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  • SEIU Loses historic Case

    05/21/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT · by russelljackson · 11 replies
    Sacramento County Times ^ | 05/04/2012 | Sacramento County Times
    SEIU Member Noujaim wins writ of mandate allowing her to get access to SEIU financial records.
  • The Soros Summit -FB exclusive:Inside the secret Miami meeting-George Soros’s liberal conspiracy

    05/15/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5-15-12 | Andrew Stiles
    Complete Title: The Soros Summit - Free Beacon exclusive: Inside the secret Miami meeting of George Soros’s liberal conspiracy ### A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way...
  • Senior Homeland Security staffers have no law enforcement experience

    05/14/2012 9:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily 'Caller ^ | 5/14/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has presided over the hiring of at least four senior staffers and advisers who have no law enforcement experience but align politically with the president. Jordan Grossman is a special adviser and deputy to the deputy chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, for instance, yet his resume shows no law enforcement experience. Before Grossman got his post in January 2009, he was a “special assistant” at the Obama-Biden presidential transition team after working for Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Before that, Grossman worked as a research assistant at the Annenberg...
  • Occupy DC gets office space with money from SEIU

    05/09/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2012
    Occupy DC has gotten an upgrade from the run-down tent village where they once lived, now that one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is paying for office digs in downtown Washington. The Service Employees International Union, one of President Obama’s biggest supporters, is paying the protest group’s $4,000-a-month rent at the Institute for Policy Studies, institute spokeswoman Lacy MacAuley told Fox News on Wednesday. She said SEIU recently extended the offer, so Occupy organizers went shopping for office space and decided on a “separate, side suite” at the institute’s headquarters. An Occupy spokeswoman confirmed the group is working...
  • Big Labor Hires Imams, Priests, and Rabbis for its War on Worker Freedom

    05/03/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 4 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | Don Loos
    A Los Angeles Times article exposed part of Big Labor’s undisclosed labor persuader scheme that uses the pulpit to promote compulsory unionism. The Times’ Stephanie Simon reported that the AFL-CIO “… hired more than three dozen aspiring ministers, imams, priests, and rabbis to spread the gospel …”of Compulsory Unionism. Her article provides a solid example of years of labor union bosses’ hiring religious leaders to act as labor persuaders; here the persuaders are attempting to use their religions to cloak the Big Labor message. AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, paid seminary students to organize “… security guards...
  • -- LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 -- (Labor Union Demonstration)

    04/30/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    Los Angeles World Airports ^ | April 30, 2012 | LA World Airport
    (Los Angeles, California – April 30, 2012) Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to a temporary closure of westbound and eastbound Century Boulevard (airport ingress and egress) between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area. Outbound passengers are advised to add 45 minutes to their drive time to LAX to ensure they catch their departing flights. The temporary closure of the two blocks in both directions of Century Boulevard will be in...
  • Firefighters, SEIU Local 1000 give $500,000 to fight ballot measure

    04/28/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    SacBee: The State Worker ^ | 4/28/12 | Jon Ortiz
    California Professional Firefighters and SEIU Local 1000 recently donated a combined half-million dollars to the group combating a Nov. 6 ballot measure aimed at curbing unions' political power and banning direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions. The California Professional Firefighters Independent Expenditures PAC donated $250,000 on April 11 and Local 1000 kicked in $252,762 a couple days later, according to a report filed this week with the state. . . . Contributions to defeat the measure now total $5.7 million. Supporters raised about $2.9 million so far.
  • Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago

    04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters. WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit. FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay...
  • Dissent within the SEIU and a lawsuit to see their books

    04/19/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Jayster · 5 replies
    I was asked by one of the Members of our Tea Party here in El Dorado Hills (http://www.teapartypatriotsedh.com/ ) if I could take pictures for a very unhappy group of SEIU members that were doing a counter protest of a SEIU gathering at the Occupy Sacramento. I did not know that there was even a group like this and jumped on the opportunity. They have a court date of May 4th because they are suing to see the books of SEIU and expose them. http://www.occupyseiu.com/ http://jay-lensch.smugmug.com/gallery/20193487_HTQspR#!i=1595004029&k=vfR5qBx
  • Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

    04/17/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan’s 60,000 home health care aides will no longer be deemed government employees — meaning they cannot be forced into a government employee union and have dues withheld — as a result of legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The next step is for the Michigan Department of Community Health to immediately stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments intended to assist developmentally disabled adults and the diversion of those funds to the Service Employees International Union, said Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “Ending this lucrative charade is terrific news for...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Video: SEIU Astroturfers Discuss Being Paid $20 To Protest In Favor Of Obamacare…

    03/28/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/28/12 | zip
    Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller appears to show a group of women dressed in purple Service Employees International Union-branded clothing, discussing how much they were paid to attend a March 27 protest outside the Supreme Court. The video first appeared online Wednesday.
  • (CT) Controversial unionization bills fail to clear committee

    03/21/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT · by matt04
    Republicans ran out the clock on two controversial proposals to extend collective bargaining rights to daycare and home care workers Tuesday, preventing either from getting a vote by the legislature's Labor and Public Employees Committee before its deadline for acting on bills. But those on both sides expect the proposals, which grew out of executive orders issued by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, to resurface before the session ends. "It's not dead yet," said Rep. Zeke Zalaski, the Southington Democrat who co-chairs the labor committee. His co-chair, Sen. Edith G. Prague, D-Columbia, said the proposals would be revived as amendments to...
  • Michigan Public School Employees Pay For One of the Country's Richest Unions

    03/14/2012 12:02:10 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/14/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association was the fourth wealthiest union among its peers under the National Education Association umbrella and the MEA’s employee payroll was third-highest in the country as of 2009-10, according to a union watchdog organization. Despite a 0.9 percent drop in total income in 2009-10 from the previous year, the MEA still brought in $77.4 million in 2009-10, the fourth-highest in the country among the 53 NEA affiliates. Only California at $186.2 million, New York at $128.8 million, and New Jersey with $120.5 million brought in more money. The MEA brought in $623.90 per member it represents, making...
  • VIDEO: Stealth-Unionization Scheme Bleeds Medicaid

    03/13/2012 1:29:39 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/2012 | MichCapCon
    Robert and Patricia Haynes of Macomb Township take care of their adult children — Melissa, 34, and Kevin, 30 — who suffer from hypertonic cerebral palsy and function at the level of six-month-olds. Now, some of the Medicaid assistance that is supposed to go to the Haynes family is being diverted to the coffers of the Service Employee International Union.
  • SEIU-Controlled Nonprofit Network Grows in Size, Boldness

    03/13/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 12, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    'Occupy Wall Street' and similar protests around the nation were only the beginning. The Service Employees International Union, as much as anyone, is making sure of it. The SEIU these past several months has been playing a crucial behind-the-scenes role in transforming these rallies into the raw material for a new generation of activists. Through varied front groups, the union is taking its fight against banks, energy companies and other corporations to a new level, making sure reluctant elected officials feel their wrath. These nonprofit organizations, typically operating under monikers such as "good jobs" and "a fair economy," may...
  • Bill Maher Panel Mocks Rural Mississippi Residents From Snug Hollywood Perch

    03/12/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2012 | Frances Martel
    With Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries on the horizon, Bill Maher sent filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi to the heart of Mississippi to interview some prospective voters, and what she found was some scary footage– of voters who feared President Obama was a “Muslim” and promising “the South will rise again.” The panel, including Jon Hamm and Michael Steele, analyzed the situation and, after making a few jokes about the subject’s teeth, argued that education was the only solution to their poverty. With two caveats– that “all these people knew they were going to be on this show and they all think...
  • Senate Should Help End Illegal Unionization

    03/12/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/11/2012 | Tom Shull
    Rob and Pat Haynes of Michigan’s Macomb Township have adult children, but will never be “empty nesters.” Around the clock, in their home, and probably for life, they care for their children Melissa and Kevin, who suffer from cerebral palsy. Medicaid was meant to help people like the Hayneses, who face heavy health care burdens through no fault of their own. But the Hayneses’ decision to accept Medicaid and care for their children means state government now considers them “government employees” subject to “union dues” — a violation of their rights and a corruption of public assistance that will persist...
  • SEIU and UAW march to Montgomery

    03/09/2012 11:02:12 AM PST · by RobertoinAL · 2 replies
    Glenn Beck was right! Notice the unions marching in the Selma to Montgomery march. And they were all bussed in for this photo op.
  • Gov't Incompetence At Its Worst – The Tragedy of the Forced Unionization of Home Health Care Workers

    03/08/2012 7:17:07 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Mackinac Center senior investigative analyst Anne Schieber has a frightening new video about the continued fleecing of home health care workers ensnared in an ongoing forced unionization scheme. At its best, government exists to protect the rights of its citizens: To establish a rule of law that applies equally to everyone and have clear rules that are easily known and followed. This scheme adheres to none of those principles. In documenting the complex twists-and-turns of the “dues skim,” Schieber’s video truly captures government breech of trust at its worst. The backers of the forced unionization claim they sent voting ballots...
  • Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle

    03/07/2012 11:40:46 AM PST · by Syncro · 17 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/05/2012 | Richard Pollock
    Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle Published: 2:14 AM 03/05/2012 By Richard Pollock - The Daily Caller "This Is Our DC" activists hold "We are the 99%" and mix with "Occupy DC" protesters during a protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. (Reason TV) This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series.The politically aggressive Service Employees International Union SEIU has quietly created a national network of at least eight community-organizing groups, some of which function alongside the Occupy Wall Street movement, a Daily Caller investigation shows.Incorporated by the SEIU as local non-profits, the...
  • Jackson Memorial Employees Rally To Save Jobs [SEIU Thugs with "99%" Signs]

    03/06/2012 8:09:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 3/6/2012
    Angry and frustrated by planned cuts and layoffs at Jackson Memorial Health System, employees and their supporters plan to stage a rally outside the county’s government center during Tuesday’s commission meeting. In an effort to save $55 million in 2012 and $69 million the following year, Jackson officials announced that more than 1100 positions, or roughly 10 percent of the workforce, will be cut through terminations or elimination of open positions. According to CEO Carlos Migoya’s plan, 920 employees will be laid off. The cuts include nearly 600 nurses, 31 medical professionals and 14 doctors. Also, 195 vacant positions would...
  • Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' More Than Matches SEIU '08 Obama Contributions

    03/06/2012 5:33:32 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2012 | Jack Spencer
    President Barack Obama can take it to the bank. In 2012, the Service Employees International Union is expected to surpass the level of contributions it gave him in 2008. If SEIU were to send him only the dollars accumulated from Michigan's “home healthcare dues skim;” that would be enough. About five years ago SEIU pulled off a covert “forced unionization” of 43,000 home caregivers in Michigan. That total has now reached 56.442. A dummy employer and unpublicized election were the key elements in the unionization. Continuation of the dues flow from the forced unionization is known as the “home healthcare...
  • Secretive nationwide network gives SEIU new organizing muscle

    03/05/2012 7:19:25 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/05/2012 | Richard Pollock
    This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series.The politically aggressive Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has quietly created a national network of at least eight community-organizing groups, some of which function alongside the Occupy Wall Street movement, a Daily Caller investigation shows.Incorporated by the SEIU as local non-profits, the groups are waging concerted local political campaigns to publicly attack conservative political figures, banks, energy companies and other corporations.Each local group has portrayed itself as an independent community organization not tied to any special interest. But they were founded, incorporated, and led by SEIU personnel.The individual activist groups use...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEIU, ACADEMIA HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM'

    03/04/2012 10:03:43 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies · 1+ views
    BREITBART'S 'STORY OF DECADE' PROVEN: BIG LABOR, ACADEMIA, HELP OCCUPY MOVEMENT 'ABOLISH CAPITALISM http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/04/Exclusive%20Occupy%20Abolish Breitbart.com has received exclusive tape of an Occupy Strategy Session at New York University, billed as a group talk on “The Abolition of Capitalism.” One of the headline speakers at this session was Stephen Lerner, former leader and International Board Member of the SEIU and frequent Obama White House visitor. Lerner argued in favor of people not paying their mortgages and “occupying” their homes; he spoke in favor of invading annual shareholders meetings to shut them down. But his big goal was to get workers to...
  • Unions spend in bid to damage Romney

    03/03/2012 8:00:55 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/03/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Several unions that back President Obama’s reelection bid are spending big in an effort to damage Mitt Romney in key GOP primary states. Unions including The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are making ad buys to hit the Republican presidential contenders on issues key to their members, including immigration reform and the bailout of the auto industry.
  • The Supreme Court Must Protect the First Amendment from Unions

    03/01/2012 11:41:44 AM PST · by american_steve · 1+ views
    The National Review Online ^ | 02/29/2012 | David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman
    “Organized labor” brings to mind railroads, factories, and government offices, but the labor movement’s biggest recent gains have been in the home. Led by SEIU, unions and their political allies have pushed through executive orders and legislation in a dozen states to “organize” home-care workers, such as personal assistants and sitters, by deeming them state employees for collective-bargaining purposes alone. California was the trailblazer in this campaign, with SEIU first trying to convince the state courts to designate Los Angeles County home-care workers as county employees. Having lost the battle in the courtroom, SEIU commenced lobbying the California legislature to...
  • SEIU director tells Jerry Brown's tax-plan rivals to step aside

    02/29/2012 6:11:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 2+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/29//12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Powerful labor leader David Kieffer says proponents of tax measures competing with Gov. Jerry Brown's measure should get out of the way. Kieffer, head of Service Employees International Union California, has begun breaking his union's silence on Brown's tax plan after the group had quietly pledged support weeks ago. "I think people do really feel like he's the adult in the room who would take the resources that the state voters have given him and be prudent with it," Kieffer said in a recent interview. "I think they have a really good feeling that this is the guy who goes...
  • GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'

    02/29/2012 7:25:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan's Republican-controlled Senate is reaching a milestone. As of Feb. 24, the Senate — by its inaction to pass a bill that would end the “Home Health Care Dues Skim” — will have enriched union coffers by $4 million. This “skim” resulted from a union scheme perpetrated while Jennifer Granholm was governor. The plan used a dummy employer and a stealth election to railroad 43,000 so-called home health care workers into the Service Employees International Union. That 43,000 has now swollen to 56,442. Once this forced unionization was achieved, money started being extracted from the taxpayer-provided checks received by the...
  • NLRB Gives Non-Union Workers’ Phone Numbers, Home Addresses To Union Bosses

    02/27/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/27/2012 | Fox Business
    Obama’s National Labor Relations Board announced its new Excelsior List, which will continue their assault on the 93% of private-sector employees who are union-free. Now all employees who are targeted for unionization will be forced to turn over their home telephone number and e-mail addresses to unions. This will give union organizers the ability to conduct intrusive home visits prior to the NLRB election.
  • Hundreds march in protest in East Haven(SEIU rent-a-mob)

    02/27/2012 12:54:39 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    Hundreds of people marched through East Haven in protest Saturday, calling for change after four members of the police department were arrested in late January in an FBI racial profiling probe and the mayor subsequently made what many considered an offensive comment in an interview. Carrying signs and chanting, the crowd poured down Main Street towards Margaret Tucker Park late Saturday morning. "We're fighting for human rights of the immigrants," said march organizer John Lugo. "And in this city, we're not looking for anything else." A few dozen people on the opposite side of the street did not share protesters'...
  • R.I. nonprofit files allegations against SEIU

    02/24/2012 1:24:18 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 9 replies
    Legal Newsline ^ | 2-24-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Fellowship Health Resources Inc. has filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region One of the National Labor Relations Board against the SEIU Local 509 in Massachusetts. The nonprofit organization claims that ...
  • Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization 'Money Skim' Lead To Former ACORN Organizer

    02/22/2012 7:32:19 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/22/2012 | Jack Spencer
    To pull off the “Home Health Care Dues Skim,” a signature was required to certify that the 43,000 people who provided for the needs of homebound patients statewide were employed by one entity. Apparently, a former ACORN “community organizer” provided that signature. According to records at the Michigan Bureau of Employment Relations, the certification was signed in 2005 by John Freeman. Political activist and politician John F. Freeman has not responded to phone calls for comment. From 2002 through 2005, John F. Freeman was the director of the Michigan Home Care Campaign, which subsequently claimed to have “organized” home health...
  • Did Media Matters fund marketing of Obamacare?:Progs group has questionable financial practices

    02/22/2012 4:41:46 AM PST · by tutstar · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 15 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is: Did Media Matters fund the marketing of Obamacare?: Progressive group under fire for questionable financial practices An organization that reportedly received a grant from the lobbying arm of the embattled Media Matters for America helped the White House to craft and market Obamacare, according to a recently released book. Yesterday, as part of an in-depth investigative series on Media Matters, the Daily Caller revealed that the progressive media organization gave away $125,000 of its donors’ money to a little-known marketing outfit that calls itself the Herndon Alliance. Based in Seattle, Herndon is said to advocate for universal...
  • 'Obama for America 2012', ACORN, and Various Union Palookas Preparing for Brutal Fall Campaign

    02/17/2012 7:51:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Creating another four years' space for Dear Leader  (to finish off what's left of this country) is Job #1... Elite Obama for America volunteers train for upcoming get-out-the-vote efforts More at Reaganite Republican
  • Employee files complaint against SEIU

    02/14/2012 8:11:35 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 2 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 2-14-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A healthcare worker has filed a complaint alleging the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Workers West and Chapman Medical Center illegally ...
  • SEIU Thugs Accost Fresno County Supervisor At McDonald’s

    01/29/2012 9:00:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    laborunionreport.com ^ | 1/29/12 | staff
    This past Monday, the infamous SEIU, which represents county workers in Fresno California called a three-day strike. At issue was a dispute over pay cuts, which prompted the County’s Board of Supervisors to impose its offer. While only a quarter of all workers participated in the strike–the majority choosing to ignore the SEIU’s strike call–the strike was not without its incidents. On Monday, County Supervisor Phil Larson was sitting in a McDonald’s having a cup of coffee with two (unidentified) men, when SEIU protesters entered the McDonald’s surrounded Larson and began a confrontation. The incident was filmed by a SEIU...
  • Minn. child care providers file suit challenging compulsory unionization

    01/21/2012 2:02:31 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 12 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-20-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A group of Minnesota home-based child care providers have filed a federal lawsuit to halt an order forcing them to unionize. Jennifer Parrish from Rochester filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation Legal Defense Foundation. Gov. Mark Dayton's executive order would designate the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union officials as the collective...
  • County, SEIU reach deal: Merit pay cut, longevity stays

    01/20/2012 5:38:51 PM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann
    A proposed two-year contract between Clark County and its unionized service employees appears to provide better benefits to future employees at the expense of raises for the union’s current 5,000 workers. The pact with Service Employees International Union would represent a big change from an offer Clark County made to the union last year, which resulted in a stalemate between management and the union and then mediation. In that deal, the county offered merit raises of 1 percent in the first year and 3 percent in the second year, but only if the union gave up longevity pay for future...
  • Michigan Health Care Workers Get Out of SEIU

    01/19/2012 7:03:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/17/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Employees at the Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon recently voted themselves out of the Service Employees International Union by a 65-9 margin. Three members voted for nonunion status. The specific branch of the SEIU involved is Healthcare Michigan. The vote was taken last week. The employee group will now transition over to the National Union of Healthcare Workers. The loss of the Hackley employees, coupled with the loss of the employees at the Luther Manor skilled nursing facility in Saginaw in a September election, means SEIU Healthcare Michigan is even more dependent on dues from a “forced unionization”...
  • State worker severance packages scrutinized

    01/19/2012 5:34:28 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-19-12 | MaryJo Webster
    Minnesota lawmakers today will begin looking into the issue of payments for unused sick and vacation time to retiring state employees. The joint legislative subcommittee hearing follows reports by the Pioneer Press and KSTP-TV in November about $57 million paid out in unused sick time to state employees - a practice largely unheard of in the private sector - and $32 million paid out in unused vacation time between January 2008 and June 30, 2011.
  • Anatomy of a Scam: How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place

    01/16/2012 8:44:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/8/2012 | Jack Spencer
    As 2012 begins, the forced unionization of about 40,000-plus so-called home health care workers in Michigan continues. Approximately 80 percent of those impacted by an unpublicized election six years ago probably did not know what was occurring. As a result, they were railroaded into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Union dues have been extracted from the taxpayer-funded checks they've received ever since. This represents a transfer of more than $28 million from taxpayers to the coffers of the SEIU. Dues collection will apparently continue in January. House Bill 4003 was designed to stop the dues flow, but it remains...
  • SEIU job posting in Washington State (vanity)

    01/11/2012 5:17:19 PM PST · by Baynative · 10 replies
    SEIU.org ^ | Baynative
    SEIU Healthcare 775NW is hiring a Lead internal organizer to lead a team of eight organizers who are focused on leadership development, the “Leaders In Action” field team, working with public and private sector home care workers. This team develops leaders and builds networks to take action in a variety of campaigns.
  • How To Win Power by Selling Out Your Own Union (Clarice's Pieces)

    01/08/2012 10:51:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 8, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    From an historian's point of view, one could do worse than studying the United Mine Workers of America. It is a microcosm of the American Labor Movement. It is a startling picture of the role of individuals in the making of American history. It is the story of how a once powerful institution's leaders repeatedly sold out its members as the nation drifted from large scale industrial production of power and goods to being a producer of private and public services . Finally, not least, it is a story of breathtaking betrayal of working men by a man who used...
  • UPDATE: Search Warrant for SEIU Operative Who Voted from Wisconsin Hotel

    01/06/2012 9:00:15 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government /Media Trackers ^ | January 5, 2012 | Collin Roth
    On Wednesday, Milwaukee Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf issued a search warrant for Florida SEIU organizer Clarence Haynes declaring there is “probable cause that Mr. H [Clarence Haynes] voted without the proper qualifications as an elector when he cast a ballot on April 5, 2011.”Documents exclusively obtained by Media Trackers revealed that Clarence Haynes, along with two other out-of-state SEIU organizers, voted using the address of a Residence Inn in Glendale, Wisconsin in the April 5, 2011 spring election. Media Trackers first uncovered these individuals on October 26, 2011, prompting Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf to investigate the matter. The...
  • Ron Paul’s Soros Defense Plan

    01/02/2012 8:38:41 AM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    It was recently observed that Ron Paul was to the left of Obama on national security and the best evidence for that statement can be found when one year ago Ron Paul joined forces with Barney Frank​ on a proposal to gut national defense via a panel of experts, quite a few of whom were tied to George Soros​. In July 2010, Barney Frank and Ron Paul co-authored a Huffington Post article rolling out their Sustainable Defense Task Force. The Task Force “consisting of experts on military expenditures that span the ideological spectrum” would recommend a trillion dollars in defense...
  • Strike Averted: Union Representing 2,000 Office Cleaners Reaches Agreement on New Contract

    12/29/2011 3:31:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The union representing 2,000 commercial office cleaners in the greater Hartford and New Haven areas has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The four-year deal, reached late Wednesday after several top political leaders weighed in, averts a strike. "This agreement will help 2,000 hard-working men and women better support their families, which will contribute to our state's future economic growth,'' said Kurt Westby, Connecticut state director for the union, 32BJ of the Service Employees Bargaining Unit. Under the terms of the agreement, the workers will receive a raise in each of the next four years. The current hourly...
  • Governor Of The Year – Scott Walker

    12/23/2011 11:40:33 AM PST · by Fred · 36 replies
    Governor's Journal ^ | 122311 | GoJo Staff
    (Madison, WI) – In 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker(R) served as the embodiment of the state by state battle to balance budgets and the best symbol of the struggle between the two political parties about how best to meet those fiscal challenges. His first year will extend well into his second year, quite likely culminating in a recall election to remove him from office. He has dominated the political debate on both sides. Defining the issues. He is cited by both Democrats and Republicans as the best of example of what is wrong, or what is right with a conservative...
  • Obama’s Beloved SEIU Fuels Violence Leading Up to 2012 Election

    12/22/2011 12:12:48 AM PST · by gabriellah · 12 replies · 1+ views
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/22/2011 | Gabriella Hoffman
    As voters gear up for the 2012 election, both Republicans and Democrats are preparing to go on the offensive. Republicans and their conservative base are expected to point out President Obama’s dangerous ties and disastrous record. Alternatively, Democrats and their liberal cohorts will rely on class warfare rhetoric, “Occupy Wall Street,” and more violent measures to attain their goals. Most pointedly, one leftist organization keen on re-electing President Obama is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • Video Exposing How ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Was Organized From Day One by SEIU/ACORN Front

    12/16/2011 6:38:18 PM PST · by Track9 · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/11
    Video Exposing How ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Was Organized From Day One by SEIU/ACORN Front – The Working Family Party, and How They All Tie to the Obama Administration, DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides and George Soros. Breakdown of the Connections Between The Working Family Party, SEIU, ACORN, The New Party, The DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides, George Soros and The Obama Administration: The Working Families Party was established in the 90s by key members of the the socialist organizations The New Party, ACORN, SEIU, and a coalition of other labor unions and community organizations. Patrick Gaspard, the current...