S&P Downgrades Our Credit Rating, Obama Downgrades the American Dream
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the fallout from the S&P downgrade of our credit rating, the false “Tea Party Downgrade” spin from Democrats and the Verizon’s union strike. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like | Read More »
Unions Attack Boeing, Threaten Freedom of Speech
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss union complaints to the National Labor Relations Board against Boeing that threaten their ability to do business and potentially, your freedom of speech. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like | Read More »
Teamsters steamroller United Food & Commercial Workers.
Union solidarity is a myth. David Freddoso has the details: essentially, the Teamsters and the UFCW are at cross-purposes when it comes to the Giant supermarket chain here in DC. The Teamsters are angry at Giant because Giant parent company Royal Ahold is closing a Teamsters-controlled facility in Jessup, Maryland, in favor of a non-union one in Pennsylvania*. This will be happening, and the real | Read More »
Judge Maryann Sumi (D*) ‘fixes’ anti-reform restraining order. Again.
Let’s recap what happened in Wisconsin (that link leads to a whole slew of links that track this epic foul-up by the Democratic party in Wisconsin over what should have been a simple enough demonstration of the principle that elections have consequences). Wisconsin Democratic Senators run away rather than do their jobs. This prevents a quorum for bills that are primarily financial in nature. Wisconsin | Read More »
Union Reform bills pass in Ohio, Indiana Houses.
In Ohio, the final vote on SB 5 was 53-44; it’s already passed the Ohio Senate, but changes made to the bill require another quick vote on the legislation either today or tomorrow. This particular legislation goes a bit farther than the groundbreaking Wisconsin union reform bill; it redefines collective bargaining privileges for public sector union employees to cover wages only, institutes merit pay for | Read More »
Union dues reform bill passes Florida House.
The bill in question is HB 1021, and it is designed to get government out of union’s business by: banning automatic dues collection for public sector unions; and requiring union leadership to get permission from individual members before using those dues for partisan politicking. The bill passed 74-40, despite the rather strenuous objections of Big Labor: a similar bill (SB 830) is making its way | Read More »
Ronald Reagan’s Legacy with Today’s Youth
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock from the Sam Adams Alliance to discuss the Reagan legacy among America’s youth, then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Andrew Sullivan. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »