The Devil Just Bought 10,000 Snow Shovels Today: SEIU Protestors Picket For Brown
The above headline comes from one of the reader comments to this story from the American Spectator: More than 75 boosters of the GOP candidate turned out for the counter-rally, standing the sub-freezing weather to wave Brown signs and loudly sing (to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”), “Glory, Hallelujah . . . Send Scott Brown to D.C.!” Among the Brown supporters were | Read More »
Avid Union Man to Abandon UFCW Boycott for a Pastrami & Rye?
The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) staged a protest in New York City earlier today to announce a boycott of Amish Market [no relation to the Amish of horse and buggy fame]. After a Rosie O’Donnell impersonating politician spoke at the rally, avid union man, Tommy Keating proudly stated [at 1:15] that “the country should be run by unions.” [Apparently, Tommy doesn't watch the news?] However, when | Read More »
Brown Leads: Union Bosses’ Reign of Error May Suffer Fatal Blow Next Tuesday
Unions and their de-facto labor party political puppets [read: Democrats] are freaking out right now! They know that their Reign of Error may come to a crashing halt next Tuesday. The Senate Special Election in Massachusetts next Tuesday is not going their way and, while the AFL-CIO sends its shock troops and the SEIU’s attack ads and purple shirts flood the Bay state, GOP candidate | Read More »
UAW to Sell Golf Resort: Taxpayers unlikely see a penny in return
The United Auto Workers, also known as the Union of Ailing Workplaces, is selling its union dues-funded golf resort known as Black Lake. According to the Detroit News: The United Auto Workers is hoping to sell its $33 million lakeside retreat in northern Michigan, long a symbol of the union’s success but now a financial liability. The UAW cited the recession and shrinking membership as reasons it is | Read More »
“Cadillac Tax” Exemption: Union bosses get a deal while the rest of America gets screwed.
Apparently, the fix was in when union bosses’ met in a closed door meeting at the White House on Monday and had a follow-up meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Unions bosses were reportedly able to get an exemption for collectively-bargained health care plans from the so-called ”cadillac tax.” According to Congress Daily: Unions tentatively struck a deal Tuesday to exempt collectively bargained healthcare plans from | Read More »
The Boston Herald Recommends “Change” by Endorsing Scott Brown
Massachusetts voters can vote for the ‘status quo’ or they can vote for ‘change.’ This is the theme of the Boston Herald’s ringing endorsement of Scott Brown: Massachusetts voters have to ask themselves a serious question before they head to the polls next week: Are they content with the current state of affairs in Washington?… If you love what’s going on in Washington, well, then | Read More »
IS HE HALLUCINATING? AFL-CIO Boss Predicts Job-Destroying EFCA Will Pass in First Quarter 2010 and CREATE Jobs!
While we have no doubts today’s union bosses like the AFL-CIO’s Rich Trumka want to see the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act passed at all costs (including spending $1.5 billion of union members’ money on getting Democrats elected in 2006 and 2008), we do question his sincerity when he says EFCA will create jobs. Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka | Read More »
Labor Day at the White House: Is the Fix In?
No, you did not read the title of this post wrong–it is not September. However, today, union bosses across the DC spectrum are meeting with President Obama to discuss the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on health care benefits which union bosses oppose, as did as Candidate Obama at one time. “John McCain calls these plans ‘Cadillac plans,” the Democratic presidential nominee said. “Now in some cases, | Read More »
Ironically, a Secret-Ballot Election Could Kill Union Bosses’ Top Priority by Valentine’s Day
Union bosses spent an estimated $1.5 billionon the 2006 and 2008 elections for the express purpose of having politicians in Washington enact a bill that would effectively eliminate workers’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections over the question of unionization. Ironically, however, it may be the secret-ballot that could kill union bosses’ dream of getting the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) passed. The only way that could happen, of course, is | Read More »
Obama Backs SEIU’s Becker, Labor Union Shorts & EFCA Update
A hearty Happy New Year to you! Besides some breaking news and an EFCA update, we offer you our first 2010 edition of Labor Union Shorts. First, this… BREAKING: Becker to be Re-Nominated… President Obama’s radical union nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, Craig Becker (who is Assistant General Counsel to both the AFL-CIO and the SEIU) had his nomination rejected by the Senate | Read More »