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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PA Government Union Money: 2012 Election Edition
After Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania launched our government union money website, we had a number of requests from people who wanted to know how much candidates for the legislature had received. We put together spreadsheets that contain all of the candidates and members of the legislature: House 2012 Government Union Money Senate 2012 Government Union Money The data is arranged alphabetically, and we include all | Read More »
Latest Tim Gill Political Group Draws A Bipartisan Negative Response
Tim Gill’s latest liberal political “527” creation recently came under heavy fire from candidates across the state on both sides of the aisle for approving what are being billed as slanderous hit pieces and political bullying tactics.
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Teachers Unions: A Brief Thought
Teachers unions constantly demand more pay and more benefits. They say that it’s “for the children”. There is a valid connection between quality work and pay. Good teachers that can make better money elsewhere can do so without compromising the notion of “for the children”, if that’s even the slightest bit true. They are doing it for different children, that’s all. There is nothing wrong | Read More »
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 »
Anti-Reform Activist Uploaded Union Propaganda to School Servers, Accused Reformers of Favoring Segregation
New documentation obtained by Media Trackers reveals that political propaganda against the Douglas County (Colo.) Board of Education was anonymously uploaded to the district’s network and circulated for months among students, teachers, and administrators. The revelation comes on the heels of multiple cases of inappropriate use of government resources by teachers and administrators to promote political causes and candidates.
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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 »