“Official Time” or Unofficial Scam? Your tax dollars are being used for union business.
One would think that, when union members pay union dues, the money would pay for the time their union representatives spend representing them on the job. Well, that’s not always the case. Both, in the private sector and the public sector, it is not unheard of for an employer to agree to pay for the union representatives’ time spent in talking with members to drum | Read More »
As Unions, OFA Take Credit For NY-26, The Right Can Learn From The Loss
The election results of last week’s special election in NY-26 were 47%-D 43%-R 9%-Tea and 1%-Green. A disappointment for the GOP, of course, that has made the Left gleeful in their gloating over their victory, even going so far as calling it a ‘political earthquake.’ However, in looking at it from afar, it’s natural to see how Republican Jane Corwin lost the race and her | Read More »
About Those Thousands Who Went to Joplin This Weekend…
If you watched the news on Sunday, you may have seen President Obama (dubbed the “Healer in Chief” by HuffPo) pay a campaign visit to Joplin, Missouri where residents are still recovering from the horrific tornado that ripped apart the town a little more than a week ago. There were reportedly thousands that poured into Joplin on Sunday. However, while some may have come to | Read More »
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI], Part-Time Union Shill
When George Bush was President, there were times when it was hard to tell some Republicans from their Democrat counterparts. They were loose with the purse strings and some were even foolish enough to believe that they could curry favor with unions by voting to effectively eliminate secret-ballot elections. Despite the fact that EFCA was designed to defeat the right forever, in 2007, the hallucinogenically-named | Read More »
Union-Controlled NLRB Unleashes Union Rats on Company Suppliers and Customers
Meet ‘Scabby the Rat.’ Over the last 20 years, Scabby and his fellow inflatable rodents have become icons in the world of union protests. With their big, beady red and rubber fangs, unions have found Scabby to be a reliable symbol to protest the use of non-union labor on construction projects. As Scabby’s popularity has grown, the inflatable balloons have begun appearing in other types | Read More »
The Smart Girls ‘Get It.’ How About Giving Them A Hand by Getting Involved?
There are a number of RedState contributors who are involved with Smart Girl Politics who could have posted this, but it seemed apropos to post this as a way of saying ‘thanks’ to SGP for taking the lead in starting a National Voter Registration Drive. In an e-mail sent out on Thursday, SGP outlined the goals: Year after year, polls have shown that Conservatives outnumber Liberals | Read More »
Did Union Bosses Lie To Their Members About Obama’s Gun Control Ambitions?
In 2008, most union bosses had to work hard to convince their union members to vote for Barack Hussein Obama. Despite the fact that the Machinists’ union boss Tom Buffenbarger considered Obama a “thespian” and “Janus, the two-faced Roman god of ancient times,” others union bosses like the SEIU’s Andy Stern were wholly on board the Obama bandwagon early on. Another of Obama’s major supporters was | Read More »
In Spite of Vandalism & Shooting, Union Wants Replacement Workers’ Addresses
In May, 2010, the United Steel Workers went on strike in Columbus, MS over, in their words, “integrity.” When they went out on strike, the union employees vowed to stay out “for as long as it takes.” Now, over a year later, their employer, Omnova Solutions, has hired replacement workers who, as is their right under the law, recently filed to decertify the union. When a | Read More »
The NLRB’s Opening Of Pandora’s Box Beyond Boeing
Since President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board announced its prosecution of the Boeing Company last month, there has been much commentary around the topic and its possible effects. Some have stated that the attack on Boeing is an attack on Right-to-Work states (even though it applies to companies in all states), others have correctly stated that the NLRB wants to make unions an ‘equal partner’ | Read More »
Nation’s First Unionized Pot Farm Goes Bust, Oakland Loses Bid to Be Cannabis Capital
Last year, prior to the defeat of California’s Proposition 19, it appeared as though unions had a budding new industry in which they could grow their memberships. First, the United Food & Commercial Workers jumped onto the cannabis bandwagon. Then, the Teamsters waded into the weed growing business when Jimmy Hoffa’s union unionized 40 pot growers in Oakland, California. Pretty soon, all of the unions (it | Read More »
The AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka Pledges a Constant Campaign of Class Warfare
The Leninist leader of today’s labor movement, the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, is not happy with the progress of progressivism that the hundreds of millions of dollars his union members have forked over to buy the Democratic Party should have produced. So, he says, unions’ aren’t going to be in the business of party building anymore. In a speech to the National Press Club Friday afternoon, Trumka | Read More »
SEIU: New Wisconsin Voter ID Bill Is Racist!
Somehow, it’s okay to have to show ID to the clerk at 7-11 for cigarettes and chewing tobacco, or at the liquor store and college bar to buy any form of alcohol. Heck, you even have to show ID to a cop if you get pulled over. Despite all of this, though, as Wisconsin passes a new law to require IDs in order to vote | Read More »
Unions Panic as Reality Sets In: Obama’s EPA Will Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Jobs
Union bosses dumped hundreds of millions of dollars of their members’ dues into getting Barack Obama elected. They chastised the racists in their ranks, downplayed his socialist rhetoric, and they thought he would be their union savior. Worse, union bosses put both their members’ money and their livelihoods in his hands. Apparently, union bosses could have their cake and eat it too (or so they thought). In | Read More »
Pay to Not Play: More ObamaCare Waivers Pile Up
Well, another few months have gone by and another chunk of unions have gotten their waivers from the job-killing health care law known as ObamaCare—the law AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka said unions shoved down America’s throats. In January, a full forty percent of the ObamaCare waivers went to unions. Now, according to Mark Hemingway in the Weekly Standard, over half of the ObamaCare waivers have | Read More »
Herman Cain is going to announce that…
Though I’m puzzled why candidates have to go through different phases of announcements, I’m pretty sure Herman Cain is not announcing a return to successfully running a business. Rather, it appears that the ‘Hermanator’ may be making some sort of major announcement this Saturday. Following Herman’s hands-down win in the South Carolina debate, and judging by this video and new website, it appears Herman Cain will | Read More »