Has an Obama Executive Order Put Federal Agencies Into Union Bosses’ Hands?
There is no way to put this that does not sound alarmist. However, when you read the document [below the fold] and give due consideration to all of the ramifications—including national security as the TSA agents begin voting whether or not to unionize—it will be hard not to be concerned that… The President of the United States of America has turned over a significant portion | Read More »
SOTU 2011: The Man on the Moon & the Union Sputniks
According to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics’ own website, government ethics is: “That system of laws and procedures which tends to ensure that official government decisions are informed by the public interest and not corrupted by private interests.” After watching Tuesday night’s SOTU, where the dating game spectacle of conservatives holding hands with progressives was so patently absurd, I found myself in agreement with one of the | Read More »
He’s Back! Did a Mob Protest & Teamsters Endorsement Keep Rahm on the Ballot?
Well, this didn’t take long at all. Less than a day after an Illinois appellate court knocked the ever-present Rahm Emanuel off of the Chicago mayoral ballot due to his lack of residency in the City, the previously undeclared Teamsters endorsed Rahm for mayor. “It is clear that Rahm Emanuel is the only choice for the Teamsters in this election,” Teamsters Joint Council 25 President John | Read More »
Looking for the Union Label? AFL-CIO Cries Foul Over Marriott’s Porn Ban
Last I heard, most porn stars weren’t wearing the union label—or any label for that matter. Sure, the SEIU unionized some strippers (sorry, exotic dancers) several years ago but, by and large, most sex workers are union-free. In fact, it’s pretty rare (though not unheard of) that a porn star ever earns the claim to SAG membership. This is why the outrage by the wankers | Read More »
NLRB Moves to Humiliate Employers, Give Unions Access to Employees & Property
Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation’s troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen. — Ayn Rand, | Read More »
Democrats Quickly Pivot to 2012, SEIU-Obama Aide Moves to DNC to Oversee OfA
Having written about the SEIU’s other man in the White House, Patrick Gaspard, on numerous occasions, this news comes as no surprise. Following the November election, the Democrats are moving quickly to ensure that a repeat “shellacking” doesn’t happen in 2012. In so doing, the DNC is tapping Gaspard, the former political director of New York’s powerful SEIU 1199, to go help the DNC prepare | Read More »
Pigs Get Fed, Hogs Get Slaughtered: Union Membership & America’s Looming Fiscal Crisis
As America begins to truly understand that the high cost of having too much fat in one’s diet can lead to a heart attack, three interconnected stories* appeared in the last 24 hours that deserve some attention. The first is that, every January, the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its union membership data report. Not surprisingly, today’s BLS report summary reveals that | Read More »
Progressives Love, Love, LOVE Unions… (For Everyone But Themselves)
There is something untoward—almost indecent—in listening to liberal-speak*. To hear them talk, liberals progressives love, Love LOVE unions. In fact, if it weren’t for unions out beating on doors and pounding the pavement every election cycle to get Democrats elected, most progressives would be relegated to the fringes of society to sit on street corners eating alfalfa sprouts and blogging about vegan pee. However, when | Read More »
Fighting to Free Workers’ Paychecks from Union Bosses: Advancing the Right to Work
There is a battle brewing in several states that is going to get very heated very soon. At issue is the question of whether or not workers have a “right to work” at unionized companies without being required to pay union dues. Last week, a Minnesota state representative introduced legislation to give voters in 2012 the ability to vote whether to make Minnesota a “right | Read More »
Anti-WalMart Thugs Target Developer: Plan Protest Outside of Private Residence
This is a follow-up to Erick’s earlier post. Last May, a frightened teenager was trapped inside his home when a mob of SEIU astro-turfing thugs (estimated at 500 strong) trespassed on his front lawn to protest to intimidate his father, the deputy general counsel of the Bank of America. While the protesters caught the family by surprise (allegedly aided and abetted by the police), unbeknownst to | Read More »
UAW’s King Admits Union Will Fall Without Foreign Transplants
After all the hyperbole pouring out from the UAW about “fair elections” and companies being “human rights violators” unless they agree to the UAW’s campaign to unionize them, the UAW’s Bob King finally admitted the truth. According to the Detroit News [emphasis added]: United Auto Workers President Bob King told members tonight the union’s very survival is at stake in its efforts to organize foreign | Read More »
The Secret Ballot Protection Act: It’s Time to Make it Law.
Let’s put this whole debate about card-check to bed once and for all. It’s time to pass the Secret Ballot Protection Act. On Friday, the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board threatened to sue the states of Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah, if any (or all) of them attempt to enforce the recent voter-approved measures in their states that guarantee workers the right to | Read More »
The Evil Empire Attempts to Strike Back*: Unions to Spend Millions on PR Battle
Union bosses have been rather glum for a while now. They’ve blown hundreds of millions of their members’ money on Democrats in order to socialize medicine, kill secret-ballot elections, strangle industry and unionize America at all costs. And, what has it gotten them? They’ve exposed themselves as left-wing radicals with a global agenda, they’ve taken over a couple of car companies, and they’re trying to | Read More »
Marxist Democrat Cringes As Russian Immigrants Compare Communism to…Democrats!
There is just no way to describe this without a smirk and a chuckle. When you read how some of New York’s Russian immigrants (who know Soviet-style Communism all-too-well) are aligning with Republicans—because they view Democrats’ policies to be too similar to the failed policies of their homeland—there is just something richly ironic there. However, when you read how their never-met-a-Marxist-she-didn’t-love Democrat legislator reacts to | Read More »
BREAKING: Union-Controlled NLRB Tells Voters of AZ, SC, SD & Utah to Shove It
On November 2nd, the voters of Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah approved measures to ensure that employees would retain the right to a secret-ballot election on the matter of unionization. Today, the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board told the voters in those states to go pound sand [emphasis added]: