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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...