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Teachers unions turning their backs on the Obama administration

Posted by: ST on July 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm » 0 Comments

The cracks in the Obama Coalition continue. Via The Hill (hat tip): Teachers unions have turned on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Obama administration, creating a major divide in the Democratic Party coalition. The largest teachers union in the country, the National Education Association (NEA), called for Duncan to resign at its convention […]

 

Are teachers unions on the decline nationwide?

Posted by: ST on June 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Politico has a well-written piece that discusses the apparent decline of teachers unions across the country: As the two big national teachers unions prepare for their conventions this summer, they are struggling to navigate one of the most tumultuous moments in their history. Long among the most powerful forces in American politics, the unions […]

 

Seattle: $15 minimum wage already costing jobs

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And it’s not even in effect, yet. But, it’s not surprising. Business managers have to plan for the future, and a looming huge increase in their labor cost will force many to rethink how they do business in Seattle, if they continue to do business there at all. Writing for the free-market […]

 

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 […]