SEIU’s Andy Stern – Obama Care May Fail.
What does Andy know? Stalled progress on the health care bill in the Senate could doom Democrats in 2010 and prove to be President Barack Obama’s “Waterloo”, Andy Stern, National President of SEIU, the nation’s largest service union and one of the Obama administration’s key supporters, predicted on Friday. Since Stern is one the White House’s most frequent visitors it begs the question, could Andy | 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 »
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 »
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 »
AFL-CIO Top Boss and SEIU’s King & Queen Dine at the White House
Described as the ‘hottest ticket in town,’ an impressive, star-studded list attended President Obama’s first state dinner at the White House. According to ABC News, “fewer than 400 lucky guests received the official invitation.” Among the guest list of dignitaries, luminaries and Hollywood bigwigs were a trio that, under ordinary circumstances, might go unnoticed were it not for their nefarious influence on this Administration. The | Read More »
ATR, AWF demand probe of SEIU’s Stern for illegal lobbying
Ed Morrisey emailed to let me know about this story. This is huge and well done. At 9 am ET today, Americans for Tax Reform and the Alliance for Worker Freedom will deliver a letter to both chambers of Congress and to US Attorney Channing Phillips in Washington DC, demanding a federal investigation of Andrew Stern, president of the SEIU. They will claim that Stern, | 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 on All Hallows Eve
It is Saturday night and, as our schedule has been tight and will be for the foreseeable future, the news necessitates skipping the dubious trick and occasional sweet treat (not that we mind). So, with door bells ringing and children screaming, we offer you the most ghoulish labor news and views offered to you on this All Hallows Eve…We bring you Labor Shorts #5: Have | Read More »
Barack’s Benefactor, the Purple Behemoth known as the SEIU…
You’ve know doubt heard of Michael Moore’s free-enterprise bashing movie Capitalism: A Love Story. Well, a new left-wing movie by producer Glenn Silber, called The War at Home; Part 2 is coming out soon that is featuring none other than BHO’s purple puppet master, the Service Employees International Union, aka the SEIU. Some comments on the SEIU’s role in putting Obama in the White House. “After 2000 and | Read More »
LABOR SHORTS #4: Exposing Today’s Union Bosses One Skid Mark at a Time
[Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com's blog] Vol. 1, Issue 4 It’s Friday and our socks are soaked as Mother Nature drops an early winter Nor’easter on the Eastern third of the U.S. (yep, even some snow flurries in October!). Nevertheless, we persevere in order to provide you with our fourth installment of LaborUnionReport’s Labor Shorts, where we expose another week’s worth of shenanigans from today’s union bosses. | Read More »
EXPOSED: Obama Pledging Allegiance to SEIU
It has long been argued that the King-Maker is more powerful than the King, as America is just beginning to learn. Indeed, the Union Label Blog has even questioned whether the SEIU’s Lavender-Lapeled Lord of Labor Andy Stern is, in fact, the hand in President Barack Obama’s puppet, citing a LA Times article that reported: When the president met privately with the health industry leaders | Read More »
SEIU’s money in Dan Glickman’s future for a U.S. Senate race in Kansas?
SEIU Headquarters, Washington, DC Last week the Wichita Eagle’s blog speculated about a Tiahrt-Glickman rematch in a senatorial bid in 2010. The Eagle’s blog posting mentioned that former U.S. Congressman Dan Glickman from Wichita admitted he was not a great fundraiser. So where might Glickman get money to run for U.S. Senate in Kansas? Today, Andy Stern, the head of the 2-million member SEIU union | Read More »
Card Check Thugs Already “On The Waterfront”
So, the whole labor movement is now starting to line up with guns at the back of labor’s biggest and most public, self promoting thug: Andy Stern. And this is what Obama wants to turn over the fates of American workers to, without even a secret ballot. The Sopranos.
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Labor Shying from Supporting New Dem Specter?
Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) appears to be warning his membership that there is no lock on allegiance for Arlen Specter even though he has recently jumped the GOP ship for the Democrat Party. On May 3, Stern used his twitter account to praise Congressman Joe Sestak, a possible 2010 opponent for Specter for the Democratic Party nomination for Penn. | Read More »