On UAW’s Gettlefinger: It doesn’t get any more surreal
As the United Against Work United Auto Workers (UAW) holds its 35th constitutional convention in Detroit this week, one protester has already been handcuffed (actually he is a UAW retiree and convention delegate) and the UAW’s new king (Bob King, that is) is being challenged by a dissident member. Meanwhile, the UAW’s retiring boss, Ron Gettlefinger (the man who helped bring you Government Motors), in | Read More »
Is Obama’s NLRB Looking to Suppress Worker Votes in Union Elections?
As President Obama’s union-controlled National Labor Relations Board continues on its quest to help unions do all they can to unionize America’s workers, a hint of their newest attempt may come in the form of a request for information (RFI) through the federal government’s procurement website. For 75 years, when a union seeks to unionize a company, the NLRB’s primary method for determining whether a majority of | Read More »
NYC Bus Drivers Don’t Take Spit
New York City. You either love it or hate it. It’s a big city. It’s tough. It never sleeps. Like their city, New Yorkers are hip, they’re trendy and, all too often, they can be rather rude and rudeness…well, you know…rudeness can sometimes lead to bad behavior. The Transport Workers’ Union, which represents New York City’s bus drivers has negotiated a unique benefit for its | Read More »
Unionizing Doctors: SEIU already reaping rewards at having Craig Becker at the NLRB
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is already reaping the rewards of having its Associate General Counsel Craig Becker sitting on the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On June 3rd, the union-controlled NLRB issued a 2-1 decision denying a request for review (a form of appeal) by St. Barnabas Hospital regarding the unionization of its resident physicians. The two board members were former-Teamster attorney | Read More »
Are America’s intellectuals are being bought off by Big Labor?
As the AFL-CIO targets America’s youth this week, it’s long been known that America’s institutions of higher learning have been hijacked by the left. While the common belief is that America’s colleges and universities have succumbed to ideologues, the sad irony is that the “ideologues” may also be closet capitalists without their even realizing it. A friend forwarded Liberty Chick’s post on Big Journalism and, | Read More »
THOSE D*MN UNIONS: Do-nothing teachers’ union threatens Marine’s job
It is a question of principle. Apparently, today’s union bosses believe that service payment to the union is more important than one’s service to his country. As a result, they would rather make an example of a retired marine by having him fired for not paying union dues than to hear his case as to why he should not be forced to pay them. A | Read More »
Why the Arkansas Runoff is Important
Union bosses suffered a seeming setback on Tuesday as Arkansas voters rejected the union attempt to make an example out of Blanche Lincoln. But the setback is not all that it seems. The Black Sheep Survives the Slaughterhouse From the beginning, Tuesday’s Arkansas Showdown was really more about the national Democratic Party and who owns it than it was about Blanche Lincoln. Blanche Lincoln was | Read More »
SEIU’s Becker Wrongly Splits Hairs on His Refusal to Recuse Himself on SEIU cases
Earlier this week, we pointed out SEIU-attorney-turned-NLRB-member Craig Becker’s seeming violation of his ethics pledge by ruling on a case involving the SEIU, in breach of the two year moratorium. A mere five days later, in another case (ironically involving the SEIU again), Becker takes the chance to address his critics with thumb planted firmly on nose. Becker states that the reason he is (and, | Read More »
Is the SEIU using racist stereotypes in Arizona travel hotline parody?
Last week, we called attention to the SEIU’s new “travel hotline” advising travelers in seemingly racist undertones. Now, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly takes the purple people eater to task: Given the SEIU’s recent racial play in the Arkansas runoff, it appears there is a troubling pattern emerging out of the house that Andy Stern built. __________________ “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language | Read More »
He almost certainly broke his ethics pledge, but did the SEIU’s Craig Becker break the LAW?
It’s not like we’re shocked (is anything involving unions really shocking anymore?)…. Still, it is pretty blatant for the SEIU’s former assistant general counsel, Craig Becker, who is now sitting on the National Labor Relations Board to be issuing decisions on behalf of the SEIU. Especially when Becker seems to be in clear breach of his signed ethics pledge where he pledged: I will not | Read More »