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  • Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci Reunite in Irishman Set Photos

    09/23/2017 5:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Dan Zinski
    Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci reunite in new set photos captured during the shooting of The Irishman. Based on a book by Charles Brandt, The Irishman traces the life of real-life reputed mob hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro), who among other things claimed to have been involved in the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that to this day remains unsolved (despite outrageous claims like his body being buried under the old Giants Stadium). Al Pacino is set to make his Scorsese debut playing Hoffa. The Irishman marks Martin Scorsese’s return to gangster film...
  • UAW President Says Bribery Scandal Hurt Unionization Bid at Nissan

    08/14/2017 5:49:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | 8/14/17 | Bill McMorris
    United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive "appalling," adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.In July, the Department of Justice indicted Monica Morgan, the wife of the late UAW vice president General Holiefield, and former Fiat Chrysler vice president Alphons Iacobelli for funneling $1.2 million from a worker training center to pay off Morgan's mortgage, buy luxury cars, and pay for personal travel. The indictment came just one week before the UAW held a historic...
  • Infamous Philly Mob Boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo Dies At Age 87

    01/15/2017 12:42:29 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    CBS News(Philly) ^ | 01/15/2017 | Molly Daly
    Notorious former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo has died in a federal prison medical facility in North Carolina. He was 87. A family attorney confirmed to CBS Philly on Sunday that Scarfo passed away Friday at the Butner Federal Prison. Scarfo, who had been banished from Atlantic City, became head of the Philadelphia crime family in 1981 after the murders of Angelo Bruno and Phil “Chicken Man” Testa.
  • Rank And File Union Members In The Rust Belt Propelled Trump To The White House

    11/14/2016 5:35:08 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | Ted Goodman
    Tuesday’s election results sent shock waves across the globe after voters selected President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th president — but the results may not have been as surprising to America’s rust belt. Trump’s message on jobs, trade and the economy resonated in battleground states that turned red for the first time in decades. Trump was able to take in a good number of rank and file union members who usually vote Democrat, even though many union leaders threw support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton still beat Trump by eight points among union households, but that number...
  • America's Orwellian Liberalism

    10/15/2011 6:11:54 AM PDT · by radioone
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Folkertsma
    The ink was barely dry on the asterisk in Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s rant about taking out those "son-of-a-b*tches" -- referring to Tea Party members -- when the vice president made his own contribution at a Labor Day rally. "This is a fight for the existence of organized labor," the veep shouted. "You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!" And the diatribes have continued with the establishment of a website designed to track unfair comments made by those who, in President Obama's words, want to "cripple" America. Congresswoman Maxine Waters' snippet about telling the Tea...
  • Scott Walker could become the world’s most powerful man. So who the hell is he?

    03/14/2015 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    News Australia ^ | March 14, 2015
    EVERY talking head in the United States has spent the last week prattling on about Hillary Clinton’s emails.Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. That’s no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. His name’s Scott Walker.A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now he’s being seriously considered for the most important job on the...
  • Three Cheers for Scott Walker's Union Busting! [Who could be against the right to work?]

    03/07/2015 11:45:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 7, 2015 | Matt Lewis
    In America, you have the right to remain silent, the right to rise—and soon the right to work. At least that is if you live in Wisconsin, or one of the other right-to-work states that allow private sector workers to opt out of union membership. Next week, it is expected that Gov. Scott Walker will sign legislation making Wisconsin the 25th state to pass right-to-work legislation. Interestingly, Walker didn't actively push for this legislation, but his signature will nonetheless guarantee one more feather in the cap of a Republican governor who has helped transform his state in recent years. You...
  • Ted Cruz “Excellence” Award Raises Questions About Caucus’ Union Ties

    01/20/2015 7:27:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Robb
    The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ former ties to Hollywood’s unions are coming into question in light of its recent decision to stand by its award to ultra-conservative presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz. The decision to give the Texas Republican its American Spirit Award had polarized the caucus’ membership, with internal objections leading to an emergency meeting of the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors executive committee Monday, which upheld the decision to honor Cruz. The caucus traditionally hands out American Spirit Awards to a Republican and a Democrat (California Governor Jerry Brown appears to be the choice on...
  • UAW publishing names of ‘scabs’ - aka people who don’t want to join UAW

    10/12/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    To those who buy the romanticized image of labor unions - those brave champions of the working man who work day and night to protect the best interests of just plain folks against the robber barons in the boardrooms and the plush corporate offices - it’s hard to conceive of why anyone would not want to join the United Auto Workers. Democrats who hate right-to-work laws in states that have them deride said laws as “right to work for less.” You dumbasses! Why would you not join the union when it’s going to get you more money and protect you...
  • Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

    03/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A "goon-squad" group named The Helpful Union Guys (THUG), members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. THUGs stalked women, took baseball bats to a Toys R Us site, and even torched a Quaker meetinghouse that dared to use non-union labor. Philly.Com reports 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment. They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad"...
  • Deal Said to Be Reached on Guest Worker Program in Immigration (Clears path for amnesty)

    03/30/2013 12:41:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Stand With Arizona/Facebook ^ | 03-30-2013 | John Hill
    HERE WE GO. The game's afoot. In 2007, a critical factor which torpedoed illegal alien amnesty was the failure of labor unions and the business lobby to reach a deal on a "guest worker" program. Now, the New York Times is reporting that the sinister cabal of the AFL-CIO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce have reached a "deal". That's right, just what America's 20 million unemployed and underemployed need - MORE foreign workers to take MORE jobs and undercut wages even further. The Chamber could not give a damn if illegal aliens destroy American jobs and bankrupt schools, hospitals and...
  • Super Bowl halftime show may be cancelled for 2014

    02/04/2013 10:34:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 127 replies
    No halftime show at Super Bowl 2014? That’s the word, according to planners who say the weather may prevent appearances at matchup XLVIII, set for New Jersey. “It’s because of the cold weather,” said one involved with next year’s Super Bowl planning, in a New York Post report. “It’s not only the acts and the singers, but also the crews that have to put the stage together. … You just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold.”
  • EDITORIAL: Government recalls GM stock (Good read)

    12/26/2012 8:48:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2012 | Editorial
    Administration puts an expensive end to a disgraceful episodeGeneral Motors will no longer be “Government Motors.” The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced its intention to liquidate federal holdings in the automobile company over the next 15 months. The final tally will show this policy has been a disaster for taxpayers. Under the best case scenario, the public will wind up shelling out more than $13 billion by the close of this unfortunate episode. Though President Obama has portrayed the GM bailout as saving Detroit, it was really a reward for the auto unions. It was a celebration of bad management...
  • CROWDER RELEASE UNEDITED UNION ASSAULT FOOTAGE!

    12/20/2012 8:58:34 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 63 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 12/20/2012 | Steven Crowder
    The media immediately accused the accuser, defaming me and supported the union thugs in intimidating/stifling free speech. This unedited footage REMOVES ALL DOUBT as to what happened that day. Please share to shine a light!
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Former Cincinnati union president sentenced to 51 months in prison [embezzled $750K]

    06/10/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Business Courier ^ | June 8, 2012 | Morning Call
    A federal court judge sentenced the former president of the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees union to more than four years in prison, Local 12 reported. Diana Frey pleaded guilty to stealing more than $750,000 from the union that covers mid-level managers in Cincinnati government. Frey has 60 days to report to prison. She has already repaid a small amount, but the court ordered Frey to repay the remaining $740,000 she embezzled. Prosecutors said Frey took money from three union accounts and used it to support a “more lavish lifestyle than she otherwise could afford.” Frey was also sentenced to...
  • Appleton native creates 'blue fist' logo

    11/27/2011 6:36:42 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-27-11 | ap
    APPLETON, Wis. - An Appleton native is the creator of the iconic "blue fist" graphic in the shape of Wisconsin used in spring protests at the state Capitol. Graphic artist Carrie Worthen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, but she kept in touch with members of the AFL-CIO and, in February, the union asked her to take the germ of the fist idea and make it stand out. "To me it needed to be bold and clear and loud and simple," Worthen told Wisconsin Public Radio.
  • Progressive Government Is Obsolete

    03/19/2011 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The Wall Street ^ | MARCH 18, 2011. | STEPHEN GOLDSMITH
    Across the country, the interests of organized labor, elected officials and taxpayers are colliding over wages, work rules and the astronomical costs of retiree pensions and health care. As important as these specific issues are to resolve, there is another, more fundamental problem causing so many Americans to lose faith in their government: It is not government unions per se but progressive government itself—long celebrated in Wisconsin, New York and elsewhere—that no longer produces progressive results. In the early 20th century, the progressives championed a rule-based approach to public-sector management that was a big step forward from the cronyism and...
  • Labor Unions Fear Rollback of Rights if G.O.P. Wins

    11/01/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 1m 2010 | Steven Greenhouse
    Organized labor is deeply worried about what happens after Tuesday. By many measures, labor unions have been the Republicans’ fiercest, biggest-spending opponents in this year’s campaign, laying out more than $200 million in hopes of safeguarding the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. So it should be no surprise that Republicans, who appear to stand a good chance of winning control of the House or Senate, are signaling that they plan to push bills and strategies to undermine labor’s political clout and ability to grow. “Republicans are likely to pursue a version of what Samuel Gompers often said: ‘Reward...