McCaskill: Card-Check (not EFCA) is Dead This Year
Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has told reporters that ‘card-check’ (but not the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act) is dead this year: [via National Review] McCaskill said that while senators were still negotiating the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a controversial bill to reform union organizing rules, it was unlikely to even include the actual “card check” provision itself, which has been the subject of malign | Read More »
The Generals Who Vie for SEIU’s Top Spot
Two days after Politico broke the story of the resignation of lavender-lapeled lord of labor, SEIU’s Andy Stern, and two days before the controversial Stern confirms or denies his intent to leave the purple behemoth he has led, it appears warfare may be breaking out between the generals of Andy Stern’s army of purple patrons. According to the Daily News, the generals lining up their | Read More »
On Unions: From the mouth of babes…
Last year, the AFL-CIO announced a campaign to target lure attract younger workers to the labor movement. However, after watching the United Steelworkers strike for eight months in her town, one high-school student wrote a letter to the editor that demonstrates that union bosses have a lot of work to do before they can convince young workers to get in the car on the union bus. | Read More »
Ironic: Union-Built Apartment Tower to be Torn Down for Shoddy (Union) Construction
It is no small irony that on the same day President Obama rewards his union boss buddies with a costly and discriminatory edict for construction on federal projects, called project labor agreements, that a story emerges about union-built building that must be torn down for…shoddy union construction. First, in Washington (DC): U.S. agencies may require contractors on public construction projects to negotiate with labor unions | Read More »
Will the Queen of Labor, Anna Burger, take over where Andy left off?
Following yesterday’s bombshell announcement—apparently, even senior SEIU officials were stunned—that SEIU boss Andy Stern is resigning from the purple behemoth he created, speculation now turns to who his replacement will be. Washington odds are that the Queen of Labor, SEIU’s Executive V.P. Anna Burger will get the nod. According to the Wall Street Journal: A member of SEIU’s executive board said he received a phone | Read More »
[UPDATED & CONFIRMED] SEIU’s Andy Stern to Resign
This just in: Andy Stern, of the controversial Service Employees International Union, is resigning his position as President of the purple behemonth, according to Politico’s Ben Smith. Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern, one of America’s most prominent labor leaders, is set to resign, according to a member of the union’s board. The President of an SEIU local based in Seattle, Diane Sosne, broke | Read More »
California: Shriveling like a raisin under the weight of unions and leeches
There is little doubt that the once-golden state of California has been overrun by unions and society’s leeches. Now, California is struggling to find a way out of its tarnished dilemma. Problem is, with high taxes and job-killing rules and regulations, California’s unions and other assorted leeches are bleeding the state’s most productive citizens and causing them to leave the state. This video from Reason | Read More »
Another Attempt at Union Bailout Bill by Year’s End?
While there has been little mention of the job destroying and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act in the press as of late, this morning’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that there may be another attempt at getting the company-killing legislation passed before year’s end. With congressional Democrats facing losses in November, labor strategists view the remaining months of this year as the best chance they’ll have | Read More »
How far they have come: Teamsters turn to yard signs to show their strength
Last week, we posted on the Seattle stalemate between the Teamsters and Waste Management. With 1,600 applications for 350 positions, the Teamsters ability to strike successfully has been effectively neutered as the once mighty union of Jimmy Hoffa quickly backed off its threatened strike. Now, as long as they do not find themselves locked out of their jobs, instead of doling out picket signs to their members, | Read More »
On union thuggery, when will 89% of Americans stop sitting quietly?
We like to refer to her as Our Sister from Another Mister since Liberty Chick is as good as they get at pointing out the obvious about today’s unions. On a Big Government post about union thuggery, the evangelist for free markets, free minds and free people asks an excellent and very poignant question: At what point do the other 89% of Americans who are | Read More »