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  • Federal judge overturns local right-to-work laws in Kentucky

    02/04/2016 9:18:35 AM PST · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    WLKY.com ^ | 02/04/2016 | WLKY
    In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Hale said only state governments have the authority to opt out of a federal law that allows closed shop or agency shop agreements, which require employees to join a labor union or pay union dues regardless if they are a union member.
  • Sanders adviser was convicted of union embezzling

    02/03/2016 11:13:57 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/01/2016 | Brian Mahoney
    A consultant for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was convicted of embezzling money from a labor union three years ago, after he was caught stealing funds from the United Steelworkers, according to court records. Chuck Rocha, whose firm Solidarity Strategies has brought in $204,000 from the Sanders campaign, was hired to extend the Vermont senator's reach into the Latino community. Court and Labor Department records claim that he used the union's money to buy Stanley Cup Finals tickets and pay for golf trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Florida.
  • Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention

    01/29/2016 12:54:28 PM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Noam Scheiber
    Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list. The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse -- roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words. But the union's president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. "There is deep economic anxiety among our...
  • Bureaucrat Bosses Pay Bad Workers To Stay Home [$1B annually] - EPA "shines" in this area

    01/20/2016 11:03:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2016 | Luke Rosiak
    Federal managers are using illegal secret settlements that pay disruptive, incompetent or dangerous employees not to work for months on end before quitting on an agreed-upon date as an alternative to endless termination paperwork, legal appeals and costly battles with civil service unions. Government employees accused of wrongdoing often spend months on paid leave, while publicly agencies cryptically speak of lengthy "investigations," even when establishing misconduct can be as simple as talking to a few people or reviewing some documents. Eventually, the agencies will say, just as vaguely, that the person is "no longer employed." Evidence obtained by The Daily...
  • Detroit District Teachers Stage Sickout; Charter Teachers Go to Work

    01/20/2016 7:40:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2016 | Tom Gantert
    While more than 6,000 children in Detroit Public Schools have recently been shut out of their classrooms because teachers are staging sickout strikes, charter school students can still attend their classes. “It’s a shame that children in Detroit are being used as political pawns by the adults,” said Dan Quisenberry, president of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, the state's association of public charter schools. “Thousands of students are being kept out of class because of these selfish actions, and parents should be furious. This isn’t happening at charter schools, and it’s no surprise that charter schools are as...
  • Union Officials Spin Lawsuit Doom and Disinformation, Members Don’t Buy It

    01/19/2016 10:31:18 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2016 | Jason Hart
    Union officials haven’t found a very receptive audience for their warnings of a doomsday scenario in a legal case about making teachers pay dues in order to keep their jobs. The case is called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and it is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, which has scheduled oral arguments next week. According to America Works Together — a coalition formed in September by the nation’s largest public sector unions — the case is an “attack from wealthy special interests,” intended to “make it even harder for people to come together, speak up, and get ahead.” But...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • UAW Local Orders Members to Deny Non-Members Tools, Advice

    01/14/2016 2:35:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    A Michigan union fired back at workers who dropped off the membership rolls by urging its members to isolate them at work. Jeff Hagler, president at UAW Local 412 in Warren, Mich., sent out a newsletter to about 3,000 autoworkers who belong to the union in December. The letter includes a list of 43 mostly female workers who opted out of membership, as well as advice on how they should be treated in the workplace. "They have elected to quit paying union dues, but are still benefitting by continued representation by the union. Whether we feel this is fair or...
  • The State of Our Union Is Not Strong: Our annual exercise in denial and unpersuasive optimism.

    01/13/2016 9:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    A president's eighth State of the Union address is supposed to be his victory lap, a final year in the spotlight, in which he touts his achievements and then rides off into the sunset. Tonight, President Obama may utter the clichéd words, "The state of our union is strong!" If he does, it's just one more lie upon the pile. Obama will probably boast he brought the country back from the financial brink and try to argue that the American economy is doing well. (Avoiding "the brink" only took $8 trillion in new debt.) He will undoubtedly boast of...
  • White House Hosting First Ever Live “Pre-Show” for State of the Union Address, Hosted by Actor

    01/12/2016 4:39:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    showbiz 411 ^ | 1/12/16 | Roger Friedman
    The E! News sensibility has finally permeated the Oval Office. Tonight on the White House website there will be a first ever Station of the Union address pre-show. It begins at 8pm and is hosted by Terrence Jenkins on the White House website. There may be an audience since it’s coming “straight from the theater at the Executive Office Building.” According to a press release, Jenkins, “an acclaimed author,”… has been a “co-host of BET’s hit show 106 & Park and more recently as the co-anchor of E! NEWS with Giuliana Rancic. Up next, Jenkins will STAR opposite Paula Patton...
  • Union Posts Names of Non-Members, Urges Shunning

    01/11/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Local 412 of the United Auto Workers has placed a spotlight on employees who have chosen to exercise their right to not support the union financially under Michigan’s right-to-work law. In a recent newsletter, the local urges co-workers not to share “tools, knowledge or support” with individuals who chose not to pay union dues. It then lists the names of the employees to be shunned. “I hope there is one thing we can all take from this,” the newsletter reads. “Please do not share any tools, knowledge or support for any of these employees who choose not to pay their...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • Will Connecticut's High-Tax, Union-Friendly Policies Turn Out GE's Lights?

    12/23/2015 7:48:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/23/2015 | BY RED JAHNCKE
    In 2011, Democrat Gov. Dan Malloy claimed to have exacted "painful" concessions from state employees. Here's how the employees' lead negotiator, Dan Livingston, described the deal: * On retirement benefits: "Now we have an 11-year pension and health care agreement ... that no other state worker in the country has." * On job security: "Four years' job security. Nowhere else in the country will you find four years' job security." * On wage increases: "Giving up the raise next year (3%) .. . to get three threes in a row in the three out years. ... Arbitrators around the country...
  • CWA Backs Bernie Sanders - Union Signals Members Will Campaign for Democrat

    12/21/2015 7:20:04 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 12/18/15 | John Eggerton
    The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. The union said the Vermont senator, running to be the Democratic candidate for president against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, would be a candidate who would "break with politics-as-usual and fight for America’s working people..." CWA's 700,000 members include broadcast and cable journalists."When CWA endorses a candidate it is just the beginning. Our 700,000 members are fired up, and we are going to work overtime to elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States," said CWA President...
  • TRANSPARENCY TESTED: Jeffco Recall Effort Violated Campaign Finance Laws ( Colorado )

    12/18/2015 8:17:08 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 18, 2015
    The backers of the Jeffco recall effort (read: Teachers Union) campaigned on the lie that the Jeffco School Board was lacking in transparency. That is why yesterday's ruling that Jeffco United, the nonprofit engaged in the recall effort, violated campaign finance laws is so, so delicious. The organization made a $90,000 donation to the recall effort without disclosing its donors. According to an administrative law judge, that is verboten. Its punishment is not so simple. The organization must pay $1,000, register as a political committee, and (here is the delightful part) disclose its donors. While nonprofits are not typically required...
  • Chicago Teachers Union votes to authorize strike

    12/14/2015 7:47:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ABC 7 (Chicago) ^ | December 14, 2015 | Sarah Schulte
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. CTU says 88 percent of its members voted in favor of the action if necessary. State law requires 75 percent approval to authorize a strike. But a strike cannot take place until 105 days after the fact-finding phase begins. The CTU has called for that phase to begin immediately, but CPS does not want to start fact finding until mid-February. The union has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Illinois Educational Relations Board, which is scheduled dto meet at the end of January. If it...
  • DNC drops debate sponsor over union fight

    12/11/2015 12:54:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it is ejecting a sponsor from the next Democratic debate over a labor dispute. ABC News's New Hampshire affiliate, WMUR, is no longer participating in the contest Dec. 19 contest in Goffstown, N.H. "Regrettably, as a result of WMUR's unwillingness to move forward on scheduling negotiations between the Hearst Corporation and Production Department employees represented by IBEW Local 1228 prior to the debate, we will no longer include WMUR as a co-sponsor of the debate, and their talent will not be participating in any way," DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in...
  • Teacher Union Executives Get Double-Digit Raises While Liabilities Skyrocket

    12/11/2015 7:24:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    While the teachers they represent have seen very small pay increases or even pay freezes over the past three years, high level executives at the Michigan Education Association union received large raises. The average increase in the salaries paid to the top four union officials was 18.6 percent over three years. At the same time, the MEA's liabilities increased by nearly $100 million, or 50 percent in one year. Vice President Nancy Strachan received a 25 percent salary increase between 2012 and 2015 ($119,520 to $149,433). Secretary-Treasurer Rick Trainor was also up 25 percent during the period ($121,476 to $151,675)....
  • Union Retirement Costs Skyrocket in 2015

    12/09/2015 1:21:28 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A retirement system created by the state’s largest teachers union for its own employees has become a huge financial drain on its finances. Skyrocketing pension and retiree health benefits were the largest contributors to a $100 million increase in liabilities on the books of the Michigan Education Association in 2015, up almost 50 percent from the previous year. The MEA’s overall liabilities jumped to $304.1 million in 2015, up from $206.2 million in 2014 and $181.5 million in 2013. The increases were disclosed in annual financial documents the union must file with the U.S. Department of Labor. The MEA’s cost...
  • Union Executives Take Raises While Union Debt Skyrockets

    12/09/2015 6:36:49 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    While the teachers they represent have seen very small pay increases or even pay freezes over the past three years, high level executives at the Michigan Education Association union received large raises. The average increase in the salaries paid to the top four union officials was 18.6 percent over three years. At the same time, the MEA's liabilities increased by nearly $100 million, or 50 percent in one year.
  • Union Executives Take Raises While Union Debt Skyrockets

    12/08/2015 10:58:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    While the teachers they represent have seen very small pay increases or even pay freezes over the past three years, high level executives at the Michigan Education Association union received large raises. The average increase in the salaries paid to the top four union officials was 18.6 percent over three years. At the same time, the MEA's liabilities increased by nearly $100 million, or 50 percent in one year.
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • 'Union Time on Taxpayers' Dime' Bills Fate Uncertain in GOP House

    11/23/2015 6:56:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/22/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Just before recessing for a two-week Thanksgiving break, the Michigan Senate passed a pair of bills to prohibit two particular schemes that require taxpayers to pay for work done on behalf of teacher and government employee unions. The legislation, Senate bills 279 and 280, has been dubbed by some “the Steve Cook bills.” Senate Bill 279 would outlaw pension spiking of the type that allowed Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook to use a $201,613 union salary to pad his taxpayer-funded pension. Earlier this year, Michigan Capitol Confidential broke the story about how Cook took advantage of a special deal...
  • Surgery for Man Beaten by Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies[Rodney King 2.0?]

    11/20/2015 10:20:51 AM PST · by Theoria · 48 replies
    KQED ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Alex Emslie
    A man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in a San Francisco alley was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair extensive — and perhaps permanently disabling — injuries to his arms and hands.The operation at San Francisco General would be taking place amid indications that federal law enforcement authorities may join the investigation into the incident.Two deputies, still unidentified,were captured on motion-activated security camera video around 2 a.m. last Thursday chasing Stanislav Petrov down a Mission District side street — the end of a high-speed chase that originated in San Leandro.The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies chased...
  • Worker Bullied as UAW Publicizes His Opt-out

    11/17/2015 10:21:23 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Another Michigan union has used its newsletter to post the names of employees who have chosen to exercise their right to not have to financially support a union as a condition of employment. Workers say the union is bullying them and creating a hostile work environment. This time, it’s UAW Local 600 that’s publishing the names of employees who chose to opt out of belonging and paying dues to the union. Bob Brezovsky, president of the UAW’s Tool & Die Unit, wrote in the union's online publication: “The employees listed below have chosen not to pay union dues any more...
  • Why Aren't Any Republicans Talking About Getting Government Out of the Marriage Business?

    11/04/2015 8:58:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Look, you can be as close with any consenting adult as you like. I sure don't care what they're doing behind closed doors, either- why let things you cannot possibly control bother you? But 'marriage' exists for the purpose of creating families and providing a stable environment for the raising of children- and deep down, everybody knows it...Government needs to step-away from the moral side of this topic -which is really none of it's concern- and issue ANY and all couples 'civil partnership' arrangements, as is done in -of all places- France. People can pick whatever church they like...
  • Fresno County Public Safety Association Appeals For Election Re-run

    10/20/2015 9:16:47 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 1 replies
    kmjnow.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Unknown
    From correctional, child support and security officers to program techs about 900 members are trying to leave the Service Employees Union, but voter packets were inadvertently mailed out early two days early. (snip) We want to bring back the old way of representation which would just be for members wages and benefits, and get out of the Obama-care fight, the immigration fight, the Black Lives matter fight, the 15 fight all these fights that are not associated with public sector employees. Eulalio Gomez, Fresno Sheriffs Correction Officer.
  • Limbaugh CallerTeamster Members Support Trump (Video Trump Event Broadcast in France)

    10/17/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 17 2015 | Sundance
    A recent caller to Rush Limbaughs radio show highlights the size and scope of Donald Trumps supportive base: CALLER: I just wanted to let you know, I wanted to talk about the Trumpster. I think hes tapped into some of the Democratic voters because Im a Teamster back here, and I was working with 30 Teamsters last night. We put shows in conventions and load trucks up, and these guys, now, mind you, only three of the 30 of us are Republicans, ones a Libertarian, and the rest voted for Obama. And these guys love the Trumpster, they love him....
  • CPS continues to fiddle while Springfield burns ( Chicago Public Schools )

    10/12/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Crain Communication ^ | October 10, 2015 | Greg Hinz
    The indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett closes a chapter in yet another sad tale of greedy, cheating city officials. Her lawyer says she has agreed to plead guilty when she appears in court, and I hope the judge throws the book at her. But ethical misconduct is only a part of BBB's legacy. The ex-CEOalong with the rest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crack team at the Board of Educationhas left us with a whopper of a problem that could hit full force as soon as next month. I'm referring to the nearly $500 million hole in...
  • American Federation of Teachers union spends $37 million on politics

    10/06/2015 4:43:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jason Hart
    The 2015 American Federation of Teachers annual report shows a left-wing political machine humming on all cylinders with teachers buying the gas. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the union reported $37.6 million in political activity and lobbying expenditures, a $12.7 million increase from the previous year. Even more political spending was tucked away elsewhere in AFTs annual U.S. Department of Labor filing, reported as Contributions, Gifts and Grants, General Overhead or Representational Activities. AFT paid union president Randi Weingarten, one of the nations most prominent progressive activists, a total of $497,118. The union reported only 2 percent...
  • Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank...

    09/30/2015 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alana Goodman and Lachlan Markay
    Leaked Audio: Hillary Clinton Calls at Private Fundraiser for Infrastructure Bank to Resemble Clinton Global Initiative Hillary Clinton told donors at a private fundraiser in New York last Thursday that she plans as president to create a national infrastructure bank modeled on the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. This was the first time that Clinton, who has long supported the formation of a government-controlled bank to invest in national infrastructure projects, cited the Clinton Global Initiativethe flagship arm of her familys controversial foundationas an investment model for her proposed...
  • Michigan Taxpayers Pay Union Officials Millions to Do Union Work

    09/23/2015 10:07:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The public school district in Taylor, Michigan is in big trouble financially. It is shedding students and has run significant deficits in recent years due to spending more than it takes in, requiring special oversight from the state. But the district still finds the money to pay four union stewards to do union work on the taxpayers dime. More than $108,000 is given up so that the union can enjoy this privilege. The practice is called release time, and school districts across the state do it. The arrangement allows union officials, typically the president of the union local, to be...
  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee such as Brookfield and Waukesha are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if especially if proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • Scott Walkers Labor Reforms Would Make Unions More Accountable to Their Members

    09/15/2015 12:26:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | September 15, 2015 | James Sherk
    Governor Scott Walker made his name reforming Wisconsins labor laws. Now he proposes to do the same at the federal level. In a speech yesterday, Walker detailed solid labor-policy reforms that conservatives should embrace. His reforms boil down to eliminating union power over the government and focusing private-sector labor law on employee choice. Walker sees creating government unions as a policy mistake that unnecessarily increases government spending. Neutering Wisconsins government unions enabled him to eliminate a $3.6 billion budget deficit and cut taxes by $2 billion. Federal unions are not as powerful as state and local government unions they...
  • Hey, Could We Spend a Little Bit of Primary Season Talking about Policy?

    09/15/2015 9:11:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jim Geraghty - Morning Jolt
    Yes, yes, Scott Walker doesnt have enough pizazz or excitement for some Republicans. Lets just toss out this bold agenda while were at it. >>>Walker will propose eliminating the National Labor Relations Board, which he will say has become a one-sided proxy for the big union bosses often at the expense of taxpayers and workers. He will also propose eliminating big-government federal unions, saying the time members of those unions spend on union efforts takes away from the time they spend doing their jobs serving the American people. Walkers plan would also make Right to Work nationwide, giving employees...
  • TOTAL VICTORY - Scott Walker wants to destroy whats left of Americas unions

    09/15/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    ..... On Monday, the Wisconsin governor released his plan to strangle unions, titled My Plan to Give Power to the People, Not the Union Bosses.....Under President Obama, the NLRB has been more aggressive for labor than the business-friendly boards of previous administrations. In August, for example, it made it easier for unions to negotiate on behalf of workers at companies that rely on contractors and franchisees. If fast-food workers at McDonalds or software testers at Microsoft want to unionize, employers have to come to the table to negotiate. For Walker, this decision is evidence that the NLRB is now a...
  • Hillary Accused Scott Walker of Bullying. A Few Hours Later, He Hit Back With a Blistering Comment

    09/14/2015 11:41:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 15, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    [Hillary] used the social media platform to accuse Walker of employing bullying tactics when dealing with unions. Unions help keep working families strong. Scott Walkers attacks on unions and workers rights arent leadershiptheyre bullying, Clinton wrote. The tweet was signed with her initial, indicating she personally authored the tweet. A few hours later, Walker responded and hit back hard. @HillaryClinton Actually, were protecting the American worker from being forced to support candidates like you, [SW]
  • Walker unveils assault on labor - "Walker on Steroids" [DNC spokesman gets it]

    09/14/2015 8:38:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) is proposing the elimination of federal employee unions as part of broader package of policies aimed at curbing the influence of unions across the country. Walker rocketed to national prominence on the back of his own anti-union policies back in Wisconsin, so hes looking to elevate that push to the national level as he works to rebound from slipping poll numbers. The plan, released Monday morning, includes shuttering the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency that protects employees ability to join unions and rules on unfair labor allegations. Walker plans to call the NLRB a...
  • Gov. Walker to Double Down With Attacks on Working People in Las Vegas Speech

    09/12/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    MADISON, Wis. Sinking in the national polls, the bumbling campaign of onetime frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is preparing to double down with renewed attacks on working people. Career politician Walkers desperate bid to remain competitive on the backs of the middle class and working people will be unveiled in a Monday speech in Las Vegas Nevada, hometown of anti-union, Walker mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Scott Walker has always been willing to do or say anything to try to win an election, commented One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. Its no surprise hes...
  • No Raises For Ten Years? Teachers' Contract Tells a Different Story

    09/11/2015 6:48:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/10/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a report by Lansing TV station WLNS on a public meeting related to the Grand Ledge public schools, teachers made claims about their pay that don't stand up to scrutiny. The districts latest teachers union contract expired June 30. The report quoted teachers who said they havent had pay raises in 10 years. One described a stipend of up to $4,000 to teach one extra class period a day as tiny. The TV station reported: Some teachers say they havent gotten pay increases in 10 years and thats led some to resign. That is contradicted by the last union...
  • NLRB Rules to Give Workers Right to Use Employer Email for Union Organizing

    09/09/2015 5:06:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/08/2015 | By MELANIE TROTTMAN
    Employees with access to their employers email system have the right to use it for union organizing and other communications about wages and working conditions, but only during nonworking time, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday. The ruling overturns a 2007 board decision stating employees dont have a statutory right to use their employers email system for such purposes. Since then, the boards makeup has changed and the boards three Democrats agreed to overturn the earlier decision. The two Republican members dissented. The ruling, part of a rush of decisions the board is expected to make by Dec. 16,...
  • Cop union boycotting Obama speech in Boston

    09/07/2015 9:06:26 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | September 7, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
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  • Emails show Clinton's close ties to teachers union

    09/01/2015 6:46:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/1/15 | Sean Higgins
    Emails released by the State Department Monday night show that the leader of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the nation's top unions, had direct access to the office of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Several emails show that requests from Tina Flournoy, union President Randi Weingarten's assistant at the time, for private meetings or phone calls were given priority by Clinton. For example, in a July 20, 2010, message to Clinton's private account "HDR22@clintonemail.com," Flournoy, using her American Federation of Teachers address, said: "Have a little issue I would like to discuss with you over the phone. Not...
  • Teacher Left Union and Has No Regrets

    08/31/2015 11:19:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Rosemary Stawasz wasn't sure what Michigan's right-to-work law, enacted at the end of 2012, would mean for her. Stawasz, a special education teacher with the Van Buren Intermediate School District, worried about what would happen if she exercised her new right to not be forced to financially support the local teachers union. Under the previous law, paying union dues or fees was a condition of employment. Now, she had a choice. Educators can find out more about that choice at www.AugustOptOut.org. I have had no problems at all," she said of the decision she made to leave the union. "The...
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees union. ... The unions clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New Yorks ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • Student molested by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama

    08/29/2015 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become a lightning rod for controversy under President Obama, with its aggressive actions fueling sustained warfare between business and labor. From the labor boards bitter fight with Boeing, to the creation of new union election rules, the NLRB has repeatedly moved to the forefront of political debate, drawing in Congress, the White House and even the Supreme Court. The NLRBs latest bombshell was dropped on Thursday, when the board determined the waste management agency Browning-Ferris should be considered a joint employer of temporary workers. The decision expands the definition of what it means...
  • Union power: NJ teacher, tardy 111 times in 2 years, gets to keep job [Good work if you can get it]

    08/29/2015 5:04:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    America! It’s the land where anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make their mark if they’re willing to put in the elbow grease, ingenuity and drive to carve a path to success. Or, you could just join a union. An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School to fire 15-year veteran Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline.Anderson was...
  • Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left

    08/29/2015 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    When Ready for Hillary, a pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC, wanted to take out a million-dollar loan five months before it planned to go out of business, it turned to a bank that was founded to guard the savings of New York City garment workers.When the Democracy Alliance, an influential club of liberal donors, sought to recruit members in advance of the 2016 elections, the banks president helped to make introductions.And when workers-rights groups wanted to embarrass Walmart and the Gap for unsafe working conditions at factories supplying their stores, Amalgamated Bank, which manages $40 billion in pension fund assets,...