Twinkies to return without union ‘assistance.’
“Bless you, Scotty!*” The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. What’s not being put back to work are the former Hostess unionized employees. Basically, the new owners (Apollo Global Management LLC, and Metropoulos & Co.) aren’t subject to the old union contract from | Read More »
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 »
Chicago Teachers Union Seeing Red
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Maybe instead of demanding a 35% pay increase over 4 years, they should focus on increasing student reading proficiency to 35% in that same time.
Book: Mafia Hit-Man & Teamster Boss Helped Joe Biden Become U.S. Senator
The book I Heard You Paint Houses came out in 2003, so it’s been gathering some dust on a number of bookshelves around the country for quite some time. The book’s title, according to Amazon, comes from the first words infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the | Read More »
DNC Union Favoritism Forcing Furloughs Of Charlotte’s Non-Union Hotel Workers?
In February, when the Democratic National Committee chose Charlotte, North Carolina as the host city for its September 2012 convention, it left the door wide open for the Charlotte-area’s union-free workforce to be discriminated against in favor union workers. Although Charlotte’s Democrat Mayor, Anthony Foxx (who is facing GOP challenger Scott Stone in Tuesday’s election), has denied the allegation, it appears Foxx has been misleading | Read More »
Bizarre mind-control techniques at Wall St. protests
Promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane Comments about the live stream of the Wall Street protests on the Occupy Cleveland Facebook page: Decbaal Occupy Chattanooga Viatos Why does the crowd repeated everything a speaker says? Ally Burge because megaphones are not permitted, the crowd repeats what the speaker says when they pause so that everyone gets the message..its called something, i just cant remember right | Read More »
Wisconsin Senate Republicans did not Violate the Open Meetings Law
From the diaries by Erick On March 7, the Wisconsin Senate passed a bill reforming the public sector union bargaining process. For weeks, the Senate remained at an impasse on the issue as absent Senate Democrats denied the quorum required to move forward. By redrafting the bill to exclude certain fiscal items, a 2/3 quorum was no longer required to vote on the legislation. The | Read More »
Obama hides his union label
Democrats are wondering why President Obama isn’t speaking out in support of the public workers’ unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Several, including Representatives Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Chellie Pingree of Maine, and Judy Chu of California have urged Obama to do more to stand by public employees. They have a point. Obama did accuse Gov. Walker of an “assault” on unions and it was | Read More »
Where Is The Democracy?
For 75 years, since 1936 when Congress extended the Railway Labor Act (RLA) to include airline employees, the National Mediation Board (NMB) has been granted broad powers to act as a mediator in labor disputes between organized labor and employers. These powers include overseeing representational elections when it can be proven that at least thirty-five percent of the employees would like to be represented by | Read More »