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  • Crowd Laughs as Chicago Teachers Union President Talks about Killing the Rich

    01/08/2013 10:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too. That shift occurred when the radical Karen Lewis was elected as its president two years ago. She’s best known for mocking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s lisp and for taking on - and defeating - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the district’s first teachers’ strike in a generation. CTU leaders have been on a victory lap of sorts since the September strike, with union activists seeing themselves as protectors of union power during a time of membership...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • More Proof Unions Are The Actual Violent Thugs Democrats Accused The Tea Party Of Being

    12/11/2012 4:26:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Steven Crowder attempted to start a dialogue at a protest against the Right To Work bill in Michigan (which prohibits coercion to join a union, as you can imagine the Bolsheviks running them don't like that).As we've come to expect from the left, every "fear" and accusation of violence they have coming from conservatives is proven to be pure projection of their on proclivities whenever they get the chance to show it.See the video of Crowder getting attacked here. If you're on Twitter retweet it here.
  • Union Assault on Camera (Steven Crowder, conservative comedian, assaulted in Lansing - VIDEO)

    12/11/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 76 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_F3oev06i0&list=SP85933DBA7E52B5B6 Check out the latest video from Lansing. Steven Crowd punched in the face multiple times.
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder (punches Steven!!!)

    12/11/2012 2:20:03 PM PST · by autumnraine · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor

    12/11/2012 9:26:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11 | Conn Carroll
    “There will be blood,” State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right to work state. “I really wish we had not gone here,” Geiss continued. “It is the leadership in this house that has led us here. The same leadership that tried to throw a bomb right on election day, leading to a member switching parties, and came in at the 11th hour with a gotcha bill. For that, I do not see solace, I do not see peace.”Michigan Gov....
  • The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

    11/16/2012 5:13:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate By Tom Gara And that’s that: Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and more, announced this morning it has filed a motion with bankruptcy court to start liquidating the company immediately. A huge number of jobs are soon to be lost. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce,” said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in the statement, “and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” In a letter posted on a new site set up to communicate with employees and suppliers through...
  • "A" Is for Agitation: Radical Chicago Teachers on Parade

    09/12/2012 1:10:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis walks, talks and barks like a rootsy Occupy Wall Street activist. But this Big Labor loudmouth who's leading the abandonment of nearly 400,000 schoolchildren in the Windy City is just another power-grabbing union fat cat. Instead of academic excellence, she rails about "social justice." Instead of accountability, she fumes about "profits" and curses merit pay. Lewis has marched with the Occu-clowns denouncing capitalism and promoting "socialism (as) the alternative." She raves: "Occupy Wall Street and the whole concept of the 99 percent is an extraordinarily important movement." And she earned praise as a "fist-in-the-air,...
  • Union Rules: Despite No Horses, Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

    08/20/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 35 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer. Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions. Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say...
  • SEIU has taken more than $31M from workers; union 'shellgame' hurts disabled

    08/15/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2012 | Jack Spencer
    A majority of people netted in the 2005 unionization of home health care workers are relatives or friends taking care of loved ones, according to a study being used by supporters of a potential ballot proposal that could lock the scheme into the state constitution. This is significant because one of the main reasons unions use to explain their existence is the protection of workers who are members. In this case, those workers are being protected by the Service Employees International Union against the people for whom they work — mainly their own family and friends. In 2005, the SEIU...
  • HIGH COURT DEALS 7-2 BLOW AGAINST SEIU

    06/21/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6/21/2012 | Breitbart News
    Press release from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (AP story below): Washington, DC (June 21, 2012) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today, siding with nonmember California state employees challenging a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political fee charged to them without notice and opportunity to opt out.   The case concludes a prolonged legal challenge affecting some 36,000 California government employees initiated by eight California civil servants who filed a class-action lawsuit with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.   In 2005, SEIU officials imposed a “special assessment” to...
  • California Teachers Declare Independence from State and National Teachers Unions

    06/06/2012 8:04:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    In a bold move for teacher independence in Fresno, California, a group of local teachers, led by veteran educator Mike Cerrillo, recently voted to disaffiliate from the California Teacher Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA) in favor of local representation. The newly formed Washington Unified Faculty Association (WUFA) will now bargain independently and rely on the non-union Association of American Educators for nonbargaining member benefits and services such as liability insurance and legal counsel. The process to sever ties with the CTA/ NEA was lengthy and often dramatic for this tight-knit group of hardworking teachers. In the diverse...
  • WISN12 Video - Woman SLAPS TOM BARRET For Daring To Concede!

    06/05/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    WISN-TV ^ | 6-5-12 | Tom Swigert
    The MSNBC Klux Klansters are VERY ANGRY tonite.... They were SURE they were going to win, and MSNBC/CNN reinforced that up to the moment the actual votes started rolling in. The woman walks up to Barrett and slaps him silly for daring to concede while people were still voting in the same building. TO MODS: WISN has not broken this video out from it's election blog, yet! Direct Video Link: http://livewire.wisn.com/Event/Wisconsin_Recall_Election_Coverage/31986124 UPDATED: 2 News' Terry Sater just spoke to the mayor about the 'slap.' Barrett said the woman asked if she could slap him for conceding. He said he'd rather...
  • Pro-Walker Marine veteran dragged out and arrested at Bill Clinton-Barrett Rally in Wisconsin

    06/01/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Walker Marine vet got into a few confrontations at Democrat Tom Barrett’s rally today with Bill Clinton in Wisconsin. The Franklin Center has video. They couldn’t handle the truth. So, union cops were called in and dragged him out of the rally and arrested him. They didn’t like what he was saying. The Marine is predicting a 10 point win for Scott Walker. I second that.
  • "Cut His Head Off!" Illinois union thugs rail against Wisconsin's Governor

    04/24/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | 4-22-12 | EAG Foundation
    Rev. T. Ray McJunkins of Springfield's Union Baptist Church and USAction's William McNary engaged in violent rhetoric to rile up a union crowd of thousands just yards away from an Illinois appearance by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McNary challenged Walker to "knuckle up" while McJunkins said they're going to "cut off his head," likening Walker to Goliath.
  • Union chief: Congress controlled by 'climate change deniers'

    01/12/2012 12:29:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2012 | Ben Geman
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that climate change deniers call the shots in Congress. “[I]t is clear that as long as Congress is effectively controlled by climate change deniers, all of us — investors, companies, workers and the broader public — must take action ourselves,” Trumka said. In a wide-ranging speech in New York at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, Trumka made the case for creating jobs with the build-out of low-carbon infrastructure. He said the collapse of global warming legislation has prompted the labor federation to seek other means to spur investments in...
  • Unions harass teacher who dared to speak up in support of Scott Walker

    12/15/2011 10:30:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 15,2011 | TINA KORBE
    The obnoxiousness continues. Not content to picket the Capitol and petition for the recall of any and every state leader who had a hand in the passage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, union leaders are now harassing a teacher who appeared in an ad in support of Walker. In a basic black-back-dropped ad, Kristi Lacroix said she wasn’t in favor of a recall. “I’m not big on recalls and I think, at this point, in my opinion, and I’m only speaking from the ‘I,’ it feels a little like sour grapes,” she says in the spot. “It’s...
  • 'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

    12/09/2011 11:52:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2011 | Jack Spencer
    The “take” so far from Michigan's forced unionization of supposed home health care workers for the Service Employees International Union is $28 million. That tally is going up on a monthly basis. The overwhelming majority of these dollars can be used for almost anything the SEIU desires, including advertising, issue advocacy, lobbying, get out the vote efforts and other political purposes. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, the amount of "dues" taken out of subsidy checks that go to "home health care workers'” checks and passed on to the SEIU so far is as follows: 2007: $5,040,263 2008:...
  • SEIU Sends #OccupyCongress to Invade the Hill

    12/07/2011 9:51:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12/7/11 | Scott Shapiro
    Sources on Capitol Hill tell Big Government that SEIU has organized a major effort to ‘Take Back the Capitol’ this week with a collective of community, labor and Occupy groups that are dedicated to “show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%.” According to Congressional sources, Occupy protestors have been visiting one Congressional office after another and demanding to speak with representatives while loitering in their waiting rooms and chanting. ‘Trackers’ are also being spotted roaming the hills of various Congressional buildings.
  • Former Union Chief Andy Stern Praises Crony Communism

    12/05/2011 8:00:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 5, 2011 | IBD staff
    Economic Systems: The former head of the Service Employees International Union says capitalism is on the ash heap of history and sees China as our role model. We have seen his future, however, and it doesn't work. President Obama once reportedly told aides, according to the New York Times, that things would be easier if he were president of China. Presumably he meant there would be no pesky things like a Congress, free elections and a free press to deal with. Former SEIU chief Andy Stern, who may still hold the record for visits to the White House under this...
  • Union Chief Leo Gerard: 'Resistance Movement' Needed to Seize Bridges, Banks in Case OWS Fails

    United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard has a message to the flea party whiny-whiners still camping out instead of sleeping in their parents' basements -- playtime is over. Just in case the Occupy movement fails -- in other words, when it fails -- Gerard is urging union members to fill that gaping void with "more militancy." "And no wonder people are occupying. We oughta be doing more than occupying parks. We oughta start occupying bridges. We start oughta occupying the banks places themselves."
  • Pelosi: NLRB Should Shut Boeing Plant Down Or Force It to Unionize

    11/01/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2011 | John Hayward
    Writing at RedState, blogger LaborUnionReport highlights this amazing interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from last week, in which she declares that Boeing should be forced by the government to close down its non-union South Carolina plant, although she mercifully adds, “I would hope that they would make it union” to avoid this fate. LaborUnionReport is willing to cut Pelosi a little slack and allow that she might just be an uninformed boob spouting off about something she doesn’t understand at all: In fairness, Pelosi’s advisers may have neglected to tell the former speaker that the South Carolina plant...
  • Union Thugs force Boeing of South Carolina to become unionized

    09/27/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 32 replies
    National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - Email | Mark Mix
    Last week, the U.S. House Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Obama Labor Board's recent onslaught of Big Labor power grabs that undermine worker freedom. National Labor Relations Board Chairman and former union lawyer Mark Pearce offered his spin after the hearing, calling the Board's decisions "fair and even-handed." The outrageous complaint against Boeing hardly seems fair to the thousands of South Carolina workers who could be forced out of their jobs all because they can't be required to pay union dues or "fees" as a condition of employment. But don't just take my word for it. At the...
  • Money for Nothing: City taxpayers foot the bill for union work

    09/22/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by inkling · 6 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | September 21, 2011 | Mark Flatten
    Phoenix taxpayers spend millions of dollars to pay full salary and benefits for city employees to work exclusively for labor unions, a Goldwater Institute investigation found. Collective bargaining agreements with seven labor organizations require the city to pay union officers and provide members with thousands of additional hours to conduct union business instead of doing their government jobs. The total cost to Phoenix taxpayers is about $3.7 million per year, based on payroll records supplied by the city. In all, more than 73,000 hours of annual release time for city workers to conduct union business at taxpayers’ expense are permitted...
  • One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader $158,000 pension

    09/22/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jason Grotto
    Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration. And his city pension is more than modest. It's the highest of any retired union leader: $158,000. That's roughly five times greater than what the typical retired city worker receives. In fact, his pension is so high that it exceeds federal limits and required the city pension fund to file special paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service to give...
  • White House Declines Comment On Union Leader’s Anti-Tea Party Rhetoric At Labor Day Rally

    09/05/2011 4:08:50 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 223 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Sep 5, 2011 6:59pm | Mary Bruce
    Despite President Obama’s repeated claims to change the tone in Washington, the White House has no comment this afternoon on incendiary statements made by a union leader who spoke before the president at today’s Labor Day rally. Warming up the crowd before President Obama’s speech in Detroit this afternoon, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. warned the largely-union crowd that the Tea Party was waging a “war on workers” and said that, come November, they should “take these sons of bitches out.” “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see...
  • Hoffa: “No Regrets” Over Speech Calling For Violence Against Conservatives, This Is a “War”…

    09/05/2011 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 299 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 9/5/11 | Zip
    Thug. (TPM) — Teamsters union president James Hoffa would say it all again if he could, he told TPM Monday. Hoffa riled up Fox News and the right wing Monday with a Labor Day speech in Detroit in which he called Republican members of Congress “sons of bitches” and said union workers are ready to “go to war” with the tea party next year and “take out” Republicans at the ballot box. Hoffa said he’d say the exact same words all over again. “I would because I believe it,” he said. “They’ve declared war on us. We didn’t declare war...
  • Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating

    08/16/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 95 replies
    With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home. John King didn’t plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all he’s ever wanted to...
  • Big Labor Watch: “Open season” on Verizon

    08/16/2011 12:20:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Union thugs are up to their old tricks — sabotage, deceit, intimidation, feces-hurling, you name it — as a labor dispute between the Communications Workers of America and Verizon festers. As usual, the left-wing civility police have gone AWOL. Last week, the company reported destroyed cable lines and theft across several states: ... The CWA has declared “open season” on managers and “scabs,” Syracuse NY-based News Channel 9 reports: ... “It is open season. Follow them safely, but when you get to a location, torture them, torture them with chants and noise. Be so loud that they can’t concentrate and...
  • Voter ID Equals ‘Jim Crow’? Nonsense!

    08/11/2011 5:21:23 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 23 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/11/2011 | Gina Miller
    On Tuesday’s broadcast I featured the deranged thinking of the communist Left that was displayed in a column from the Communist Party USA’s website written by someone calling himself Gus Hall (although I doubt it was the Gus Hall, since the column was supposedly written in 2001, and Mr. Hall died in 2000). During my visit to the CPUSA website I also noticed another column in the People’s World section that reported union leadership has declared state attempts to get voter identification laws passed are equivalent to Jim Crow tactics. The term “Jim Crow” refers to a system of laws...
  • SEIU Goons Lied – Justice Died… Witness to Gladney Beating Speaks Out After Controversial Verdict

    07/13/2011 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 5:10 AM | Jim Hoft
    Pastor Harris Himes sent me this letter following the shocking verdict in the Gladney beatdown case. Pastor Himes and his wife Sandra witnessed the local SEIU thugs attack Kenneth Gladney outside a Russ Carnahan town hall event in 2009. They were there when the SEIU beat an innocent black man. Harris was obviously upset with the verdict yesterday. After a health care town hall meeting in August 2009 St. Louis native Kenneth Gladney was beaten, kicked and called racist names by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating. Yesterday the two SEIU...
  • Retailer plays on workers' fears of losing jobs to flush union bid

    06/27/2011 12:14:49 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jim Spencer
    From the moment the election was set to determine whether a Target Corp. store would be unionized for the first time, the company got very tough, very fast. The retail giant hired Jackson Lewis, one of the country's fiercest "union avoidance" law firms, to help keep Target's 1,755-store chain union-free. Using blunt language on the motives and effectiveness of the organizing union, the company seized on the uncertainty about pay and hours -- the very issues that sparked the union effort -- to raise doubts in workers' minds. You may be unhappy with working conditions, Target told employees at its...
  • Busted… AFL-CIO Official Admits to “Intercepting” Emails of Political Opponents (Video)

    05/17/2011 9:36:04 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-17-11 | Ari David
    Enter Nick Berardino, the AFL-CIO’s General Manager of the Orange County Employees Union; the stereotypical “thug” that speaks of his Italian heritage and jokes about showing up at Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh’s home’s when upset with him, “and I don’t want to go there to deliver cannoli and a little bit of wine.” Mr. Berardino it seems, not only likes to joke about these physical taunts but apparently likes to “intercept” other people’s email in an effort to know all the covert moves of his opponents. That’s what he told an audience recently - “We have intercepted...
  • ‘Forget About the Law’ Union Bosses Park & Trumka Admit They Are Overriding US Law & Sovereignty

    04/22/2011 5:51:36 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 39 replies
    ‘Forget About the Law’ Union Bosses & White House Advisors Bob Park & Rich Trumka Admitting They Are Overriding US Law & Sovereignty With The International Labor Movement http://www.theblaze.com/stories/forget-about-the-law-union-bosses-white-house-advisors-bob-park-rich-trumka-admitting-they-are-overriding-us-law-sovereignty-with-the-international-labor-movement/
  • VIDEO: Los Angeles & NY Union Teachers Explain How to Push Marxism in the Classroom

    04/20/2011 12:03:56 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 18, 2011 | eagfoundation
    Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles teachers union leader (in the Tax the Rich shirt) and Megan Behrent a New York City teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization, explain how to push Marxism in the public school classroom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDeXhmTz_0M&feature=channel_video_title
  • 2011 Boston TEA Party Rally Disrupted by Union Thugs (illegally?) enabled by Boston Police

    04/17/2011 5:29:56 AM PDT · by Bluesmover · 83 replies
    My youtube channel ^ | April 16, 2011 | John Abrahamsen
    2011 Boston TEA Party Rally Disrupted by Union Thugs (illegally?) enabled by Boston Police (Parts 1,2,3) Just as the 2011 Boston TEA Party rally was beginning, a group of Public Sector Union thugs marched in, planted themselves directly in front of the podium and blocked the speakers. They chanted offensive slogans on the 3 megaphones they had brought and continued to do so for the entire 2 hours! The Boston Police, also Public Sector Union members, came in and stood in front of them. The police did not ask the disruptors to leave, even after Michael Graham on the bandstand...
  • Live thread: Wisconsin Supreme Court election - Prosser vs Kloppenburg

    04/05/2011 4:56:48 PM PDT · by Jean S · 2,265 replies · 5+ views
    <p>This election is important nationally too. If Kloppenburg is elected the Wisconsin mandate by the electorate in 2010 in this state will be negated by the WI Supreme Court and the unions will have won.</p> <p>I live in a hardcore conservative area and discovered today that my Prosser yardsign was mutilated and thrown into one of my plantings.</p>
  • Editorial: Union Thuggery Run Amok

    03/24/2011 5:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2011 | Staff
    Big Labor: Having lost its war on economics, the SEIU has declared war on the economy. Literally. One of its top minds was caught vowing to crash the stock market to redistribute wealth. Is this a union or a subversive group? Six years ago, after breaking from the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union was hailed as a new kind of organization, whose dynamic leader Andy Stern would make labor strong again. His union vowed to increase its "political muscle to pressure entrenched politicians who didn't vote in the interests of their members," wrote Matt Bai in his 2007 book,...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Crash Stock Market

    03/22/2011 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/22/11 | Henry Blodget
    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, has a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. The plan is designed to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend. The Blaze procured what appears to be...
  • Glenn Beck Now !! Unions Preparing to Collapse Economy in May (25 minute tape)

    03/22/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT · by Scythian · 253 replies
    This could be the most important story of this decade.
  • Revealed The Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook

    Revealed The Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign for a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power
  • Get ready: SEIU’s Purple Army nationwide protest schedule...

    02/20/2011 12:30:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 20, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don’t let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers. Here’s there current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck: 2/21 – Helena, MT 2/21 – Carson City, NV 2/21 – Raleigh, NC 2/21 – Austin, TX 2/21 – Madison, WI 2/22 – Sacramento, CA 2/22 – Denver, CO 2/22 – Des Moines, IA 2/22 – Annapolis, MD 2/22 – Boston, MA 2/22 – Springfield, MA 2/22 – St. Paul, MN 2/22 –...
  • Protesting Teachers Could Reap $6 Million from Taxpayers to Attend Rallies

    02/21/2011 7:29:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    MacIver News Service ^ | 2/21/2011 | MacIver News Service
    [Madison, Wisc...] As Milwaukee Public School teachers left their classrooms to march in Madison Friday, they likely earned more than $3 million to not teach students in Wisconsin’s largest school district. In Madison, the school district was closed for three days after hundreds of teachers engaged in a mass sick-out so they could attend protest rallies at the State Capitol. That could cost the district $2.7 million. Late Sunday night Madison Metropolitan School District administration announced their schools would be shut down yet one more day, at a possible cost of more than $900,000. Many of absent teachers converged on the Capitol to protest...
  • Union Thugs Turn Wisconsin into Greece as the Freeloaders Protest

    02/17/2011 4:04:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Folks, I don't think the people in Wisconsin, the unions, the teachers, and some of the protesters, I don't think they got the memo on civility. Have you seen what's going on? I mean this is Greece! It's Greece. All of these people who live off the largesse of taxpayers are just marching in the streets, calling in sick. Schools have been closed in parts of Wisconsin today for fog. There isn't any. Well, there's certainly not enough in these areas where it's been canceled. We have some photos I want to show you from the protests in...
  • Union Violence in Wisconsin, Arrest Made

    02/17/2011 3:40:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 124 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | /nation.foxnews.com
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police have hand-cuffed a protester at the state Capitol after he apparently tried to charge into the state Assembly. Moments before a roll call began in the Assembly Thursday, reporters heard a crash outside the chamber. They rushed out and saw a man on the ground. Police officers were on top of him.
  • A Liberal Meltdown in Wisconsin [The First of Many Dems Nightmares]

    02/17/2011 1:59:03 PM PST · by 92nina · 36 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-02-17 | Joshua Culling
    The Wisconsin State Capitol is currently locked down. Pro-union protesters are intimidating legislators by pounding on windows, screaming insults and vandalising public property. Above is a picture of union protestors, many of whom are teachers who called off sick to storm the Capitol. Teacher strikes are illegal in Wisconsin. The Senate needs 20 members present for a quorum; there are 19 Republicans. Sen. Roberta Darling (R) told the media today that all Democrat Senators are on a bus heading out of the state so as to avoid quorum. The police have been dispatched to find them and drag them back...
  • The historical illiteracy of Wisconsin teachers (Plus, Democrats go AWOL to avoid vote?)

    02/17/2011 12:37:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Godwin’s Law states that any political argument, carried on long enough, will eventually provoke a Nazi reference. My own personal corollary to Godwin’s Law is that the first side to invoke it invariably loses, mainly because Nazis and Adolf Hitler are simply not analogous to normal politics in American democracy, unless one is discussing actual neo-Nazis. It exposes a clear lack of historical literacy about the Nazis and the history between the two World Wars of the last century. It’s the kind of argument favored by the relatively uneducated.That’s what makes the protests in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s proposal...
  • Tenn. panel votes to bust state teachers' unions

    02/17/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/17/11 | David Freddoso
    We're seeing more and more of this: NASHVILLE — The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining between teachers unions and school boards across the state.The vote was 6-3, with all Republicans on the panel voting for the bill and all Democrats against.Sponsor Sen. Jack Johnson said passage of the bill — SB113 — will remove "an albatross from around the neck of our school boards across the state" and remove a roadblock to education reform. Labor unions are part of the free market. But their historical rationale is to protect workers from exploitation by...
  • Unions want to overturn election result

    02/17/2011 1:04:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    jsonline ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | Patrick McIlheran
    The public-sector union tantrums, meant to make lawmakers wobble, have an inadvertent message for the rest of us: Voters can vote all they want. We can elect a cheapskate governor and a Legislature to match. But come the moment, unions will have the last, loudest word. They'll have it if takes marches. They'll have it if it takes what amounts to an illegal strike, with so many Madison teachers calling in sick Wednesday that the district closed schools. If it takes showing up for a we-know-where-your-family-is protest on Walker's Wauwatosa lawn while he was at work, the unions are sure...