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  • Justice Post Blindfold

    03/04/2018 8:06:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    While the Supreme Court heard oral argument, last week, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the court of public opinion focused not so much on the constitutionality of the law in question, i.e. justice, but instead on the partisan impact of the decision, i.e. politics. The case concerns Mark Janus, a child-care specialist for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, who refuses to join the union. Nonetheless, by state law, Janus is forced to pay “agency fees” to AFSCME. Those agency fees are 78 percent of what a union member pays in...
  • Public-Sector Unions Deserve To Be Destroyed

    03/02/2018 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    How does a public-sector union work? Easy. First, the state creates a monopoly. The monopoly forces taxpayers to fund those workers, whether they do a good job or not. The union then coerces workers to pay dues regardless of whether or not they want to. Then the union uses those dues to help fund political advocacy that perpetuates their monopoly and the union's influence. So, in other words: racketeering. Among many significant problems with this arrangement, the most obvious is that it's an assault on freedom of association. If there is another organization in American life that has a license...
  • Pay Your Dues!

    02/21/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | John Stossel
    If your workplace is a union shop, are you forced to pay union dues? This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments about that. When I worked at CBS and ABC, I was ordered to join the American Federation of Radio and TV Artists. That union had won a vote that gave them the right to speak for all reporters. I said, "I'm no 'artist.' I'm a reporter! I won't join!" But my bosses said they couldn't pay me unless I did. In right-to-work states, unions can't force people to join. But only 28 states are right to work. Aging socialist...
  • The Other Demographic Demise Democrats Should Worry About

    01/25/2018 2:16:56 AM PST · by lowbuck · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 January 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    The Democrats want open borders, since their future election chances depend on massive demographic shifts through mass third-world immigration. To their consternation, the #SchumerShutdown fight whimpered out because the public doesn’t want more immigration. That avenue for increasing their voter base is closing on them. Democrats are ignoring another declining base of support to their hurt: organized labor. For decades, labor unions ensured victory. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer won his Senate Seat because labor unions held him crushed his Republican opponent in 1998. Unfortunately, despite two major opportunities for long-term pro-labor reforms, unions have seen Democrats taking them for granted....
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable...
  • Trump Ends Obama Contracting Rule resolution overturning Obama's 'blacklisting' executive order

    03/27/2017 9:50:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 27, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    Trump Ends Obama Contracting Rule President signs resolution overturning Obama's 'blacklisting' executive order President Trump on Monday repealed Barack Obama's blacklisting rule that would have benefitted labor unions in federal contracting. Trump signed a resolution passed by the House and Senate overturning the rule, which would have forced companies bidding for government contracts to report all allegations of unfair labor practices filed against them. Previously, contractors only needed to disclose incidents in which they had been found guilty of labor violations. President Obama issued the "blacklisting" executive order in 2014, saying it would lead to "economy and efficiency in procurement...
  • VIDEO: Heckler calls Bill Clinton ‘NAFTA Boy’ at Detroit Labor Day parade

    09/05/2016 8:23:24 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/5/2016 | Kyle Olson
    While Hillary Clinton is relying heavily on union support for a November victory, not all union members are forgetting the Clintons’ past. As Bill Clinton was walking in the Detroit Labor Day parade, he was heckled by someone shouting “No NAFTA Boy!” as he went by.
  • Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

    09/04/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2016 | 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...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • Congress Should Put Workers’ Rights before Union Politics

    05/15/2016 6:33:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | James Setterlund
    Their signs may have read “united for students” but little about the recent teachers’ strikes in Chicago and Detroit public schools actually benefited the city’s children. That’s because teachers in both cities have staged “sickouts,” forcing schools to close and sending roughly 450,000 students into the streets of two of America’s most dangerous cities. At the helm of these protests are unions that use collective bargaining disputes to call on teachers to leave the classroom and block traffic during rush hour. These strikes are just the latest example of how unions can manipulate workers and taxpayers to advance their own...
  • Bern Slap: Verizon CEO Blasts Bernie

    04/18/2016 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Bernie Sanders was hit hard last week when the CEO of Verizon called him out on his hypocritical support of employment practices that will make it harder for Bernie’s voter base—Millennials—to earn a living wage. “Feeling the Bern of reality yet, Bernie?” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam asked after the socialist senator accused Verizon of planning to “outsource decent paying jobs” due to “corporate greed”—and then hugged union supporters on the Verizon picket line in Brooklyn, New York. Verizon workers went on strike in Washington, D.C. and nine eastern states last week. It’s notable that New York’s presidential primary is on...
  • The very short, unhappy MSNBC career of {Obama stooge] Stephanie Cutter

    03/20/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The plan to further bend the media dial in the direction of liberal political goals-- regarding a staffing move at NBC News and MSNBC. OBAMA ALUMNI: “Stephanie Cutter has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC.” Stephanie Cutter is a veteran of the Obama political machine and the fact that she’s no longer directly on the administration payroll hasn’t changed the tune she sings. The NBC announcement came on the same day as another bit of breaking political...
  • Latest Hillary emails show her private support for trade deals she publicly opposed

    02/21/2016 2:22:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    While everyone’s focus was on the voting in Nevada and South Carolina, the next batch of Hillary Clinton’s bathroom server emails hit the open market with some revelations that would likely be shocking and offensive if they weren’t so typical of all the missives that came before. There was the usual collection of classified ones, natch, but by this point it just seems to be assumed that such a significant portion of her communications never should have left the government firewall that it’s almost becoming a non-story. There were a couple of other subjects, however, which caught the attention of...
  • Video: Howard Dean admits labor unions are "Super PACs that Democrats like"

    02/07/2016 4:07:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Does this qualify as a “gaffe” when defined in classic Washington terms? Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean sat down with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to talk about the New Hampshire primary and seems to have lost control of his better partisan senses for a moment. Mitchell was quizzing him about all the money that Hillary Clinton has taken from special interest groups though her Super PACs and her paid speaking engagements, relating these bits of history to recent attacks coming from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Dean is one of Clinton’s most vocal (and frequently incomprehensible) supporters and he didn’t take kindly...
  • How the UAW is selling out American auto workers

    12/03/2015 1:17:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another touching story from the American heartland crosses our desk this morning, dealing with the dedicated efforts of labor unions to care for their workers and ensure the prosperity of the working class. The United Auto Workers have been in a long series of negotiations with the nation’s auto manufacturers in the latest round of contract wrangling. The result was a deal which should make everyone happy, if by “everyone” you mean the people running the unions. At the heart of the debate was the issue of outsourcing, where American companies ship their facilities (and all of the associated jobs)...
  • Obama calls on nation to ‘refashion the social compact,’ strengthen labor union powers

    10/07/2015 11:26:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Wednesday called on U.S. business, labor and political leaders to “refashion the social compact” and strengthen union powers across the country, arguing that the troubling trend of declining middle-class wages can be turned around by redefining the basic principles of workers’ rights. During a speech at a White House summit on working Americans, the president drew a direct link between drops in union membership and the stagnation of most workers’ wages. Mr. Obama also said that workers’ anxiety about their job security and whether they’ll be afford to feed their families contributes to “anti-immigration sentiment” and other...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you can’t sing you get the hook

    10/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like a significant number of conservatives I thought Scott Walker would be the right man to lead the Republican Party to victory next year. He seemed to have what it takes to fight Democrats and win even in a Blue State. His list of accomplishments impressed others as well. Then came the first Presidential Debate. Walker’s performance was stunningly poor. Worse still was his disappearance in the second debate which cost him the support of 98% of his previous backers. In the first debate he was a silent crash dummy. In the second go-round Walker, the guy who had built...
  • Scott Walker to propose abolishing unions for federal workers - ABOLISH NLRB

    09/13/2015 11:44:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | September 14, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to focus Monday on weakening labor by proposing to abolish unions for federal workers, create a national "right-to-work law" and eliminate the National Labor Relations Board.At a Las Vegas manufacturer, he also plans to call for requiring all unions to hold periodic votes so workers can decide whether they should continue to exist, according to his campaign. He will also cancel President Barack Obama's Labor Day order that federal contractors provide paid sick leave and work to end policies requiring some salaried workers to receive overtime—saying in some cases they should get time off instead."It's...
  • FIORINA WORKER-PROTECTION IMMIGRATION RATINGS ARE FALLING FAST

    09/12/2015 11:19:17 AM PDT · by glenduh · 17 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 12 Sep 2015 | Roy Beck
    The NumbersUSA Grade Committee met this week to consider all the immigration statements made by Presidential candidates since we last met. We changed lots of category ratings for most of the candidates (see below). To see the statements on which ratings are based, be sure to go to the big Grid with all Presidential candidates and click on the photo of a candidate: www.NumbersUSA.com/2016. You will also find the source and link for all of them. The ratings adjustments resulted in changes in overall grades of only three candidates DEMOTED Fiorina demoted from C-minus to D. Christie demoted from C+...
  • A $15.00 minimum wage is the greedy taking advantage of the unskilled with the help of the Democrats

    05/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Raising the wages of low to unskilled workers to $15.00 an hour will only help the Democrats and the extortionist unions who “represent” these workers. If low level salaries are doubled to $15.00 an hour, causing half of a shop’s workforce to be fired, the unions are way ahead. They will just double the dues for the remaining workers and not lose a cent in income. Better still, when employers fire half their workers just to survive, there will be half the number of members to bother union thugs with demands for services. The unions will still be able to...