As Union Bosses Spin Twinkies’ Demise, Bakers’ Union Boss Admits Union Knew Hostess Would Die
With the demise of 18,000 jobs weighing on their shoulders (though certainly not their consciousness’) and just in time for the Sunday morning talk shows union bosses are now trying desperately to point fingers at the victim (and Mitt Romney) for the union’s strike that ultimately destroyed Hostess and its 18,000 jobs. This blame game is going on despite the fact that the bakers’ union | Read More »
A Eulogy: The Sad Day A Ding Dong Union Killed Twinkie The Kid
The events of this past week have Sno Balled rather quickly and Suzie Q is still in a state of shock. Teamsters are calling the striking bakery union a bunch of Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s. Yes, it’s true. The great Twinkie is dead. And, it’s no Wonder. Like so many before it, Twinkie the kid has been killed off by a union strike.
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Deadline passes on Hostess strike ultimatum: is liquidiation likely?
Very possibly. Background here and here: the short version is that Hostess Foods is in horrible financial shape; it’s in the process of trying to stave off bankruptcy via drastically renegotiated emergency union contracts with the Teamsters and bakers’ unions; the Teamsters took a look at the books, blanched, swallowed hard, and took the deal; the bakers’ unions did not, and decided to go on | Read More »
No Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape
It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted | Read More »
Obama, Marxists & Union Bosses Declare: Wolves Overrule Sheep On Deciding Dinner Menu
“Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” — Larry Flint
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Labor’s Last Stand Before Oblivion
Until union bosses come up with a new business model, a perpetuation of their ‘business as usual’ approach will see unions dwindle further before they become nothing more than a motley collection of government unions, motley occupiers, aging Marxists, political lobbyists, and a retirees association. And, if that’s all unions are to become, it might just be cheaper to join AARP.
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FieldWorks, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, and Colorado’s ACORN Ground Game
A coalition of unions has coordinated with FieldWorks, a Washington-based consulting firm, to provide ground support for President Obama and liberal Colorado candidates. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO and the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable have retained FieldWorks, an organization with many similarities to the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), according to documents uncovered by Media Trackers.
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Tech at Night: Hurricane Sandy thoughts, Cybersecurity inconsistency from the administration
Hello all. I was without power for 25 hours after Sandy, and so I’m a bit behind. So tonight’s edition of Tech at Night is going to be put together a bit quickly. Sorry about that. By the way, while obviously a hurricane can take out wireless towers, wireless was vital for keeping me in touch with the world when I was without power at home. It was great. I’m not sure exactly what good FCC monitoring could do though, except to use a crisis to expand the role of the state.
Watch as the administration plays games: on one hand it tries to use Iranian attacks on banks as an excuse to legislate cybersecurity mandates, instead of attacking Iran back, while on the other hand it opposes cybersecurity mandates at the ITU! How about we oppose all cybersecurity mandates, guys?
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Some Things Never Change: More Teamsters Arrested & Charged Under RICO
Earlier this week, arrests were made and RICO charges filed against four Boston-area Teamsters for “committing multiple acts of extortion and racketeering among other crimes.” While news of a 30-count indictment always generates a fair amount of buzz, the fact is, regardless how much money the Teamsters spend on Democrat politicians, corruption is still alive and well within Hoffa’s union. In 1988, the U.S. Department | Read More »
Obama’s Stripes For Sale: OFA Sells New American Flag For $35
For those who have commented about Barack Obama’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder and his god-like attributes, here is something that will only inflame their passions further. The Democratic National Committee’s Obama for America (OFA), run by the former SEIU boss and community organizer Patrick Gaspard, is selling an artist’s rendition of the American flag—only the stars representing the 50 states have been replaced by the Obama ‘O’ | Read More »
UPDATED: Illinois High School Replaces Striking Teachers And Kids Get Educated #CTUStrike
Update: Union officials agree to end Chicago teachers strike. On the outskirts of Chicago, where 400,000 Chicago kids and their parents are being held hostage and socialists seem to be calling the shots in the CTU strike, lies the city of Lake Forest, Illinois. As in Chicago, the teachers at Lake Forest High School are out on strike. However, unlike Chicago, Lake Forest High School | Read More »
Investigation Unearths Inappropriate Emails Sent From Douglas County (Colo.) School Accounts
Teachers and administrators who work for the Douglas County (Colo.) School District (DCSD) used taxpayer-funded government e-mail accounts to illegally campaign for specific political candidates and ballot initiatives, according to e-mails obtained by Media Trackers Colorado.
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Are Socialists Now Calling the Shots In The Chicago Teachers Strike? #CTUStrike
As the Chicago Teachers Union strike enters its second week of putting 400,000 Chicago kids on the streets, an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune indicates that CTU boss Karen Lewis may have lost control of her union: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the union’s other top brass have spent months fueling their membership’s anger through street marches, meeting sit-ins and hostile rhetoric | Read More »
Union-Controlled NLRB’s Top Attorney In Hot Water Over Ethics
The man who targeted Boeing last year for opening a non-union plant in South Carolina, sued Arizona (and threatened other states) for protecting their citizens’ right to secret-ballot elections, as well as generally done union bosses’ bidding over the last two years is in hot water over a breach of ethics. Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel (he’s never been confirmed by the Senate) of | Read More »
Doublecross! Chicago Teachers Continue To Hold Students & Parents Hostage For Second Week #CTUStrike
On Sunday, after abandoning their classrooms for the picket lines and putting 400,000 of Chicago’s schoolkids on the streets for a week, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis and her 800-member House of Delegates voted to reject a deal reached only days earlier, keeping 26,000 teachers on the streets and forcing Chicago parents to scramble with childcare issues or miss work for a second week in a | Read More »