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Cry me a river: union head finds he doesn’t like #Obamacare after all

Posted by: Phineas on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sorry, Don Taylor, head of Unite Here, but Obamacare is working as intended, and your members are getting getting it, good and hard: A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the […]


Minimum Wage: West Virginia Democrats exempt themselves

Posted by: Phineas on February 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Weird, isn’t it? If having the state mandate higher and higher wages for everyone is such a good idea, why on Earth would WV House Democrats vote to exempt themselves from a law being imposed on everyone else? Last week, the Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state’s […]


Tennessee VW workers rejected the UAW because of… racism!

Posted by: Phineas on February 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas But, of course. According to MSNBC pundit Timothy Noah, workers at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant rejected membership in the United Auto Workers union because they were a bunch of mouthing-breathing, knuckle-dragging, Southern racists: “The South has always been hostile territory for union organizing. Y’know, as Harold said, the culture war in […]


VW labor rep: We may punish the South in the future over Chattanooga UAW rejection

Posted by: ST on February 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm » 12 Comments

Via Reuters: Volkswagen’s top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized. Workers at VW’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last Friday voted against representation by the United Auto Workers union (UAW), rejecting efforts by VW representatives […]


My heart breaks: labor unions feel stabbed in the back by #Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on February 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And by The One, himself. Like Moe Lane, I find it a bit difficult to choose between laughing and pointing at the naive union leaders who didn’t think Barack Obama would throw them under the bus, or just quietly smiling while they reap the whirlwind of their foolishness and greed: Labor leaders […]


President Clueless: House GOP are like striking workers, & should not be tolerated

Posted by: ST on October 9, 2013 at 11:42 am » 3 Comments

The Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest instance of the President equating the House GOP to striking workers, evidently not quite grasping that the most common work strikes are instigated and organized by …. labor unions (via Memeorandum): President Obama again analogized workers walking off the job and “shutting down the plant” to House […]


Labor vs. Obama: AFL-CIO approves resolution denouncing #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on September 12, 2013 at 11:27 am » 2 Comments

Fox News has the latest developments on the war between Big Labor and our celebrity President on the contentious issue of Obamacare: The AFL-CIO approved a resolution saying that President Obama’s health care reform law will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon […]


Unions to big labor: Stop adding non-labor ‘progressive’ groups to the mix

Posted by: ST on September 9, 2013 at 10:32 am » 1 Comment

The Hill reports: LOS ANGELES — Resistance is growing among some unions against the AFL-CIO’s push to strengthen its bonds with liberal groups outside of labor. Union leaders told The Hill that they have questions on how the nation’s largest federation plans to include environmental and civil society organizations under the AFL-CIO banner. Labor has sometimes […]


Labor unions at war w/ Obama – & each other – on #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on September 3, 2013 at 10:52 am » 2 Comments

The Hill reports on the increasing frustration some labor unions feel towards the President over his signature law Obamacare: Unions are frustrated the Obama administration hasn’t responded to their calls for changes to ObamaCare. Labor has watched with growing annoyance as the White House has backed ObamaCare changes in response to concerns from business groups, […]


Man-of-the-people President to celebrate Labor his way

Posted by: Phineas on August 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because nothing says “fighting for the middle class” more than headlining a fundraiser where a single plate costs more than many people make in a year: President Obama will travel to Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to recognize organized labor. Obama will appear at the AFL-CIO convention, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters […]