Untrusted Teamster Leaders to Members: A “No” Vote Could Doom YRC Worldwide, Up to 40,000 Could Lose Jobs
It’s considered the ‘Last of the Mohicans’ in the world of big Teamster-represented less-than-trailer load (LTL) carriers, all the rest having been doomed to the scrap heap of uncompetitive unionized trucking companies. Now it seems, however, the question is not “if,” but “when” YRC Worldwide will be closing up shop. YRC Worldwide, which is the combination of Yellow Freight’s 2003 acquisition of Roadway and its | Read More »
The Naked Emperor: A Bold Businessman Ignored at a Faux Summit
As talk turned to such stupid ideas as “cash for caulkers” at yesterday’s two hour and 15 minute photo op “jobs summit,” at least one businessman in attendance had the fortitude to answer the President’s question on why jobs aren’t being created: Mr. Obama told the chief executives that he wanted to know: “What’s holding back business investment and how we can increase confidence and | Read More »
Time to Shut the Door on the Cable Guy…
A fleeting thought this morning: Since Comcast is buying NBC, perhaps the peacock will regain some of its journalistic integrity. Then, while posting on the faux jobs summit attendees, this flashed across the screen: The chairman of Comcast endorsed the Senate health care bill in a letter Thursday to President Barack Obama, saying, “We cannot allow perfection to stand in the way of critically needed and very good legislation.” | Read More »
They Came, They Dined, They Did Nothing…Obama’s Jobs Summit: The List of Attendees
It’s a list of “who’s who” from the non-job creating House of Labor (listed in bold), with a smorgasboard of company chieftains (many with unionized workers), a few of Obama’s “czars”, some politcos, some “progressive” think-tank policy wonks and a few other if-you-can’t-do-then-teach type academics thrown in for good measure, a lunch and a photo op. Here’s the list (from Politico): The White House released | Read More »
The SEIU & Obama’s ‘Jobs Summit’: How much influence will the Queen of Labor have?
Behind every man, there is a woman… Behind every king, there is a queen… Behind SEIU boss Andy Stern, there is Anna Burger. Who is Anna Burger? She’s the less public face of the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the Service Employees International Union). But her less-public profile should not fool you. She is as every bit as powerful (and perhaps moreso) than her | Read More »
The Union Boss’ Daughter Files For House Seat
The daughter of Ernie Duran, Jr., the accused nepotist and money mismanager, as well as soon-to-be ex-president of United Food & Commercial Workers’ Local 7 in Denver has filed papers to run for the House District 5 seat being vacated by a term-limited Joel Judd. Crisanta Duran, is legal counsel for the UFCW local, as well as listed as the 19th vice president (out of | Read More »
WOW! Goldman Sachs Execs Arming Themselves Against…the SEIU?!?
From the diaries by Erick We first saw this on the blog of the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the SEIU), so we had to ‘fact-check’ the story and, sure enough, it appears to be true. According to Bloomberg, executives at failed-NJ governor John Corzine’s old company, Goldman Sachs, are applying for handgun permits and exercising their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear | Read More »
Will Union Bosses Use Obama’s Job Summit to Push Job-Destroying Legislation?
With unemployment reaching 10.2% and likely to rise over the coming year, the Obama administration is getting desperate to show that it can reverse the rising unemployment and the President’s falling poll numbers. As Politico notes: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the presidential playbook: when you want to focus attention on an issue, hold a meeting and call it a “summit.” President Barack | Read More »
Eagle Scout Update: After Getting Caught ‘Purple Handed,’ SEIU’s PR SNAFU Shames Union Bosses Into Volunteerism
A mere two weeks ago, the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the SEIU) found itself in the middle of a media maelstrom for picking on a pathway-clearing eagle scout. In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder | Read More »
Will Unions’ Billion Dollars Buy Exemption from Obama’s Crackdown on Lobbyists?
The Obama administration is giving lobbyists the boot, according to the Washington Post, in an effort to reduce their influence in Washington. No, really. It’s not a joke. The Washington Post says it’s the case. Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street’s influence | Read More »