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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 […]


#NewTone: Union leader James Hoffa says GOP are “like Pol Pot” on erasing history

Posted by: ST on September 14, 2012 at 11:06 am » 4 Comments

Via The Detroit News: Washington — Teamsters President James Hoffa on Thursday compared the recent Republican Party convention’s downplaying of the Bush administration to Cambodian leader Pol Pot, who infamously wiped from history books anything that happened before he rose to power. In remarks before the National Press Club, the fiery Detroit-born union leader, in […]


Union leaders: We’ll scrimp on #DNC2012 cash – but will still support #Obama2012

Posted by: ST on August 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm » 3 Comments

Yeah, that’ll show ’em! Via the AP (with bolded emphasis added by me): RALEIGH, N.C. Upset by the Democratic Party’s decision to stage its presidential convention in a Southern state long viewed as hostile to organized labor, union leaders are holding a rally where they hope to highlight key issues important to middle-class workers. Prominent […]


AstroTurf Alert: Some Michigan Anti-Romney “protesters” were paid to demonstrate

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm » 3 Comments

Via BuzzFeed (hat tip to Phineas): DeWitt, Mich. — The protesters popping up at Mitt Romney’s rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday look like run-of-the-mill grassroots liberals — they wave signs about “the 99 percent,” they chant about the Republican’s greed, and they describe themselves as a loosely organized coalition of “concerned citizens.” They’re also getting paid, two […]


Quote of the Day: Obama on #WIrecall absence

Posted by: ST on June 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm » 6 Comments

Via Chris Stirewalt at Fox News: “Well, you know, the truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities. I was supportive of Tom and have been supportive of Tom. Obviously, you know, I would have loved to have seen a different result.” — President Obama […]


#WIrecall: The Wisconsin state election graphic that says it all (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2012 at 10:56 am » 9 Comments

Bask in the afterglow, people, BASK (via @ErickaAndersen): The graphic was taken from the Huffington Post Election results page, which you can view here On the more comedic end of things, watch this CNN interview from last night with a Tom Barrett supporter who was in tears, claiming, “democracy died tonight.” Comedy.Gold. Is it ok […]


#WIunion fails big in #WIrecall efforts

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2012 at 12:16 am » 5 Comments

Walker wins. Kleefisch wins. Comfortably. Three of the four GOP Senate seats have been called for the incumbents, with the last one expected to stay in GOP hands. Most startling statistic from tonight’s victory: over 30% of union households went for Walker, who gave a very gracious victory speech calling for unity. Quote of the […]