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  • Union Support of Planned Parenthood Goes Far Beyond Donations

    08/04/2015 3:47:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 3, 2015 4:08pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    People who pay union dues may be donating to Planned Parenthood whether they like it or not. The Free Beacon reported on Monday that three of the biggest unions in America donated a total of $435,000 to Planned Parenthood during 2014. The three unions were the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). AFSCME and SEIU both represent public sector employees.​ But the ties between Planned Parenthood and some of America’s biggest unions go far beyond donations. Almost all of the 2014 union-donated money was spent...
  • Sweetheart deal? Unions allowed to cut retiree benefits rather than fix underfunded pensions

    12/30/2014 7:16:07 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is a heavyweight on the labor scene. It pays its president $350,000 a year. Its holding its next executive board meeting in February at a swanky beachfront resort in Hollywood, Florida. And it just doled out nearly $8 million to influence the last election and lobby Washington. But when it comes to standing by the obligation unions made to provide pensions to retirees, UFCW pleaded poverty in persuading Congress to let chronically underfunded union pension plans cut the benefits of workers, including those already retired.Declining participation and factors like the Great Recession have...
  • Legal Director of PA Union Disbarred From Practicing Law

    06/06/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 04, 2014 | Sarah Leitner
    The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local's current legal director was disbarred from the practice of law over 20 years ago. Edward C. Chew III is the Executive Assistant to the President and Legal Director of UFCW 1776. Chew is also the Chairman of the UFCW Local 1776 Legal Trust Fund. The Supreme Court of New Jersey disbarred Chew from the practice of law for the knowing misappropriation of client funds in 1992. According to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Review Boards website, Chew remains ineligible to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania. Chew was admitted as a member of...
  • Why Did This Union Oppose Higher Pay for Its Members?

    05/19/2014 12:58:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Few workers would turn down a raise. Union members, however, can have raises turned down on their behalf. Employees of a Pennsylvania grocery store learned this the hard way. Managers at the Giant Eagle grocery in Edinboro, Pa., wanted to reward hard work. So they boosted the wages of two dozen high-performing employees above their union rates. But United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 was not pleased. The union argued the pay increases violated their contract, took Giant Eagle to court and forced it to rescind the raises. Why did Local 23 oppose higher pay for its members? Because...
  • UFCW Local 1500: Strike Signs Prepped for Stop & Shop

    12/12/2013 8:10:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Last night members from Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Pathmark, Fairway, D'Agostino, Key Food and Shop Rite came together to support Stop & Shop workers. Together as a union we made over 1,000 picket signs in preparation for a potential strike at Stop & Shop (Thank you to all who came and for your support!). Right now our union is still negotiating with the company. A Trustee meeting scheduled for all day tomorrow to discuss Pension & Welfare. However, we are continuing to prepare for a strike. Tomorrow you will receive more information in your store. Today our Stop &...
  • NLRB Decides to Prosecute Nationwide Violations at Walmart, AFL-CIO Commits to Backing Workers

    11/18/2013 3:40:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/18/2013 | Jackie Tortora
    Making Change at Walmart, a coalitionof Walmart associates, small business owners, religious leaders and other members of the community that are fighting to make change at the nation's largest employer, announced today the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will prosecute Walmart for its "widespread violations of its workers rights." The decision will provide additional protection for Walmarts 1.3 million employees when they are speaking out for better jobs and working conditions.The coalition was advised Monday that the NLRB s General Counsel is prepared to prosecute a complaint against Walmart for illegal firings and disciplinary actions involving more than 117 workers,...
  • Food Workers' Union Authorizes a Strike of Stop & Shop Grocery Stores in the NYC Metro Area

    11/01/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    f you haven't done your grocery shopping yet, now might be the time to stock up. On Monday at roughly 7:30 p.m., workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 authorized a strike of Stop & Shop supermarket, which employs 5,500 workers represented by the union. The strike would shut down stores on Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess counties. ... At issue is the negotiation over what health benefits will look like with the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, legislation that was sold to some lawmakers as making it easier for some...
  • It's Fact, Not Anecdote, That ObamaCare Is Turning Us Into A Part-Time Nation

    08/28/2013 6:38:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 27, 2013 | Grace-Marie Turner, Contributor
    The Obama administration continues to discount the huge impact its health overhaul law is having in turning America into a part-time nation, calling reports anecdotal and not based on complete data. To paraphrase Groucho Marx: Who are you going to believe? Me, or your own eyes? An avalanche of anecdotes continues to pile up as workers across the country are having their hours cut and their health benefits slashed across a broad range of industries. Loren Goodridge, the owner of 21 Subway franchises, says he has no choice but to cut the hours of his employees to 29 a week...
  • NH scrambles to assist more than 1K supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores ea

    08/07/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 70 replies
    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed the state's Rapid Response Team to provide assistance to over 1,1100 workers losing their jobs with the closing of six Stop & Shop supermarket stores and six Shaw's stores last week. The team, led by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, coordinates with companies and will hold in-person sessions to connect affected workers with services and job opportunities. "New Hampshire is an all-hands-on-deck state, we pull together and pitch in to help those in need, and I will work to ensure that state government does its part," Hassan said in a statement...
  • Labor Unions Turn on Obamacare

    07/19/2013 2:08:57 PM PDT · by swampthang77 · 9 replies
    USBC News ^ | 13,07,19 | USBC News Wire
    Despite traditionally being one of the biggest supporters of the Obama administration, labor unions are beginning to question the regulatory overhaul of the healthcare industry, as detrimental implications and effects of the law are becoming more clear... Several unions have become vocal about their dissatisfaction over Obamacare, including reported dissatisfaction coming from the International Union of North America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and others...
  • Labor Unions in Panic over Obamacare

    07/17/2013 4:09:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    Union bosses are not happy about Obamacare. Last week, the leaders of three major U.S. unions, including James P. Hoffa of the Teamsters, sent a scathing open letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leaders in Congress. They warn that if the law does not change, Obamacare will "destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans." Clearly they feel betrayed. Here is the first paragraph of their letter: "When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans...
  • Unions: Obamacare will shatter our hard-earned health benefits and destroy the 40 hour work week

    07/16/2013 2:20:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 16, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Unions that helped pass Obamacare now say it will “shatter our hard-earned health benefits” and “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week” Three unions that supported the passage of Obamacare in 2010 (Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE) have just sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which is very heavily critical of Obamacare. Among other things, the letter states:The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.The law creates an incentive for employers...
  • Unions, Obamacare, and the Goal of Single Payer

    07/21/2013 6:40:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Townhall.Com ^ | July 21, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Im not buying it. The big news that came out last week about the labor unions unhappy with Obamacarejust doesnt strike true. On July 12, James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of the Food and Commercial Workers, and D. Taylor of UNITE-HERE wrote a harsh letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter stated that unless Mr. Obama enacts an equitable fix, the Affordable Care Act will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week. Ok, lets just back up a minute. Arent...
  • Union leaders: ObamaCare will destroy the very health and wellbeing of Americas working class

    07/15/2013 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Bear in mind that Big Labor went to bat for ObamaCare in a big way throughout the months-long debate over its passage. When Tea Party activists demonstrated to raise opposition to the legislation, unions like the Teamsters counterprotested, sometimes violently, in an attempt to intimidate conservatives into acquiescence. Unions spent big money in the 2010 election hoping to protect Democrats from the consequences of their votes on ObamaCare, arguing that the bill would help the working class by sticking it to insurers and fat cats. Now that the law is about to be implemented, though, it suddenly looks awful to...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald D. Taylor of UNITE-HERE wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacares impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class. This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us. Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • Unions: Obamacare Will Shatter Backbone of Middle Class [hypocrisy at its finest]

    07/17/2013 11:31:05 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    wallstcheatsheet.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Meghan Foley
    The Affordable Care Act now has a formidable opponent in U.S. labor unions. The unions were a key ally in the laws passage: They spent a large sum of money on the congressional campaigns of Democrats in 2006 and 2008, and union leaders lobbied in favor of health care reform in 2009 and 2010. But with growing worries that the legislation will disrupt the health benefits of its members, Americas largest unions are asking Congress to step in. Save Time Make Money! A new stock idea each week for less than the cost of a trade. CLICK HERE for your...
  • Now They Tell Us Union Leaders Now Say Obamacare Will Destroy Health & Well-Being of US Workers

    07/15/2013 2:33:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Now They Tell Us… Union Leaders Now Say Obamacare Will Destroy ‘Health & Well-Being’ of US Workers Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, July 15, 2013, 2:09 PM     It wasn’t that long ago that union leaders were rallying for Barack Obama and threatening to take those “sons-a-bitches” (conservatives) out. But that was before the election. Now, leaders of three major U.S. unions, including the highly influential Teamsters, sent a letter today to Democrats warning that Obamacare will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week...
  • Hostess Brands Returns to Snack Cake Market, Will Not Hire the Professional Bakers

    07/13/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 130 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 7/12/2013 | Jackie Tortora
    Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) President David B. Durkee issued the following statement in response to the impending re-entry by Hostess Brands, LLC, into the snack cake market:This coming week, Hostess Brands, LLC, is expected to re-enter the wholesale snack cake market. Despite the fanfare, the long-term viability of this effort is highly uncertain. Rather than hire professional, experienced bakers who have produced quality snack cakes in the companys bakeries for decades, Hostess management has chosen instead to hire primarily workers with little or no experience in the demanding wholesale snack cake baking industry.The BCTGM...
  • UFCW becomes third union to break with AFL-CIO

    07/29/2005 4:32:24 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 525+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/29/05 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The 1.4-million-member United Food and Commercial Workers broke away from the AFL-CIO on Friday, the third major union to leave the labor organization this week because of differences over how to address declining membership. The 1.8-million-member Service Workers International Union and the 1.4-million-member International Teamsters Union left the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, at the start of its convention in Chicago on Monday. The leaders of those unions said they favored more aggressive organizing efforts than the AFL-CIO, arguing the parent organization devoted too many resources to political campaigns and lobbying, and that...
  • AFL-CIO Boss's Politicking Now Threatens His Job

    05/06/2005 5:51:13 AM PDT · by bigsoxfan · 3 replies · 320+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 05/06/2005 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - While most organizations celebrate anniversaries with great fanfare, the AFL-CIO may mark its 50th birthday in Chicago this July with an internal leadership struggle that threatens the job of the coalition's president, an avowed socialist who spent tens of millions of dollars in union dues in a failed ten-year quest to re-take the U.S. House from Republicans. That leader, John Sweeney, who turned 71 Thursday, also saw George W. Bush beat his favored Democratic candidates in 2000 and 2004. It would mark only the second time in its half-century history that the American Federation of Labor and Congress...