SEIU Begins Battle to Gerrymander Districts in 2010 Census
From the blog at LaborUnionReport: The Purple People Eater and ACORN benefactor, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is gearing up for the 2010 redistricting battle, according to Politco’s Ben Smith. Political actors are beginning to invest in the 2010 redistricting battles that will be decided in large part by state legislative elections, and SEIU, I’m told just hired a prominent California union official to | Read More »
A Weekly Post of Union Shenanigans
Some RedState readers may be interested in this sort of stuff. The info below comes from the blogat LaborUnionReport and provides a summary of news stories from around the country: Here is this week’s list of the most relevant union happenings across the country (and beyond), brought to you in short and “tweet” form (that is 140 characters, more or less): EFCA’s Evil Twin. Airlines | Read More »
OLYMPIC-SIZED FAILURE: While American Soldiers Die and Unemployment Climbs, Obama Ogled Olympics for Big Union Backers
It has long been estimated that the cost of bringing the Olympics to Chicago would be $4.8 billion or more. Since Chicago is a big union town, second only to New York, much of the money that would have been spent would have gone the city’s unionized workers and, of course, their union bosses–from the construction trade unions to the hotels workers’ union, UNITE-HERE.
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Card Check Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
Cross-posted on 1-888-No-Union.com’s blog From the Truth About EFCA blog: OK, that title was borrowed from the book by now-Senator Al Franken. But it’s a good title to kick off what is a sadly continuing discussion on just how far proponents of card check (in the form of the Employee Free Choice Act) will push the bounds of honesty. So far, it appears they | Read More »
LABOR SECRETARY SOLIS STILL PUSHING NO-VOTE UNION BILL
President Obama’s Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is still pushing the no-vote unionization bill, otherwise misleadingly called the Employee Free Choice Act.
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Richard Trumka, the Next Boss of Union Bosses, Talks…
From the LaborUnionReport.com blog post An interesting interview with the next AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka is appearing in The Nation. What is particularly interesting about the interview is not the typical pro-union pablum that Trumka puts out (no different than his soon-to-be predecessor John Sweeney), but his outright shot at the Service Employees International Union. “The raiding stuff is a zero-sum game,” he says, singling | Read More »
No Contract, No Cookies…and, Now, No Job! Union Bosses Get the Milk, Members Get Crumbs
However, unlike her members, Ms. Alston didn’t seem to struggle too much in 2008 as, according to the union’s 2008 financial statement, Ms. Alston raked in $115,259 in total compensation (plus another $6,563 from the BCT’s international) while the local’s Vice President Joseph Svingala took in $108,345 last year. Meanwhile, the union’s international president, Frank Hurt, raked in $250,441 in 2008.
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