“We Are One!” — Unions and Communists Rally in Chicago
You could say that they are one now. At least, there’s no denying they’re breaking bread and sipping from the same can of alphabet soup these days under the banner of so-called “solidarity.” Over the weekend, thousands of union workers crowded in Chicago’s Daley Plaza to show their solidarity(!) with their union comrades in Wisconsin. According to the Chicago Sun Times: Laborers, carpenters, electricians, machinists, | Read More »
SEIU Demonstrates Its Lack of Civility With ‘Civil Disobedience’
You’ve certainly seen enough video footage of the unruly union mobs in Madison, WI for the last two months. Well, the SEIU has taken its mob show on the road and, like the pioneers of old, headed West. For the last week, SEIU protesters have been demonstrating at the Washington State Capitol–a state largely controlled by Democrats. Late Thursday, however, the SEIU took its protests | Read More »
Latest GOPTrust Ad: Big Labor Has Become Like Frankenstein’s Monster
If you missed GOPTrust’s last hard-hitting ad, you can view it here. This, however, is their latest and it’s good.
Unions & Racism: An Age-Old, Institutional Problem Continues Unabated
It is rather ironic that, last week, union bosses used the anniversary Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination to try to drum up support for the union cause. You see, even after all these years, racism and discrimination within the walls of the House of Labor is still very real. As noted by UnionFacts.com, since 2000, there have been over 4,200 complaints filed against unions for racial discrimination | Read More »
Appeals Court Approves of Union Fining Member for Reporting Safety Violation
It should come as no shock that unions have rules. They are usually a codified set of rules and union members are expected to abide by those rules. Almost always, a union’s rules are spelled out in the union’s constitution. If a member violates a union rule, a union has the legal right to place that member on trial (a union trial). If the member | Read More »
A Union Calls a Twitter Strike: Will Anyone Notice (or Care)?
In the mid to late-1960s, before the advent of the internet and blogging (before the founders of Google, Facebook and Twitter were even born), there used to be a show on television called Gilligan’s Island. For those of you old enough to remember it (or to catch the reruns), you may remember the episode about a Japanese sailor who, not knowing that WWII had ended | Read More »
Fuzzy Math & Fear Tactics: Claims of NLRB Cuts Leading to Big Backlog Don’t Add Up
Despite the fact that the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board is doing less work than it did 10 years ago and spending $66 million more per year (2010 budget), union extremists are over-the-top concerned that a budgetary roll back to 2003 levels would cripple the agency and create a massive backlog in cases. According to an independent analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, the | Read More »
Ohio Unions to Mandate More Money From Members to Fund SB5 Campaign Fight?
For the last two months, we’ve heard from government unions about their so-called ‘right’ to collective bargaining. Union bosses have downplayed the fact that they’re willing to sacrifice members’ interests for union dues. In Ohio, where SB5 was recently signed into law last week, union bosses are now so desperate to keep their dues revenue stream flowing that they are now considering charging their members assessments | Read More »
CWA Members Seeing Red After Union Bosses Blow Dues Money on Themselves
There’s an internal war going on in one of the Communications Workers of America’s largest locals, New York City’s Local 1101. Accusations of poor, absentee leadership has caused a group of rank and file stewards and chief stewards to start a campaign to reform the local. Now, the issues have involved the CWA International in Washington, which has placed a monitor over the local due | Read More »
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown Plies GOP With Wine & Urges SEIU to Buy Lunch
Oh, this is funny. Well, funny, except to the few sane Californians and businesses who have not moved out yet. The once-golden state of California has devolved so much in its budgetary talks that its recycled governor, Jerry Brown has taken to plying Republican legislators with wine and food. In a telephone town hall with SEIU and state workers, Moonbeam Governor Brown divulged his secret | Read More »
E-Mails Confirm AFSCME Boss Pulled Fleeing WI Democrats’ Puppet Strings
Most people watching the Wisconsin fracas over the last couple of months remember when, to avoid their legislative duties, Wisconsin State Democrats fled the state. While only the blind or infirm would not have seen the fleebagggers as being sops for their union bosses that they are, today’s news re-affirms it. Not only did Wisconsin’s Democrat fleebaggers coordinate their activities with their union bosses, according | Read More »
By the Dozens: Unions Stage Not-So-Massive “We Are One” Rallies
What do you do if you spend tens of thousands to plan hundreds of rallies on the same day and you get ignored? Did you see the thousands of union protesters yesterday? Surely you saw the several million workers that CWA President Larry Cohen said “were going to stop business as usual at work or after work to join vigils, community rallies or marches at | Read More »
Wisconsin Union Bosses Sell Out Members to Keep Union Dues Flowing
For the last several weeks, we have pointed out that the union fight in Wisconsin is more about union power and union dues than the actual members. It was also noted how unions were rushing back to get contracts signed before Scott Walker’s new law took effect. Now, via Piece of Work In Progress, comes irrefutable evidence that some unions in Wisconsin are so desperate | Read More »
If You Think Unfunded Pensions Are A Problem, You Don’t Know The Half of It…
This nation is in trouble. Unfortunately, rather than recognize that they are a large part of the problem, today’s union bosses would rather obfuscate and attack those trying to reform the government-union system. Today, unions and their allies are engaging in rallies throughout the country decrying the so-called union-busting (or, more likely, the loss of their union dues). Meanwhile, America’s financial future continues careening toward | Read More »
Death, Taxes…and Union Dues?
As the ethically-challenged judge in Wisconsin holds up Scott Walkers’ union-reform law again (for another two months) and AFSCME bullies local businesses and think tanks receive death threats, the fight in Wisconsin (and elsewhere) is becoming clearly about union power, nothing more and nothing less. On Friday, to reconfirm just how much is at stake for union bosses, near the bottom of a Wall Street | Read More »