Obama’s Reaganesque Choice? Strike Breaker or Economy Killer
Less than a month from now, on September 30th, a union contract covering about 14,500 workers at 14 ports up and down the U.S. East Coast expires. The union, the International Longshoreman’s Association* (of On the Waterfront fame and one-third of whose members reportedly make more than $200,ooo annually) has already authorized a strike that would begin on October 1st.
UAW’s King Exposes Fall Strategy at #DNC2012: Instill FEAR if GOP wins, HOPE if Dems win
“We have to have people have the right amount of fear in terms of if (Republicans) win what they will do,” King said. “But I also want us to go more with hope. We all supported President Obama in ’08 because we did have hope.”
Apparently, it’s hard to sell ‘change’ twice so, explaining his (and Democrats’) fear strategy, King told delegates that Republicans want to end the world…or something like that:
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Union Bosses Keeping [Mostly] Low Profiles At DNC’s Union-Free Convention
Union bosses have made such a big deal about being upset with the DNC’s pick of Charlotte, North Carolina for its convention (even going so far as having an August ’shadow convention‘) that, while they may be in the state for the Barack Obama nomination celebration, they’re making every effort to make it look like they’re absent. Adding insult to injury, not only is North | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Secretary Sends Labor Day Message to Notorious SEIU: “You are now…part of the solution.”
Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, has never shied away from her affinity for union bosses. Though she has never been a union member herself (nor has she ever worked in the private sector), her love of unions, apparently, comes from her parents’ membership in unions. Like many Democratic political opportunists who have fought and climbed their way to the top of the political | Read More »
Wisconsin Union Boss Busted In Prostitution Sting
On the heels of the former U.S. Border Patrol union boss caught using union funds to pay for trips to his mistress, Media Trackers picked up a story about Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO boss, Bill Brockmiller, and four other would-be “Johns” who were arrested in a prostitution sting Monday night. According to Brockmiller’s LinkedIn profile, the AFL-CIO boss is also employed as a labor market analyst | Read More »
Shedding the Light on the SEIU: Were it not for the internet, you might never know about America’s most notorious union
Prior to the beating of Kenneth Gladney, the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) flew under the public’s radar. Many Americans’ had never heard of then-SEIU boss Andy Stern and his merry band of purple goons*. Since the Gladney beating, however, the SEIU has earned the reputation once held by such notorious unions as the once mafia-controlled Teamsters or Longshoremen. Now, with the internet replacing the | Read More »
As Stupid As It Gets: Longshoremen’s Union Protests U.S. Marines
Somehow, it seems that the folks at the International Longshoremen’s Association misunderstood Candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 statement: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Since the target of the Longshoremen’s union protests is the U.S. Marines, according to this union press release, ‘misunderstood’ might actually be an understatement: Union longshore workers from many Atlantic Coast District Ports are joining forces | Read More »
Not All Union Bosses Support Obama’s Job-Killing War On Coal
It’s no secret that Barack Obama has declared war on the coal industry and the jobs it maintains. He declared war back in 2008. However, back then, very few were actually listening. Then, back in April, Cecil Roberts, the President of the United Mine Workers of America, had a stunning revelation: Barack Obama would like to do to coal miners’ jobs what the President had | Read More »
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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 »