Dues Paid to Union Fat Cats Could Have Funded 265,447 Workers For A Year
Leftists and union supporters love to point to the salaries of corporate bosses and claim them an excess in order to goad regular people into fits of envy and hatred, stirring that class warfare that leftists love so much. But the folks at LaborUnionReport.com thought it might be interesting to turn the tables and calculate what could have been done with all that money were | Read More »
Arlington Cemetery Records a Mess
Salon.com has a disheartening story about the troubles at the national cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, those sacred grounds were thousands upon thousands of our nation’s heroes and notables have been buried. Infuriatingly, it seems that cemetery records are a mess, some of them not corresponding to headstones, many garbled or lost. This is the nation’s most revered cemetery yet some soldier’s names are lost to | Read More »
Name That Party: Top NM Dem Sentenced, Party Affiliation Deep Sixed
Manny Aragon was one of New Mexico’s most powerful law makers and power brokers. A former Senate president, Aragon was this week convicted and given a 67 month sentence for lining his pockets and that of his co-conspiritors with millions in fraudulently billed state contracting money. While his “iconic” status is mentioned and his long standing position as a “Senate leader” is dutifully chronicled, his | Read More »
And Now the Government Comes After the Bloggers?
“Gubbmint isn’t the solution,” Ronald Reagan famously said. “Gubbmint is the problem!” Well, until Al Gore invented our wonderful Internet world, there were darn few ways we common citizens could highlight just what the “problem” of government was. But, happily, we bloggers have become the modern version of our Founders plying the pamphleteer’s trade. Now, via the incredible world of blogging, we can spy a | Read More »
The Evils of Card Check
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Obama Chief of Staff Refuses to Talk ‘Card Check’
The Wall Street Journal reports that in a meeting with business leaders, Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel refused to reassert the Obama administration’s determination to pursue “card check.” He was asked his views on the push by labor unions to allow workplaces to be organized with the signing of cards attesting to union support rather than a secret ballot. Mr. Emanuel declined to say | Read More »
LA’s Water and Power Board Allowing Union to Program ‘Green ‘ Spending W/O Public Participation?
According to the website CityWatchLA.com, it looks like the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners seems to be so cozy with its public employees union that it is planning massive new “Green” programs without taking them before the public for approval. In a piece on a proposed Rate Payers Advocate position to monitor the DWP, Jack Humphreville gave us this interesting tidbit: The | Read More »
Calif. Lawmakers Try SEIU Intervention
The Services Employee International Union (SEIU) is still making plans to initiate a hostile take over of its sister union in California, the United Healthcare Workers (UHW), by imposing a trusteeship upon them, ousting the UHW’s elected officers. Now more than 240 lawmakers and community organizers in California have signed an open letter calling for the SEIU to jettison its hostile plans and to peaceably | Read More »
Denver Post Now Against Card Check?
Now that their messiah, The One, “O”bama is fairly elected… NOW the Denver Post comes out to attack the Democrat’s and the union’s idea of “card check”? Apparently so, because on November 16, the Post had an editorial titled “Paying off labor harmful to unity.” And, boy, they don’t just mince around the issue, either. Obama and the Democratic majority should resist the urge to | Read More »
Auto Bailout Becoming a Sop to Unions?
With the precedent set of a bailout from Washington, the automakers are crawling and sticking their hands out for a new bailout for them. But, will a bailout for the Auto Industry actually go to the Industry or will it be a sop to unions? Unfortunately, it looks like an auto industry bailout will feature some of those millions going to unions to fund weakly | Read More »
Airline Unions Want Obama’s Help Bankrupting Airlines
During the campaign it came to light that Barack Obama had claimed that he wanted to bankrupt America’s coal industry and make all our electrical rates skyrocket. Well, now that he is president elect Obama, airline unions are hoping that he’ll also come to their aid and help bankrupt the airlines. At least, that is what the things these unions want Obama to help them | Read More »
Unions Prepared for BIG Payday With New Prez
As we’ve been warning here on the blog, unions are ready for a big payoff for having pumped hundreds of millions of their members’ dues money into Barack Obama’s campaign and The New York Times published a story that presents it all as a wonderful thing, naturally. And, in keeping with the Times’ journalistic malpractice, quite a few things are misrepresented in favor of the | Read More »
Stunning Defeat of SEIU by Puerto Rican Teachers Union
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thought that it had things all wrapped up in Puerto Rico this year. This most powerful of American unions even held its annual convention on the sunny isle to showcase its power to overawe its intended prey. Apparently the small, local teachers union had other ideas, though. The SEIU blew into Puerto Rico to gobble up the Federación de | Read More »
Source of ACORN Embezzlement Payoff Discovered
You may recall the news that the brother of the chief of the extremist, leftist, activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) stole $1 million dollars from the organization? Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN founder Wade, embezzled the money in 2000. Well, now it has been determined who tried to secretly pay off the theft so that no one would get in | Read More »
Brother of ACORN’s Chief Embezzles $1 Million of Organization’s $$
Obama’s home political supporters, the leftist “community” organization called ACORN, is guilty of hiding the theft of one million dollars of its funds by the brother of the organization’s founder, Wade Rathke. But, it is even worse than just a case of common embezzlement. It turns out that the ACORN board and brother Wade, leader of the political activist group, tried to cover up the | Read More »
ACORN and its Connection to Organized Labor
We have been reporting a bit on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) this week on the Union Label Blog and ACORN is an organization that bears close watch. It was reported that ACORN made $2.9 million from organized labor last year and a lot of this money seems to be slipping past Federal regulators raising significant questions of ACORN ties to big | Read More »
Union Outsourcing it’s Own Web Design to Eastern Europe?
Unions have been decrying outsourcing for years. The word “outsourcing” has been used as a boogieman to blame declining union jobs upon for the last decade. Unions, for their part, claim to desire to stand up against outsourcing — especially that of outsourcing jobs overseas — and wish to push the home grown alternatives to outsourcing jobs, namely keeping them in the country and under | Read More »