wall Street, this would be a good time to sell it because the Show-Me state is about to show forced unionization to the door. (St. Lois Today) A moment long dreaded by the state’s labor unions and their supporters arrived on Thursday, as Missouri lawmakers...
  • Labor Day -- burgers, brats and Bolshevism

    09/02/2016 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    Hows about some commie ketchup on that burger? Its extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didnt you know? Thats why you get the day off on Monday. Thats 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 (everyones a winner!) frills made affordable to Americans, American businesses and big government waste-fraud-and-abuse mills by, well, capitalism. I know, Im a killjoy, and, call me a hypocrite, but Im grilling out...
  • Judge strikes down Wisconsins 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 don’t pay union dues to still receive union benefits.State attorneys argued the law is constitutional since it technically doesn’t take any money out of union coffers.Judge William Foust agreed the law amounts to taking the unions’ 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. Heres 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 Governors office and public unions is exempt from the states 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 Labors 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: Obamas 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 thats 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
    nypost.com ^ | 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 unions 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,...