Beyond Boycotting, Upset Unions to Picket DNC’s Charlotte Convention
Despite throwing 400,000 foot soldiers into the effort to re-elect Barack Obama, union bosses are apparently still seething at the DNC’s decision to hold its convention in a [gasp!] Right-to-Work state. Last year, when the DNC announced that it would be holding its convention in Charlotte, North Carolina—the least unionized state in the nation (in a stadium built by non-union labor!)—several unions claimed they would | Read More »
Is An Underfunded Pension The Real Reason Behind SEIU’s Sabotage-Tainted Strike?
Nearly a month after the SEIU had its members abandon elderly residents at several Connecticut nursing homes operated by Healthbridge Managment, the SEIU spin machine is going in full gear, even going so far as promoting a story over an elderly resident’s death. Earlier this week Communist Party USA supporter, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro [D-CT] joined her striking campaign contributors on the picket line, telling strikers, “They don’t know | Read More »
Did SEIU Strike-Related Sabotage Endanger Nursing Homes Residents In Connecticut?
Did militant members of the nation’s most notorious union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sabotage nursing home residents and put Alzheimer’s patients’ lives in danger as they walked out on strike? While there are no suspects, police reports filed with the Danbury, Newington and Stamford, Connecticut, seem to suggest so, as there are distinct parallels to the sabotage that was committed when the SEIU | Read More »
Ex-SEIU & Current DNC Boss On ObamaCare Ruling: “It’s Constitutional. B*tches.”
Though the grand master of community organizing, Saul Alinsky, may be dead, Alinsky’s disciples like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Patrick Gaspard are powerful positions and they are plentiful. However, even though their titles may have changed (e.g., Community Organizer to President of the United States), as the head of the Barack Obama’s re-election campaign machine, one might think that Patrick Gaspard would at least | Read More »
RICO Suit Against Powerful & Politically-Connected Chicago Teamster Bosses Moves Forward
In the seedy world of the Chicago unions and the political pawns they control, there is a family dynasty whose name is at the top of heap in terms of power and political muscle. That is the Coli family. Without the blessings of the Coli family and the union they control, Teamsters Local 727 and Joint Council 25 (the governing body of 20 Teamster locals | Read More »
The REAL Problem With the NLRB’s Ambush Elections Rule: Unions LIE.
Recently, a federal court smacked down Barack Obama’s union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board for the manner in which they imposed their ambush election scheme. The scheme is, however, far from dead as the union-controlled labor board is “determined to move forward” with the needless rules. While there is much opposition to the NLRB’s ambush election rules, few have yet to address the underlying | Read More »
Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointee Heads Back To AFL-CIO–With A Promotion!
It’s been five months since Barack Obama’s recess appointee to the National Labor Relations Board, SEIU and AFL-CIO attorney Craig Becker, stepped away from the union-controlled agency. Now, after a brief stint at Georgetown University, Becker’s headed back into the House of Labor—with a promotion from his previous AFL-CIO post. Prior to his time at the NLRB, Craig Becker was associate general counsel to both | Read More »
Divide, Conquer & Destroy: NLRB Region Unleashes Micro-Unit On Retailer
Over the course of the last two years, Barack Obama’s union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board have been waging a war against America’s union-free workplace. While the NLRB’s prosecution of the Boeing Company for the alleged “crime” of opening a non-union pant in South Carolina captured much media attention, when taken in their totality, the less-reported decisions and rule-making that Obama’s appointees have | Read More »
Defiant NLRB ‘Determined To Move Forward’ With Ambush Union Elections
On Monday, when the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia smacked down the Obama NLRB’s new “ambush” election procedures, the court made clear that the union-controlled labor board overstepped its bounds by imposing its new rules without a proper quorum (as required under a U.S. Supreme Court case). That, however, has not deterred the NLRB’s chairman (and union attorney) Mark Pearce from vowing to | Read More »
Obama NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules Smacked Down By Circuit Court…For Now
On Monday, in a nice victory for America’s union-free workplace, Barack Obama’s pro-union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board had their recently-imposed rules allowing for so-called “ambush” (or “quickie”) union elections overturned by the District Court for the District of Columbia. In December, the Obama NLRB promulgated new rules (which went into effect on April 30th) that eviscerated an employer’s right to challenge a | Read More »
Obama’s NLRB Unleashes Ambush Elections on America’s Job Creators
On Monday, April 30th, Barack Obama’s union-controlled National Labor Relations Board will be imposing its new union election rules, designed to ambush unsuspecting employers. Since unions won over 71% of the 1595 NLRB-conducted elections in 2011, the NLRB’s radical departure from past precedent is neither necessary, nor warranted. Moreover, given unions’ legal ability to deceive workers into unionizing, it is believed the NLRB’s doing union’s | Read More »
Yet Another Reason Why Today’s Unions Suck: Dues Devour Wage Increases
On the eve of Obama’s NLRB unleashing its new rules giving unions the ability to hold ambush elections—that is, the evisceration of employers’ ability to question or challenge unions in their quest to cherry-pick voting units—more data was just released by the Bureau of National Affairs that calls into question why anyone in their right mind would pay dues to a union today. In addition | Read More »
Right-To-Work Is Right For Ohio* (and Elsewhere)
* See update at bottom. As today’s government-union bosses push higher taxes, establish dues schemes to fund their bloated salaries and union-bought politicians, the evidence has become pretty clear: Government unions have become political, parasitic entities injuring taxpayers and the communities they control (see Central Falls and Providence, RI; Detroit, MI; and the once-great State of California for examples). In the private sector, however, where taxpayers’ | Read More »
From Hope to Hopelessness: Obama’s Economy Has 88 Million “Not In Labor Force”
It was less than a year ago that Barack Obama’s senior adviser, David Plouffe said: After 2½ years in office, President Obama now “owns” the economy as an issue, according to top adviser David Plouffe, who added he was confident that voters understand that recovering from a devastating recession Mr. Obama inherited takes time. “Of course he does,” Mr. Plouffe told NBC’s “Today” show host Matt | Read More »
Open Thread: SEIU’s Astroturf Paid $20 To Protest For ObamaCare Outside SCOTUS
As you watch the video below [via SEIU Monitor], you can tell the astroturf protesters bused in by the SEIU yesterday to protest outside the Supreme Court for ObamaCare hold some very deep convictions. In fact, their convictions run so deep, it seems all they care about is the $20 given to them in brown envelopes by their union handlers. Ironically, as SEIU Monitor points | Read More »