ObamaCare: Union Waiver Favors Pile Up
Union bosses fought tooth and nail to nationalize America’s health care—even, in many cases, to the detriment of their own members. Now, instead of chewing on and swallowing what they bit off, unions are getting waivers to the very plan that they shoved down everyone else’s throat. Here’s the list of known unions* getting ObamaCare waivers:
The Touchy TSA: It’s not sexual assault when it’s the government…
As a follow up to this morning’s post on the TSA’s torpedoing of the Constitution comes this disturbing story [via Drudge] of an incident in San Diego. On Saturday, a traveler named John Tyner was planning to go pheasant hunting in South Dakota when he encountered a cadre blue-shirted of TSA gropers. Unbeknownst to the blue shirts, Tyner had his cell phone on record. Other | Read More »
Public Protests as TSA Torpedoes Constitution
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin ________________ Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Let’s Make a Deal approach to keeping America’s airports secure isn’t generating too many fans. Perhaps it’s because the choices given are so insulting to the rights enjoyed by a free people: Door #1: Have nude pictures of | Read More »
They Did It Again! When Unions End Up Representing Replacement Workers
In February 1995, having the occasion to visit a picket line in Virginia where union members had been on strike for 11 months, was an enlightening experience. Having only left the union movement a few years earlier, it was that strike in Virginia where my belief that today’s unions are but a facade—union in name only—was confirmed. In that small Virginia town, union members had gone | Read More »
Armageddon Averted: Democrats & Unions Get Temporary Reprieve from Reality
Union bosses and their Democrat cronies are breathing a collective sigh of relief. On Wednesday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) gave them something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and they must be positively giddy. As opposed to reality biting on December 15th, as was originally scheduled, FASB just threw a temporary lifeline to companies with union multi-employer pension fund liabilities. Last month, we told | Read More »
Criminalizing Conversation: Unions using the Department of Labor to chill employer speech
This may be a bit wonky, but if you are a union-free, private-sector employer with two or more employees, there’s something sinister coming down the pike from Washington that you’ll probably want to know about. Any day now, the union-controlled Department of Labor will be issuing new rules interpreting a little-known 1959 law called the Landrum-Griffin Act (officially, the Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act). A | Read More »
Phase Two: Reclaiming America Precinct by Precinct
You may remember about a year ago, when a Boy Scout’s volunteerism caused the SEIU to threaten to file a grievance against the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania. It created quite a stir and eventually the SEIU backed down. Nearly a year later, however, the Allentown City Council is back in the news—this time taking up the matter of possibly passing a so-called Project Labor Agreement (or PLA, | Read More »
Killing the Private-Sector: What Democrats in Congress couldn’t do for union bosses, the NLRB will
As unemployment continues to rise as a result of the Obama administration’s anti-business climate, the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board is about do what a Democrat-controlled Congress could not do—give unions the ability to kill unionize more companies. We’ve known this was coming for a while now, but after union bosses blew a few hundred million of their members’ money trying to save what Democrats | Read More »
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So, about that union job security…
Talk about a rocky relationship ending badly… First, the union boss scolded his members for sharing information with their co-workers about what was going on behind closed doors at the bargaining table. Then, a couple of weeks ago, some individual(s) beat up the union boss. Now, things are going to get a lot more tense in East Alton, Illinois. On Wednesday, after workers represented by the | Read More »
EXPOSED! America’s Democracy traded away for a slice of pizza!
It is hard to believe that, when America’s founding fathers established our democratic republic, they could have envisioned it could be so easily manipulated and corrupted so cheaply. However, to Democrats and their union handlers, the ends apparently do justify the means when it comes to transforming America. America’s democratic system for electing our representatives is supposed to be a model for the rest of the | Read More »
Harry Reid: Where are the jobs?
[via Big Government] As you watch this, you’ll almost hear purple heads popping…
People are gonna lose their jobs over this…
The postman delivering the mail this afternoon is long gone. Good thing. At least he didn’t hear the expletives that were thrown out to anyone within earshot as the envelope from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield was opened and the 2011 rate increase was read. It appears that, rather than making health care affordable as was promised, ObamaCare is taking our health insurance costs even | Read More »
Why Are Casino Bosses Teaming With Union Bosses in Funding an Anti-Tea Party Group?
Casinos have contributed hundreds of thousands to Senator Harry Reid over the years. Regardless of your political views, it is understandable. Unfortunately, that’s how the game is played. In addition, given Reid’s long ties to the casino industry in Nevada (Reid was Nevada gaming commissioner from 1977 to1981), he has undoubtedly built a few relationships and loyalties up and down the Vegas strip. A back | Read More »
Ellmers Leads Etheridge: Rotten Old Acorn Trees Can be Toppled!
If you’ve been following the North Carolina race down in the 2nd District, you’ll know that Renee Ellmers has had a tough time beating back all that special-interest cash that “Move On” Bob Etheridge has had at his disposal. Well, you’re going to find that this is a special treat just before Halloween: The voters of North Carolina’s 2nd District are beginning to see through | Read More »
Who’s Guarding the Cookie Jar? On November 3rd, will it be back to business-as-usual for union bosses?
With the miderm election wrapping up next week, win or lose, union bosses will be heading back to their offices and settling in to their normal routine of plotting, lobbying, visiting the White House, targeting employees and antagonizing employers, as well as finding ways to nationalize a few more industries and kill some more jobs. In other words, it will be back to business as | Read More »