Category Archives: Unions

Lower than Low

In recent months thousands of employees of the fast food industry have taken to the streets to call for higher wages (my hat’s off to them) and some have even pondered forming or joining a union. Punishing employees for talking … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Class Clowns On Parade In Chattanooga

Big win for union-busters this weekend. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant today have voted against union representation that would have led to the establishment of a works council that would have been the first such model of labor-management … Continue reading
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Attention Walmart Shoppers: Greed Is Good

Yes, yes. Come one, come all. Bring your children and grandchildren and poverty wages down to your nearest Walmart to take part in, and bear witness to, the stampedes and mauling of your fellow Americans. It’s an American tradition, after … Continue reading
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The Headless Horseman

Artist — Kevin Siers Union-made Trick or Treat candy in America covers just about all of my favorites. And Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, ‘Doctor Sleep,’ has been the #1 Bestseller four weeks running. Danny Torrance is all grown up and he’s still … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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First Labor Day Parade

New York, 1882. August 29, 2013: As always, we can thank labor unions for this long weekend. Continue reading
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And Then They Came For Me

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared war on unions, he made the calculation that if he exempted private employee unions and emergency services from his initial assault, he could get away with it. He was right. And now he’s coming … Continue reading
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Economic Warfare And The Minimum Wage

Republicans, who are once again forced to deal with an actual policy proposal by the President and Democrats to remedy the country’s decades-long experiment with wealth inequality, are now threatening that by increasing the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 … Continue reading
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Keepin’ it Classy

Hot off the heels of word that FreedomWorks produced a fake panda on Hillary sex tape, the think tank’s Arizona state director apparently hatched a plan yesterday to distribute Valentine’s day cards featuring dictators who opposed anti-union legislation. This morning, … Continue reading
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Scott Brown: Political Gigolo!

Oh, good people of Massachusetts, with the country broke and looking for answers to questions that always seem to leave us no choice but to destroy Medicare and Social Security, women’s reproductive rights and civil rights in general, so that Jobs and the economy may … Continue reading

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NFL Players Union Stands with Michiganders

If you’re going to have allies in the fight against Right to Work legislation, this is a good one to have. Today, the legislation has a new foe: the National Football League Players Association, which represents players on Michigan’s NFL … Continue reading

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Hostess Execs Denied Bonuses by DOJ. Agree to Mediation.

Hostess executives and the baker’s union, which is currently on strike, have agreed to mediation. (Reuters) – Hostess Brands Inc, its lenders and the unions representing its striking workers, agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of … Continue reading

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The View From Europe

The Altantic Wire has a collection of reactions to the unsuccessful recall of Scott Walker from overseas. Here are a few of my favorites which American newspapers would never print. “Wisconsin is not France,” reads the headline of Pierre-Yves Dugua’s … Continue reading

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Legal Challenge to Recess Appointment Flops

A legal challenge to the recess appointments made by President Obama to the NLRB, filed by the National Federation of Independent Business, was rejected a federal judge today on the grounds that the challenge was “political.” (Reuters) – A federal … Continue reading

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Run Away Scott Walker. Run Away.

President Obama is visiting Scottwalkerstan today, which may be considered ground zero in the war against unions and, not surprisingly, Governor Walker has decided not to accompany the president on his tour of a union-backed factory he name dropped in … Continue reading

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Another Day in Scott Walkerstan

When Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin introduced his anti-union, anti-collective bargaining legislation in early 2011, Walker made the strategic decision of exempting police and firefighters from the new rules. Many police precincts and fire houses joined their fellow unionized brethren … Continue reading

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Priorities

Just as the Sunday morning talking-head shows are no friend to Democrats even at times when Democrats hold majorities in congress, they aren’t a friend to Labor either even when its Labor Day. Teamsters’s President Jim Hoffa was the only … Continue reading

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The Other Hostage Crisis

‘Tis the season to be shutting down entire portions of the government if the Republicans’ demands aren’t met. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) operating authority expires on Friday and the air travel safety agency may not open again Monday, since … Continue reading

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Scott Walker’s Union-Busting Law Voided

More good news from the Great White North On Thursday, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law by calling the meeting without a 24-hour notice. She said that renders the law void. … Continue reading

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