Joe Biden Pays Homage to ‘Demoralized’ AFL-CIO Bosses
Vowing to spend one-quarter of a million dollars less than last year’s AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting, the leaders of the 57-union federation are meeting this week for their annual winter meeting at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Earlier this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden met with the union leaders and, according to the Wall Street Journal, was “muted, and even defensive at | Read More »
Union Extremist Craig Becker’s Glaring Hatred for Workplace Freedom
Following the near-certain death of the union bosses’ hallucinogenically-named (and growingly unpopular)Employee Free Choice Act, the Democrats in the Senate are looking to throw their union cronies a bone by getting SEIU and AFL-CIO attorney Craig Becker seated to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) quickly, perhaps as soon as this week. As the rules and the policies set forth through the NLRB affect nearly every private-sector | Read More »
AFL-CIO May Run Challengers to Blue Dogs
By attempting to drive further to the Left, unions may be creating a worse nightmare for the mid-terms than they’ve already caused themselves. From The Raw Story: Union leaders in the AFL-CIO are considering supporting challengers to centrist Democrats in this year’s mid-term elections. Disappointed with Blue Dogs who helped foil the unions’ hoped-for agenda in President Obama’s first year, leaders of unions such as | Read More »
WSJ: AFL-CIO Poll Shows Union Households Boosted Brown [Ouch!]
Perhaps the WSJ’s article should have stated “Majority of Union Households Voted for Brown“ because no matter how union bosses try to spin it… A poll conducted on behalf of the AFL-CIO found that 49% of Massachusetts union households supported Mr. Brown in Tuesday’s voting, while 46% supported Democrat Martha Coakley. The poll conducted by Hart Research Associates surveyed 810 voters. [snip] Karen Ackerman, the | 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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
URGENT: Unions Using Health Care Bill to Discriminate Against Small Non-Union Construction Firms
According to the Nashville Business Journal, Senate Democrats are trying to do their union handlers a favor by excluding small construction companies from the small-business exemption to the employer mandate in the health care bill. The Senate is about to put coal in the stocking of home builders and other small construction firms. The amended version of the health care reform bill, which cleared another | Read More »
Heads Up, TX! Former AFL-CIO Boss May Run For Lt. Gov.
A Public Service Announcement… Linda Chavez-Thompson, a former executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, is leaning toward running for lieutenant governor as a Democrat, according to multiple sources familiar with her plans. Stop her before she gets started, Texans, your state will be much better off.