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  • Pelosi works to rally Democrats at United Steelworkers conference

    08/11/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 11, 2014 | Kyle Roerink
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a rallying cry for the Democratic Party during a United Steelworkers conference today in Las Vegas. The California Democrat’s speech to the union comes as her party desperately tries to garner support in the run-up to the Nov. 4 general election. Republicans are likely to make gains in both chambers of Congress, but the party’s leaders are showing no signs of surrender. Unions are a historic voting bloc for Democrats and Pelosi’s speech was a clear pitch to organized labor, asking them to mobilize on Election Day.
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • On Virginia trail, Scott Walker hits Terry McAuliffe on unions

    11/02/2013 8:21:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies ^ | 11/2/13 5:04 PM EDT | By JAMES HOHMANN
    WOODBRIDGE, Va.—Scott Walker warned Republicans at a rally here Saturday that Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be in the pocket of “big government union bosses” if he wins the Virginia governor’s race. The Wisconsin governor, a conservative icon for breaking the back of the public-employee unions in his blue state and then beating back their effort to recall him, said Republican Ken Cuccinelli also “knows how to take on the special interests.” “Do you want someone who is going to side with the big government labor unions,” he said at one of two stops ahead of Tuesday’s off-year election, “or do...
  • Unions poised to win delay of ObamaCare tax in budget deal

    10/14/2013 6:07:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/13 05:25 PM ET | Elise Viebeck -
    Labor unions are poised to score the delay of an ObamaCare tax in the bipartisan budget deal emerging in the Senate. The bargain under negotiation would make small adjustments to the healthcare law, including delaying the law's reinsurance fee for one year. The three-year tax is meant to generate revenue that will stabilize premiums on the individual market as sick patients enter the risk pool. The tax applies to all group health plans, but unions argue it will raise their healthcare costs while providing them no benefit.  The reinsurance tax figured prominently in discussions at a recent AFL-CIO convention, where...
  • McAuliffe on New Coal Regulations: Um, I'll Get Back to You, Virginia

    09/23/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Does this guy have a cogent position on anything, aside from "Ken Cuccinelli is a dangerous extremist"? Within the last two weeks, he's shown himself to be utterly unprepared for a sit-down with Northern Virginia techies -- which touched off the damning endorsement firestorm -- then had nothing of substance to offer at a forum on higher education. Now he's hit the trifecta (via Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing):
  • Terry McAuliffe needs a little more time to think about the EPA’s new coal regs, if you don’t mind

    09/20/2013 4:34:24 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration moved forward with much-anticipated emissions regulations on Friday, requiring any new coal plants to cut down on their emissions levels to a degree that will necessitate expensive carbon capture and storage technology — which just so happens to be so prohibitively costly that there are no commercial coal-fired plants actually using it right now. (This round of regulations is really just the warmup act, by the way, for the regulations the Obama administration hopes to introduce next year requiring new and existing coal plants to meet their selected standards — meaning current plants will either need to...

    09/02/2013 8:34:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | Sep 2, 2013 | clyde
    Breitbart is reporting that in what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation. In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the disillusion of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare. “We feel the Federation has...
  • The Importance of Virginia

    08/15/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 24 replies
    Redstate ^ | 8/15/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday, the AFL-CIO declared it was going all in in Virginia to get Terry McAuliffe elected. The AFL-CIO has massive amounts of money and, should McAuliffe win, as Jim Geraghty, I, and others have noted, the media and liberal Republicans will claim conservatives cannot get elected. Ken Cuccinelli, as the Attorney General of Virginia, was the first State AG to go to court opposing Obamacare. Ken has also been at the forefront in the fight against Obama’s war on fossil fuels. Ken is the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in this year’s November election and if he loses, it...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    08/06/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | By Howard Blume
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. Besides Los Angeles, the school districts are Long Beach, Santa Ana, Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Sanger.
  • Senate votes to end debate on NLRB nominee

    07/30/2013 9:48:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2013 | Ramsey Cox
    The Senate voted 64-34 Tuesday to end debate on the nomination of Kent Hirozawa to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That vote sets up eight hours of debate time, which could be waived to allow a quick vote on the nomination. After Hirozawa, the nominations of Nancy Schiffer and Mark Pearce to join the NLRB will follow. More than 10 Republicans voted with Democrats to advance Hirozawa's nomination. Republicans agreed to hold up-or-down votes on President Obama’s NLRB nominations as part of a deal to avoid Senate rule changes limiting the minority's right to filibuster executive branch...
  • McAuliffe’s dilemma [VA Dem Gov Candidate & Unions]

    06/21/2013 9:45:03 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 June 2013 | WashingtonTimes
    "Yes, it's true, My ethics fit neatly between my fingernails..." It’s not easy being Terry McAuliffe. The Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia has a union problem in a state that’s not enthusiastic about unions and their bosses. Since 1947, for example, the commonwealth has protected Virginians from forced membership in a union, however cleverly forced unionism is portrayed, with a tough right-to-work law that protects everyone’s right to hold a job without having to share a paycheck with strangers. Virginia’s stance on right-to-work is rooted in the principle expressed by Thomas Jefferson: “To compel a man to furnish funds...
  • Labor unions break ranks with White House on ObamaCare

    05/21/2013 6:46:59 AM PDT · by Sopater · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/13 05:00 AM ET | Kevin Bogardus
    Labor unions are breaking with President Obama on ObamaCare. Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration plans to implement the landmark law. They warn that unless there are changes, the results could be catastrophic. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) — a 1.3 million-member labor group that twice endorsed Obama for president — is very worried about how the reform law will affect its members’ healthcare plans. Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers released a statement calling “for repeal or...
  • VEA teacher's union says we ALL should vote in the June 11 VA Dem primary

    05/19/2013 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    From an email
    May 16, 2013 Dear : The VEA Fund for Children and Public Education Executive Committee (VEA Fund) and The VEA Fund Directors, your elected representatives from across Virginia, have offered recommendations for the June 11 Democratic primaries. The Democratic Party is choosing Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General candidates in an open primary on that day. Republican Candidates are being chosen by a convention this Saturday in Richmond. Regrettably, none of the Republican candidates chose to complete the candidate questionnaire required to gain a recommendation. In Virginia voters do not register by party, so our primaries are open. Any voter can...
  • Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donor

    11/03/2012 2:45:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/02/12 | Paul Bedard
    Union halting power repair crews is top Democratic donorPaul Bedard - Washington Secrets November 2, 2012 | 12:36 pm The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, cited in news reports for halting nonunion repair crews from helping to restore power in superstorm Sandy's New Jersey-New York path, is one of nation's top union donors to Democrats, a group President Obama last year praised in a visit to an IBEW training Center. The Center for Responsive Politics, a public political spending watchdog, said IBEW has the nation's fifth highest spending political action committee, doling out nearly $2.3 million, 97 percent of which...
  • NewsmaxZogby Poll: Obama Losing Women, Union Voters in Florida

    10/18/2012 7:54:42 PM PDT · by mancini · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | David Alliot
    Barack Obama is sharply falling out of favor with two segments he has relied heavily upon — women and union voters, according to data from the second of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls for Florida. Read More...
  • Forty percent of union members voted Republican in 2008.

    10/03/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies ^ | 7-3-2011 | Bill Kristol
    Since 1952, only one other Republican candidate did as well among union voters -- Ronald Reagan in 1980, who also had a gap of just 7 points between overall support and union support. But Reagan wasn’t able to repeat his magic in 1984 -- his union vote trailed his national vote by 13 points. And that pattern continued until McCain in 2008, with the gap bouncing between 11 and 13 points from 1984 to 2004. So there’s some support for the notion that Republicans are doing pretty well among union voters these days.
  • Controllers Boost Giving to Democrats

    09/16/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 13, 2012 | BRODY MULLINS and ANDY PASZTOR
    POLITICS Updated September 13, 2012, 9:08 p.m. ET Controllers Boost Giving to Democrats By BRODY MULLINS and ANDY PASZTOR The nation's biggest and most powerful unions are usually among the most generous givers to Democrats. This year there is a newcomer among the top ranks: the low-profile association that represents air-traffic controllers. So far this election, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, with 20,000 members, has emerged as the second-largest union donor to the major pro-Democratic super PACs. It is surpassed only by the Service Employees International Union, which has 2.1 million members. NATCA has donated $1 million to a...
  • Can Mitt seize Ohio opportunity?

    08/19/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 18, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech. To onlookers, mostly press and staffers, the image was stunning. To the 2,600 family members gathered in the gravel parking lot or under tents, eating hot dogs and drinking pop, it was a moment of immense pride. This is what we do, said Tim Wiles: “We make things. We provide energy for the state, food for our families, and businesses are sustained around the county because they make money from us.” The 54-year-old...
  • Wow! Hundreds of Ohio Coal Miners Stand in Line for Mitt Romney

    08/19/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/19/12 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of coal miners and their families stand in line while waiting to attend a rally at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio, for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
  • At Union Rally, DNC Chair and Labor Chief Launch Broadside Against Paul Ryan

    08/11/2012 12:05:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies ^ | August. 11, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    Philadelphia Speaking at the Workers Stand for America union rally in Philadelphia today, Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasted no time attacking newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Wasserman Schultz, addressing an estimated crowd of 40,000 union members, said that Ryan would "end Medicare as we know it," and made an extended attack on his budget plan. Speaking to reporters after the event, she doubled down on her comments. "I think Mitt Romney with his selection of Paul Ryan has doubled down on his interest in shredding the safety net for our seniors ... and...
  • Unions hit Democratic convention where it hurts: In the wallet

    08/09/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Unions hit Democratic convention where it hurts: In the wallet By: Robin Bravender and Anna Palmer August 9, 2012 06:44 PM EDT The Democrats are hitting up unions — their go-to cash cows — for last-minute donations to help pay for next month’s convention in Charlotte. The response from some big unions? Tough. Union leaders insisted from the start that they wouldn’t help fill the piggy bank for this year’s Democratic National Convention after the party picked a labor-hostile location and at the same time made fundraising tougher by banning corporate contributions and capping individual donations. And with the event...
  • Unions ready to send volunteers out for Obama

    08/09/2012 5:53:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies ^ | August 9,2012 | SAM HANANEL Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor unions plan to send out more than 300,000 volunteers later this month to canvass voters to support President Barack Obama’s re-election. The effort begins on Aug. 25, when activists fan out across 27 states during a national ‘‘day of action.’’ AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says a record 400,000 union-based volunteers will be knocking on doors and talking to voters in all 50 states later this year.
  • Coal Miners’ Union Sits Out Presidential Race

    08/09/2012 6:57:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 9,2012 | Amy Harder
    After giving then-Sen. Barack Obama a full-throttled endorsement in the 2008 presidential election, the United Mine Workers of America has decided not to endorse either Obama or the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in 2012. “As of right now, we’ve elected to stay out of this election,” said Mike Caputo, a UMWA official and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. “Our members right now have indicated to stay out of this race, and that’s why we’ve done that.... I don’t think quite frankly that coalfield folks are crazy about either candidate.” Both candidates are trying to...
  • Why this Afro American small businessman will never vote Democrat again

    08/08/2012 5:36:48 PM PDT · by Missouri gal · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 8, 2012 | Calvin Hunter
    (Re: the DNC convention) I began to hear rumors that DNC officials were asking all Event Planners, Producers, and Production Companies to use union labor. I got a copy of their RFP (Request for Proposal) and read it myself. The proposal read “we prefer that you use Union labor” for our events. I was flabbergasted. You see, North Carolina is a Right To Work state, which means in layman’s terms that you cannot make anyone use union labor. For the DNC to come to North Carolina and blatantly break our Right To Work laws is disheartening. Even though the RFP...
  • Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contracts (heated words exchanged about RAT convention)

    08/05/2012 2:45:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/03/12 | ANNA PALMER
    Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contractsBy ANNA PALMER | 8/3/12 1:20 PM EDT Hispanic lawmakers are peeved at the Democratic National Convention Committee for not hiring more Latino-owned businesses for next month’s convention. Upset over the lack of contracts, Hispanic lawmakers exchanged heated words Wednesday with a top DNCC official in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Afterward, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) suggested that DNCC Chief Executive Steve Kerrigan should be fired if things don’t improve. If the situation isn’t rectified, “there will be a recommendation that the person who is in charge will not be in charge,” Baca told...
  • Big Lesson for Labor in Wisconsin Election

    06/08/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election this week was no surprise to anyone but Big Labor. Unions were furious when Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature cut back their right to bargain on anything beyond wages. Democratic legislators fled the state for several weeks in 2011 in order to try to prevent a final vote from taking place. Demonstrators took over the state capitol, and when that didn't work, unions and left-leaning groups gathered signatures to force a recall vote. The national Democratic Party initially saw what was happening in Wisconsin as a popular revolt against Republican excesses...
  • Unions Plan to Spend $400 Million to Reelect Obama

    03/12/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 3/12/12 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The AFL-CIO will formally endorse Obama on Tuesday, as it kicks off a campaign sending 400,00 union members door to door to encourage voters to support the president’s reelection bid. Labor leaders say their efforts are to counteract the political power of Super PACs. They also will commit $400 million to the campaign. The New York Times reports: With numerous super PACs expected to broadcast a flood of TV spots in support of the Republican nominee, the Obama campaign is looking to organized labor to play a major role in offsetting that. Labor leaders say they expect unions to spend...
  • Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500

    02/26/2012 8:47:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Tampa Bay ^ | 2/25/12
    Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500FEBRUARY 25, 2012 The United Auto Workers will taunt Mitt Romney from the sky while he attends Daytona 500 on Sunday. Plane banner: "Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers. "Had the country taken Romney's advice, turning his back on the Auto Industry and the millions who depend on it during their darkest hour, what would have become of NASCAR?"
  • Unions and Young People: A Winning Combination for 2012?

    11/10/2011 7:51:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/10/11 | Killian
    The successful effort to roll back anti-union legislation in Ohio points to a possible future for the Occupy Wall Street movement In the wake of a significant electoral victory in Ohio Tuesday, unions and their supporters are energized and eager to flex their newly honed political muscles. But the path to greater electoral clout in 2012 could lie in a partnership with young voters and followers of the Occupy movement. It may seem like an odd pairing: Grizzled and battle-scarred union members, many of whom have voted Republican in the past and are more socially conservative, and free-spirited Millennials more...
  • Teachers' Union Endorses Obama Despite Hating His Policies (The NEA is dumber than a box of rocks)

    07/06/2011 6:07:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    abc ^ | 7/6/2011 | AMY BINGHAM
    President Obama seems to have a love-hate relationship with the nation's largest teacher's union. On Monday, the National Education Association endorsed Obama in 2012 -- long before his Republican opponent has even been selected. But the vote of confidence comes in spite of the fact that educators are less than thrilled with the president's efforts to reform education. Two days before endorsing the president, the NEA passed a resolution outlining 13 areas where the union adamantly disagrees with the policies of Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan. The NEA letter states that educators are "appalled" by Duncan's emphasis on competitive grants,...
  • DNC chairman: 'We're going to play for the big win'

    02/26/2011 9:04:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    DNC chairman: 'We're going to play for the big win' By Michael O'Brien - 02/26/11 11:40 AM ET President Obama isn't playing for a narrow victory in his 2012 reelection effort, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine promised Saturday. Kaine, speaking to party members in Washington at the DNC's Winter Meeting, said that the president's reelection would kick off sometime in the second quarter of 2011. That campaign wouldn't be looking, though, to eke out just enough electoral votes to put Obama over the top. "We're going to play for the big win," Kaine told DNC members, to cheers....
  • Some Republicans soften tough talk on unions

    02/24/2011 6:02:50 PM PST · by teg_76 · 53 replies
    WASHINGTON – With a wary eye on Wisconsin, Republican leaders in several states are toning down the tough talk against public employee unions and, in some cases, abandoning anti-union measures altogether. Indiana's governor urged GOP lawmakers to give up on a "right to work" bill for fear the backlash could derail the rest of his agenda. In Ohio, senators plan to soften a bill that would have banned all collective bargaining by state workers. And in Michigan, the Republican governor says he'd rather negotiate with public employees than pick a fight.
  • Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort

    11/04/2010 6:35:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2010 | Elizabeth Crum
    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10. -snip- The staffer told Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations, that the Reid campaign had “connected with Culinary” and that the problem was with mid-level supervisors. -snip- The Reid staffer then indicated that the culinary union had money available for more busses to take Harrah’s employees to the polls. The Reid staffer suggests that Harrah’s execs “put a headlock on your supervisors to get them to follow...
  • Did Harrah's put pressure on employees to vote for Reid?

    11/03/2010 5:35:20 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 32 replies
    According to an article by Channel 13 Political Analyst Elizabeth Crum, editor of the Nevada News Bureau, executives from Harrah's Entertainment in Las Vegas have been encouraging employees to vote for Harry Reid in the 2010 election. A Reid staffer allegedly sent e-mails to Harrah's executives throughout the company in an effort to push employees to vote. A spreadsheet showing employees' names, at which property they worked, and why they had not voted was also disseminated.
  • Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems

    10/27/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT · by goldendays · 16 replies ^ | October 26, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Public employee unions funnel public money to Dems By: MICHAEL BARONE Senior Political Analyst October 26, 2010 (AP) Who is the largest single political contributor in the 2010 campaign cycle? You can be pardoned if you answer, erroneously, that it's some new conservative group organized by Karl Rove. That's campaign spin by the Obama Democrats, obediently relayed by certain elements of the so-called mainstream media. The real answer is AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union's president, Gerald McEntee, reports proudly that AFSCME will be contributing $87.5 million in this cycle, entirely or almost entirely...
  • Civil rights, labor groups rally on National Mall (Some unions make attendance MANDATORY!)

    10/02/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/02/10 | Jordan Steffen
    Civil rights, labor groups rally on National MallThe goal is to arouse enthusiasm among Democratic voters and stave off an expected GOP comeback in the midterm elections. The rally is also a liberal response to conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally in August. By Jordan Steffen, Tribune Washington Bureau 11:52 a.m. CDT, October 2, 2010 WASHINGTON - Thousands of activists from groups that support the Democratic Party gathered for a march and rally on the National Mall on Saturday in a bid to rejuvenate the enthusiasm of more liberal voters and stave off an expected GOP comeback in next month's midterm...
  • Obama's Favors to Unions

    09/11/2010 8:38:50 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/11/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Washington Examiner asks a few substantive questions about unions this Labor Day weekend. Why do they seem to have such an outsized power when their dues paying members are fewer than ever, when they work in fewer industries than ever, and when they have such money troubles? Ah, but the answer is what we all know. They have a president in Washington that’s bought and paid for. Here are just some of the favors that Obama has given to his patrons in Big Labor as the Examiner notes: » Only 10 days after taking the oath of office, Obama...
  • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Has No Show Campaign Kickoff

    04/06/2010 3:29:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 43 replies · 2,398+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-10 | Mike's America
    It's really pathetic when the Senate Majority Leader can't get more than 100 union goons to show up for his re-election kickoff!You know they say a picture paints a thousand words. So two pictures must paint thousands more. Compare this scene as Harry Reid kicks off his re-election bid for Senate: If you think that photo is an unfair representation of Nevada's enthusiasm for Reid's candidacy, here's a search of more photos of the event. Find a better one if you can. The Las Vegas Journal reports that "U.S. Sen. Harry Reid launched his re-election campaign Monday with a sentimental...
  • SEIU warns House Dem: Vote yes or we’ll primary you

    03/12/2010 6:23:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies · 1,819+ views
    hotair ^ | 03/12/10 | Allahpundit
    The Democrats can’t afford to let this thing get to the recess without a vote — the risk of another round of angry townhalls is too great — so every last stop will be pulled out over the next week. This is just the beginning.
  • How The Coming Union Pension Plan Collapse is Affecting White House Decisions

    03/01/2010 9:16:28 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,064+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/2/2010 | The Lid
    Much of the first 14 months of the Obama administration has been a public "love story" between the White House and the Labor Unions. It seems as if President Obama has been basing many of his decisions on how they help the Union Bosses as opposed to how they help the entire country.... These are just a few ways the President is favoring his friends, the Union leaders over the needs of the Union Rank and file and the American People. The reason for the favorable treatment, the Pension Plans are about to collapse, most of the rank and file...
  • 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...
  • Bluest States Also Most In Debt, Highly Unionized, and Solidly Democrat (coincidence, right?)

    02/28/2010 7:01:47 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies · 744+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2010 | Mark Tapscott
    "'Unions in general have more influence in Democratic-controlled states,' he says. 'This isn't to say that unions are bad, but where they're strong you have bigger demands for social services and coalitions with construction companies, road builders and others that push up debt.'"
  • Congress Puts Toyota On Show Trial

    02/23/2010 5:04:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 921+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Commerce: Toyota's leaders are in for nasty star-chamber hearings in Congress, with politicians grandstanding and regulators pointing fingers. It's no way to treat a big employer that contributes so much to our economy. When Toyota first came to the U.S. in the 1950s and took out TV ads in the 1960s, the Japan-based company was ridiculed. How could its dinky little cars compete with the mighty Big Three automakers for the American market? But by the 1970s, word got out that Toyota was making a superior energy-efficient product and it won the public over. That success seems to be why...
  • Big Labor From New York Is Manning Coakley Office (Video Shows Them Calling Media Nazis)

    01/19/2010 2:00:14 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 4 replies · 849+ views
    Big Government ^ | 1-19-10 | Publius
    This video is quickly making the rounds across the Internet. It show’s Coakley staffers or volunteers throwing some reporters out of a Coakley office. Aside from the humor of a bunch of leftists and progressives suddenly discovering and asserting private property rights, the video has a classic display of the left’s quick resort to the N-Bomb, as in Nazis.
  • Dear Union Members: Your Leadership Just Screwed Over The Rest Of America

    01/17/2010 7:50:07 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 807+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/17/2010 | Sarah Palin
    In the latest to come out of D.C.’s backroom health care deals, President Obama yesterday cut a doozy of a deal with labor union bosses. The fed’s health care plan must be so bad that even union bosses had to go to D.C. to say they wanted out. So... to keep their support for a flawed plan they got an exemption to provisions in the deal that others did not. Small business owners, our families running America’s mom & pops, did not get this deal. Ask yourself: why did union bosses get special treatment? And when did our country’s unions...
  • Wow Purple Shirted SEIU Members holding Brown Signs

    01/17/2010 5:54:21 AM PST · by politicalmerc · 13 replies · 1,501+ views
    Red Mass Group ^ | Jan 16, 2010 | Rob Eno
    I guess Obama thinks they are "acting stupidly" too. Maybe he should invite them to the White House for a beer. You have to hate it when your words come back to bite you in the rear....
  • BREAKING: Scott Brown Files Ethics Complaint- SEIU Used State Resources

    01/16/2010 3:48:06 PM PST · by Ballygrl · 71 replies · 3,422+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/10 | Jim Hoft
    LinkThis email was sent out earlier from the Scott Brown Campaign: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Felix Browne January 16, 2010 MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Winslow will make a statement and take reporters questions at MassGOP Headquarters in Boston TODAY at 4:00 PM. Massachusetts GOP Headquarters 85 Merrimac Street, 4th Floor Boston. Oh My! It involves the SEIU!!! This...
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    01/16/2010 3:11:35 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 123 replies · 6,964+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/10 | Jim Hoft
    Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
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  • Sarah Palin: Union Brothers and Sisters: Your Leadership Doesn’t Get It – You Deserve Better

    01/15/2010 10:14:44 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies · 3,749+ views
    facebook ^ | Friday January 15, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    In the latest to come out of D.C.’s backroom health care deals, President Obama yesterday cut a doozy of a deal with labor union bosses. The fed’s health care plan must be so bad that even union bosses had to go to D.C. to say they wanted out. So... to keep their support for a flawed plan they got an exemption to provisions in the deal that others did not. Small business owners, our families running America’s mom & pops, did not get this deal. Ask yourself: why did union bosses get special treatment? And when did our country’s unions...