SEIU’s Andy Stern got a new gig…
The soon-departing SEIU boss, Andy Stern, has a new gig. A press release by Leading Authorities, Inc. (“the nation’s most progressive event design firm”) earlier this afternoon states the following: Leading Authorities, Inc. has signed Andrew (Andy) L. Stern, the former president of the 2.2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America. Stern turned SEIU into a powerful political force, | Read More »
The SEIU respects the rights of others…
No really… They do… NOT. ——————— “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776 Follow LaborUnionReport on Twitter. For more news and views on today’s unions, go to LaborUnionReport.com.
SEIU, Meet Dirty Harry!
Sometimes street thugs pick a fight with the wrong dude. This week, the Service Employees International Union, the purple-shirted union of Andy Stern, met its very own Harry Callahan. On Tuesday, SEIU-represented health care workers employed at two Alameda County jails went out on a one-day strike against their employer, Tennessee-based Prison Health Services. According to a news report on Tuesday: Union officials also say | Read More »
SEIU’s Turnspeaker-in-Chief Andy Stern: The private sector is…COMMUNIST???
“Turnspeak is a cognitive technique of propaganda. The turnspeak practitioner attacks an adversary. Then they turn it around and claim that the party being attacked was the attacker. Because the truth is the exact opposite of the information being disseminated it is psychologically difficult to counter and leads to confusion.” On Wednesday, as the AFL-CIO bosses were goofing around meeting down in Disney World, deciding how | Read More »
The SEIU and Union Violence: When will the violence stop, Mr. Stern?
In the world of labor relations, all too often, union violence is commonly associated with unions when they are on strike. In many cases, union violence occurs when an employer maintains his ability to continue his operations using replacement workers while unionized workers are out striking. In some rarer instances, union violence will occur during inter and intra-union battles, with union members occasionally being the | Read More »
A Smoking Gun. Is the SEIU in Control of Senate Democrats’ Agenda?
As the smoke clears on the bi-partisan blockage of SEIU-radical attorney Craig Becker to a seat on the “independent” National Labor Relations Board, an e-mail sent from a SEIU staffer to Senators on February 3rd is worthy of closer examination as it reveals just how much control the purple behemoth of a union has over the Democrats in Washington. Last week’s e-mail was sent from an SEIU “legislative consultant,” Alison Reardon | Read More »
Union Extremist Craig Becker’s Glaring Hatred for Workplace Freedom
Following the near-certain death of the union bosses’ hallucinogenically-named (and growingly unpopular)Employee Free Choice Act, the Democrats in the Senate are looking to throw their union cronies a bone by getting SEIU and AFL-CIO attorney Craig Becker seated to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) quickly, perhaps as soon as this week. As the rules and the policies set forth through the NLRB affect nearly every private-sector | Read More »
SEIU Front Group: America is a ‘Dangerous Idea’…Attacks Continue on America’s Tea Party Movement
Are the leaders of the purple behemoth known as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) opposed to America’s founding principles? Are America’s founders “extremists” to people like Andy Stern and Anna Burger? When you start to add up the evidence, it certainly appears so. The SEIU is the same union… that ‘declared war’ last year on America’s Tea Party movement… that spent nearly $1 million dollars | Read More »
Which Constitution Will SEIU Bosses Follow in Massachusetts?
Did donning their infamous purple shirts just put these SEIU members in jeopardy of retaliation from their union bosses? We might think SEIU members are merely exercising a constitutional right and campaigning for a candidate their union bosses have opposed. Sadly, however, by donning their purple shirts, their union bosses may have another opinion and claim the SEIU members have violated another constitution…that of the SEIU. Andy Stern and | Read More »
Obama Backs SEIU’s Becker, Labor Union Shorts & EFCA Update
A hearty Happy New Year to you! Besides some breaking news and an EFCA update, we offer you our first 2010 edition of Labor Union Shorts. First, this… BREAKING: Becker to be Re-Nominated… President Obama’s radical union nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, Craig Becker (who is Assistant General Counsel to both the AFL-CIO and the SEIU) had his nomination rejected by the Senate | Read More »
98% of Workers Vote to Give SEIU an ‘Old School A** Whooping’ …
UPDATED: When given a choice, ninety-eight percent of workers chose to give the Union of Purple People Eaters (formally known as the SEIU) a good ‘old school a** whooping.’ National Union of Healthcare Workers soundly defeated the SEIU, but the margin of workers wanting no union was close. Results are not yet final. An upstart union challenging the giant Service Employees International Union won a plurality Friday | Read More »
UPDATE: Forget the Senate, the SEIU is Pulling Out…[Sort of...]
UPDATE 12/17: Andy Stern isn’t dumping the Senate health care bill entirely. Instead, he’s pushing it to go to conference with the House bill in the hopes that something “better” comes of it. SEIU President Andy Stern said Thursday it’s time for a vote on the legislation. “We’re for putting the bill into conference,” Stern said in a teleconference call. “We don’t like the bill. | Read More »
A Smoking Gun? Former IL Gov’s Defense Team Wants FBI Data on Obama, His Surrogates & SEIU Bosses
Not having been in the news of late is last year’s post-presidential election scandal of now-ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and his alleged attempt to sell then-Senator Barack Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for…something. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting this morning that: Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers want the FBI to give up details of interviews conducted last year of President Obama, his chief of staff, Rahm | Read More »
The SEIU & Obama’s ‘Jobs Summit’: How much influence will the Queen of Labor have?
Behind every man, there is a woman… Behind every king, there is a queen… Behind SEIU boss Andy Stern, there is Anna Burger. Who is Anna Burger? She’s the less public face of the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the Service Employees International Union). But her less-public profile should not fool you. She is as every bit as powerful (and perhaps moreso) than her | Read More »
WOW! Goldman Sachs Execs Arming Themselves Against…the SEIU?!?
From the diaries by Erick We first saw this on the blog of the Union of Purple People Eaters (aka the SEIU), so we had to ‘fact-check’ the story and, sure enough, it appears to be true. According to Bloomberg, executives at failed-NJ governor John Corzine’s old company, Goldman Sachs, are applying for handgun permits and exercising their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear | Read More »