As SoCal Braces for Big Grocery Strike, UFCW Urges Shoppers to Respect Picket Lines
In 2003 into 2004, the United Food & Commercial Workers’ 70,000 members throughout Southern California were embroiled in a labor dispute that lasted 141 days. Now, with approximately 62,000 members and a contract that expired three months ago, it appears the UFCW may be heading down the same path. In 2003/2004, the UFCW essentially ended the dispute by accepting the same offer (or nearly the | Read More »
The Pretense of Obama’s ‘Other’ Labor Board’s Investigation of Delta
Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? Within the next several months (perhaps sooner), the odds are President Obama’s National Mediation Board will find that Delta Air committed unforgivable sins during multiple union election campaigns last fall, causing the unions to lose the elections. As a result, employees at Delta will be subjected to more union elections until they—in the minds of union bosses—vote the | Read More »
The NLRB’s Assault on Religious Liberty
While the NLRB’s attack on the Boeing Company and its South Carolina employees may be viewed as an attack on the freedom to expand business in America, Catholic colleges are also under fire from Obama’s NLRB for not being Catholic enough. Back in January, the New York regional office of the NRLB ruled against Manhattan College’s claim that, as a religious institution, it should be | Read More »
What is the difference between the SEIU & an armed robber?
That’s a rhetorical question. However, after seeing this L.A. Times passage from last month, one might come to the conclusion that 1) an armed robber usually only has one victim (whereas, the SEIU has millions), 2) an average armed robber does not have politicians in his back pocket, and 3) an armed robber is more intellectually honest—at least he tells you he’s robbing you, where | Read More »
NY Teachers’ Union & NAACP Fight to Keep African-American Kids in Failing Schools
Let’s start with the problem: In Harlem (NY), according to the Wall Street Journal, at one elementary school, only 3% of the students perform at grade level English, and only 9% in Math. At the Columbus High School the graduation rate is an abysmal 40%, compared to a citywide average of 63%. These figures are from only two of 22 failing schools that need to | Read More »
Boeing’s Charleston Employees Enter the Fight to Save Their Jobs From The Obama NLRB
It must be maddening to have the government siding with your former union to destroy your jobs. Yet, that is what is occurring with the Machinists’ union (IAM) having filed a charge against Boeing for opening its second 787 assembly line in Charleston, SC, a plant that used to be represented by the same union, and the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board going along with | Read More »
Big Government Spenders, You Should Have Read Congressman Dan’s Sign…
Apparently, Dr. Myron Gutmann and Dr. Hillary Anger Elfenbein never stopped by Congressman Benishek’s [R-MI] office to see his sign… Or, perhaps, the doctors thought Dr. Dan wasn’t serious in trying to correct America’s careening into the fiscal abyss. Whatever the case, on Thursday, when the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education held a hearing on Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Research: Oversight of | Read More »
“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 »