Is the Machinists’ “Smoking Gun” Merely A Smoke Screen To Cover Its Own Actions?
Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Such seems to be the case of the media’s reporting on the matter of the union appointees at President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and their prosecution of Boeing. This latest example of the media being blinded is the alleged ‘smoking gun‘ that was reported on Friday. However, if the media were to actually | Read More »
The AFL-CIO Defends Union Violence As A ‘Legitimate’ Union Activity, Will The Dept. of Labor Do It Too?
A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may | Read More »
A Very Public Comment On The Department Of Labor’s Persuader Proposal
The following comment* was submitted to the Department of Labor on the DOL’s proposed rule change to make most types of HR, safety, productivity, compensation and other types of consultants and employers file financial reports with the DOL as “persuaders.” If you wish to comment, you have until the close of business today. You can submit your comments by going to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=LMSO-2011-0002-0001 Please consider this | Read More »
SHOCK! Laborers’ Union To Pay Up To $12.5 Million To Get Rid Of ‘Cheese-Eating Rat’ SEIU
Union hypocrisy notwithstanding, the sheer amount of money that the Laborers International Union of North America would shell out to bust the SEIU is staggering–between $10 million and $12.5 million—is staggering. Very simply, the SEIU is persona non grata when it comes to representing LIUNA’s employees in Toronto (and presumably anywhere). So, rather than dealing with the union representing its own staffers, the Laborers’ union | Read More »
Is the US Department of Labor About To Develop Hit Lists of Individuals To Be Targeted By Unions?
As a preface, sometimes it helps to have been “on the other side” when trying to determine what the unions’ game plan is within the Obama Administration. What you are about to read comes from having been on the other side and, quite frankly, putting two and two together. And, if you are not alarmed when you finish reading this, you should be, because there | Read More »
TAKE ACTION: America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday To Comment
You need to act before Wednesday. At a time when the Obama Administration is clamoring to save or create jobs, his Department of Labor is about to sucker punch America’s job creators with an unprecedented regulatory overreach—all to curry more favor with union bosses. On Wednesday, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor proposal that the majority of America knows | Read More »
UPDATE: #OccupyWallSt: Just A Saturday Stroll Through The Park…
It was supposed to be this: On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Instead, as they say about the best laid plans, it was something entirely different. It was, frankly, a stroll through a park—Zuccotti Park, in lower Manhattan, to be exact. A Non-Union | Read More »
Facing RICO Suit, SEIU Ends Two-Year Corporate Campaign Against Sodexo
Facing a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit, and apparently figuring they were going to lose and lose big, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) agreed to end its massive corporate attack against Sodexo. In exchange for the SEIU ending its corporate campaign, Sodexo agreed to dismiss its RICO suit against the SEIU. Meanwhile, Sodexo employees maintain their right to secret-ballot election–something the | Read More »
UPDATE: The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act Passes House
UPDATE: Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587) Final Vote Vote: Yea: 238; Nay: 186; No Vote: 9 [7 Republicans Voted Nay, 8 Democrats Voted Yea] ——— A House vote is scheduled shortly for the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587). Union bosses and their cronies in Congress are on attack, since the bill neuters the Obama National Labor Relations Board’s ability to kill up to 5,000 | Read More »
Oh Sheets! Union Tries To Distance Itself From Racial Noose, Monkey & Rat Incident
There is a labor dispute going on in the Midwest that has taken an ugly turn as the union involved has allegedly resorted to racial attacks against security personnel and replacement workers. In Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, American Crystal, a cooperative that accounts for 38 percent of the nation’s sugar from beets and 15 percent of overall sugar production, locked out 1300 unionized workers | Read More »
Wisconsin Union Hypocrisy: WEAC Accused of Breaking Staff Union Contract
Pot, meet Kettle. While it occupied Wisconsin’s state capitol, the union that represents many of Wisconsin’s public school teachers, WEAC, demonized governor Scott Walker’s government union reform as an attack on collective bargaining. Yet, when WEAC found itself no longer able to forcibly collect union dues without state help, with its forced funding being diminished, WEAC decided to lay off 40%of its staff. Now, in | Read More »
Why Are Obama & Union Bosses Working to Destroy Companies & Jobs?
The question needs to be asked: Is it ignorance or malice? There was a time after the subprime mortgage meltdown when, if sound decisions on policy and financial initiatives had occurred, the American economy may not have been hobbled as badly, its credit rating might not have been downgraded, the recession might have been curtailed and so many Americans might not have been so negatively | Read More »
Crickets Chirp As White House Spams & Sends Out Union Press Releases
Last week, many Americans watched President Obama stand in front of of his teleprompters and Congress and sell—no, demand—a still unwritten bill dubbed the American Jobs Act. While the President certainly gives an entertaining teleprompted speech, his demands were reminiscent of a third-world barter between a goat herder and a villager: In exchange for two goats (temporary tax cuts), you can give your daughter and her dowry (nearly | Read More »
The Unintended Consequences of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ Witch Hunt
In less than two weeks, on September 21st, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor scheme to have employers report the amount of money paid to outside vendors (namely, attorneys, PR firms, website developers, video firms, polling firms and just about every type of communications and human resource consultant) as newly-minted “persuaders.” Once the public comment closes, and because too few | Read More »
Labor Day & The Union Tax: How Unions Kill Jobs
The Labor Day holiday is always a time for union bosses and the media to reflect on the role that unions play in society. Not surprisingly, with a mere 11.9% of America’s workers unionized today (6.9% in the private sector), between the unionized media and press releases issued by union communications departments, the majority of stories about Labor Day center on what used to be or | Read More »