Union Opposes Rail Safety Suggestion, Instead Offers to Enlarge Membership
The United Transportation Union is coming out against a rail safety measure suggestion because, the union claims, the idea violates the “privacy” of union employees. Instead of agreeing to the safety measure, however, the union used a recent accident that killed 25 train passengers as an excuse to try and force companies to double the number of train operators, thereby enlarging union membership. Put succinctly, | Read More »
Union Execs Meet at Swanky Resort Hotel
As union members lose their jobs all across the country, the AFL-CIO executive council met at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, Florida this week. The union bigwigs met at the Fontainebleau where the cheapest room rings up at $400 dollars a night. Were I a union member, I might take exception to such extravagance for union bosses. Especially in an economy like this.
SEIU Prez DID Meet With Corrupt Ill. Governor
When States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced the investigation of the pay-to-play scandal centered around Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich there came to light a meeting between Blago and a top officer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). There was no indication of what the meeting was about and at fist no one knew who the SEIU representative was. Later it came out that Blago met | Read More »
SEIU ‘Charity’ For Union Members Nets Nothing While Chief Makes Thousands
SEIU chief Alejandro Stephens not only benefited from some nasty double dipping with his undeserved salary, but he made thousands running a so-called charity that was to benefit union members, even though that “charity” ended up losing money netting nothing for the rank and file members. It’s a sweet deal if you can get it. It just might be, though, that Stephens has finally been | Read More »
Top Reasons To Bail Out The UAW…According to Sheila Jackson Lee And Other Democrats
I am listening to Neil Cavuto interview Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on why we should bail out the Big Three Auto Companies…..er, unions.Reason #1-“it is necessary to the war on terror” (Yes, this one from Sheila, she is the only one who thinks her constituents are so stupid as to fall for that one…they may very well be). Yes you heard it right. Sheila wants | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — Nov. 10, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/mccain-advisers-defend-palin/McCain advisers defend Palinhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/obama-weighs-cabinet-early-action/Obama weighs Cabinet, early actionhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/unions-aim-to-collect-on-white-house-clout/Unions aim to collect on White House clouthttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/09/burma-sugar-babies-children-molasses/Children in Burma: Money for molasseshttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/pakistans-support-of-militias-against-taliban-coul/Pakistan’s anti-Taliban support riskyhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/democrats-see-inroads-in-n-virginias-exurbs/Dems see inroads in N. Virginia’s exurbshttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/post-concedes-bias-for-obama/Wash Post concedes bias for Obamahttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/obama-voters-eye-reconciliation/BREITBART: Obama voters conciliatoryhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/10/anti-terrorist-protection-without-sacrificing-civi/DAVIS: Civil anti-terrorist protection?Maria Stainer Assistant Managing Editor Continuous News Desk The Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com
Big Labor’s got a great plan… if you’re completely off your nut!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Following up on a couple of items from earlier in the week… remember how the Ocean State out east surpassed Michigan on the economic blight meter? And remember how the Grand Rapids Teachers Union was continuing to illustrate sheer, unadulterated lunacy by moving forward with plans for an illegal teachers strike? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, | Read More »
What to get the superstar rapper who has everything? How about a calendar!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Gosh darn it. Why can’t I talk about the important issues? We’re now under two weeks to go before folks head to the polls here in Michigan to elect 110 members of the state House, fifteen members of Congress, a US Senator, a Supreme Court Justice, decide on a couple of ballot proposals and pretty much select the leaders who | Read More »
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad…
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Nice to wake up on a Friday morning and to discover that the world is still every bit as backwards and maddening as it was when you went to bed Thursday night. Frankly, I’m not sure what I’d do if I ever woke up and found a sudden outbreak of sanity running roughshod over the state and across the newspaper | Read More »
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Seeing Red Over VEA Blue
I realize this is a week late, but it is worth garnering attention. The teacher’s union in VA (VEA) sent an e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show their support for Barack Obama.http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/02/virginia-teachers-union-sparks-outrage-obama-blue-day/
Granholm says YES to new tax hike, says NOTHING about illegal teacher strike
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Jennifer Granholm made a rare appearance yesterday, acting in her capacity as the Governor of the state of Michigan and not a shill for one political candidate or another. Two of them actually. Last month we talked pretty extensively about legislation that moved its way through the Capitol city, granting DTE and Consumers Energy uncontested monopolies in Michigan’s energy market, | Read More »
Right-to-Work in Michigan: Desperate times and all of that…
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.They like to say that the UAW brought you the forty-hour work week and a little something known as the weekend. And while I haven’t enjoyed a regular forty-hour work week or an actual work-free weekend since I entered the work force full-time over a decade ago I’m willing to acknowledge that such things do in fact exist. In some | Read More »
Union leaders cancel parade
As stated on local news here in West Michigan some of the Union leadership took steps to cancel the Labor Day Parade through Grand Rapids.**Their decision was based on the loss of jobs here in Michigan and the leaders thought the money $30,000 could be better spent getting people to support Union friendly democrats.Well that shows just how much the Union leadership supports the local | Read More »
Free Market Group to Release Undercover SEIU Video on Labor Day
Today, the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF) announcedthe release of an SEIU video on Sept 1st, Labor Day. The video will also be released on RedState.com. Taken at the “Take Back the Economy” rally on July 17 at the McCain NOVA headquarters, the video shows an elected official and a union member making ridiculous statements about the economy and about unions. Stay tunned for the | Read More »
Welcome to Detroit, Denver!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Denver police issued the following statement to Local 4: “A dispute took place and our officers responded to the hotel. We are told hotel guests became upset by the loud outbursts. No charges were filed, but additional officers were called to help control congressman Conyers wife, Monica.”Welcome to Detroit, Denver!Apparently the Detroit City Councilwoman and DNC convention goer arrived at | Read More »