Union Approval Falls to New Low in Face of Huge Wage Disparity
Labor unions are their own worst enemy. They were formed with laudable goals, finding power in numbers to fight against the poor working conditions, long hours, and low pay of many early manufacturing jobs. Recently, unions have fallen on hard times. Their percentage of the workforce has fallen to a historical low of 8%. Moreover, In 1957 sixty-one percent more people approved than disapproved of | Read More »
Dems Want Taxpayers To Shoulder 165 Billion in Union Pension Shortfall?
That’s right, we called it. I wrote about it in an article you can see on here a couple of days ago. You can listen to it on my last radio show – the whole first hour. 100 million dollars to democrats from just 2 key unions to get their lapdog democrats elected in a midterm election. Now we see the payoff. On top of | Read More »
Are Unions Buying Pet Dems With Pension Money Again?
100 million plus. That is the price tag that the unions have place on getting their pets re-elected. The people who will kiss their ass and pass laws ensuring that the people who are “for the workers” can continue to make inflated wages. This in turn ensures that the REAL “working class” making 7-15 dollars an hour can’t afford the homes, shipping, cars or other | Read More »
Union Surprised by Obama Power Grab – but we’re not.
The Obama Administration has done nothing but accumulate power and seize entire blocks of private industries. Free market principles and yes, even labor- do not matter if they don’t assist Obama in his quest for total control of the economy and complete federal control of the means of production. Obama’s administration is fighting to take over healthcare – an enormous portion of our economy. He | Read More »
The Thin Veneer of Power
A large number of pixels have been promulgated by the left in the past couple of days supposedly bashing Obama and the Democratic Party. They bought the president and his faction through campaign contributions and sweat equity. They want a return on their investment, and it appears to be slipping away. However, it is not the actual agenda that matters the most. It is appearance | Read More »
IMPOTUS TO DISSENTERS: My Union Thugs Can Beat Your Old Ladies
We don’t really have a President of the United States anymore, despite the fact that the putative president, Barack Obama, is still living in the White House with all the trappings of the presidency. IMPOTUS, an acronym I’ve coined for “I am the President of the United States,” as Mr. Obama so often says of himself, (he did it again in a speech last Thursday) | Read More »
Since the majority of workers elect not to be in a union why do we allow unions so much power? It is out of all proportion.
It’s the HAVENOTS v. the WANTNOTS
For many years, and certainly with the benefit of hindsight, we have seen what the HAVENOTS have wrought upon our country and our economy. The HAVENOTS have been led by the community organizers across the country. They have had their way, starting back with Carter (D-GA) and the original Community Reinvestment Act, and the subsequent establishment of Fannie and Freddie MAC. Once the HAVENOTS got | Read More »
Oh, Now the SEIU is FOR ‘Anti-Union Tactics’?
We have been reporting on the clash between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and it’s California subsidiary the United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We have talked of the battle between the two, how the SEIU has strong-armed or dismissed the elected members of the UHW board, and how at last thousands of members of what was the UHW are attempting to leave to start a | Read More »
Union Boss Even Ripped off Little League Team!
A federal judge in Manhattan sentenced former President of the New York City Central Labor Council (CLC), Brian M. McLaughlin (who was also part of the AFL-CIO), to 10 years in prison for fraud, embezzlement and corruption charges this week. The 57-year-old McLaughlin was also a low-level New York City Assemblyman from Queens whose power came from his close ties to the labor union. He | Read More »
Card Check: Seeing Unicorns and Rainbows in Hades
The New York Times is attempting to spin gold from straw, telling us unicorns are real, expecting the Tooth Fairy to bring a windfall. At least, that is what it seems if we are to believe the Times’ fantasy card check union story from April 20. You see, the Times believes that an overwhelming anti-union vote held via secret ballot is proof that card check | Read More »
The Corruption of Card Check: Ohio Union FAKES Member’s Signature Cards
One of the more objectionable features of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the card check feature wherein a union can simply gather publicly signed cards by employees agreeing to become unionized, thereby eliminating the secret vote for the workers. Opponents say this process is ripe for union abuse leaving workers open to any sort of intimidation and quashing their vote of conscience. If | Read More »
Free Choice Act!
I just joined “paint Maine red” web site. I am dressing it up, and this Google ad wont stop staring at me. The ad goes like this, Help Maine workers, Tell Senator Snowe to support the employee Free Choice Act. I have written enough about the taste those Wicked Witches Of The Northeast leave in my mouth. I love how Democrats coin there words. Free | Read More »
Big Unions Angle to Eliminate Small Ones
We’ve talked about it several times here on the blog; the hostile takeover of smaller unions. It has been Andy Stern’s main modus operandi (President of the Service Employees International Union or SEIU). The idea is to roll into the territory of a local, smaller union, make back room deals with the employers to get their assistance, and then lead a forced take over of | Read More »