The SEIU’s Evil Health Care Empire
Like the Borg on Star Trek, the Purple People Eaters Union, otherwise known as the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) has much to gain with the nationalization of America’s health care. As guest columnist Kevin Troutman noted on Friday in the Houston Chronicle: The House resolution establishes a scenario that would effectively exclude non-union employers from eligibility to work on program-funded contracts. It also | Read More »
As Union Bosses Spend Money, It’s the Members Who Are Told to Pay
2008 was a good year for the bosses of Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 in Chicago. In fact, according to reports on file with the U.S. Department of Labor, Local 73 took in $13.5 million in 2008. The problem is, however, the Local spent $13.9 million. Now, as the union’s coffers run dry and union bosses in Washington are telling the Chicago local to build | Read More »
UNBELIEVABLE! SEIU Bullies Eagle Scout!
Just when you thought the Purple People Eating union known as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and their thug-like tactics couldn’t sink any lower comes this story from Allentown, Pennsylvania. 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 | Read More »
They’re Baaack! Here Comes the Debate on Illegals
To say they are good at multi-tasking would be an understatment, as the White House agenda just keeps getting busier and busier with… Nationalizing Health Care Taking away secret ballots from workers through EFCA Killing the economy through ‘cap & trade’ Devaluing the dollar by printing it like it’s Scott toilet paper Dithering over ‘the war that matters’ Winning faux Peace Prizes Conferring the rights | Read More »
UAW Workers Taking Strike Vote Over Having Too Much Work To Do
With tens of thousands of members unemployed, after helping to drive General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy, the Union of Ailing Workplaces (aka the UAW) is taking a strike vote over a disagreement on workloads at Ford. As unbelievable as this may seem, the UAW workers in Kansas City, Missouri seem upset over being asked to become more effcient. According to the Detroit News, The | Read More »
SEIU’s Andy Stern Says He’s a ‘Capitalist’!!!
Andy Stern, the president of the Purple People Eaters, otherwise known as the Service Employees International Union, claims he is a “capitalist”!… Despite what Glenn Beck says, I am a capitalist, not a socialist, communist, or anything else he’s called me in the last two weeks. [Yeah, and 'Das Kapital' was really written by Adam Smith, Andy!] Apparently, Mr. Stern is no longer interested in | Read More »
Labor Shorts, an EFCA Rumor & Health Care
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport. An EFCA Update: The Latest Rumor… We have not been hearing much about the job-destroying and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act. However, given last Tuesday’s Democratic drubbing at the polls in NJ and VA, we know that unions and their allies on the Hill are getting a bit antsy (read desperate) to try to get their agenda passed before the mid-term elections | Read More »
UFCW Local Threatens Its Own Staff Union With Layoffs!
From the Hypocritical Union Department. With its top officers raking in $177k and $145k, respectively, members of the United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 5 members had their dues increased on them earlier this year. Now, with its financial house in disarray, the union is going to its own unionized employees and looking to open its contract with the staff union. According to a letter | Read More »
SEIU Leaked Memo Exposes Union Propaganda Techniques Used For Union Bailout Bill
Propaganda, according to Dictionary.com, is the “information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.” and “the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.” Over the last several years, big union bosses have been using spent hundreds of millions of dollars buying politicians to push a delusionally-dubbed bill called the Employee Free Choice Act (or EFCA). | Read More »
UFCW bosses quibble on constitutional language as member claims union is “playing games with our lives…”
Amidst the worst recession in a generation, members of the United Food & Commercial Workers are upset with their union for, of all things, not allowing them to walk off their jobs. In Colorado, where UFCW Local 7 has been negotiating for more than six months with the grocery chains there, local union members have urged their parent union in Washington to give them permission | Read More »