Eating Their Own: Teamsters Acting Like ‘Parasite’ Stealing Other Unions’ Members
Wars between rival unions, though infrequent, go back more than a century. Now, as union membership continues its decades-long decline, union efforts to pilfer members from other unions seem to be making a comeback.
At the head of the pack is the infamous International Brotherhood of Teamsters. With efforts underway to lure workers at both US Airways and American Airlines away from their existing unions, the Teamsters are, once again, creating enemies in the union movement.
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Tags: American Airlines
, International Association of Machinists
, James P. Hoffa
, National Mediation Board
, right to work
, Teamster raids
, Union Briefs
, Union Raids
, US Airways
Construction Union Bosses Agree To 10-Year Wage Freezes To Keep Dues Flowing To Union Contractors
Although unions are notoriously uncompetitive in the construction industry and union bosses negotiating wage freezes may make some sense in a bad economy, ten years’ worth of wage freezes seems extraordinarily long.
At least is seems long until one realizes that Michigan union bosses got what they want out of the contracts–the ability to collect union dues in a Right-to-Work state for another ten years and to use those dues to subsidize union contractors.
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Rick Snyder mousetraps Michigan Right To Work opponents.
Hey, do you want to see what it looks like to have your planned judicial delaying tactics trip, fall, and face-plant before it even clears the door? …Yeah, sorry about the metaphor, but sometimes the convoluted ones are really the only ones that fit. Case in point: Opponents of the state’s new right-to-work law promised a challenge of the controversial bill that passed the lame-duck | Read More »
So, Unions Mislead About Income Effects Of Right-To-Work States? Shocking!
Union bosses and their union-bought politicians insist that Right-to-Work laws mean Right-to-Work for less.
While it makes for a great sound byte, the union claim requires a deeper examination.
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The Union Agenda Part One: So, you think your Right-To-Work state is safe from unions?
There is, and has been since 2010, a concerted effort by union bosses to get their union-bought cronies in the U.S. Senate to end the filibuster. Why?
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, Harry Truman
, Labor Unions
, Michigan Right-to-Work
, National Labor Relations Act
, right to work
, Senate filibuster
, Taft-Hartley Amendments
Breaking: Union thug violence towards right-to-work supporters in Michigan.
Charming: Unions tore down AFP tent at MI capitol, with elderly trapped underneath, while chanting “This is what democracy looks like.” #thankaunion! — Adam Nicholson (@acnicholson) December 11, 2012 Here’s a picture of the former tent in question. The AFP tent in ribbons after an attack by a union thug. twitter.com/AdamGabbatt/st… #righttowork — Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) December 11, 2012 Moral of the story, besides the | Read More »
Michigan Madness: Thousands Plan To Lay Siege On State Capitol On Tuesday Over Right-To-Work
Today’s unions are not about freedom of choice, they are about power and politics. On Tuesday, Samuel Gompers’ principles of voluntarism will once again be cast aside as unions and their allies protest to continue their right to force payment from workers.
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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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Breaking: Right-to-Work legislation passes Michigan State House.
The Monroe News has reported that the legislation (part of House Bill 4054) just (4:45 PM) passed 58-52 in the state house, and will now go to the State Senate (I’m being told that the Senate will vote on this legislation within five business days). Governor Rick Snyder (R) has already indicated that he will sign the legislation if it gets to his desk; given | Read More »
Michigan to be scene of the Right-to-Work War of 2013?
It’s an interesting situation up there in Michigan: as the Detroit News rather sourly notes, the Republicans control the legislature and the governorship, while the extremely-Big Labor-friendly Proposal 2 went down in flames (58/42, not that the Detroit News wanted to mention that statistic). This opens up the possibility of right-to-work legislation being introduced in either the current or the next state legislative turn; it | Read More »
Easy Come, Easy Go? Unions’ Suit to Kill Indiana’s Right-to-Work Law Moves Forward
Just as many Hoosiers get used to the idea of not being forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment under Indiana’s new Right-to-Work law, according to a Circuit Court Judge, a suit filed by the United Steelworkers to strike down the new law can move forward. Until earlier this year, Indiana workers who went to work at a unionized company could be | Read More »
Right-To-Work Is Right For Ohio* (and Elsewhere)
* See update at bottom. As today’s government-union bosses push higher taxes, establish dues schemes to fund their bloated salaries and union-bought politicians, the evidence has become pretty clear: Government unions have become political, parasitic entities injuring taxpayers and the communities they control (see Central Falls and Providence, RI; Detroit, MI; and the once-great State of California for examples). In the private sector, however, where taxpayers’ | Read More »
Yes, Past Performance Does Indicate Future Results
From the diaries. . . Rick Santorum makes an excellent point that “past performance really does indicate future results.” I completely agree—but not just “in Mitt Romney’s case.” Rick Santorum became the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate in 2001 at a time when Republicans inherited balanced budgets, surpluses, and conservative, pro-life majorities. Senator Santorum and his big spending GOP allies proceeded to squander this | Read More »
A Former Union Thug’s Take On Right-to-Work: What’s Right & What’s Not…
Having spent nearly a decade as a former union representative and activist (aka “union thug”) in a Right-to-Work state, it has been interesting to discuss and watch the activities and debates over the Right-to-Work battles occuring within the various states. Having been on both sides of the labor-management equation, it’s easy to see the two sides of the coin—the pluses and the minuses—that come into play with Right | Read More »
Colt Firearm’s Florida Move Has UAW Job-Killers In Connecticut Worried
As Connecticut continues to shoot itself in its foot (so to speak), job creators are rightfully beginning to look elsewhere for locales that do not view businesses as cannon fodder. Colt Firearms appears to be one of the many Connecticut companies looking for a less hostile home. To clarify, Florida is a Right-to-Work state and Connecticut is not. Which may be why the UAW is so | Read More »