Teachers Union Up In Arms About… Smoking?
As America’s dumbest generation gets dumber, teachers unions stand as an important stepping stone to educating our youth. Unfortunately, the stepping stones that the unions represent are paving a road to ruin as opposed to one of success. Still, one teachers union in Pennsylvania has used its power to great effect. Sadly, the effect is not one that has anything to do with education. On | Read More »
How can you take these people seriously on the “Employee Free Choice Act”?
In Pennsylvania, the unions are rallying to support card check, or what they like to refer to as the “Employee Free Choice Act.” Some local business leaders are going to be rallying with them. The news media there notes Business leaders will gather in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, this afternoon in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. The roundtable will be held at 5 | Read More »
Police Union Wants Anti-Union Employees Fired from Paper
Not long ago the San Diego Union-Tribune got bought up by a private Beverly Hills firm named Platinum Equity. Platinum was heavily invested in by the Los Angeles police pension fund. And so, because the police are large stake owners of the news paper, the police union has called for the firing of certain employees it considers anti-union. So much for freedom of the press | Read More »
Misleading ‘Study’ Slams Anti-Union Forces
A group called the Economic Policy Institute is touting a paper by Cornell professor Kate Bronfenbrenner who claims to be investigating anti-union forces that she says are growing in intensity, boldness, and power. Bronfenbrenner writes that between 1999 and 2003 employer resistance to union organizing has increased causing unionizing efforts to fail despite what she claims is an increase in the public’s desire to see | Read More »
CA Legislative Office Recommends Dumping SEIU Contract
On the Sacramento Bee website, Jon Ortiz has a blog called “The State Worker” and he’s discovered an interesting little tidbit about the state employees union and the current budget woes that face the Golden State. It seems that someone in the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office has wised up and recommended that the state dump the contract the state has with the Service Employees International | Read More »
AFL-CIO Uses Bulgarian Website to Advocate for Congress to Act on EFCA
What, there aren’t any websites run by American workers and hosted in the USA that the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department could find to host its press releases? Apparently not as far as the union is concerned, anyway, because a press release to push a Washington conference in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is hosted on PR-USA.net, a misleadingly named site | Read More »
GM is soon to announce its new concept-the Obama.
The future is here, brought to you by the bailed-out engineers at USGMAC. First, let’s not even call it a car. That’s been deemed racist, or sexist. Or both. This is activism with its training wheels off. A green-dream-machine given form. Except there won’t be any machinery to speak of. The only working cog will be the operator. Marvel at the first car designed by | Read More »
As The Nation’s Workforce Suffers, Government’s Thrives
Our stern and earnest president told us that it is time for Americans to sacrifice. Gone are the good times, he’s told us. We are in for austere days, he says. Sacrifice, people, sacrifice. That is the word of the day. Well, it’s the word for we commoners, anyway. For if you happen to be looking at government don’t expect to find any “sacrifice” going | Read More »
Fake ‘Comments’ Supporting EFCA Posted All Over the Web
Recently, an effort to post all across the web fake comments supporting a key union cause has been discovered. In Internet activist talk, this is called “astroturfing.” The term describes a campaign of fake comments posted on multiple websites where articles are discussing any particular issue about which the “astroturfers” want to have their position known. In this case the issue is the discussion of | Read More »
EFCA: This is Lunacy
Patrick McIheran has a short piece on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website that is a pretty good read. I think you should all check it out in its entirety here. The piece has several links to other articles in it, but the main point is about the overgenerous and unfunded pension plans that unions all across the country have been foolishly allowed to negotiate. These | Read More »
A Taste of Their Own Medicine – Tax Unions
Since President Obama has said ‘everyone needs to have skin in the game,’ we should take him at his word. The Democrats plan to tax corporation at a higher rate and limit loopholes that allow businesses to protect some of their assets offshore, it would only seem fair that we begin looker for other revenue streams as well. There are many revenue sources that have, | Read More »
Union Local’s Sham Expenditures? $93,755 on ‘Computer Services’?
Larry Seale of First Transit Employee Rights Blog found an odd expenditure for Los Angeles based Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277 early this month. The vexing question here is why would a Local union office need to spend $93,755 on “computer services”? What are they doing, rebuilding flight control for NASA? On the Local’s LM-2 form, a financial disclosure form required by the federal | Read More »
White House Invites Unions to Set Public Policy
ABC and others report that the Obama administration has invited union representatives to participate in conference calls with state and local officials, which have been held to set guidelines for how ‘stimulus’ money is spent. As first reported in the Los Angeles Times, California officials have said that representatives of the Service Employees International Union were given unprecedented access to an April 15 conference call | Read More »
Obama Gives Union Veto Power on State Funds
When does an unelected union without legal governing powers get a say in what the federal government does with its dealings with a state? When a president that is more beholding to unions than he is to the Constitution and the people of the United States comes to office, that’s when. And now we have that in Barack Obama. The L.A. Times is reporting that | Read More »
Make Mine Freedom. Dr. Utopia’s ISM Inc. by Hanna-Barbera.
Make Mine Freedom. Dr. Utopia’s ISM Inc. by Hanna-Barbera. Hanna-Barbera nailed it back in 1948. Well done to redplanetcartoons for finding this video. Make Mine Freedom “Everything is fine…everything is fine” looks a lot like The Fairness Doctrine.