Who runs our government? It may be hard to tell when looking at Wisconsin and Indiana. But, in New Jersey, the state’s SEIU firefighters’ union, New Jersey State Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA), President Bill Lavin appears to think that forced-unionism power has given him complete control over New Jersey firefighters on and off the [...]
Great question by Fox News’ Neal Cavuto to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels: “I am wondering if you just got punked?” Daniels responded that he did not understand the question, and then proceeded to answer his own question. (transcript)
Yes, the governor and Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma were punked by Big Labor Democrats in several ways:
Not likely if he continues to squash freedom in the form of Indiana’s Right To Work law.
Governor Daniels is in an enviable position sitting atop two strong Republican legislative majorities after the numerous 2010 Tea Party victories in his state. The Republicans control the state House and state Senate with solid majorities. A similar [...]
Apparently oblivious to recent calls for civility, Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and teacher union boss Randi Weingarten (who the union paid more than $600,000 in 2010) gave speeches in front of a “No Justice – No Peace” banner at Al Sharpton’s prayer breakfast.
Weingarten even closed her speech in solidarity with Sharpton’s group “fight.” [...]
ACORN partner SEIU intends to put lipstick on the public sector unionism pig. They are trying to change the focus away from the inherently flawed system of public employee union monopolies, and put the focus on the many good public employees who manage to excel despite union boss interferences.
No matter how SEIU dresses it up, monopoly bargaining [...]
Big Labor and politicians across the United States have transferred union costs to taxpayers. For example, SEIU Local 444 (The Sanitation Officers Association, see related snow slowdown stories) has six full-time union officials who are paid full-time city benefits and salary, yet work 0.00% of the time for New York City. These Sanitation Officers are [...]
Labor Dept. Ignores Its Own Conflicts as It Eliminates Union Officer Conflicts of Interest Disclosure!
Last year, the U.S. Department eliminated regulations that required unions to file reports disclosing union officer and union employee perks. In eliminating the regulation, several Obama Administration appointees likely violated Obama’s Executive Order 13490 that prohibits appointee involvement in regulations that impact their former employer or clients.
Again, Obama Administration appointees ignore their own conflicts of [...]
President Obama is looking to fill out the six-member Federal Election Commission (see recent pro-SEIU FEC decision) with someone he can count on to support his views on campaign law. It is not surprising he turned to his friend Andy Stern’s union Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Obama has appointed SEIU lawyer John Sullivan, [...]
As the Federal Election Commission (FEC) scans the political landscape scrutinizing tea party activist and most every other citizen who participates in this year’s federal elections, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) got a “a get out of jail free card” to ignore and flout campaign finance regulations. At the FEC, the foxes are apparently already [...]
Rush is right. And, he has never been more right than he is about Right To Work being a winning issue. Decades of polling prove that Americans overwhelmingly believe that a person should not be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job. Yet, only the elected officials of 22 [...]
Has Congressman Darrell Issa’s request that White House Political Director Patrick Gaspard explain his failure to report a $37,000 payment from his previous employer SEIU[i] Local 1199 evolved into a cover-up? It’s beginning to smell like it!
Rep. Issa’s request refers to the same Patrick Gaspard who while working for a Soros-SEIU political committee employed convicted [...]
Transport Workers Union boss John Conley says that he will deny airline employees the opportunity to vote on their own destiny.
Sandra Baker of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote:
“We are now at an impasse with AMR [American Airlines],” said John Conley, director of the union’s Air Transport Division. “We no longer have a tentative agreement, and [...]
[UPDATE (7/2/2010): Pelosi plan worked 239-182]
Pelosi is using important money for armed services fighting a war as an opportunity to reward Big Labor with another federal power grab:
From National Right To Work President Mark Mix:
I don’t know about you, but I’m OUTRAGED.
In a matter of just a few hours, union-label Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her [...]
Jimmy Smits Joins Socialist Huerta, and Sec. Solis’ Crusade to Force Workers ‘Documented or Not’ into Labor Unions
Actor Jimmy Smits, Obama’s Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America union and Democratic Socialists of America member Dolores Huerta have recorded Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) directed at workers “documented or not.”
In the video, the three DOL spokespersons announce the Department’s selective [...]
Amazingly, Congress is trying to Force Union Contract Rules like this onto States and Localities
The New York – New Jersey Port Authority (NYNJPA) union contract with the NYNJPA’s police union provides that officers suspended with and “without pay” will still be paid for unearned overtime during their suspension.
Amazingly, Harry Reid and congress are trying right [...]
On the morning of June 16, 2010, the Washington Post published a well reasoned editorial opposing federal mandated forced unionism on state and local public employees; specifically, first responders such as police officers and fire fighters. Could this moment of clarity by Washington Post editors have reassured investors, resulting in its stock doubling in one [...]
SEIU’s New Lavender Lady Labor Boss
Politico’s Ben Smith was first to publish that Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger would not be the Purple Union’s new union boss, he created a shock heard round the world; well at least, at SEIU’s Dupont Circle Headquarters. The breaking news was that Executive Vice President (EVP) Mary [...]
Andy Stern unexpectedly abandons his Service Employee International Union (SEIU) presidency after working fourteen years to build his purple brand and obtaining the SEIU forced-unionism organizing coup of the century, a.k.a. ObamaCare.
Many expected Stern to announce that he was moving on to bigger things, or perhaps, new ObamaCare czar. (see Liberty Chick’s post about Stern’s [...]
On January 8th, BigGovernment.com posted a blog that began, “Outrageously, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Hilda Solis and other DOL Obama appointees appear to have blatantly disregarded the President’s Executive Order #13490 – the Ethics Pledge.”
Somebody at the U.S. Department of Labor must be reading BigGovernment.com because just 11 days after the posting, the [...]
Thanks to numerous BigGovernment.com readers taking action, along with other concerned Americans, several national organizations, and Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) hold on Obama’s NLRB Nominee Craig Becker – several senators changed their positions and voted with the senate’s newest Senator, Scott Brown (R-MA) to continue debate on Becker’s qualifications to serve as one of five National [...]
Contact Your Senators NOW and Urge them To Vote No on Radical Craig Becker’s Nomination.
The Senate is scheduled to vote TODAY on the nomination of radical union apologist Craig Beck to the National Labor Relations Board.
It’s vital you contact your Senators IMMEDIATELY to help derail this out of control union lackey from being on this board.