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There’s being a jerk, and then there’s being a swine. This is swinish.

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Picketing a child’s funeral? Does no one in the Teamsters have any sense of decency? Don’t bother; I already know the answer: SCI Illinois Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest funeral home chains, asked a district court to intervene after striking funeral directors and drivers with Teamsters Local 727 allegedly harassed grieving […]


My heart bleeds for Big Labor. Really, it does.

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s just that you can’t see that through all my laughing and pointing: Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In […]


#PANIC: Unions now pushing back on #ObamaCare, w/ some calling for repeal

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2013 at 10:08 am » 6 Comments

It would seem like Obama’s union buds have woken up to realize that not even THEY will be able to “keep their physician” under ObamaCare.  Via The Hill (bolded emphasis added by me): Labor unions are breaking with President Obama on ObamaCare. Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how […]


New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants

Posted by: ST on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm » 8 Comments

Let the OUTRAGE!!!!!!! begin: The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won’t be using union labor. Hostess Brands LLC—Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC’s APO -2.11% new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in […]


Union that backed Obama calls for repeal of Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on April 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because they’re finally realizing that it’s a crappy idea horribly implemented and that, no, fairies riding unicorns won’t bring you free healthcare after all: Organized labor was instrumental in getting the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, but more recently has voiced concerns that the law could lead members to lose their existing health plans. The […]


The “Walker Effect”: Wisconsin PEU membership cratering?

Posted by: Phineas on April 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Or maybe it’s the predictable result of restoring liberty to the people and not using the force of law to extort money from them for the benefit of union bosses (1). Regardless, the reforms Governor Walker instituted and then defended against thug tactics in Wisconsin have sent the membership numbers of at […]


Michigan Teachers Union to members: “Pay up or we’ll sue!”

Posted by: Phineas on January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And if they don’t, is the next step leg-breaking? Faced with members oddly deciding to keep their money after Michigan passed a right-to-work law, the leadership of the Michigan Education Association sent a memo to locals telling them to monitor incoming dues and, if it declines, be prepared to take their own […]


Peaceful union supporters threaten blood and civil war

Posted by: Phineas on December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Forget the rule of law. This is rule by fist: Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into “civil war” after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions’ power. “This is just the first round of […]


Surprise: Major networks silent regarding union thug attacks on Steven Crowder

Posted by: ST on December 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm » 5 Comments

Via Dan Gainor: It’s a sad day for American TV journalism when The Huffington Post is a more honest news outlet than ABC, CBS or NBC. On Tuesday, after Michigan union protests escalated into violence, HuffPo led with several stories, including one headlined: “Fox News Contributor Punched.” That story was about how Fox News contributor […]


BREAKING: In spite of union violence, Michigan becomes 24th Right To Work state

Posted by: ST on December 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm » 11 Comments

Unfortunately, this happened … with people INSIDE the tent: As did this sickening assault on conservative comedian Steven Crowder: Fortunately, it didn’t stop this awesome thing from happening: LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a […]