Unions Going After Wal-Mart Again
Most lefties claim that “no” means “no,” but not where it concerns unions that have lost the organizing argument over and over again. We can see that refusal to listen to the workers in the case of Unions vs. Wal-Mart. Repeatedly Wal-Mart workers have generally refused to unionize, yet instead of taking that as an answer, the unions continue to push. And they are at | 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 »
Consequences: Wisconsin Loses Jobs/Development Over Card Check
Wisconsin’s Eau Claire County lost 800 full-time jobs and a $50 million investment that was to be rolled out over the next five years because of the Democrat’s Card Check bill. And it wasn’t just a single county in Wisconsin that lost this multi-million dollar development. It was the whole U.S.A. that lost this project. Thank you Barack Obama. Some help with economic “stimulus” and | Read More »
Harkin Seeks Card Check Compromise
According to Roll Call, the primary Senate sponsor of the Card Check bill has begun to reach out to Republicans on possible compromise legislation: With Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) refusing to back a controversial union organizing bill, Senate Democrats have tapped Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to begin preliminary discussions with a handful of moderate Republicans to try to come up with a new plan for | Read More »
Unions Harass Employees in Albion, Ind.
It’s the normal tale of union thugs acting like union thugs. At an auto part plant in Indiana, one woman was threatened because she didn’t want the union. Why was she threatened? Because she and her fellow workers were involved in a card check effort and EVERYONE knew what her vote was. Once the union thugs found out she was against their unionization, they harassed | Read More »
White House happy card check failing?
Let’s be clear. Barack Obama has an agenda. He wants to tax our energy and put the government in control of our health care. Given all the damage that Obama wants to do to our economy through these, card check just isn’t that high on his priority list. MSNBC has it: *** Card check’s death? Did the legislative battle over the Employee Free Choice Act | Read More »
BREAKING: Specter Against EFCA
According the Americans for Tax Reform: Senator Specter has confirmed to ATR that he will vote against both cloture and passage on the Employee Free Choice Act (also known as “card check” or the employee NO choice act). His vote is critical and this a major victory for freedom, as well as a stunning defeat for the other side.
Lies Used to Support Card Check
The Shop Floor is reporting once again on the lies that the SEIU is using to try and cajole people into thinking that the Wall Street Journal supports the Employee Free Choice Act, today. But now that story has taken a twist. It appears that the House Education and Labor Committee is using the same lie. Originally the SEIU surgically removed a few words from | Read More »
More details on retail ‘Card Check’ compromise.
The Washington Times is reporting on more details of the possible retail store “Card Check” compromise that Brian Faughnan wrote of yesterday, and the details of this one are definitely more palatable than the proposal presented in the Wall Street Journal. The plan being offered by the retailers preserves more than the secret ballot: Their compromise would reject the card check method of voting and | Read More »
Is Corporate America Really this Suicidal?
According to the Wall Street Journal, three major retailers are caving on Card Check: Three big retailers are expected to back an alternative proposal next week on a hotly contested bill that would make it easier to unionize workplaces, a move some experts said would bolster the legislation’s chance of passage. Costco Wholesale Corp., Starbucks Corp. and Whole Foods Market Inc. are supporting the alternative | Read More »
“Card Check:” What’s Wrong with Arbitration?
The part that nobody much is talking about in the debate over the “Card Check” legislation is the fact that once the union is recognized, if the union and the employer do not reach agreement, their dispute goes to arbitration. I’ve done more arbitrations than most people in America and I’ve done real, adversarial interest arbitrations, the kind of arbitration this bill mandates. There aren’t | Read More »
Union’s Card Check is the New Jim Crow Poll Tax
One of the most odious aspects of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the card check feature. This feature gives unions the “option” to supplant a secret ballot election held among workers for instituting a union with a publicly signed card that announces the voter’s intentions for all to see. In this way, unions claim, “elections” will be easier. Unions also point out that | Read More »
Bob Casey Better Read Card Check
If he actually read the bill, he might avoid embarrassing mistakes like this one: Area Democrats in Congress, including moderate “Blue Dog” U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-8th, of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, all support legislation that would eliminate secret-ballot elections for many workforces considering unionization. Every Democratic member of the House of Representatives in the Philadelphia area, as well as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, | Read More »
Former Union Leader Opposes Card Check Bill
The City Wire of Fort Smith, Arkansas, published a piece giving a former union leader space to announce that he opposes the elimination of the secret ballot that is the card check feature of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). His reasoning is spot on with why card check is a bad idea that will materially hurt American workers. And then there is Neal Catlett, | Read More »
Harkin Turns Card Check ‘Hearing’ Into Union Rally
You have to see it to believe it: I worked on Capitol Hill long enough to know that most Congressional hearings have nothing to do with gathering information; they’re dog-and-pony shows intended to showcase an issue. I’ve never seen one actually converted into a union rally before – especially with the blessing of the Committee Chairman. If union thugs are willing to boo, hiss, and | Read More »