Who the Heck Elected YOU?
Who the Heck Elected YOU, anyway? Whether it be among friends or family, we’ve all heard that phrase tossed about by someone who found his pet idea left by the wayside. It’s a question of “official” authority, in most cases. Say your friends get together for a movie, say you make a film choice and everyone begins to agree. But there’s always that one guy | Read More »
Charter School Teachers Attempt Ousting of Union
Implicit in the right to associate with a union is the right to disassociate from one and the later is the right that the teachers of KIPP Academy in New York are trying to employ by attempting to oust the United Federation of Teachers from their places of work. Teachers at two KIPP charter schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, New York, took the action | Read More »
Consequences: Wisconsin Loses Jobs/Development Over Card Check
Wisconsin’s Eau Claire County lost 800 full-time jobs and a $50 million investment that was to be rolled out over the next five years because of the Democrat’s Card Check bill. And it wasn’t just a single county in Wisconsin that lost this multi-million dollar development. It was the whole U.S.A. that lost this project. Thank you Barack Obama. Some help with economic “stimulus” and | Read More »
Unions Harass Employees in Albion, Ind.
It’s the normal tale of union thugs acting like union thugs. At an auto part plant in Indiana, one woman was threatened because she didn’t want the union. Why was she threatened? Because she and her fellow workers were involved in a card check effort and EVERYONE knew what her vote was. Once the union thugs found out she was against their unionization, they harassed | Read More »
Lies Used to Support Card Check
The Shop Floor is reporting once again on the lies that the SEIU is using to try and cajole people into thinking that the Wall Street Journal supports the Employee Free Choice Act, today. But now that story has taken a twist. It appears that the House Education and Labor Committee is using the same lie. Originally the SEIU surgically removed a few words from | Read More »
VP Biden’s Union Friend, Video Taped and Arrested for Pickpocketing
During the late presidential campaign, vp candidate Joe “gimme a f*ing break” Biden visited with his friends at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Iowa. Joe was in The Hawkeye State to participate in some union campaign boilerplate called Walk A Day In My Shoes. There he “walked” with an upstanding union fella named Marshall Clemons, custodian for an Iowa school system and SEIU | Read More »
Why Does Obama Want Illegals Legalized Quick? So They can Join Unions!
According to reports, President Obama said it’s important to have a quick path to citizenship for illegal immigrants so that they can join unions to “get protection” from evil employers. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Southern California, Obama broached his newest cause celebre, “comprehensive” immigration reform, in Costa Mesa. “If they stay in the shadows in the underground economy, they are oftentimes pitted | Read More »
Ruling: Calif. City Can Void Union Contracts in Bankruptcy
Maybe the gravy train is finally beginning to grind to a halt at long last? Maybe the thievery by unions that is bankrupting governments all across the nation is starting to show signs of abating? If this court ruling in Vallejo, California is any indication, we just might be starting to see some common sense at last endangering the practice of heaping undeserved and unsustainable | Read More »
“Card Check:” What’s Wrong with Arbitration?
The part that nobody much is talking about in the debate over the “Card Check” legislation is the fact that once the union is recognized, if the union and the employer do not reach agreement, their dispute goes to arbitration. I’ve done more arbitrations than most people in America and I’ve done real, adversarial interest arbitrations, the kind of arbitration this bill mandates. There aren’t | Read More »
Union’s Card Check is the New Jim Crow Poll Tax
One of the most odious aspects of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is the card check feature. This feature gives unions the “option” to supplant a secret ballot election held among workers for instituting a union with a publicly signed card that announces the voter’s intentions for all to see. In this way, unions claim, “elections” will be easier. Unions also point out that | Read More »
Former Union Leader Opposes Card Check Bill
The City Wire of Fort Smith, Arkansas, published a piece giving a former union leader space to announce that he opposes the elimination of the secret ballot that is the card check feature of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). His reasoning is spot on with why card check is a bad idea that will materially hurt American workers. And then there is Neal Catlett, | Read More »
Reid: Without GOP Help, Card Check Could Take a While
This is the best news I’m likely to hear today. I’m also thrilled that Harry Reid is willing to ‘blame’ the Republicans for any delay in passing Card Check; it demonstrates that his political instincts haven’t gotten any sharper. God-willing Card Check will be soundly defeated, and Reid and the Senate Democratic leadership will hold a series of press conferences and public events castigating Republicans | Read More »
Card Check is bad, but so is current process
I used to be employed by a union and before that I lead a union organizing drive at a department store. I’m against card check, but the current NLRB process for elections tilts the process to the employer’s advantage. I hope I can present a balanced perspective why Card Check is a horrible idea. But first, a little bit about my background that influenced this | 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 »
Dems to Take up Card Check on Tuesday
The Senate has secret elections for its leaders. The House of Representatives also uses a closed ballot, one not open to public view, for its own members. We all, you and I, have a secret ballot when we vote for president or for our local officials at our local polling place. It’s one of the oldest aspects of the democratic system. Yet, Democrats want to | Read More »