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  • Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

    02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 184 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 2/15/14 | Rick Moriarty
    Ilion, N.Y. — A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons. "It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?" Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the...
  • VIGILANTE UNIONS IN WA STATE "JUST GETTING STARTED"

    09/10/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Soda Head ^ | September 10, 2011
    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor. Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more. Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy. And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy. Meanwhile, Big...
  • Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill

    02/14/2005 6:07:31 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 625+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Feb 14, 2005 | Mike Flannery
    Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill VIDEO: Mike Flannery reports. Feb 14, 2005 5:53 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS 2) It may be the toughest vote yet for Senator Barack Obama. He is the swing vote on the Bush Administration's Clear Skies Act. The power generating industry claims it would reduce pollution, but environmentalists call that "clear lies.” What was coming out of smokestacks at the coal-fired Crawford power generating plant Monday afternoon contained significantly less pollution than what was pouring out just a few years ago. All sides to the current debate agree on that. What they disagree...