What’s Faker Than Astroturf?
Stop right there with the Pelosi-parts jokes. I have to see my children with these eyes. I’m only asking because A) I’m getting word overload on “astroturf” and B) astroturf isn’t part of a nefarious plot to drive grass out of existence, so I’m not sure it really fits here. Yesterday, I posted a story here at RedState featuring screenshots of advertisements from around the | Read More »
The Real Mob
“Rather than doing what they were elected to do — safeguarding wages and benefits for union members — they took cash and other bribes to turn a blind eye on contractors’ schemes to cheat the rank and file” As Swamp Yankee noted earlier today, the AFL-CIO is going all-in on the healthcare debate. Their plan, in their own words, is to “organize major union participation | Read More »
Mayors inexplicably upset over White House’s priorities.
This is fascinating, really: Mayors angry with White House no-show America’s big-city mayors are steaming over what they view as “a very dangerous precedent” set by the Obama administration in its decision to shun the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Providence, R.I., this week. In its attempt to honor the picket line of a local firefighters union involved in a labor dispute with | Read More »
Give Workers the Freedom to Earn More
Do you know that federal law caps the wages of more than 8 million middle class workers? Union rates set both the minimum and the maximum that union members can earn. Employers may not pay individual workers more than a collective bargaining agreement calls for without negotiating with the union. But strange as sounds, unions do not want individual workers to earn more. Unions want | Read More »
Card Check Loses Another Senator
Colorado’s Michael Bennet – who faces the voters for the first time next year – had a rough meeting with ‘progressives’ in Colorado. It sounds as if he thinks that his re-election chances suffer if he supports the Obama agenda. In particular, he doesn’t like Card Check: Bennet has been one of the few Senate Democrats who have declined to take a stand on the | Read More »
Internal Dem Strife Over Card Check?
Amanda Carpenter has the story: A reputable source tells Big Labor is “in a panic” because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t ready to call up a vote on the Employee Free Choice Act, known as “card check” to its opponents.
[I probably should have fronted it to begin with. ML] Blagojevich to SEIU to Card Check, via the folks at the Workforce Fairness Institute: When you think about it, this makes perfect sense: after all, somebody that hates secret ballots as much as Big Labor does probably has a lively contempt for the rest of our democratic institutions, too. Note the lack of capitalization, there. | Read More »
Big Labor’s got a great plan… if you’re completely off your nut!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Following up on a couple of items from earlier in the week… remember how the Ocean State out east surpassed Michigan on the economic blight meter? And remember how the Grand Rapids Teachers Union was continuing to illustrate sheer, unadulterated lunacy by moving forward with plans for an illegal teachers strike? I hate to be the bearer of bad | Read More »
How Appalling Is The “Employer Free Choice Act”?
Appalling enough that even “a longtime friend of labor unions” feels compelled to speak out against it. Now that takes some doing.
Big Labor in Michigan as told by John McClane
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Lansing insider publication MIRS reported last night that the AFL-CIO is now willing to take some of the credit for bankrolling the lefty extremist Reform Michigan Government Now vivisection of state government. The union’s President, Mark Gaffney, even admits to helping his pal Mark Brewer write the darn thing in an undiscosed smoke filled backroom somewhere around the state | Read More »