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  • Pension chaos hits Chicago, Illinois budgets

    07/04/2014 10:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 04, 2014 | GregHinz.
    yesterday's decision in a key Illinois Supreme Court case has set off a first-class explosion in state and local government, potentially punching tens of billions of dollars in holes in their collective budgets. Some elements of the court's decision are drawing intense debate. But if the overnight consensus is anywhere near correct, everyone from City Hall and the Capitol to your local village and school board will have little option now but to dig deep, cut services and raise taxes a lot — and labor unions little incentive to compromise. "The law in Illinois is now crystal clear: Politicians cannot...
  • A fool and his money are soon parted; Newark takes snarky mega rich fool Suckerberg for a ride

    05/30/2014 9:12:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As the old saying goes, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Four years ago we saw the “fool and his money…” play out with a great flourish on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah did a show telling us what a great guy Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire owner of Facebook is for pledging to donate $100 million to the City of Newark. Zuckerberg naively believed the money would be used to improve Newark’s school system. Of course the then mayor of Newark Cory Booker was only too happy to take this White Liberal sucker’s money to complete the “..are...
  • Two more reminders unions and liberals are bottom feeding lowlifes

    05/11/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Unions will extort disabled people; MoveOn.org will support Boko Haram. Unions and liberals make our world a little less livable every time they get a chance. Here are two stories that remind us of the depths these people will sink to in order to have their way. In Michigan the Service Employees Internal Union (SEIU) has recently seen an 80% decrease in its membership which was triggered as much by its own greed as the terrible economy Barack Obama has given us. In 2006 the Michigan SEIU was successful in their drive to forcibly unionize family members of disabled people...
  • After Right-To-Work, 80% of Mich. Health-Care Workers Desert Union

    05/01/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/2014 | Robby Soave
    Having won the right to decide for themselves whether to join unions, Michigan workers are opting to desert an organization that many never wanted to join in the first place: the SEIU. Michigan voters put an end to forced unionization by approving right-to-work in the 2012 election. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder also signed a bill that ended a fraudulent dues-skimming scheme, perpetrated by the SEIU, which had allowed the union to collect $34 million in mandatory dues out of the Medicaid checks of unknowing home-based caregivers. No longer obligated to pay money to the SEIU, 80 percent of home-based caregivers...
  • Finally! Even Some Union Members Are Against An Illinois Tax Hike

    04/29/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Via email, Ben VanMetre at the Illinois Policy Institute mentions huge tax hikes that Progressives are angling for. The tax hikes are so steep and so universal that even thinking union members are against the hikes. From VanMetre State Sen. Don Harmon and advocates for his progressive tax proposal argue that the progressive income tax will provide tax relief for Illinois’ middle class. Not only is the argument not true, but the progressive income tax was never about tax relief. The proof of that is in the numbers. Under Illinois law, the individual income tax rate will be 3.75% in...
  • Big Labor Thugs Emboldened by Obama Labor Board

    04/12/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Fred Wszolek
    Racketeering, assault, and extortion -- these are just a few of the crimes that union organizers have been accused or convicted of committing over the past few weeks and months. You would think Big Labor bosses would be concerned with their image and whether or not it affects their ability to maneuver with friends in the Obama Administration. Not so. In fact, they have been emboldened by the actions undertaken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is currently seeking to expedite the unionization process so much so that workers and businesses will not be able to make informed...
  • Comrade de Blasio’s smashing blows to New York City will show America what the Democrats are about

    04/09/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Comrade Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, is starting to do all of the destructives things anyone with any brains could foresee. De Blasio is owned by two factions of the Left: the teacher’s union and the Working Families Party (WFP). The teachers union is closing in on an unheard of eight year contract. The teachers know they have to nail down their benefits now because things will be different when sanity returns to New York and de Blasio is shown the door. They looked at the stunts Wisconsin public service unions pulled and opted for guaranteed...
  • Get ready for the destruction of college football by organized labor

    04/04/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/14 | Doug Book
    Last year, twenty one year old Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter decided he could “…revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated” by forming the first players union in NCAA athletics. A union…”would put the athletes in a position to bargain, to demand things that college athletes have never had before — like stipends, continuing medical coverage after graduation, more concussion testing and even a portion of the profits of the multi-billion dollar windfall created by college football and basketball,” writes CNN reporter Sara Ganim of the benefits players might realize. (1) On March 26th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
  • Democrat big minimum wage increases keep the cycle of poverty and enslavement going

    04/02/2014 9:02:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The best explanation of what the Yiddish word “chutzpah” means goes like this: A guy who has just been convicted of killing his parents begs the judge for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan. “Chutzpah” is acting with extreme, barefaced shamelessness. When it comes to their handling of financial matters Democrats can be classified as acting either in extreme ignorance or with extreme chutzpah. We know Democrats align themselves with job killing unions and champion job killing regulations; but whether they are ignorant of how economies actually work, just practicing their usual level of chutzpah or a...
  • Labor Board Gives Student Athletes the Right to Unionize

    03/27/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has decided that college athletes – who are getting a subsidized education and a shot at a multi-million dollar career – have the right to unionize as employees. The Labor backed effort to unionize college students who play games as an “education”, according to the Chicago NLRB, now have a seat at the “bargaining table” in college athletics… Because, obviously, consumers of higher education (AKA: “students”) don’t currently have any seat at the “bargaining table”. The short story is that pockets of education consumers (which is the technical definition for individuals who voluntarily...
  • Union rep join federal government safety inspectors on site visits to non-union businesses

    03/22/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2014 | Patrick Howley
    SEIU and other labor unions can accompany the government inspectors on site visits due to a quiet and contested Obama administration rule clarification issued last year in response to a request from a union representative. Maurice Baskin, an attorney representing the Associated Builders and Contractors and the National Association of Manufacturers, said in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that OSHA’s clarification letter violates the OSH Act and the National Labor Relations Act. Section 9 of the National Labor Relations Act holds that an “authorized representative” must be an agent from a union that a majority of the...
  • Unions Request a "Do-Over" in Failed Chattanooga Union Vote

    03/11/2014 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    What do you do when a union vote doesn’t go your way? Well, if you are the United Auto Workers union, you ask for a “re-do”. The UAW has asked the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider their failed attempt to unionize Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, because… Well because they think it was unfair that anti-union voices were allowed to make their case on TV, highway billboards, and newspaper columns. In other words: the UAW feels they were unfairly outgunned by free-speech. According to the Wall Street Journal: The UAW has filed an election objection with the labor board alleging...
  • That snapping sound you hear is the AFL-CIO’s white flag of surrender flying over Dixie

    03/04/2014 9:01:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/4/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the UAW failed miserably in Chattanooga and was not able to unionize the Volkswagen plant, even with a staked deck, it started a chain reaction and the next domino has fallen. The news that the AFL-CIO has decided to keep its money and not even try to save three Southern Democrat Senators comes as no real shock. The powerful union reviewed the polls and the political climate in North Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas and decided backing the Democrats in these states would be throwing good money after bad. The decision left Democrat Senators Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu...
  • 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...
  • They call themselves thugs (Those Helpful Union Guys) and now they face charges of torching a church

    02/21/2014 9:02:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    his is the type of story that gets you nodding your head and saying, “This proves the point.” A federal grand jury has just indicted ten Philadelphia area iron workers and their union for burning down a Quaker church in 2012 because the church was using non-union labor. All of the ten are members of Ironworkers Local 401. They were charged with the arson after an investigation pointed to their guilt. They are so shameless they called themselves THUGS, Those Helpful Union Guys and thought that was funny. Now the joke is on them. In its press release regarding the...
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • Top Volkswagen official says failure to unionize could hurt the South's chances of VW presence

    02/19/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 92 replies
    Nooga,com ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Chloé Morrison
    Bernd Osterloh, who is the Volkswagen AG General and Group Works Council chairman, said that future investments in the South might be hurt if workers will not unionize, according to Reuters. The comments come days after Volkswagen Chattanooga workers voted against representation by the United Auto Workers Union. After years of quiet work by union leaders and a contentious campaigning period, officials announced Friday night that Volkswagen employees opted against UAW representation with a 712-626 vote. But at that announcement, Volkswagen Chattanooga President Frank Fischer said the vote wasn't against the works council and that there is still support for...
  • “Jonah” Obama loses another vote: Chattanooga VW workers don’t care what he wants

    02/17/2014 8:56:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    You won’t hear much about this week’s defeat for the United Auto Workers. The thugs were trying to unionize Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant workers. This was no ordinary defeat. It is best described as a death knell for the UAW’s efforts to unionize the South and forcibly use the increase in union dues to finance further destruction of America by their pals in the Democrat Party. That’s over now. There were a few important reasons for the kick in the teeth the union took, but one you certainly won’t hear mentioned is that “Jonah” Obama who brings defeat to Democrats wherever...
  • Holy Cow, I Agree With The U.A.W

    02/11/2014 9:58:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Fred Wszolek
    Put this in the when-pig-fly category: I’m finding myself agreeing with something the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) did. The UAW has long been seeking to organize workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the moment of truth has arrived. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scheduled an election for February 12 to 14 where workers will have the final say. In the lead up to the vote, the union negotiated with the company to set the terms of Volkswagen’s neutrality in the election. Surprisingly, the union agreed to...
  • Reid again eyes Senate rulebook [How low can Reid go?]

    02/10/2014 12:49:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Liberal groups are agitating for another round of filibuster reform after Senate Majority Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) controversial triggering of the nuclear option last year has done little to alleviate Senate gridlock. A coalition of labor and liberal groups have pressed Reid to make additional changes to the Senate rules this year, something that senior Democratic aides say is very possible. “We strongly urge Majority Leader Reid and Chairman [Patrick] Leahy [D-Vt.] to consider reforms to floor and committee rules that will hasten the confirmation of President Obama’s talented and qualified set of nominees,” they said in a statement. The coalition,...
  • Moderate Republicans team up with labor unions to defeat the tea party in 2014

    02/07/2014 3:26:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Patrick Howley
    A Republican super PAC committed to defeating the tea party in 2014 congressional primaries is mostly funded by labor unions. The super PAC Defending Main Street, formed by moderate Republican and former congressman Steve LaTourette, has committed itself to destroying tea party challenges to establishment GOP candidates in the 2014 midterm elections. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” LaTourette said. His PAC has already committed itself to defending Republican Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson from tea party opponent Bryan Smith, who is backed by the conservative Club for Growth due to Simpson’s...
  • Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout

    02/01/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Steven Mufson and Tom Hamburger
    Labor leaders who have spent months lobbying unsuccessfully for special protections under the Affordable Care Act warned this week that the White House’s continued refusal to help is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections.
  • 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...
  • SEIU Fights To Force Home Caregivers To Pay Union Dues

    01/23/2014 11:09:30 AM PST · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Labor Law: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that will determine if a Medicaid recipient caring for her child is a state worker required to turn part of her meager resources over to union bosses. Illinois resident Pam Harris is a 55-year-old mom earning less than the minimum wage who cares for her son Josh Harris, 25. He has Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a muscular degenerative disease, compounded by physical disabilities and mental illness. Josh and his family qualify for an Illinois home-based support-services program that lets disabled adults live at home. He gets $721 each month from...
  • Bottom 5 States in (Liberal) Fiscal Condition: (Shortened title)

    01/20/2014 12:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds are digging into a George Washington University paper on State Fiscal Conditions, a ranking of 50 states, by Sarah Arnett. PolicyMic Produced this Chart of State Fiscal Conditions based on the working paper. Highlights and Lowlights Let's return to the original working paper for some highlights and lowlights. At the bottom of the rankings are New Jersey and Illinois. New Jersey faces long-run solvency problems due in part to nearly 15 years of underfunding its state and local pensions. It has an estimated unfunded pension liability of around $25.6 billion as well as $59.3 billion in unfunded liabilities...
  • Fast Food Thursday, Because Big Labor Bullies Need A Beatdown

    12/03/2013 10:46:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Tony Katz
    Fast food workers are planning a strike to force employers to pay them $15 per hour. This Thursday, in over 100 cities across the nation, Big Labor is coordinating with "grassroots" activists to pressure these employers to pay a "living wage." From all the press, you'd think the push toward higher wages was something noble. But, this is Big Labor. And no one will bully, threaten or intimidate to steal your hard earned money more than Big Labor. The group Fast Food Forward, one of the organizations in sync with Big Labor to shame fast food restaurants into extinction,...
  • Protesting Wal-Mart - Worker's Rights or Competition

    12/01/2013 4:41:38 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 46 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 12/01/13 | LD Jackson
    I came across a story last week that caught my eye, but not enough to post about it. It was about the protests that have been organized against one of America's corporate giants. The protests were supposed to be workers protesting for more worker's rights at Wal-Mart. I mean, who doesn't support that? It seems a lot of people love to hate them some Wal-Mart. They are an easy target, since they are usually the biggest kid on the block. Big targets are easier to hit when the stones start flying and all that. Did you know, however, that many...
  • Media Drops The Ball On Union Front Group Protests

    11/09/2013 9:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ryan Williams
    As we approach the Holiday Season and Black Friday, there will inevitably be a number of media reports purporting that employees at large companies like Wal-Mart are striking throughout the country. Last Thanksgiving, prominent media outlets like CNN, NBC and the Huffington Post widely and falsely reported that hundreds of protests were being staged by Wal-Mart employees throughout the nation. Before reporting the same false story this year, reporters should consider asking a few basic questions like exactly how many of these protesters are in fact Wal-Mart employees? They might be surprised to find that an overwhelming proportion of...
  • Unions May Receive Obamacare Exemption

    11/07/2013 3:39:54 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 15 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/07/13 | LD Jackson
    I had thought I would not write at all today, much less write about Obamacare. I am weary with telling the tale of this train wreck and what it is doing to the American people. It seems, however, there is just no end to the depths to which the Obama administration will go to further its agenda and help its friends. Just ask the unions how they feel about Obamacare. When the Affordable Care Act was first being considered in Congress, the unions were asked to support it, even though it appeared the legislation would not be optimal for...
  • Unions Turn on Obamacare, But Don't Call Them Hypocrites

    10/22/2013 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Michael Barone
    It's not just Republicans who are unhappy with Obamacare. Labor union leaders have been complaining too. In July, the presidents of the Teamsters, United Food Commercial Workers union and UNITE-HERE (combined membership: 2.9 million) wrote a letter to congressional Democrats saying that Obamacare will "destroy the very health and well-being of our members along with millions of other working Americans." "We have a problem," they concluded. "You need to fix it." Forget for a moment that organized labor supported Obamacare. The union leaders have arguably legitimate complaints. Obamacare does indeed create incentives for employers to reduce the workweek below...
  • The Gun Grabbers Try to Grope Our Kids Too

    09/30/2013 4:12:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | John Ransom
    In six weeks there will be a little-followed election that could help determine the path for education reform in the United States for a long time to come. At issue is whether a local school board has the authority to tell the government employee union—you know, the forces of darkness that are preventing commonsense education reform in our schools? -- to take a hike. In July 2012, that’s exactly what Douglas County, Colorado school board decided. After months of negotiations the school board reached an impasse with the union as their contract expired. Previously the union has demanded that the...
  • Well THAT didn’t take long; a Federal Judge puts Wisconsin Democrat hack judge in his place

    09/15/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The party is over, all their bluster ultimately meant nothing; and that’s as it should be. It took almost exactly a year to the day, but the party is over for our greedy union thug enemies in Wisconsin. Just last September 14, the gang at the Dailykos oh so gleefully reported that a Democrat hack judge in Madison had ruled the state’s law effectively ending, “.. collective bargaining rights for most public workers” was not constitutional and could not be enforced. Unions, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas ruled, could go on eating their way to the bottom of...
  • Time to Scrap Labor Day for 9/11 Day

    09/12/2013 2:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    For labor unions around the country, this last Labor Day served as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go out and earn our keep every day. And that alienation is being expressed in political defeats by unions around the country. I’m wondering if the unions are starting to regret their investment in Obama.Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to the New York Times, hoping that they’d buy political clout with Obama that they don’t...
  • Unionized labor is a failure. What does it mean for Obamacare?

    09/03/2013 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    First came the news that 40,000 Longshoremen have quit the AFL-CIO because they have finally figured out that Richard “Fifth Amendment” Trumpka and his gang has been screwing them. The final wakeup call came with Trumpka’s support of both Obamacare and amnesty disguised as “immigration reform.” The dockworkers have come to recognize this two headed monster will destroy them and they opted to vote for a break from union control with their feet. While the official reasons for the mass pull out sound like these men are leaving because the AFL-CIO isn’t liberal enough, don’t believe it for a minute....
  • The Hispanic Tea Party, circa 1965–-A Tribute to Josephine Gabaldon

    08/25/2013 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/25/13 | Jerry Todd
    It was a dismal epoch in Delano, CA. The goal of the infamous Delano Grape Boycott was to force unionization of the farm workers to improve their pay and working conditions while subjugating their employers. The majority of the workers were Americans of Mexican descent, plus documented immigrants and illegal’s. They have a certain love of the soil and a sense of true beauty and artistry that benefitted California agriculture for generations. They could draw the best out of a grape vine or a fruit tree or make a broken down tractor hum. They are also Roman Catholic from the...
  • There is no GOP “War on Women” but there is a war on unions and we’re winning

    08/23/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/23/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    An honest person (which of course excludes most Democrats), understands that any “War on Women” in this country it is most certainly being conducted by Democrats at all levels of government. “A Republican War on Women” is a Freudian use of words, invented by a lapdog media to deflect the truth. Despite the fact that we hear the phrase over and over again from a Democrat controlled media there is no such thing as a Republican War on Women. Nevertheless, there is an actual war that is unquestionably being waged by the Republican Party against its union enemies. There is...
  • Just when you thought unions were as low as they could go they picket a child’s funeral

    08/02/2013 9:25:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/13 | Emma Karlin
    It took a judge’s order to snap a greedy Chicago union out of its selfishness and make its members stop picketing funerals including one being held for a deceased child by a grieving family. SCI Illinois Services Inc. (SCIIS), a large funeral home chain has been stuck by Teamsters Local 727 which has harassed grieving families seeking to bury their loved ones. A statement from SCIIS said, “While we recognize and respect the Teamsters’ right to lawfully picket, we have been shocked and saddened by their attempts to make grieving families the target of the cruel and outrageous attacks.” The...
  • Big labor finally getting the shaft from Democrat politicians

    07/22/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/22/13 | Doug Book
    It seems big labor is getting nervous about anticipated disastrous effects on the healthcare benefits of union membership by Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. So nervous are they in fact that James P. Hoffa and organized labor comrades Joseph Hansen and Don Taylor addressed their concerns in personal letter form to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, a clear break from the more conventional late night exchange of cash and instructions so common between labor kingpins and Democrat politicians. “We can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health...
  • MSM Wall of Silence on Union Criticism of ObamaCare

    07/19/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN found time to broadcast a story about a "neighbor from hell" but as to harsh labor union criticism of "healthcare from hell," not a word. Not only is CNN maintaining a wall of silence on union opposition, expressed in a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi,  to ObamaCare but pretty much the rest of the mainstream media, with the notable exceptions of the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, are stubbornly remaining mum on the story despite President  Obama being forced to go into campaign mode to sell his unpopular healthcare law. To read the MSM stories about...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members’

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions – James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald “D.” Taylor of UNITE-HERE — wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacare’s impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: “The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” “This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us.” “Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • Forcing “sick days” benefits into small business workplaces is merely backdoor Card Check

    07/01/2013 8:37:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/1/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Democrats in New York’s City Council have overridden Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of its bill forcing small businesses to provide “sick days” to their workers. This is a cynical “end run” to Card Check. There is very little chance that Card Check, which would allow unions to “supervise” workers’ votes on whether to unionize, would pass even in today’s political climate. This has forced the desperate unions to find another way to increase their dwindling membership rolls. The numbers are clear; unions are being crushed under the weight of...
  • Trying to steal Sandy clean-up work, union thugs use media and Democrats to threaten families

    06/21/2013 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    This story is a chilling reminder of the evil alliance of Democrats and unions. When super storm Sandy slammed into the northeast last October it left destruction and dangerous debris in startling amounts. Homes were folded up and rolled down streets. Civil buildings and churches were flattened and dangerous toxic materials covered the landscape. The enormity of the clean-up was such that local governments had to work fast and work cheap to clean up their streets. Since “fast and cheap” are not words associated with unions the emergency demanded non-union labor as the only available and affordable course of action....
  • Did IRS Target Homebuliders on Behalf of Mobbed-Up Union?

    06/04/2013 5:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    In the fall of 2011 the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) submitted Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service following an announcement that the administration was investigating homebuilders in an attempt to bolster union membership at the expense of housing sector jobs. “In a letter [from the Labor Department] cited by The [Wall Street] Journal,” wrote Crain’s Detroit at the time “homebuilders were asked to immediately turn over the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, pay rates and hours worked for all employees over the past two years. The letter from the Labor...
  • Shocker: AARP Gets An Obamacare Waiver

    05/20/2011 7:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    sa ^ | May 20, 2011 | Rob Port
    Outside of the unions, there was perhaps no group more ardent in its support of Obamacare than the AARP. The advocacy group spent $121 million on advertising in favor of Obamacare, and millions more lobbying for it on Washington DC. But now AARP’s insurance business, Medigap which competes with Medicare Advantage (a program AARP lobbied to have hamstrung by OBamacare), just got a waiver from complying with the law. ... Keep in mind, again, that AARP is set to rake in billions in profits now that Obamacare has effective knocked Medicare Advantage out of the market.
  • What Students Won’t Learn During California’s Labor History Month

    04/30/2013 2:07:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    California lawmakers don’t simply like labor unions. They love them. So much, in fact, that they recently eliminated Labor History Week from the state law books and replaced it with Labor History Month, with the first scheduled for this May. That means starting tomorrow, Californians (particularly school children) will be getting a steady diet of pro-labor propaganda, displaying the history of the union movement in only the most flattering light. That’s where EAGnews comes in. We believe it’s necessary to balance that stream of happy history with the rest of the story. So starting Wednesday (which ironically is the socialist...
  • New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint

    04/18/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz
    If there were any doubts that the oft-used term ‘comprehensive immigration reform' is a stalking-horse for amnesty, a new Senate proposal should dispel them. The measure, touted as a way to fix our ‘broken' immigration system, will do the opposite. Not only will it demean U.S. citizenship and rule of law, it also likely will produce adverse economic effects. The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano,...
  • Good news from Wisconsin: AFSCME is melting like the Wicked Witch of the West

    04/12/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/12/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is some very good news from Wisconsin. Republican Governor Scott Walker is winning his war with the state’s public employee unions. When Walker stepped into the political ring to battle his state’s powerful government workers’ unions no one gave him much chance of surviving, let alone winning. Walker’s efforts have been startling. He has succeeded beyond what anyone could have foreseen. Wisconsin’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 40 has seen its members steadily jump over its plantation walls since Walker...
  • 5 Groups Of Obama Voters That Are Being Crushed By Democrats

    03/30/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Hollywood, the mainstream media and the public school system are all almost entirely controlled by people and groups friendly to the Democrat Party. Yet and still, even with that almost overwhelming advantage, Democrats can't do any better than a rough parity with the Republicans. If the tables were turned and the GOP controlled what you see on TV, in the news and what your kids are taught at school the same way the Democrats do, the Republican Party would win every presidential election and would permanently maintain unassailable majorities in Congress. So, why aren't the Democrats running away with every...
  • Free the Workers

    03/23/2013 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The labor market is one of the most regulated markets in our economy. Minimum wage laws effectively tell teenagers they cannot work unless they can produce $7.25 an hour. When the ObamaCare mandate kicks in next year, that hurdle will climb to more than $15 an hour for many potential employees. OSHA regulations dictate what risks workers may and may not take while on the job. Wage and hour laws dictate what wage rate a worker can accept in order to be able to work at nights and on weekends. Those same laws tell many parents they can't take off...
  • Is the Democrat tower of Babble crumbling in California?

    03/14/2013 9:17:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/14/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    How was it possible that Scott Walker was able to beat back so many challenges and build his reputation as a “union killer” in a state like Wisconsin, yet Mitt Romney still lost there, even with a popular Paul Ryan as his running mate? It happened because while the Democrats in Wisconsin and other states are turning on each other, they will stop fighting long enough to re-elect Democrat Barack Obama. This political reality has developed because the rank and file Democrats, who are being forced to work harder to fund the pensions of their “union brothers and sisters” have...