From The Union Arsenal: How Unions Outspent Business 2 to 1 In SeaTac’s Minimum Wage Battle
If you haven’t heard, the city of SeaTac, Washington (a city of roughly 27,000) is jacking up its minimum wage to $15 an hour. It was the result of a union-funded campaign and, as forewarning to employers, if it hasn’t already, it is something that is likely coming to a city near you.
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Reefer Madness: Obama’s NLRB Has Gone To Pot
Based on the last 60 years of union decline, it is easy for one to conclude that America’s union movement has been going to pot for many, many years. However, whether due to sheer desperation or perhaps due to its current leadership having come of age during the 1960s, unions have taken a keen interest in unionizing a budding industry—that of the marijuana industry. In | Read More »
President Cuts Military Pay & Raises Pay for Union Workers
The President is going to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. This increase will only apply to new workers on government contracts and will happen over time.He is doing it by Executive Order.This will affect other workers whose pay is set through union contracts based on the prevailing wage for federal contracts. It’ll be slow, but it will happen all | Read More »
Missionary of Doom: IRS Union Boss Warns IRS Underfunding Jeopardizes IRS’ Mission
The head of the union representing the workers at one of America’s most loathed government agencies is predicting dire consequences if Congress doesn’t cough up more money to fund the Internal Revenue Service.
Colleen M. Kelley, President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), must believe that the majority of American taxpayers care about funding the Internal Revenue Service–much less want it funded.
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After Waging Campaign Of Violence & Terror, Three Union Thugs Plead Guilty To Extortion
Members of an Operating Engineers local union represented by National Labor Relations Board chairman Mark Pearce’s former law firm
have pled guilty to violating the Hobbs Act
The charges against the men included violence, sabotage, threats, intimidation and extortion against their victims–all of whom were non-union contractors or their employees.
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How To Solve Detroit’s Pension System Problems In Just One Easy Step
The NY Post had a good piece today by William McGurn on the state of the union (pension system) in Detroit, making the case for Detroit to switch to defined contribution plans for their union workers. McGurn is right on the mark that the such a move is critical for the city’s revitalization. Dispensing with this one particularly enormous financial burden which has added greatly | Read More »
De Blasio and The Triborough Amendment: The Impending Fiscal Crisis in NYC
De Blasio’s recent mayoral victory was a sad day for New Yorkers. Electing him was proof that the constituency in NYC is morally, philosophically, and educationally bankrupt. And if the mayor sticks to his positions that he declared as candidate De Blasio, NYC will be financially bankrupt as well. A strong argument can be made that the entire election was a public service union push. | Read More »
Virginia, Vote TODAY for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. It’s important.
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.
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Thought Longshoremen, AFL-CIO Obamacare-split was a good sign? Not
Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t grant their particular union a tax-waiver and | Read More »
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AFL-CIO Convention Report #2: Trumka’s Right-Hand, Ex-NLRB Member Craig Becker At Convention Keynote Address
Toward the end of AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s long and bloviant keynote speech to AFL-CIO conventioneers, a familiar face was caught during one of the camera pans of the convention stage–that of controversial former National Labor Relations Board member Craig Becker. In 2009, Barack Obama made history by nominating a little-known union lawyer named Craig Becker to the NLRB. It was a historic move because, | Read More »
A Post-Labor Day Post on Labor
And so another Labor Day is behind us. In my neck of the woods, this is considered the unofficial end of summer, the time when the tourists leave the beaches to the locals during the week and only make sporadic weekend trips until they finally disappear altogether. In fact, most of the news coverage has less to do with labor per se and a lot | Read More »
Comparing CEO Pay to Worker Pay is Ridiculous
The United Auto Workers is currently striking against an auto parts supplier in my town. Key issues include overtime pay, increases in co-pays for health care and the use of more temporary employees at the plant. It’s ironic that at least two of those three issues is a direct result of policies implemented by a President the UAW helped elect. Thanks to Obamacare, most people | Read More »
Giving Thanks For Organized Labor
If you have the day off today, say a little “Thank you!” to organized labor. Also, if you have the day off every day, say a little “Thank you!” to organized labor.
Teachers tell protesting unions to shove their dues and rules
The Wisconsin school teachers protests and attempts to recall Gov. Walker resulted in not only losing the battle but instead helped to further new laws across the US that allow teachers to drop union membership. Now the National Education Association (NEA) and other teacher unions are seeing a decline of those willing fill the coffers of these organization. As teachers began to look more critically | Read More »
Spending tomorrow’s money is easy
The short explanation for the demise of Detroit is that time caught up with it. Decades of corruption built a mountain of liabilities, while scaring off the taxpayers needed to finance those promises. It’s like a movie trailer for the blockbuster disaster film to come, when America’s declining demographics catch up with the federal government’s vastly higher mountain of unfunded commitments. Detroit is the city | Read More »