Did Union Feuds Cause DNC Convention Planners to go Union-Free?
After spending hundreds of millions to ensure they owned the party, Lefties and union members have got to be feeling just a little betrayed after the Democratic National Committee’s convention planners chose Charlotte, North Carolina—the least unionized state in the nation—as the site to hold the 2012 convention. While progressive activists’ heads are still spinning, you can bet that, if union bosses in Washington did not agree | Read More »
NJ’s Chris Christie & the Best Presidential Campaign Ad…Evah!
New Jersey has a problem. Well, actually New Jersey has a lot of problems—today it’s a freakin’ ice storm. However, at least the Garden State now has a governor that, instead of bedding union bosses while sticking the taxpayers payers with the tab, is actually confronting the very problems created by the all-too-cozy relations between NJ’s typical politicians and their union handlers. While it may | Read More »
Chrysler asks for billions, loses hundreds of millions…but can afford UAW bonuses?
On Thursday, Reuters reported that Chrysler is lobbying Washington for $3 billion in subsidized loans from the Department of Energy that it was promised in 2009 to spur the development of Al GoCarts fuel efficient cars. Chrysler’s $3 billion loan application is still pending, denying the automaker a chance to refinance its pricey bailout loans before an expected initial public offering this year. “It just underlines the | Read More »
Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft a Success! AFL-CIO Applauds New Egyptian Unions
Yesterday’s post on the American Left’s role in leading regime change in the Middle East began as some research into the union role in toppling the government of Tunisia and to confirm a suspicion that there may be a link to the uprisings in Egypt. After all, aren’t we supposed to believe that all “peoples’ uprisings” are spontaneous and, you know, organic? Wait. What’s that | Read More »
The American Left’s Role in Leading Mid-East Regime Change
“Twitter, Facebook, and various instant messaging platforms (SMS, Skype, Google Chat, etc.) act as force-multipliers for revolutionary movements…” — Jeffrey Carr ________________ As the world watches Egypt crumble into chaos, with over 100 dead and 2000 injured, the Obama administration continues to be somewhat and rather curiously ambivalent. On the one hand, on Friday, Vice President Biden came to the defense of Egyptian President Hosni | Read More »
The Long Winter: A Tale of Two Squirrels
On Thursday night, after a day of shoveling about 14″ of snow, I was listening to Erick’s show (via Internet) when he took a call from a RedState reader in Georgia. The caller described how she had read one of the RedState posts about becoming a Precinct Committeeperson* and was so inspired she became one. “Eee gads!” You’re probably saying to yourself, “Not that again!” | Read More »
GOP Introduces Secret Ballot Protection Act
There was BIG news in Washington yesterday: Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), have introduced the Secret Ballot Protection Act. Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) introduced the Secret Ballot Protection Act (SBPA), legislation that will guarantee the right of every American worker to have a secret ballot election on whether to unionize. The bill would guarantee workers the opportunity to cast | Read More »
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 »