"There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction."

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil....In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." Ayn Rand


    The Next President of The United States Will Be…

    The first GOP debate in South Carolina of the presidential election cycle taking place in South Carolina won’t be a game-changer for who will be the next President of the United States. Even though the “big names” are boycotting too busy to attend the debate (which is a likely mistake, given the opportunity to opine on the current fracas over the union-controlled NLRB’s attacks on | Read More »

    When Unions Stick It To Taxpayers: The Problem With Binding Arbitration

    In addition to effectively eliminating secret-ballot elections, one of the other main components of the currently sidelined (and hallucinogenically-named) Employee Free Choice Act is “binding arbitration”—the process of letting an outside arbitrator dictate wages and benefits of a business or organization. In the public sector, where states have collective bargaining laws, certain states like Pennsylvania impose binding arbitration on municipalities when contract negotiations fail to produce | Read More »

    Updated: Boeing vs. Union-Controlled NLRB Heats Up

    Update: On Wednesday, Boeing filed its formal response to the NLRB, which you can view or download here. Following the union-controlled NLRB’s attack on complaint against the Boeing Company’s decision to open second 787 plant in South Carolina, politicians, pundits and free-market advocates have all criticized the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel actions as an example of government overreach on behalf of union bosses. In the | Read More »

    The Union-Controlled NLRB Strikes Again!

    Before going into the another, fairly-recent example of a union-run bureaucracy run amok, let’s review some of President Obama’s union-controlled NLRB’s actions to date: Prosecuting an employer for opting to open a non-union assembly plant Suing states whose voters prefer secret ballots over card check Finding an employer guilty of unfair labor practices for not letting off-duty workers of a contractor on to the employer’s | Read More »

    Pennsylvania’s Schoolchildren To Be Used As Props At May 3rd Leftist-Union Rally

    On Tuesday, across the state of Pennsylvania, unions and other Left-wing organizations will be boarding buses and heading to the state capitol in Harrisburg to engage in a mass rally to fight for economic and social justice and against budget cuts.  The rally, is being organized by the Coalition for Labor Engagement and Accountable Revenues (CLEAR) which is comprised of government unions, such as AFSCME, the American | Read More »

    N.J. Turnpike Tells Union Toll Collectors ‘Take It Or Leave It’

    Their choice is rather simple: Accept pay cuts or find another job. The unionized change-making cashiers toll collectors on the NJ Turnpike are considering the pay cuts this weekend. Though they have through Monday to either accept it or reject it, their union boss is recommending it. Although New Jersey will be going to a cashless toll-collection system in 2013, under their new two-year agreement, when | Read More »

    The AFL-CIO, Communism & Right-to-Work in Missouri

    There was a time when Communism was anathema to the U.S. labor movement. However, that ship has long since sailed. In fact, the tide shifted significantly in 1995 when John Sweeney, Richard Trumka and Linda Chavez-Thompson ousted Lane Kirkland and took over the AFL-CIO. Following their ascension to the leadership of America’s only (until 2005) federation of unions, the AFL-CIO dropped its ban of Communist Party members | Read More »

    Uncivil War: States’ Attorneys General Rip Into Union-Controlled NLRB in Letter

    President Obama’s union-controlled NLRB isn’t making any friends these days (unless you count union bosses, of course). Earlier this week, Obama’s labor board filed its lawsuit against Arizona and South Dakota for those states’ voters having the gall to pass amendments favoring the preservation of their right to a secret ballot. This followed last week’s complaint against Boeing by the union-controlled NLRB where American businesses | Read More »

    Become a Community Organizer: If You Control the Precincts, You Control the Party

    Figuring the headline might grab you, this is just a little ‘nudge’ to remind you about how easy it is to wrest control of the government from the claws of the professional, big-government establishment. If you’ve read even one of ColdWarrior’s posts, then you know the importance of Precinct Actvisim. Thankfully, people are beginning to take notice and, more importantly, get involved in their precincts. | Read More »

    The Devil Dons Snowshoes: Massachusetts Dems Vote to Limit Unions’ Collective Bargaining

    The first time, it was the “Scott heard around the world.”  Back then, it might have been a fluke–like a snowstorm in July. This time, however, it is seemingly incomprehensible to think that Massachusetts’ liberal, Democrat-controlled legislature just voted overwhelmingly to strip unions of most of their right to bargain collectively over health care, striking their union benefactors in a Wisconsin-style smack down. The 111-to-42 | Read More »

    NLRB Sues Arizona & South Dakota Over Secret-Ballot Amendments

    On the heels of President Obama’s union-controlled National Labor Relations Board complaint telling the Boeing Company where it should locate its second 787 assembly plant, the NLRB has now decided to sue two out of the four states where voters audaciously passed constitutional amendments last fall requiring secret-ballot elections on unionization.  Previously, the NLRB had threatened to sue all four states. However, those plans were | Read More »

    Union Leaders Teach Labor Studies Courses on Communism, Violence, Industrial Sabotage & Frying Cats

    The University of Missouri has an expansive $1.9 billion enterprise with an operating budget of $500 million which, according to its website, 37%  comes through state appropriations. While the University’s Institute of Labor Studies may only be a small fraction of its budget, one must wonder why tax dollars are being used to fund a program that espouses Communism, teaches tactics in industrial sabotage (including | Read More »

    Californication: Unions Ride Roughshod Over Jerry Brown

    California unions spent tens of millions to put retread Governor Jerry Brown back into office. So, it is not all that surprising that he is, once again, doing California’s taxpayers no favors by letting the unions ride roughshod over him in recent budget negotiations. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown recently walked into budget negotiations with six different unions with saving $308 million in | Read More »

    Taking on The Establishment: You can’t win if you don’t play.

    Don’t get mad. Get motivated. Then…WIN. Our nation is drowning in debt. There are those within both political parties that, rather than taking the much-needed corrective action, seem determined—whether from their hunger for political power, their ineptitude, or just their own willingness to compromise to score points—to continue seeing this nation falter. They would rather publicly give the appearance of fighting while, privately, playing “let’s make | Read More »

    Behind the Obama Labor Board’s Bashing of Boeing is a Case Full of Irony & Union Failure

    On Wednesday, when President Obama’s union-controlled National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against the Boeing Company for making a sound business decision to “dual source” its 787 production, it was another blatant example of a government agency run amok. However, while most of the nuts and bolts behind the dispute were detailed here, there are several other, more intricate details behind the NLRB’s legally | Read More »