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  • The Battle of Wisconsin... or Richard Trumka is a SCARY guy!

    02/28/2011 8:18:27 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 6 replies · 1+ views
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 2/28/2011 | RedNeckoBlogger
    One of the most onerous bits of Leftist/LSM propaganda is that the Wisconsin (and other state’s) battles with public unions is about “worker’s rights” (straw-man!). Public unions are inventions of the Democrat Party, who having long advocated public funding for elections... in effect have it (for decades… but just for them). The sad reality: they have bought (with public money of all Americans) not rights but PRIVLEDGE similar to a quasi-royalty (something the Founders NEVER envisioned)! The Democrat Party of our parents is but a faded memory as big city/state Democrat machines morphed into “banana” republics! There is little input...
  • Union Chief Doesn't Condemn Comparisons of Wisconsin's Walker to Hitler

    02/27/2011 3:51:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2011
    The head of one of the nation's most powerful labor unions did not condemn the violent rhetoric in placards and signs held by union supporters demonstrating in Wisconsin despite two direct attempts Sunday to get him on the record declaring them inappropriate. On several occasions over the past two weeks of demonstrations in the Wisconsin capital of Madison news media have zeroed in on signs that liken Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and recently ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he...
  • Live Thread... Clearing of the Wisconsin Capitol

    02/27/2011 1:44:48 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Ustream ^ | Ustream
    The Rotunda continues to fill up as the 4pm deadline approaches. The Ustream video showed an almost empty Rotunda 35 minutes ago. Now the Rotunda is packed.
  • NJEA president at rally accuses Gov. Christie of trying to start a 'middle-class civil war'

    02/25/2011 12:40:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    NJEA president at rally accuses Gov. Christie of trying to start a 'middle-class civil war' Published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:30 PM Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 3:25 PM Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON — In front of a crowd of thousands of protestors, the president of the state’s largest teachers union accused Gov. Chris Christie of trying to foment a civil war within the middle-class. “All of New Jersey’s middle-class is hurting, but this governor and his right-wing supporters are trying to start a middle-class civil war,” said New Jersey Education Association President Barbara Keshishian. As she spoke, thousands of...
  • AFL CIO Chief: Raising Taxes Will Create Jobs

    02/25/2011 7:40:44 AM PST · by econjack · 58 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Peter Gorenstein
    What's the best way to get Americans back to work? Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. "We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country," he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip. "We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development." Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That doesn't include Obama's objective of high-speed...
  • Obama: Unemployment Biggest Challenge Facing Economy

    02/24/2011 1:41:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/24/11
    President Obama says the biggest challenge facing the U.S. economy is an unemployment rate that remains unacceptably high. Obama told his newly created competitiveness council Thursday that its top priority must be creating jobs during a period of fiscal restraint. Obama named business and labor leaders to the council, including GE Chairman Jeffrey Immelt and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The council plans to deliver recommendations to the president within 90 days.
  • Joe Biden update: He meets with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to talk about secret stuf

    02/24/2011 10:15:25 AM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24. 2011 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Public schedule of Vice President Joe Biden for Thursday, Feb. 24: At 10:45 AM, the Vice President and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will meet with President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka and with presidents of AFL-CIO labor organizations. Whatever do you suppose they're plotting inside this transparent Obama administration White House? Well, we'll never know. Because this meeting of an elected federal official with top labor union officers is closed to press. Then there are the meetings with lobbyists held just off the executive office grounds to avoid reporting them in White House logs. You are dismissed.
  • Dems Brandish New Civility

    02/24/2011 9:17:19 AM PST · by jazminerose · 2 replies ^ | 2/24/11 | Joy Tiz
    No doubt deeply traumatized by exposure to Sarah Palin’s cross hairs map, Democrats are acting out following their loud demands for a “new civility”. A union protester assaulted a petite female Freedomworks staffer, Tabitha Hale. House Democrat, Michael Capuano, told a group of union members in Boston that they “need to hit the streets and get a little bloody.” Union arch thug, Richard Trumka has spent years generating civil disobedience and using threats and violence to get his way, taking time out only to hang around the White House where he is a welcomed guest. The longer the fleebagger debacle...
  • Trumka on Wisconsin Astroturfing – “So what?”

    Well, you have to admire his honesty. Asked by an unknown progressive blogger about charges that OFA and other groups were Astroturfing Wisconsin protests, Trumka doesn’t deny it. His response: “So what?” He goes on to say that this situation has really galvanized solidarity among all progressive groups:
  • Union Influence EXPOSED: Trumka Talks to White House EVERY DAY and Visits a Couple Times A Week

    02/22/2011 6:01:31 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 20 replies
    Shocking Level of Influence Exposed: Union Boss Trumka Talks to White House EVERY DAY and Visits a Couple Times A Week
  • After Action Reflections: Madison Demonstrations, this Saturday

    02/19/2011 9:24:41 PM PST · by unspun · 5 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 19, 2011 | Arlen Williams
    A Wisconsinite is reminded he is in Madison, when, looking for a parking place, his car rolls by a lot with a sign that states, "Private Parking; Violators Subject to Karma." I did find a space, parked, participated, even found my car again, and write to you in a coffee shop in town - well, a Panera Bread, but complete with be-bop on the PA. No beret and goatee combos to be seen, though, at least not at a chain store shop, circa 2011. I'll use this space to click off a quick reflections, please pardon the first person voice....
  • Tea Party plans Saturday rally (Union thugs vs People in Madison)

    02/18/2011 11:07:04 AM PST · by milwguy · 56 replies
    lacrossetribune ^ | 2/18/2011 | bill novak
    With all eyes on the State Capitol, a national labor leader is coming to Madison on Friday to lend support to the thousands of protesters rallying against Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan. Walker will be getting his share of support on Saturday, with hundreds, if not thousands, of conservatives expected to converge on the Capitol for a Tea Party rally. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address the protesters at noon Friday, according to an e-mail from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Trumka also plans to "march in solidarity with Wisconsin workers and help prepare and deliver food to the crowds," the e-mail...
  • US Union Boss Trumka Influencing Egyptian Revolution

    02/08/2011 5:13:04 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 9 replies
    US Union Boss Trumka Influencing Egyptian Revolution With International Labor Org That Calls for Redistribution of Wealth, ‘Social Justice’ and ‘New World Order’
  • Bannering: Obama's latest gift to the unions (Obama and good friend Trumka)

    02/05/2011 12:44:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    With public opinion increasingly critical of overpaid and under-performing labor unions, one might expect that union members and their representatives would be keeping a low profile while mounting a public relations campaign to repair their well-earned and sullied reputations. Not this bunch. In the face of an onslaught of public criticism of their excessive pay and absurdly generous health and retirement benefits coupled with a call for increased accountability and an end to tenure, public union members are actually becoming more strident and militant in their determination to demand what they seem to think is their entitlement. Fresh on the...
  • (AFL-CIO Prez) Trumka: We Are Governing From Fear

    01/19/2011 7:40:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/19/11 | Althea Fung
    AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka said Wednesday that America has been lost for a decade due to questionable political choices and has fallen behind countries like China and Germany. Speaking at the National Press Club, the president of the nation's largest labor union argued the days of doing the same old thing in Washington must end for the United States to get back on track as a competitive nation. "We have just been through one lost decade -- when America's standard of living fell, when our wealth shrank, when millions lost their homes, when young people could not find work," Trumka...
  • Union Boss Trumka Admits Main Goal is Using Unions To Fundamentally Change America NOT members needs

    01/05/2011 9:00:34 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 16 replies
    Union Boss Trumka Admits Main Goal is Using Unions To Fundamentally Change America into His Progressive Vision…Not Negotiate Members Salaries
  • Communist Party USA Boasts Working Relationship with AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka in Elections Analysis

    11/16/2010 7:07:56 PM PST · by cj in tx · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | November 15, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    Barack Obama patting the back of Richard Trumka CPUSA Labor Commission Chairman, Scott Marshall emphasized their working relationship with the AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, in what he calls their continuing efforts of "independent" union organizations operating in, or for political campaigns. This occurs beginning at the 12:05 mark of the 11/8/2010 video, “CPUSA analysis of the Mid Term Elections," presented below. Marshall's words: "Not only did the campaigning take place from union halls et cetera, et cetera, but this time, as, uh, Trumka told us when he was in Chicago, they began with the nuts and bolts a' building independent...
  • Thug Trumka to minions: “Get mad,” “fight back

    10/25/2010 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/25/10 | Michelle Malkin
    The AFL-CIO has just launched its “most sophisticated” get-out-the-vote drive ever — a massive 10 million mailers will be sent out by the union between now and Election Day. This is in addition to some 18 million pieces that have already gone out under the labor organization’s auspices. The Hill reports that the mailers include two letters from thug-in-chief Richard Trumka assailing the GOP, regurgitating the left-wing smears against Republican business donors, and stoking worker fury: The AFL-CIO is sending out 10 million pieces of mail during the final week of the 2010 mid-term campaign.
  • Labor increases spending on ads in midterm campaign home stretch

    10/17/2010 8:32:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    Unions are joining the air war of radio and television ads surrounding this year's mid-term election. Over the last week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent at least $200,000 on billboard signs, direct mail and radio ads, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. Those funds were for attacks against Republican opponents of several vulnerable House Democrats as well as against Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is running for retiring Sen. Kit Bond's (R-Mo.) seat. That is about a fifth of SEIU’s spending on campaign ads so far for the general election — now totaling at least $1.3 million...
  • Defining Dallas down

    10/16/2010 3:29:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2010 | Editorial
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is desperately trying to fire up his mem bers in the hope that they turn out at the polls -- and help avert what is shaping up to be a Democratic disaster. And the best way to do that, he seems to think, is with hackneyed warnings that conservative rhetoric may incite violence. It's gotten so bad, claims the coal-miner-turned-Big-Labor-fat-cat, that it reminds him of when similar angry talk veered off "the high road." "You remember when John Kennedy got off the plane in Dallas, Texas, there were people on the airwaves talking about doing violence...
  • Trumka: Unions to Build Firewall

    10/12/2010 3:43:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-12-10 | Jonathan Weisman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today that unions were going to build a firewall to protect the Democrats’ House majority, and he presented numbers suggesting the Republican mountain to climb to the majority is indeed a steep one. By Trumka’s math, 75 Democratic House seats are in play, a number roughly in line with independent estimates. To secure a majority, the GOP needs to net 39 seats. Of the 75 in play, 37 are what Trumka calls “high union density” districts, from the suburbs of Chicago to the hard-scrabble working regions of Pennsylvania.
  • AFL-CIO Prez Trumka: ‘We Need to…Re-establish Popular Control Over Private Corporations’

    we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now.
  • Big Labor Boss Trumka Pledges Millions To Counter Tea Party

    09/17/2010 9:13:17 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 17 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 09/17/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Conservatives have the tea party – a strong grassroots movement that rose up to fight excessive spending and radical socialist programs in Washington. Mostly independent of each other, tea party organizations have been responsible for significant change in the political climate in America. They have emboldened conservative politicians and candidates while edging out others who have strayed from their ways. None of this is good news for liberals, so who will be coming to their aide? Unions! Big labor unions have always been the darling partner of liberals and their Democrat politicians. They are well organized, understand the importance of...
  • Why Are Media Ignoring Trumka's Background?

    09/07/2010 3:46:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 7, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Barack Obama, like any Democratic president, has serious IOUs to labor unions. And AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, more than any other labor leader, is one ally he can't afford to alienate. About the last thing Obama wants, especially as his party faces heavy losses in congressional elections this November, is the subject of Trumka's lengthy track record of aggression and corruption to come up. Major media, for the most part, have obliged him in the wake of the round of speeches yesterday at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council Laborfest, making little or mention of inconvenient facts. It isn't...
  • Remembering Labor's Legacy Of Violence

    09/06/2010 9:51:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | September 3, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance — underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues — is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • Obama spending Labor Day with real thugs

    09/03/2010 7:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance -- underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues -- is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • It Ain't Just a River in Egypt (AFL-CIO's Trumka thinks all is well for Dems in November)

    09/02/2010 7:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Time ^ | September 2, 2010 | Alex Altman
    TIME's Katy Steinmetz files this report: Like a deserted wife who, years after the fact, still insists her husband is due home any day, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka seems a bit out of touch. Making the traditional Labor Day rounds, his assertions about what voters will be swayed by and how races will pan out this fall just don't jibe with the zeitgeist (or the poll numbers). Here are three examples of positions that might elicit a sidelong glance and puns about “da Nile.” 1. Trumka said yesterday at a press conference that “There will be no Speaker Boehner,” and...
  • Key Obama Ally Works with Socialists for Global Tax [video]

    09/02/2010 7:14:33 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2010 | Pam Key
    “It is possible for us to get a financial tax around the world.”
  • AFL-CIO Girds for Labor Day, Election Push

    09/01/2010 5:59:40 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-01-10 | Melanie Trottman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka declared this Labor Day a “defining” one for working people. The reason: It marks the two-month countdown to the pivotal fall’s elections. “We will either rebuild a fundamentally different economy that values hard work and a strong middle class—or turn back toward one that puts corporate interest before people,” Trumka said today at the AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day briefing for reporters. That message of choice is the one the federation of 56 unions will spread nationwide this holiday weekend as its officers join thousands of workers at Labor Day events from Los Angeles to Florida. On...
  • Obama to appear at Labor Day rally with AFL-CIO president

    08/30/2010 1:57:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama will spend Labor Day alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the union announced Monday. Obama, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Trumka will all participate in a Labor Day "celebration and rally" in Milwaukee on Monday, an appearance confirmed by the White House this afternoon, which separately announced the president would travel to Wisconsin for the Laborfest. The appearance is another recent sign of unity between Obama and Trumka — the pair had sometimes had an adversarial relationship over the past year on issues like stimulating the economy and healthcare reform. (Trumka had pushed for a heftier stimulus and...
  • Sarah Palin:Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause!

    08/26/2010 4:43:00 PM PDT · by curth · 34 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/26/2010 | Sarah Palin
    Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former IBEW and later USW member, it was a great moment for all of us. Our Alaska union brothers and sisters helped build our state! Many of them risked their lives to complete our infrastructure, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that stretches over treacherous mountain ranges from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez. By signing that...
  • Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause! (Excellent read from Sarah)

    08/27/2010 8:06:55 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former IBEW and later USW member, it was a great moment for all of us. Our Alaska union brothers and sisters helped build our state! Many of them risked their lives to complete our infrastructure, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that stretches over treacherous mountain ranges from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez. By signing that...
  • AFL-CIO Thug: Ignorant of History

    08/27/2010 6:11:15 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 13 replies ^ | 8/27/10 | Joy Tiz
    AFL-CIO thug, Richard Trumka has compared Sarah Palin to Joseph McCarthy–and that’s supposed to be a bad thing. "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaking to the Alaska AFL-CIO in Anchorage today, will take a swipe at Palin for her employment of the term ‘union thugs,’ according to prepared remarks." "Palin, he said, has come ‘close to calling for violence,” and will ‘go down in history like McCarthy.’" No she won’t. We now have the internet and citizen journalists. Palin won’t have to wait fifty years to be vindicated as the late senator did. Liberals, evidently, have not yet been brought up...
  • Sarah Palin Will "Go Down in History like McCarthy," Says Labor Leader [AFL-CIO Prez Trumka]

    08/26/2010 12:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | August 26, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is calling Sarah Palin "almost a parody of herself" who will "go down in history like McCarthy" in a speech in Alaska today. When it comes to Palin, he plans to say, according to prepared remarks released this morning, "you just have to laugh -- but it's not really funny." "In this charged political environment, her kind of talk gets dangerous," Trumka will say at the Alaska AFL-CIO Biennial Convention. "'Don't retreat... reload' may seem clever, the kind of bull you hear all the time, but put it in context. She's using crosshairs to illustrate targeted...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Related to Closed-Door Obamacare Meetings

    08/25/2010 2:26:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2010 | Staff
    Documents Detail Meetings with Union Officials, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParleContact Information:Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- August 25, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding closed-door health care meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParle and union officials. The following are highlights from the documents obtained by Judicial Watch...
  • Video: AFL-CIO President Talks About Passing "Card Check" During the Lame Duck Session of Congress

    08/12/2010 1:33:14 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/11/2010 | CSPAN
    During C-SPAN Newsmakers interview (8-8-10), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka comments on the importance of the Employee Free Choice Act, saying "it's part of the solution to creating an economy that really does work for everybody." He also said he thinks EFCA will be back on the floor by the end of the year.
  • Obama urges labor to be patient

    08/04/2010 12:52:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2010 | Kara Rowlands
    Trying to reclaim some of the excitement among unions who helped him win election in 2008, President Obama on Wednesday implored members of the AFL-CIO to be patient with the pace of the recovery and warned them they and the economy would suffer far worse under Republican rule. "I'm sure you're talking to a lot of your locals, I'm sure they're feeling like, 'Boy, change has not happened fast enough,' " he said. "I am happy as president of the United States to take responsibility for making decisions that are going to put us in a stronger position down the...
  • AFL-CIO President Urges Unions to Step up for Dems

    08/03/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 17+ views
    ap ^ | August 3, 2010 | SAM HANANEL
    The AFL-CIO plans to spend more than $50 million over the next 90 days to help Democrats in congressional and gubernatorial races in 20-23 states. Its top target states are California, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trumka's comments kicked off a three-day training session for AFL-CIO state political directors and staffers who will coordinate the federation's massive get-out-the-vote effort leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. Obama will address the federation's executive council on Wednesday.
  • Rivals in estate tax fight are calling on lawmakers to move on restoration

    07/21/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 21, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    Anti-poverty advocates, business groups and unions all realize it’s now or never for Congress to move on restoring the estate tax. With the August recess looming, both sides of the debate are calling on lawmakers to act now on the tax. Lawmakers will return to Capitol Hill in the fall, hesitant to take a potentially toxic vote so close to the midterm elections on what could be termed a tax increase. The estate tax — which has lapsed since the beginning of the year — will return in 2011. It will be at its highest rate in 10 years, with...
  • Trumka sees labor as ‘unpredictable partners’ for Dems in 2010 (Yeah, sure!)

    06/03/2010 11:28:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 201+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that he sees unions as “unpredictable partners” to Democratic candidates in the coming 2010 midterm elections. Speaking at a forum hosted by the AFL-CIO and Working America, an affiliate of the labor federation, Trumka said the labor group is focusing more on supporting candidates that are right on the issues rather than on their party affiliation. “What we intend to do is to run on issues, less than run on people and party, and then support the people who support those issues,” Trumka said. Next Tuesday, primary day in Arkansas, is the biggest test...
  • U.S. Chamber joins suit against new union rule

    05/24/2010 3:14:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 373+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined a federal lawsuit Monday against a new union organizing rule. The Chamber filed a motion to intervene as a party-plaintiff in the Air Transport Association’s (ATA) suit against the National Mediation Board (NMB). The business lobbying group opposes a rule change finalized by the board earlier this month that makes it easier for workers at companies covered by the Railway Labor Act to unionize. Under the rule, workers who don’t vote in a union election are not counted as votes either for or against forming a union. Such non-votes previously were counted as votes...
  • NEW VIDEO: Freeper Asks AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka about Glenn Beck

    04/19/2010 8:55:17 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 6 replies · 948+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-19-10 | joinedafterattack
    Richard Trumka exited the Labor Caucus at the California Democratic Convention and I asked him his thoughts on Glenn Beck. The Labor Caucus was jammed with supporters and candidates asking for support. It was so full they asked some people to leave so they would not violate the fire code. It was very clear from the candidates speeches Labor controls much of the Democratic party. They all had their hand out making promises to the crowd on how they would help organized labor if elected. VIDEO LINK
  • Juan Williams Agrees with AFL-CIO President’s Class Warfare

    04/12/2010 11:03:16 AM PDT · by 198ml · 19 replies · 876+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    NPR and Fox News contributor Juan Williams does not see vitriolic blanket-statements condemning conservatives as "racist," "homophobic," heartless, anti-intellectual, and depraved (to name a few), as divisive or erroneous in the least. Aside from possibly race and identity-politics, there are few things more toxic and effective than the poisonous doctrine of class warfare - no matter how many times leaders may promise heaven on earth. In his April 7 speech at Harvard University, AFL-CIO leader (and corrupt money-laundering extraordinaire) Richard Trumka did his part to perpetuate fear and hate of conservatives - repeatedly inciting the "righteous anger" the "working class"...
  • Look For The Union Libel (Trumka)

    04/11/2010 12:28:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies · 433+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    He may not be the future former president's most frequent White House visitor (that would be the SEIU's Andy Stern), but AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is one of Obama's most loyal comrades. Echoing the party line during a toxic speech at Harvard on Wednesday night. Trumka described "radio voices" as "forces of hate" for creating an us-versus-them mentality that can divide the country and hinder enacting economic policies to fix the economy. "There are forces in our country that are working hard to convert justifiable anger about an economy that only seems to work for a few of us into...
  • Union Chief Claims He Witnessed 'Racism' At Tea Party…Yeah, Riiiiight

    04/09/2010 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 14 replies · 731+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Not long ago Andrew Breitbart issued a challenge to the anti-tea party left to show proof that the "N" word was thrown at black members of Congress by Tea Party protesters in their walk to Congress just prior to their passage on Obamacare. In fact, Breitbart has offered $100,000 for video or audio proof of any racism during that incident. No one on the left has been able meet the challenge. On the April 7, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was giving a speech at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and in the audience was one Andrew Breitbart. During the question...
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • AFL-CIO Boss Calls for Recess Appointment

    02/09/2010 4:06:45 PM PST · by coaltrain · 15 replies · 747+ views
    NRO ^ | 02/09/10 | Daniel Foster
    Major Garrett tweets this response from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the defeat of Craig Becker: "A Republican-led filibuster has put political interests over the needs of America’s working families," Trumka said. "We support President Obama’s expressed willingness to make recess appointments of critical posts in the federal government if that’s what it takes to get around minority delay and obstruction."
  • Unions, Obama Cut Backroom Deal on Health Care Tax Exemption

    01/15/2010 3:05:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 463+ views
    NLPC ^ | January 15, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    For organized labor, if there's anything better than a federal takeover of health insurance, it's a federal takeover of health care with a major tax break for union members. Union leaders, led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (see photo), this week gave the country a first-hand lesson on how to play behind-the-scenes political hardball. Yesterday, following a three-day marathon negotiating session, the nation's top labor officials announced they had reached an agreement to delay introduction of a federal excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans on their rank and file. While a number of Republicans are calling the deal a...
  • AFL-CIO Predicts 'Card Check' Passage This Spring

    01/11/2010 12:25:04 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 6 replies · 508+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/11/10 | Brian Buetler
    Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka made a bold prediction: The Employee Free Choice Act--the flagship legislation of the labor movement--will pass in the first quarter of 2010. "I think you'll see the Employee Free Choice Act pass in the first quarter of 2010," Trumka said. "You'll have it have some real effect. We'll start creating and making new jobs in this country again."
  • AFL-CIO leader: Democrats inviting repeat of 1994 over economy woes

    01/11/2010 10:22:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 761+ views
    AFL-CIO leader: Democrats inviting repeat of 1994 over economy woes By Kevin Bogardus - 01/11/10 01:01 AM ET The Democratic Party could see a repeat of their epic electoral defeat 1994 when Republicans won the House unless they institute dramatic changes in economic policy, the leader of the AFL-CIO said Monday. In prepared remarks at the National Press Club, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the majority party needs to end its coziness with the financial sector and step up and take action for workers to avoid losing control of the House. “In 1992, workers voted for Democrats who promised action...