Denver Chamber of Commerce Sells Its Soul to the Unions

    As we’ve discussed before, Colorado has several Amendments on its ballot this election season. One of them is Amendment 54. (See full text in PDF format here) Basically, Amendment 54 is a corruption fighter. It prohibits any company that holds a no-bid government contract from donating to political campaigns. This law would stop politicians from taking kick-backs from companies that receive contracts from the state. | Read More »

    Union Chief Forced Charity Employees to do Political Work

    It the investigation into the corruption of Calif. SEIU head Tyrone Freeman keeps getting better… well, actually worse. Now it is being revealed that Service Employees International Union chief Freeman regularly forced employees of a charity he headed to do political hack work — a practice barred by law. Six people who worked for either the union or the charity told The Times that Freeman, | Read More »

    Union Chief Forced Charity Employees to do Political Work

    It the investigation into the corruption of Calif. SEIU head Tyrone Freeman keeps getting better… well, actually worse. Now it is being revealed that Service Employees International Union chief Freeman regularly forced employees of a charity he headed to do political hack work — a practice barred by law. Six people who worked for either the union or the charity told The Times that Freeman, | Read More »

    Another Sad Card Check Story

    In an op-ed on newsblaze, Brad O’Leary gives us news of the testimony of a former union organizer that saw the intimidation of workers that the “card check” concept fosters and it pretty much confirms the common sense worries over the institution of the woefully incorrectly named “Employee Free Choice Act.” As we’ve discussed before, the EFCA includes provisions for “card check,” a plan where | Read More »

    Labor Leaders Cannot Wait to Cripple Businesses, With Obama’s Help

    As the Washington Post reports, it seems that in these tight economic times, big labor is admitting that it cannot wait until President Barack Obama comes to its aid by signing the Employee Free Choice Act, thereby dooming many American businesses to economic ruin. The Post’s story was mostly just re-hash of items we’ve talked about here on the blog for many a month. But | Read More »

    Even USA Today is Against ‘Card Check’!

    USA Today is well known for having a liberal editorial page, but even they can’t stomach the anti-democratic debacle that is the inaptly named “Employee Free Choice Act.” Of course, it’s because of the unAmerican “card check” provision in this bill. +++++++ Our view on labor laws: No way to form a union Workers deserve to hear both sides, vote in private. When citizens go | Read More »

    Obama’s Union Lies During Third Debate

    As I was live blogging the third debate, I noted that Obama was not telling the truth about the union organizers being assassinated in Colombia. I did not elaborate too far except to say that such murders were down %80 since Uribe came to office and that it was not legitimate for the Democrats to continue to hold past assassinations against him in light of | Read More »

    Business Unfairly Fire Union Organizers… or Maybe not

    The Center for Union Facts has done some research to dispel a common union lie. Union activists claim that businesses unfairly fire workers attempting to organize the work place and that this is a contributing factor in why unions are falling in membership. Apparently, however, this claim does not seem to compare well with the truth as a new booklet from the CUF reveals. Since | Read More »

    Calif. SEIU Funds Abuse Spreads to Mich.

    This just gets better and better. You’ll recall our recent focus on the abuse of funds and influence peddling by California Service Employee International Union (SEIU) head Tyrone Freeman being investigated in depth by the L.A.Times and how Mr. Freeman has been funneling union contracts to his family members. Now a related investigation in Michigan has revealed that one of Freeman’s former associates has had | Read More »

    Union Disses the Kids

    The kids at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill feel like they’ve been used and discarded by Andy Stern’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and they aren’t happy about it. They are so upset they’ve issued an open letter to the SEIU to air their grievances… not that it’ll matter much. It seems that the SEIU swooped onto several college campuses and encouraged | Read More »

    Portland: Union Workers Physically Attack Worker Free Choice Rally

    With more on the card check battle, we have a rally against Unions set up in Portland, Maine where members of the SEIU and the AFL-CIO confronted the pro-choice advocates in a typically uncivil, even threatening, union manner. One union thug even turned over a display table, trying to prevent the pro-choice folks from setting up their displays. From reports from the scene (video here), | Read More »

    Forced Unionism at UPS Being Fought

    Forced unionism is one of the issues that galls right to work advocates the most. How can we, as a free people, be forced by state laws to join a union just to keep a job? Worse, how can one be forced to pay union dues without even joining a union just to keep a job? Is this not America where one has free choice? | Read More »

    Teamsters Dumps Old Union Boss Family

    James Hoffa, Jr. is trying to make it look like he is reforming the Teamsters by forcing out Robert Hogan, former President of Teamsters Local 714, a member of a long time, corruption prone union family. The IRB alleged that Hogan had acted against the best interests of union members by hiring Robert Riley as a business agent and organizing director, even though Riley had | Read More »

    Union Thugs Beat Member for Disagreeing With Party Line

    Members of the carpenters union in New York City have ruined any chance that authorities there will take their union out of government oversight by beating unconscious William Davenport, a union dissident running for office in the union. After an August 5 candidates forum, the candidate was beaten by members of the carpenters union audience outside a church. Outside a CHURCH! This thuggery along with | Read More »

    Union Loses in California, Now Trying to go National

    One of the most annoying sayings in American politics is “what happens in California will next happen in the rest of the country” as if California is always at the cusp of all the good ideas in politics. Well, apparently the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is finding that old bromide not very helpful because its latest political coup failed to pass in California. So, | Read More »