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  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie in Washington (PA)

    10/30/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 21 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | uncredited
    Two “Stop the Violence” organizers in Washington County allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said. The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the...
  • 75,000-member-strong Restoring America Together Network seeks to unite conservatives

    04/26/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    Restoring America Together Network ^ | April 25, 2014 | Restoring America Together Network
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greenville, South Carolina – April 25, 2014: “Don’t tell me what’s wrong, we know that; what are we going to do about it to get it fixed?” says Rollan Ross passionately, CEO of the 75,000-member-strong, pan-conservative grassroots Restoring America Together Network (RAT). He adds, “Everybody complains about our country and the direction in which it is going. We know that. What are we going to do about it? Our groups are focused on that goal!” RAT adds hundreds of members each day as many U.S. citizens are naturally drawn to the group’s simple yet succinct and elegant...
  • Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action

    04/09/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/9/14 | Allahpundit
    Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress. Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny. Was she joking or wasn’t she? That’s the juiciest bit released today by the House Ways and Means Committee, which voted — along party lines,
  • Organizing for Action contest rules show inconsistency of progressive principles

    12/29/2013 10:43:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    examiner ^ | 12/29/13
    “Friend,” a Saturday email from Organizing for Action National Organizing Director Sara El-Amine began. “You're going to want to go to this party.” OFA is the successor to Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and Organizing for America, which itself “evolved” from the 2008 Obama for America campaign. So why are they calling me “friend”? Probably for the same reason that old fraud John McCain does. They want money. But why are they writing to me for it? I keep myself on email lists, not just from the RNC and DNC, but from all kinds of groups I like to keep...
  • Michelle Obama & OFA Present Songs For America: Just Another “Racket”

    08/25/2013 9:15:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-25-2013 | MOTUS
    I apologize, I’ve been so busy covering the BBB tour that I’ve slighted Lady M’s equally important activities. I know you’ve heard about the release of her upcoming hip hop album,  “Songs For a Healthier America.” The 19-track album, with song titles like “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv” will be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Organizing For Action (OFA), previously known as Organizing for America (OFA). And Lady M will be appearing in – count them – no less than ten of the accompaning musical videos! Not rapping, butt...
  • Economy not on Organizing for Action’s ‘Action August’ agenda

    07/28/2013 10:37:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization assembled from the remnants of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, is pushing for the president’s second-term agenda during a month-long “Action August” of advocacy and fundraising — but don’t expect to hear about the economy. Beginning on Obama’s birthday, August 4, OFA will spend the month promoting the administration’s top issues ahead of the 2014 midterm elections: the benefits of enrolling early in Obamacare (August 4), immigration reform (August 5), climate change (August 13), gun control (August 21), and immigration reform again (August 31). “I’ve always said that running for office is not just...
  • Obama's Organizing For Action Tweets Americans "The Finger"!!!

    03/16/2013 9:09:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-16-2013 | MOTUS
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… Bad enough that Big Guy just gave the proverbial finger to that small, “severe” part of America that doesn’t idolize him. Butt did he have to do it on his 501(c)(4) site? I guess it’s not technically illegal to spike the ball for no particularly good reason on a tax exempt  site, butt it sure is tacky, I don’t care who you are. Not to mention childish, immature and unprofessional. That’s my el Presidente! Although it’s getting pretty hard to tell the difference between the OFA blog and the official Big White Blog site. They...
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • How BO Helped Save the American Economy (e-mail)

    10/08/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies
    Organizing for America (e-mail) ^ | 8 October 2012 | Thomas Whitaker
    Hi, I'm Thomas Whitaker, the field organizer for President Obama's grassroots organization in the area. I wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to talk recently with one of our organizers about the issues that matter to you and your friends and family. I also wanted to give you some more information on what the President and other Democrats have done to help create jobs. Click here to get a good breakdown on how we're making progress creating jobs for Pennsylvanians. Here are some of the highlights for our state and the nation, too: When the President took...
  • Former Organizing for America staffer interfered with FOIA requests at Department of Homeland

    03/31/2011 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/11 | Mike Riggs
    New emails and testimony from Department of Homeland Security FOIA officer Catherine Papoi reveal that a former Obama campaign staffer repeatedly asked Papoi and her team to redact portions of “politically sensitive” documents, as well as portions of documents that were already publicly available. Papoi, who came under fire at DHS for complaining that “sensitive” FOIA requests were being vetted by political employees, testified on March 3 that Willard “Clint” Carte, a DHS attorney with the title of “confidential assistant,” attempted to block a FOIA request for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s calendar in which Napolitano’s secretary had referred to Secretary...
  • Obama’s Organizing for America: “Know Any Good Organizers?”

    02/23/2011 6:08:31 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 11 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2011 | Marinka Peschmann
    As Libyans face being slaughtered at the hands of despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi and President Obama unofficially gears up for the 2012 Presidential elections, Jeremy Bird, the Deputy Director of Obama’s political arm, Organizing for America, is apparently prepping for full campaign mode. Last night, OFA supporters received an email asking: “Know any Good Organizers?” The text reads: Friend –This summer, Organizing for America will train a new team of summer organizers.
  • The Republican strategy is to split the vast middle and working class (From an Email)

    02/21/2011 12:24:33 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 22 replies
    IBEW | 2/21/11 | Robert Reich.(Fmr. Secretary of Labor)
    The Republican strategy is to split the vast middle and working class -- pitting unionized workers against non-unionized, public-sector workers against non-public, older workers within sight of Medicare and Social Security against younger workers who don't believe these programs will be there for them, and the poor against the working middle class. By splitting working America along these lines, Republicans want Americans to believe that we can no longer afford to do what we need to do as a nation. They hope to deflect attention from the increasing share of total income and wealth going to the richest 1 percent...
  • Rush: Obama’s Organizing for America Funneling Protesters Into Wisconsin

    02/18/2011 8:27:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/18/11 | merideth jessup
    As Wisconsin union workers continue to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, Organizing for America — the Democratic National Committee’s campaign arm housed at BarackObama.com — is “mobilizing to defend Wisconsin‘s public employees’ right to organize.” During his Wednesday broadcast, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh condemned the outspoken protesters for shutting down the work of democratically elected representatives doing the “people’s business.” Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, OFA has also started to mobilize its army of followers in Ohio and Indiana where measures similar to Gov. Walker’s are taking shape. On Thursday, an estimated crowd of more than...
  • Picture: Obama's Organizing for America promotes chaos in Wisconsin

    02/17/2011 1:00:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 2/17/11 | Nachum
    Proof of direct involvement of the White House in promoting chaos. Impeachment hearings.... ? (Crickets chirping)
  • Shock: Community Organizer Flops on 2010 Stump

    11/01/2010 7:12:21 AM PDT · by toma29 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    One can only shake the head in wonder at why Barack Obama, the brilliant-beyond-brilliant presidential candidate, has flopped so badly in the same type of campaign-stump venues he enchanted with fairy dust a mere two years ago. Perhaps, as he opined himself in The Audacity of Hope, the throngs loved him in '08 because he was a "blank slate" upon whom voters cast their own pictures. Now that he has an actual record of governance, his audiences are no longer fodder for easy bamboozling. In '08, the people saw what they wanted to see; reality bites back in 2010. Or...
  • Dems: Donate now and win a trip to meet Obama!

    10/12/2010 6:43:06 AM PDT · by PDMiller · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/2010 | Byron York
    Organizing for America, the permanent incarnation of the Obama presidential campaign, has a new offer to its members: send money now and be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to meet Barack Obama. It will happen October 22, when Obama appears at a rally for faltering Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas. "The president will be kicking off the final push at a grassroots rally," an Organizing for America email says. "We're saving three backstage passes for supporters like you."
  • Alinsky in Action

    08/02/2010 11:02:12 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 18 replies · 10+ views
    NewZeal Blogspot ^ | 8/2/10 | Trevor Louden
    A must view. Fascinating doco. The late great agitator Saul Alinsky at work on the Rama Indian Reservation in Canada. A rare glimpse at how the man who inspired Barack Obama actually worked.
  • Arizona immigration law motivates California's Latino voters

    07/16/2010 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 13 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 16, 2010 | Maria Elena Durazo
    The legislation could prove problematic to Republicans as the gubernatorial contest here could ultimately be determined by the state's growing Latino electorate. Earlier this year, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which I oversee, set out to learn how local Latinos decide whether to participate in elections. The issue was more complicated than we'd anticipated. We began our research with six focus groups composed of registered Latino voters who had cast ballots in the 2008 presidential election, yet hadn't always voted in elections for California governor. We wanted to know why they sometimes didn't vote. But the groups had...
  • Brooklyn Tea Party Meeting June 27 2 PM..

    06/22/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Cacique · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Brooklyn Tea Party | June-22-2010 | Brooklyn Tea Party
    The Brooklyn Tea Party will be meeting at Ciro's Pizzeria at 377 Avenue X, off McDonald Avenue. The pizzeria is located right next to the Avenue X stop on the F train. The meeting will begin at 2:00 pm and will discuss our government's wrong-headed tax policy. We will also be recruiting people who are looking to become officers within the Tea Party. If you would like to get actively involved, this is your chance to step up!
  • Organizing for America and the DNC: ACORN 2.0

    06/07/2010 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 57+ views
    big government ^ | 6/7/10 | Anita MonCrief
    If elections were like football games, this would be your two minute warning. All of the passion, energy and renewed interest in politics that propelled the tea party movement of 2009 opens the door to a new level of involvement. As patriot groups around the country prepare for the November 2010 elections, a quiet force has been building behind the scenes. Investigative reporter Carol Greenberg’s work inside Obama’s Organizing for America has already helped expose the OFA’s connection to ACORN and its network of top Democrat party insiders.
  • Rule change favors unions at airlines, railroads (makes union organizing easier - Payback.)

    05/10/2010 1:32:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 838+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Sam Hananel - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major victory for organized labor, unions will have an easier time signing up airline and railroad workers after the Obama administration Monday changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections. The change is the most significant so far in a string of White House moves designed to boost unions, which are struggling to reverse years of decline in membership. The new rule, announced by the three-member National Mediation Board, would recognize a union if a simple majority of workers who cast ballots approve organizing. The previous rule required a majority of the entire work force to...
  • An Inside Look at Obama’s Organizing for America

    05/08/2010 12:33:42 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 32 replies · 941+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 2/1/2010 | Anita MonCrief
    Blogger and activist Carol Greenberg approached me recently with an exclusive look at her work investigating Organizing for America. I was impressed with Carol’s investigative reporting initiative and realized that America needed to see the “Obama Machine” in action. I began working with her on unraveling the truth behind OFA. Obama’s “permanent campaign” Organizing for America has managed to skirt campaign finance laws while continually providing the unprecedented “opportunity to help the president.” Countless emails fill boxes across America with the sender name President Barack Obama. Organizing for America has kept a high profile and played a key role in...
  • Obama's Organizing for America campaign now hiring more campaigners to, well, campaign

    04/29/2010 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 260+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/29/10 | andrew malcolm
    With the national unemployment rate elevated and stalled at 9.7%, much higher in some places, and grumbling growing about the unstimulating stimulus spending bill with the $787-billion price tag, Organizing for America is doing its part: It's hiring people. The hangover organization of the perpetual Obama presidential campaign is now a well-organized wing of the Democratic National Committee. And it would like to organize even more than it already has organized during the campaigner-in-chief's first 15-plus months. If you thought all those "grass-roots" watch parties, support groups, e-mail and telephone campaigns were amply abundant in the effort to convince his...
  • Obama political arm under fire (grass-roots network 'Organizing for America' on defense)

    01/13/2010 7:22:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 721+ views
    Politico.com on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/10 | Alex Isenstadt, Ben Smith
    Barack Obama came to town a year ago to change the way politics worked, and Organizing for America was to be his instrument. The successor to his campaign organization, with the largest e-mail list in America, was poised — many observers thought at the time — to bring the campaign’s movement fervor and Web-centric tactics to pushing Obama’s legislative agenda through Congress. A year later, politics is working pretty much as it always did, and it’s Organizing for America that’s on defense. With little public profile and a difficulty in pointing to concrete accomplishments, OFA, as it’s known, has faced...
  • Obama Inc. Whoring Christmas for Health Control

    12/11/2009 4:21:13 AM PST · by The Comedian · 5 replies · 291+ views
    email from Organizing for America ^ | Dec. 10, 2009 | Organizing for America (Obama)
    Friend -- This year, when you're writing holiday cards to your friends and loved ones, there are two more people who need to hear from you: Senator John Cornyn and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. With the Senate deep in final negotiations -- and a compromise just introduced that increases choice and drives costs down -- your senators need to understand how urgent reform really is. So we've come up with a unique way for you to get the message across -- by sending your senators a card with your holiday wish for the season. Send a holiday card to...
  • Organizing for America Targets Sarah Palin

    11/20/2009 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 968+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/20/09 | Jake Tapper
    In his new book The Audacity to Win, Obama for America campaign manager David Plouffe recalls that Sen. John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate was a fundraising boon -- for the Obama campaign. "We had taken in millions of dollars in the three hours since Palin had started speaking," Plouffe recalls. "We hadn't even asked for most of it; we had sent out just a single unplanned fund-raising email highlighting her attacks on community organizers, but it was just starting to hit people's in-boxes as I checked the numbers. So the big response from...
  • Want a Palin presidency? Then get serious about it.

    08/23/2009 1:44:20 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 2:47 PM | Josh Painter
    Posting at Renew America and quoting Confucius, Neil Brian Goldberg envisions the grassroots propelling Sarah Palin into a presidential run: Confucius say: "It is often following crowd who push leader forward." ...and so the Sarah Palin for President campaign begins...How does he propose to launch this campaign? Next, being sure of what we want, we simply begin this "Sarah for President" campaign.If it were only that simple. What Goldberg is proposing here is nothing new. We have to wonder if he's aware that others have been -- as the Chris Rea song goes -- Working On It. There are a...
  • Getting In Their Faces For A Change

    08/06/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,317+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot. So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.So this is hope and change — telling American citizens who in a democracy disagree with you that they are mind-numbed robots participating in mob action and expressing "manufactured" outrage. Considering that upward of 80% of those hooligans like their doctors, like their insurance and like their care, anger over your government-run health care was not that hard to assemble. It was not that...
  • Obama & company are calling in their "troops"

    08/05/2009 11:30:44 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 91 replies · 2,153+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | August 5, 2009 | Stable Hand
    President Barack Obama to me: This is the moment our movement was built for. For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you. Home is where we're strongest. We didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and...
  • Recipe Surfaces For Guerrilla Warfare On Health Overhaul (NPR)

    08/04/2009 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Drango · 62 replies · 2,367+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/4/09 | NPR
    Forget Norman Rockwell. The town hall meetings that many representatives and senators are holding back in their districts to make the case for a health care overhaul are turning into knockdown-dragouts. Some of the aggressive questioning, and even heckling, of legislators meeting with constituents across the country appears to be staged. A memo on "best practices" for disrupting town hall meetings has surfaced on the Web. A conservative group in Connecticut called Right Principles laid out how it "conducted an action" at a town hall meeting of Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) in late May, even calling it a "potential playbook"...
  • IS ACORN INTENTIONALLY STRUCTURED AS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE?

    07/27/2009 2:18:32 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 20 replies · 622+ views
    The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systematic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate. Emerging accounts of widespread deceit and corruption raise the need for a criminal investigation of ACORN...
  • Dump the File Cabinet and Scan Your Important Papers

    06/01/2009 10:47:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies · 1,100+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2009 | Lincoln Specter
    You can't get rid of all your important papers, but with a shredder and a scanner, you can reduce them to a handful. Of course, you have to know what you should keep, what you should scan, what you should shred, and what can safely be tossed into the recycling. You should keep your original of birth and death certificates, passports and other citizenship documents, and your current will. Because of something called the Best Evidence Rule, you should also keep contracts in their original form. Courts will usually accept a copy of a contract, but if there are two...
  • COMMUNITY GROUPS URGE TIGHTENING OF U.S. HOUSING LOANS(Calumet: Obama's first organizing gig)

    02/10/2009 5:06:29 PM PST · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 9 replies · 744+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, December 15, 1985 | Karl Plath
    Chicago South Side and south suburban community groups will urge their congressmen to tighten the reins on marketing assumable federal housing loans. The Calumet Community Religious Conference , a coalition of 60 Catholic and Protestant churches, has drafted a letter for community leaders and residents to send to congressmen asking them to take action. Community leaders and real estate agents say that some of the blame lies with the Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Administration, agencies that maintain little control over their loans. The outcry grew out of a recent skirmish between south suburban officials and a real estate agency....
  • Conservatives In Action USA

    02/08/2009 11:40:49 AM PST · by FR_addict · 14 replies · 668+ views
    Conservatives In Action USA ^ | Feb. 8 2009 | ConservativesInActionUSA
    This website was set up as a place for conservatives to meet on-line to discuss and form action plans to shape the direction of our country. There are many excellent conservative sites, but I was looking for something that conservatives could use not just to discuss the current issues, but to plan activities that will help us bring back conservative values in our country. Many of us would volunteer our time and energy if we knew we were accomplishing some good; not just reinventing the wheel. An on-line meeting place can help us get organized to find out what works...
  • Obama Announces "Organizing for America"

    01/17/2009 9:40:40 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 118 replies · 4,538+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    President-elect Barack Obama announced the formation of a new group known as "Organizing for America" that aims to continue the grassroots advocacy that the former Illinois Senator began in his presidential campaign. "As President, I will need the help of all Americans to meet the challenges that lie ahead," Obama said in a video message e-mailed to supporters (and reporters) this morning. "That's why I'm asking people like you who fought for change during the campaign to continue fighting for change in your communities." The new group will be the flagship of "Obama 2.0" as many people have taken to...
  • Obama calls on his Internet campaign army to march again

    11/23/2008 11:18:41 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 76 replies · 2,220+ views
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | Nov. 20, 2008 | Frank Greve
    President-elect Barack Obama's 3 million campaign volunteers got re-enlistment notices this week. Campaign manager David Plouffe, in a mass e-mail sent Wednesday to former workers, asked how much time they can spare for four missions integral to Obama's effort to transform his victory into a broader political movement. The volunteers' options are, Plouffe wrote: -Campaign for progressive state and local candidates -Undertake grassroots local efforts to advance Obama's agenda -Train others in Obama's organizing techniques -Focus on local political issues. "Obama's building a political machine," said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution, a center-left Washington research group.
  • Labor Unions Prolonged the Depression

    10/28/2008 7:14:03 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 7 replies · 546+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28 | Mark Mix
    If the mislabeled "Employee Free Choice Act," becomes law, it will likely have a similar effect on the economy as the original Wagner Act, transforming what could have been a recovery into a lengthy, deep recession, or worse. The bill would greatly facilitate organization in workplaces by effectively eliminating secret ballot elections, allowing unions to become exclusive bargaining agents when a majority of the workers sign a card indicating they want a union -- before they've heard a word from their employer about the potential downside of unionization.
  • Let's do some "Community Organizin'" to sink Obambi's Campaign! Takes 5 minutes! Do it from home!!

    09/06/2008 10:40:41 AM PDT · by politicket · 76 replies · 1,052+ views
    Barack Obambi web site ^ | 9/6/2008 | politicket
    Hello fellow FReepers, Are you tired of Barack Obambi and the lamestream media tearing apart our SarahCuda? Barack Obama has just presented us with a GOLDEN opportunity to destroy his Get Out The Vote efforts - all from the comfort of our computer chair. Do you have 5 minutes to spare? You will be anonymous - and HIGHLY EFFECTIVE! Here are the details: Barack Obama has just started an on-line way for his "supporters" to actively participate in his Get Out The Vote drive. It is called "Neighbor-to-Neighbor". Essentially, you "register" on his web site and they provide you with...
  • Organizing day laborers presents challenges for mainstream unions

    08/10/2006 4:33:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 255+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/10/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    Unions are increasingly courting immigrant day laborers in hopes of reversing a longtime decline in membership and clout. But labor experts say organizing a work force that is mobile and largely undocumented presents enormous logistical challenges and risks of alienating rank-and-file members. "Everyday there are day laborers who walk in and say, 'I want a union,'" said Janice Fine, a labor professor at Rutgers University. "But the road to getting one is almost an impossible journey." The Laborers' International Union announced Thursday that early next year it will begin recruiting day laborers in the construction industry to become full-fledged union...
  • Union organizing methods

    03/13/2006 12:06:23 PM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Labor unions have been struggling to attract new membership for the past few decades. The number of unionized workers has steadily fallen for more than 20 years. The Department of Labor reports that just 12.5 percent of U.S. workers belonged to a union in 2005 -- and the majority of those were government employees. Public-sector workers were four times more likely than their private-sector counterparts to belong to a labor organization. Lagging membership is, in large part, due to past union successes. The battles have been won. Worker-management relations have improved. The economy has evolved. But as a reaction to...
  • Democrats Are Planning Billboards in Republican Districts They Are Organizing. What are we doing

    11/17/2005 5:29:56 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 14 replies · 451+ views
    Dear Friend, In recent days, John Kerry's call for a concrete plan on Iraq has moved the debate about America's future in Iraq forward. We've seen Democratic leaders like Senator Patrick Leahy, Tom Daschle, and John Edwards join in calling for linking drawing down troop levels to the achievement of clear-cut benchmarks. We've seen President Bush personally attack the Kerry call for action. And, yesterday, we saw the Republican Senate forced to vote on a resolution that rejects the Bush "stay as long as it takes" aimless approach to the war in Iraq. Senator Kerry's call for the withdrawal of...
  • Fed Up With Meetup

    05/12/2005 7:29:38 AM PDT · by Rushgrrl · 11 replies · 603+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5-11-2005 | Drew Bond, President & CEO, Townhall.com
    During the 2004 Democratic primary, new online site Meetup.com gained media notoriety as it propelled the Howard Dean campaign to the forefront of the Democratic ticket. Thousands of liberals were meeting monthly to send Dean to the White House. The liberal media bias had spawned a liberal online virus. In response, Townhall.com decided to counter the liberal invasion and co-opt Meetup for its own purposes: to further the conservative agenda. Using Townhall’s resources, we promoted the Meetup groups to you - our valued Townhall.com readers. With great success, our Meetup force grew to over 25,000 people strong. Townhall enthusiasts all...
  • The New Boss

    03/31/2005 1:09:57 PM PST · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 443+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 30, 2005 | Matt Bai
    Purple is the color of Andrew Stern's life. He wears, almost exclusively, purple shirts...[etc.]... emblazoned with the purple logo of the Service Employees International Union, of which Stern is president... [T]he S.E.I.U. is a different kind of union, rooted in the new service economy. [...] Union bosses, Stern scolded, had been too busy flying around with senators and riding around in chauffeur-driven cars to figure out how to counter the effects of globalization, which have cost millions of Americans their jobs and their pensions... Stern put the union movement's eroding stature in business terms: if any other $6.5 billion corporation...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Quick to Criticize Afghan Election

    10/11/2004 4:59:46 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 335+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | October 11, 2004
    The BBC was quick to put a negative spin on Afghanistan’s first democratic election ever, held on Saturday. The Beeb’s website headlined, “Afghan vote ends in controversy.” The story pointed out a possible election boycott by opposition candidates due to “voting irregularities.” By Sunday, the BBC was already backpedaling, announcing, “Afghan vote boycott 'crumbling'” and “Observers approve Afghan election.” Today, the Washington Post announced, “Afghan Election Concerns Subside: Several Candidates Back Off Assertions Of Voter Fraud.” The so-called “controversy” dealt with indelible ink that election workers were applying to voters’ thumbs after they cast their ballots. Some voters were able...
  • U.S. Labor Against the Law (USLAW)and France promote Iraqi trade unions. Trade Unions in Iraq

    10/08/2004 1:32:41 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 2 replies · 263+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    France agrees with "U. S. Labor Against the Law"-- Supports Trade Freedom in Iraq THE FOURTH WORLD CONGRESS of EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL Asks that all restrictions to trade union freedom in Iraq be lifted immediately, in conformity with ILO Conventions 87 and 98; Recommends to its member organizations that they support this demand; SUPPORTS THE EFFORTS OF IRAQI TEACHERS TO BUILD AND STRENGTHEN THEIR TRADE UNIONS, so that their right to collective bargaining is recognized and that necessary measures be taken to grant all Iraqi students free and universal access to quality public education....
  • AFL-CIO on-line newsletter: "Iraqi workers need a raise!"...U. S. Labor Against the War agrees!

    10/08/2004 12:42:06 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 5 replies · 286+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    Iraqi workers need a raise - desperately. For six months, they've been paid at an emergency level dictated by the US occupation authority, known as the Coalition Provisional Authority, or CPA. Most workers get $60/month, a small percentage $120, and a tiny minority (mostly administrators and managers) $180. This is the same wage scale that prevailed under the last few years of the Saddam Hussein regime.
  • AFL-CIO's Gene Bruskin & USLAW join with British & Iraqi Trade Unions against War & unions in Iraq

    10/08/2004 12:13:47 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 5 replies · 372+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    U. S. Labor Against the War (also known as USLAW) met with British & Iraqi trade union representatives to reaffirm opposition to the Iraqi War and in support of Iraqi unionization. Here's a report by USLAW's Gene Bruskin on the August 4-7, 2004 meeting in London...and evidence of what American union dues are funding!
  • Labor Unions declare Million Worker March Against the War as "fully consistent" with USLAW mission

    10/07/2004 11:47:32 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 4 replies · 360+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War website ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    Labor Unions of "U. S. Labor Against the War" (known as USLAW) declare "Million Worker March" in Washington, D.C. on October 17 as "fully consistent" with the their anti-Halliburton/KBR, anti-war mission. And what is USLAW's mission?.....
  • The REAL Reason the Unions & Democrats Hate Halliburton

    10/07/2004 11:00:21 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 9 replies · 644+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War website ^ | October 8, 2004 | bronc1
    Halliburton/KBR is a long-time adversary of organized labor...and now Halliburton/KBR stands in the way of union expansion into Iraq. Halliburton owns Kellogg Brown & Root (KB&R) which is coming under fire by the Democrats. Since its origin in Houston, Texas during World War II, Brown & Root has successfully battled attempts to disrupt Brown & Root operations in the United States and throughout the world. It's interesting to note that a coalition of U. S. unions have formed a coaliton which they call "U. S. Labor Against the War", along with a task force called the "Labor Solidarity Task Force...