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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
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | 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...