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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 […]

 

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 […]