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 »
White House and the Speaker have Few Options Left on ObamaCare — UPDATE: Pelosi Admits She Doesn’t have the Votes
UPDATE — About an hour after this post, Pelosi admits she does not have the votes to pass the unamended Senate bill on the House floor. As soon as Senator McConnell objected to the appointment of the Conferees of on behalf of Senator DeMint, the Democrats in the House, each, individually, were given an unprecedented opportunity to influence the amendment that the House would vote | Read More »
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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.
Update — Sen. Sanders is a NO, the SEIU & the AFL-CIO may be a NO on ObamaCare
The Hill is reporting that Senator Sanders is a NO on ObamaCare: Asked by Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto asked Sanders if he could support the compromise bill. The senator replied “I’m struggling with this. As of this point I am not voting for the bill. And here’s why.” Sanders, who favors a single-payer healthcare system, said that he has informed the White House and | Read More »
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Maids & Babysitters of the World Unite!
According to internationalists, lefties, labor bosses and other assorted loons, today (December 10th) is International Human Rights Day. Organized around the 1948 signing of the U.N.s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, union bosses co-opted this day some years ago to use as a day to push for the ultimate union bailout, the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free FORCED Choice Act or EFCA. The job-destroying EFCA, as it’s commonly referred to, effectively kills secret-ballot | 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 »
AFL-CIO Boss Implies You’re Not a ‘Real American’ Unless You Support Pelosicare
The AFL-CIO’s ‘narcissistic, lazy, self-indulgent’ new boss Richard Trumka held a rally yesterday afternoon at the AFL-CIO’s posh multi-million dollar headquarters and gave his typical fiery speech about health care. During the video (see below), Trumka aligned himself with today’s neo-socialists (aka “progressives”), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and called (again) for a “robust” public option (that slippery slope to socialized medicine in three to five years). While that, in | Read More »
Do Union Bosses and Their Allies Want to Nationalize and Control Your Retirement Too??? In a Word: YES.
Overshadowed by the desire to nationalize health care, the delusionally-dubbed Employee Free Choice Act, and a host of other items on the progressive socialist wish list is the union desire to nationalize your retirement. As many union pension funds have tanked and entered the “critical status” (view 2009 list of critical pensions here), union bosses have come up with a new scheme and are creating a | Read More »
Senate’s HELP Committee is making Wednesday SEIU Day at the Labor Board
Imagine a Supreme Court Justice being confirmed without a hearing. Well, in labor relations, the National Labor Relations Board is like the Supreme Court when it comes to hearing issues affecting the relationships between employers, employees and unions. In two days, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (ironically called HELP) will be voting to confirm union radical Craig Becker’s nomination to the National | Read More »
How YOU Can Help Keep SEIU’s Inside Man Out of the NLRB
On Wednesday, a critical vote is taking place in a United States Senate subcommitte that affects nearly every working American regardless whether they own a business, or work for one. SOME BACKGROUND… The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) affects nearly every employer and employee in the private sector (except airlines and railroads, which are covered by the Railway Labor Act). Unions would like to change | Read More »