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  • Workers At Defense Factory Party at Lunch (Video)

    11/23/2011 2:08:09 PM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 11/23/2011 | ???
    Workers at a Detroit defense factory have been caught on video allegedly drinking and smoking pot during their lunch breaks, then appearing to return to their jobs where they make parts for armored military vehicles.
  • Union County Authorities Seek Fugitive from Justice

    11/23/2011 2:07:16 PM PST · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | November 23, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Union County, Ill., authorities are currently looking for a fugitive from justice. In a statement released jointly by their offices, Union County Sheriff David Livesay and Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds are seeking the public's help in apprehending Bryan T. Todd, who was last believed to be in the Anna area. The request for help from the public was put out at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
  • Labor leaders pushing for ‘ambush’ elections

    11/23/2011 10:25:13 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 23, 2011 | Examiner Editorial
    Leaders of the Service Employees International Union last week officially endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012. Endorsing a presidential candidate 11 months before the general election may seem a bit premature, but it’s not even the record for the earliest endorsements so far in this cycle. The National Education Association endorsed Obama in July, 14 months before the voting. While these early endorsements highlight the fact that Big Labor’s leaders are cheerleaders (and paymasters) for the Democratic Party, at least voters will have plenty of time between now and next November to weigh all the facts, policy positions...
  • Stand-up against the forced unionization of childcare providers(MN)

    11/21/2011 6:26:50 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    Minnesota Majority ^ | 11-21-11 | Minnesota Majority
    Governor Dayton reportedly made a promise to union leaders to sign the executive order in exchange for their support in the last election. Greedy union bosses want to skim union dues from taxpayer-funded subsidies designed to help poor parents pay for childcare services. And childcare providers are just the beginning. In other states, family members caring for relatives with disabilities have also been forced to join a union.
  • EU: Water does NOT hydrate

    11/19/2011 4:36:52 PM PST · by Cato in PA · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/18/11 | Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month. Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large. “The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of...
  • Forecasted Job Growth Better in Right-to-Work States

    11/17/2011 10:48:38 AM PST · by BUSHdude2000 · 4 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 11-17-11 | Kimberly Morin
    USA Today came out with a one year forecasted jobs growth graph that has some interesting results. According to the survey, the only states that are forecasted to grow jobs by 2% or more are Right-to-Work states – Wyoming, Utah and Oklahoma (Note: USA Today does not identify states in this way). The majority of states slated to see negative job growth are 7 to 1 Forced Union states, Georgia being the only exception as the sole Right-to-Work state.
  • email from VEA teacher's union on election (BARF ALERT)

    11/17/2011 6:10:00 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    November 16, 2011 Dear xxxxx: I have not written since the elections. Partly because we've been extremely busy, and partly because I just needed to ponder the results. I thank each of you who worked in the campaigns for friends of education, and I thank all of you who voted. We won eight of our twelve targeted races. The VEA Fund recommended 36 House candidates. Twenty-three of those candidates won for a winning percentage of 64%. The VEA Fund recommended 25 Senate candidates. Nineteen of those candidates won for a winning percentage of 76%. We lost the Senator that has...
  • Parents forced to pay union dues

    11/16/2011 5:52:37 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/9/11 | Jack Spencer
    Robert Haynes and his wife, Patricia, take care of their cerebral palsy-stricken son and daughter in their Macomb Township home. Taxpayers help out with monthly checks to the Haynes family. The checks, which are sent by the state, allow them to keep their son and daughter at home instead of having them institutionalized. But some of the taxpayer dollars that are supposed to go to the Haynes family are being siphoned off. The state takes a $30 monthly deduction from the checks and sends it to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This deduction is the result of the forced...
  • Dayton, GOP collide over child care union vote

    11/16/2011 4:37:34 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-16-11 | Doug Belden
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered an election to allow Minnesota's in-home child care providers to vote on whether to unionize. But his executive order drew swift response from Republicans who vowed to sue to prevent the vote. "There is nothing in Minnesota law that provides the governor with the power to do the thing that he says he's going to do," said Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, who chairs the Senate health and human services committee. "And I think the real question for us is, what do you do with a governor who won't follow the law?" Dayton, a...
  • Broward Teachers Union president target of criminal investigation

    11/15/2011 1:17:54 PM PST · by Fawn · 1 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11:21 a.m. EST, November 15, 2011 | By Cara Fitzpatrick, Sun Sentinel
    Pat Santeramo, long-time president of the Broward Teachers Union, is under investigation amid accusations he blew through $3.8 million in union reserves, used dues to reimburse people for campaign donations and has been overpaid for most of his tenure. Santeramo, 64, said through his lawyer Monday he had no plans to resign, despite a criminal investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office and a separate inquiry by the Florida Elections Commission.
  • A Weekend of Occupy Denver

    11/14/2011 11:02:56 AM PST · by invaderzim · 3 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 11.14.11 | Hear Us Now
    Server issues prevented me from posting this over the weekend. Much of what is on the page has already been widely seen. Cept for maybe the the picture of the defiled flag I managed to get hold of before it could be burned by the occupy folks.
  • Auto Workers Win Right to Wear Protest T-Shirts (We're Prisoners of GM!)

    11/12/2011 6:55:47 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 34 replies
    Labor Notes ^ | 11/9/2011 | Jane Slaughter
    Workers at General Motors’ Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, have won the right to call themselves prisoners. GM suspended around eight workers this week and last for wearing T-shirts that read “Fairfax Penitentiary Inmate.” The shirts protest increasingly strict conditions in the factory. Yesterday, after the controversy aired on the evening news as far away as St. Louis, the company backed down and asked suspended workers to return to work at full pay.
  • Video: Paving The Way For A North American Union

    11/11/2011 1:01:20 PM PST · by csd · 10 replies ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Jack Blood
    The agenda for a North American Union is underway and a new security perimeter deal will blur the lines at the border and further erode the sovereignty of Canadians and Americans. On November 13th Stephen Harper, Barack Obama and Felipe Calderon will meet for the North American Leaders Summit to discuss their plans for the NAU. Meanwhile CETA the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement presents itself as a major step towards a New World Order and the centralization of power.
  • Report: LA Fire Capt. Paid $50K In Vacation, OT Allegedly Falsified Time Card

    11/09/2011 11:20:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBS) ^ | November 9, 2011 10:16 AM
    A Los Angeles city fire captain is on leave after for allegedly falsifying his timecard after auditors found he was paid $50,000 in vacation time last year, according to a report Wednesday. Capt. Eric Vasquez was paid nearly $77,000 above his base salary of $108,000 — the equivalent of nearly 23 weeks of pay — in vacation, overtime and bonus pay, according to payroll information obtained by the Daily News under the California Public Records Act. The alleged falsification by Vasquez, a 17-year LAFD veteran whose duties involved supervising time sheet data entry — including his own — were discovered...
  • Ohio Issue 2: Let’s not over-react or fall for media templates

    11/09/2011 11:17:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/09/2011 | Kevin Holtsberry
    Issue 2 in Ohio has failed. Unions poured a gazillion dollars into Ohio and won. Despite having a sense of this outcome for some time it still stings. Believe it or not, a great many felt that these reforms were important steps in bring fiscal and structural sanity to government. The voters clearly did not get that message. The media is going to try and play this as horse race politics. Governor John Kasich lost and the Democrats won. And obviously, in some important sense – even if only in the fact the story and perspective being conventional wisdom –...
  • Union Withdrawing Money From Funds For Special Needs Children

    11/09/2011 9:55:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/9/2011 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan's “forced unionization” is not only taking money away from home health care workers, it's taking dollars out of the pockets of parents of the afflicted as well. … Robert Haynes and his wife, Patricia, take care of their cerebral palsy-stricken son and daughter in their Macomb Township home. Taxpayers help out with monthly checks to the Haynes family. The checks, which are sent by the state, allow them to keep their son and daughter at home instead of having them institutionalized. But some of the taxpayer dollars that are supposed to go to the Haynes family are being siphoned...
  • Union Withdrawing Money From Funds For Special Needs Children

    11/09/2011 5:59:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/9/2011 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan's “forced unionization” is not only taking money away from home health care workers, it's taking dollars out of the pockets of parents of the afflicted as well. … Robert Haynes and his wife, Patricia, take care of their cerebral palsy-stricken son and daughter in their Macomb Township home. Taxpayers help out with monthly checks to the Haynes family. The checks, which are sent by the state, allow them to keep their son and daughter at home instead of having them institutionalized. But some of the taxpayer dollars that are supposed to go to the Haynes family are being siphoned...
  • Tell Attorney General Holder to Fight Koch Brothers’ Voter Suppression

    11/08/2011 12:56:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Mike Hall,
    The AFL-CIO, NAACP, the Brave New Foundation and several other groups are urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce the Voting Rights Act to stop the discriminatory voter suppression laws the right-wing billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have pushed and financed in dozens of states. The Koch Brothers are major funders of ALEC. You can join in the fight to protect voting rights by clicking here and signing a petition to Holder urging him to use his authority under the Voting Rights Act to protect voters’ rights.In this video from Brave New...
  • One-third of Minn. schools ask voters for help

    11/08/2011 5:14:40 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    ap ^ | 11-7-11 | Chris Williams
    The phone banks have been humming for three weeks straight in the headquarters of the teachers' union for Minnesota's largest school district, as Anoka-Hennepin teachers and their allies plead with voters to renew an operating levy worth $48 million a year. "If this levy were to fail, I don't know what our district would look like," said Julie Blaha, president of the local chapter of Education Minnesota.
  • Jew-hating Trade Union leader threatens Jewish schools because of Israel’s reaction to UNESCO vote

    11/07/2011 10:09:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/7/11 | Pamela Geller
    This is why there must be an Israel. This is why we must stand up for the tiny Jewish state at any and all costs. Because Islamic anti-semitism is the get-out-of-jail-free card for the Jew-haters across the world to come out of their hate closet. And they are. In spades. The irrationality and anger that comes as a result of sick hatred is monstrous. Jewish schools. Jews in Belgium cannot wear any sign of their religion in that country. Trade Union leader threatens Jewish schools because of Israel’s reaction to UNESCO vote Antwerp - A trade union leader in Belgium...
  • Poll: Ohio Set To Vote Big Against Kasich’s Anti-Union Law

    11/07/2011 6:40:53 AM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    A new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) shows Ohio Democrats and public employee unions likely to win a big victory on Tuesday in the referendum on Republican Gov. John Kasich’s anti-public union bill, SB-5. The poll shows only 36% of Ohioans will vote to support the law, while a decisive 59% oppose the bill and will vote to repeal it. Kasich’s own approval mirrors those numbers, with only 33% approval and 57% disapproval. Kasich was elected in the 2010 Republican wave, defeating incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland by a 49%-47% margin. However, when asked if they could vote again, the...
  • DDOT Drivers Refuse To Work: ‘They’re Scared For Their Lives’

    11/04/2011 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Detroit ^ | November 4,2011
    WWJ’s Scott Ryan spoke with Henry Gaffney, spokesman for the D-DOT bus drivers union AFL-CIO Local 26, who said this was not an organized maneuver by the union. Gaffney said it’s a matter of bus drivers fearing for their safety, citing an incident that happened Thursday afternoon. “Our drivers are scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing situation about security. I think yesterday kind of just topped it off, when one of my drivers was beat up by some teenagers down in the middle of Rosa Parks and it took the police almost 30 minutes to...
  • Obama-Friendly GE Building Aircraft Factory Right-to-Work Alabama; Unlike Boeing, NLRB Silent

    11/03/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Directorblue ^ | November 2, 2011 | Doug Ross
    1. Alabama is a wonderfully free "right-to-work" state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join. 2. General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama's rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units. 3. It turns out that GE's Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn't uttered a peep. But I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Remember...
  • GOP Senator Tries to Save SEIU Healthcare ‘Employer’

    11/02/2011 7:56:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/1/2011 | Kathy Hoekstra
    The MQCCC was created in 2005. The council kept a registry of home care providers, but its main function was to be the so-called government “employer” for some 45,000 private home care aides. Through this arrangement, these independent contractors were compelled to become dues-paying members of SEIU Healthcare Michigan. The union has had a collective bargaining agreement with the MQCCC since 2006, collecting $6 million in annual dues from Medicaid subsidies paid to the home care providers. The council effectively runs the program for SEIU and passes the union dues from the state to the union. The Mackinac Center recently...
  • ‘No’ on Ohio Ballot Issues Means ‘Yes’ to Obama Agenda

    11/02/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    Pajams Media ^ | November 1, 2011 - 12:00 am | Tom Blumer
    On Tuesday, November 8 — actually, during the weeks leading up to November 8, thanks to the travesty known as “early voting” – Ohioans have been and will be voting on two crucial ballot issues. One of the results will largely determine whether the Buckeye State continues to be governed like a heading-towards-broke blue state — as it was for over 15 years before current Governor John Kasich took office — or a recovering red one. Both could heavily influence the red or blue direction of the entire nation. Ballot Issue 2 is about whether to keep Senate Bill 5...
  • Love Me Tender Premiered in New York

    11/01/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 5 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 31, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Love Me Tender starring Richard Egan, Debra Paget and introducing Elvis Presley premiered at the Paramount Theater in New York.
  • Public union targets trustee who questioned how taxpayer money is spent

    11/01/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT · by inkling · 19 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | October 27, 2011 | Mark Flatten
    Natasha Nimer had a simple question: As a trustee in a local labor union representing City of Phoenix employees, did she have a duty to check the books of a taxpayer-funded insurance account it managed? So she asked the executive board of AFSCME Local 2960. The response was an emphatic “no.” She dropped the matter and thought it would end there. She was wrong. In the months that followed, union officials tried to strip Nimer of her duties as a trustee and steward. They tried twice to force her out of AFSCME, only to have the international headquarters order her...
  • What’s the Matter with Ohio? (It may fail to pass union reforms that a majority support)

    11/01/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R.) rallied Republicans in the state legislature to limit collective bargaining by public employees. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie (R.) coaxed a Democrat-led state legislature to increase public employees’ share of their health-care and pension costs. In Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels (R.) secured merit pay for public-school teachers. But in Ohio, a bill containing all these reforms is headed for defeat in a referendum on November 8. According to an October 25 poll by Quinnipiac University, 57 percent of Ohioans oppose the bill, while 32 percent support it. Meanwhile, its most prominent advocate, Gov....
  • GOP Senator Tries to Save SEIU Healthcare ‘Employer’

    11/01/2011 6:08:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/31/2011 | Kathy Hoekstra
    The fate of the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, an entity ostensibly tasked with keeping a list of the state’s private home health providers, may have seemed sealed in May when state lawmakers axed its funding from the 2012 budget. Yet even without state funding, this unusual government entity continues to exist past its Sept. 30 expiration date — and collect dues for a government-sector union. “The union dues are still being withheld and are being sent to the MQC3,” according to Angela Minicuci, public information officer for the Michigan Department of Community Health, in an email sent to the...
  • Cain Sexual Harrassment?

    11/01/2011 3:32:54 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 20 replies · 1+ views
    I'm just watching the interview with Herman Cain on Greta. If I understand him right, he says the only women of the two he even remembers by name worked in the government/PAC dept. of the restaurant association. Interesting. I don't know, but wondering-- would she be in a position to represent restaurant and service workers unions interests in the PAC? Cain said the first woman was dismissed and the accusations were deemed "baseless" and that she left with what was the equivalent of her owed severance package . Now this women shows up and Cain says he doesn't even believe...
  • Public Employees Busted in Retirement Scheme

    10/30/2011 10:35:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Nathaniel Botwinick
    Employees of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) have defrauded that organization of over $1 billion over the last seven years. In as many as 500 cases, LIRR employees falsely claimed disability benefits to supplement their pensions, employing a sophisticated scheme involving special “facilitators” and doctors operating “disability mills.” Eleven defendants have been named so far, including a former president of the railroad union; each has been charged with conspiracy to commit health-care fraud and mail fraud. There were three doctors who participated in this scheme, and in return they received cash payments between $800 and $1,200 — along with millions...
  • NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt Sergeants

    10/28/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10/28/11
    NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt SergeantsNew York City Sergeants Benevolent Association president says protesters who hurt sergeants will be taken to court Friday, Oct 28, 2011 | Updated 8:17 AM EDT The head of the union representing New York City police sergeants wants Occupy Wall Street protesters to know that he'll pursue legal action against anyone who harms police. In a New York Post op-ed, Ed Mullins, president of the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, writes that he respects the ideas of free speech and assembly that have empowered the Wall Street movement. But cops should...
  • Minneapolis school study could lead to pay freezes, concessions

    10/28/2011 4:40:34 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    star tribune ^ | 10-28-11 | corey mitchell
    The same study used to justify $270,000 in retroactive raises to Minneapolis Public Schools administrators could be used by the district to cut the compensation of its unionized staff. District leaders say the report, which found that hundreds of employees are paid above-market rates, will be used in contract talks as the district seeks pay and benefit freezes and other concessions from union-represented staffers. The study, compiled by Public Sector Personnel Consultants, found that 30 percent of union-represented employees, excluding teachers, are paid above a maximum proposed salary plan, costing the district more than $6 million per year. "Unions just...
  • 11 charged in $1B NY rail pension fraud case

    10/27/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT · by WZ90 · 9 replies
    SFGate ^ | October 27, 2011 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road employees may have cheated their way to big pensions through a $1 billion fraud by paying off doctors to say they were unable to work, authorities said
  • Groups to picket at Social Security offices

    10/27/2011 9:17:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    fox 19 .com ^ | 10-27-11 | fox 19
    Social Security advocates are planning to protest Thursday at Social Security offices around the county. Thousands of American Federation of Government Employees Social Security employees, along with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the Strengthen Social Security Campaign are protesting recent proposals from Congress that would cut the Social Security Administration's operational budget.
  • Romney refuses to back Kasich against govt unions

    10/25/2011 12:35:35 PM PDT · by libstripper · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Conn Carroll
    Campaigning in Ohio today, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped by a Republican Party phone-bank making calls in support of Gov. John Kasich's government union reform referendum, but refused to endorse the actual referendum. CNN's Peter Hamby called the scene an "incredible moment in politics."
  • VEA teacher's union endorses candidates for House/Senate in 2011 VA elections (BARF ALERT)

    10/23/2011 4:25:24 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 1+ views
    VEA Recommends Candidates for Election The VEA Fund for Children and Public Education is recommending a raft of pro-public education candidates for election. (Read more about the process below.) As of October 14, these Senate and House of Delegates candidates had earned recommendations. Recommended Candidates for Senate (Senate District) John Miller (1) Mamie Locke (2) Ralph Northam (6) Donald McEachin (9) David Bernard (10) Shawn Mitchell (13) Henry Marsh (16) Edd Houck (17) Louise Lucas (18) Brandon Bell (19) Roscoe Reynolds (20) John Edwards (21) Bert Dodson (22) Creigh Deeds (25) Charles Colgan (29) Adam Ebbin (30) Barbara Favola (31)...
  • Ex-teachers union boss gets $242,000 state pension

    10/22/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 23, 2011 | Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD —— Reg Weaver receives a state pension of $242,657 a year, not because it's based on his last salary as a teacher, but because he gets to count the $300,000-plus check he made as president of the National Education Association.It's one of the highest pensions paid by the heavily indebted Illinois Teachers' Retirement System.Weaver, whose last salary as a south suburban teacher was $60,000, is one of 116 active and inactive members of the Teachers' Retirement System who can base their retirement income on their salaries and service in the National Education Association, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois...
  • Statewide test results dismal for 11th-graders ( Illinois )

    10/20/2011 6:11:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Tribune ^ | October 20, 2011 | Diane Rado and Tara Malone
    About half of Illinois public high school students flunked state exams in reading, math and science this year, the worst performance in the history of the 11th-grade Prairie State Achievement Examination, statewide test results show. The record-low results, scheduled to be released Thursday, come after Illinois closed loopholes that kept academically weak juniors from taking the exams, a practice revealed in a 2009 Tribune analysis. Some local school officials attributed their declines in part to the larger testing pool that included less-prepared students. At the same time, grade schools posted the highest passing rate in a decade this year —...
  • ‘Rogue’ NLRB Obstructing Boeing Probe, Issa Says, Citing Internal Emails

    10/19/2011 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 21 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/18/2011 | Sean Higgins
    A powerful House Republican committee chairman accused the National Labor Relations Board of being a “rogue agency” in a letter to its general counsel Monday. The chairman claimed the NLRB knowingly withheld damaging documents relating to his committee’s probe of the agency’s controversial Boeing (BA) complaint. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darryl Issa, R-Calif., in a letter to Lafe Solomon, NLRB acting general counsel, said the withheld documents “demonstrate that the NLRB is acting as a rogue agency that believes it does not have to fully answer to Congress.”
  • Teachers join Occupy L.A. movement with march

    10/18/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT · by kingu · 24 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Subha Ravindhran and Robert Holguin
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A strong showing is expected in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, as more people join the sweeping movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators with the Occupy L.A. group have been living in tents outside of City Hall for about two weeks protesting against what they call corporate greed. On Tuesday, the teacher's union will join Occupy L.A. in a march to LAUSD headquarters where the school board will be meeting. They are looking to start a second occupation site to protest teacher layoffs. The union wants the district to re-hire the 1,200 teachers...
  • email from VEA teacher's union...firing up the Democrat base (BARF ALERT)

    10/18/2011 6:22:53 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    October 17, 2011 Dear The news from the last few days could not have been more incongruous. Nor could it have revealed a greater misunderstanding of state government on the part of the electorate. First, the public is pleased with the direction of the state and the current General Assembly. Olympia Meola wrote, when reporting on the new Christopher Newport University/Richmond Times-Dispatch poll, "Virginians are a largely content bunch when it comes to the direction of the state …." Second, Virginians face an election which will completely change the direction of state government. Bob Lewis of the Associated Press wrote,...
  • Letter Carriers Seek Voice in Revamp (Union Hires Hussein's Bailout Lackey)

    10/16/2011 3:42:55 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    The union representing 280,000 U.S. letter carriers is hiring the man who designed President Obama's auto bailout, a sign of the deepening battle looming over how to restructure the U.S. Postal Service. The National Association of Letter Carriers said it retained Ron Bloom, the president's former "car czar" who orchestrated the bailout and restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler LLC, and led the Treasury's oversight of the companies. The union also has hired investment bank Lazard Ltd., assembling a restructuring team experienced in analyzing large, complex, financially troubled institutions and proposing solutions.
  • 'Double-dipping' by state workers in the spotlight

    10/14/2011 7:18:43 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 30 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | October 14, 2011 5:30 am | JESSICA VANEGEREN AND TODD FINKELMEYER
    A longstanding practice that allows public workers to simultaneously collect their pension and a state paycheck has caught the attention of state lawmakers and top UW-Madison officials.
  • Conservative Groups:Union Bosses are "job killers", introduce RICHIE THE RAT

    10/12/2011 7:29:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies
    The conservative pro-business group Americans for Job Security has a commercial set to run during the Republican presidential debate tonight that labels “greedy union bosses” as job killers. It stars a huge inflatable rodent: Richie the Rat. The commercial identifies Richie, who appears outside the National Labor Relations Board office, as the “one brave leader that is standing up to union bosses.” “The recovery is slipping away. The housing market is still sinking, and the jobs aren’t coming back,” the ad’s narrator says. “Washington is making it worse. Greedy union bosses are calling the shots. They want their payback.”
  • Group Urges More Money to Aid Poor in School ($18K/year in NY should be $23K/year)

    10/10/2011 12:29:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2011 | WINNIE HU
    New York State already outspends the rest of the nation on education, and a group of education experts at Teachers College at Columbia University is calling for it to spend even more. At a conference on Tuesday, the Campaign for Educational Equity, an institute of the college, will make the case that the state, which spends an average of $18,126 annually per student, should also pay for an array of support services outside the classroom that would cost an additional $4,750 annually for every poor student, or millions more every year. “This is not going the cheap way,” said Michael...
  • Milwaukee Union President Weeps for Lost Power

    10/07/2011 8:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 7, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    When the leftist educator Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee teachers union, addressed his “comrades” at the Save our Schools conference in July, he couldn’t contain his emotions. He openly shed tears over the fact that Madison teachers walked away from their jobs during the February protests, leaving their students behind. According to footage obtained exclusively by, Peterson told attendees: “When things came down in Wisconsin – the Madison teachers…I’m getting emotional…the Madison teachers (Bob drinks water)…went out four days straight. It’s illegal to strike in Wisconsin. It’s illegal to strike. It wasn’t a strike. They called in absent....
  • South Florida Occupy Groups Get Organized (Local TV news praising Hussein's mobs)

    10/07/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    South Florida Occupy groups were preparing to gather this weekened in Miami and Fort Laurderdale to plan their actions. Occupy Fort Lauderdale's Facebook page said the group will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Broward Main Public Library, located at 100 South Andrews Ave.
  • School District Seeking Tax Hike Challenged on Dollar Figures

    10/07/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/7/2011 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Macomb Intermediate School District is seeking a $27 million special education millage on Nov. 8, but local taxpayers say the district is being flimsy with the facts. On the news website, The Voice, MISD Superintendent Mike DeVault was quoted as saying, "County districts combined have lost $103 million annually, or about $785 per pupil, compared to 2008 from cuts in per-pupil state funding, steep declines in local property taxes, and the elimination of other financial resources.” The district has also sent out a mailer with similar language. When asked to comment on how the district came up with those...
  • Post Office's Rescue Plan: Junk Mail

    10/06/2011 10:23:04 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/11 | Jennifer Levitz
    Many consumers are irked by the catalogs, credit-card pitches and other "junk mail" they receive. But the U.S. Postal Service loves it—and wants to deliver more. The agency, beset by historic losses and a plummet in first-class mail, is running promotions, easing rules and planning television and radio ads to encourage more businesses to send pitches by standard mail, the official term for bulk mailings used by marketers to prospect for customers. "What we want to do is to make standard mail more interesting for customers so we can grow the total volume," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an...