Union Briefs for Mon., March 24, 2013: AFL-CIO Boss Wants Immigration Reform to Include Workers’ Families?
With the immigration debate front and center, union bosses are on the march to get as broad an immigration measure as possible in any deal that politicians come up with–including, apparently, a pathway for any new immigrants to bring their families too.
Of course, eight million “new progressive voters” (and their dues) is incentive enough any union boss to be excited.
It’s Monday, March 25, 2013 and these are your Union Briefs…
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, Richard Trumka
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Do Machinists Union Members Know Dues Are Used To Fund Charity President’s Salary?
While giving to a charity is laudable and the Puget Sound members should be lauded for their voluntary giving to the Guide Dogs of America. Do they actually know their dues are also used to fund the salary of the charity’s president as well?
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With Obama Endorsement, Machinists’ Union Bosses Declare Love For Janus…
Well, it only took four years for Machinists’ union boss Tom Buffenbarger to warm up to Barack Obama, whom the union boss once compared to Janus, the two-faced Roman god. On Friday, as it reluctantly dutifully did four years ago, the International Association of Machinists endorsed Barack Obama and his bid for a second term. In so doing, the Machinists’ union again joins the ranks | Read More »
Is the Machinists’ “Smoking Gun” Merely A Smoke Screen To Cover Its Own Actions?
Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Such seems to be the case of the media’s reporting on the matter of the union appointees at President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and their prosecution of Boeing. This latest example of the media being blinded is the alleged ‘smoking gun‘ that was reported on Friday. However, if the media were to actually | Read More »
The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act & What Has Union Bosses in a Panic
On Monday, the International Association of Machinists won an election to represent 2,900 employees at AirTran. The union (the same union calling for airline re-regulation) won despite the fact that 1,906 (nearly 66%) of AirTran’s employees did not vote for unionization. In fact, 36% of the employees did not vote at all. The union’s victory is a good example of how President Obama’s union appointments | Read More »
Sore Union Losers at Delta Air Lines
There’s big money at stake for unions at Delta Air Lines, Inc—over $22 million in annual union dues. As the only (primarily) union-free major airline (Delta’s pilots are unionized), unions have long targeted the Atlanta-based carrier. However, now, with the National Mediation Board members being controlled by unions*, as well as Delta’s recent merger with unionized Northwest Airlines, the unions have declared it open hunting | Read More »
So, about that union job security…
Talk about a rocky relationship ending badly… First, the union boss scolded his members for sharing information with their co-workers about what was going on behind closed doors at the bargaining table. Then, a couple of weeks ago, some individual(s) beat up the union boss. Now, things are going to get a lot more tense in East Alton, Illinois. On Wednesday, after workers represented by the | Read More »