You may have seen news that Wisconsin’s AFSCME public-sector union is threatening businesses with possible boycott if they refuse to voice support for the union position. Obviously, it’s pretty galling — and potentially illegal.
The Journal-Sentinel reported that AFSCME Council 24 has informed local business that they must put a sign in their window showing their [...]
From The Hispanic Conservative:
The year that best summarized Walker’s saga with local labor was probably 2010. As the 2008-2009 Great Recession hit the country, Milwaukee County’s tax base felt the pinch. Walker called for an aggressive strategy of employee wage cuts and increased benefit contributions. AFSCME refused to accept those concessions provoking Walker to order [...]
As the rhetoric continues to escalate and vitriol is directed at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the left willfully ignores all the hate and incivility. Fewer than 40 days after the Tucson Tragedy, the left is once again using heated rhetoric and resorting to thug-like behavior to intimidate their political opponents.
But as the budget fix bill [...]
The woman known as the “Queen of Labor” is living up to her promise to focus on “building a sustaining progressive infrastructure.” Anna Burger, former SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, has just joined the board of directors at the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action).
CAP Action is a sister organization to the liberal think tank, Center [...]
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In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the the latest Wall Street numbers, China’s move on precious metals, Obama’s economy and the role of public sector unions in the November elections.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is traveling to Springfield, Illinois today to do a fundraiser for Bill Brady, the Republican gubernatorial candidate. While he’s in town, Christie should drop by the capitol and give Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, a Democrat, a lesson on how to trim state labor costs.
While Governor Christie has sensibly challenged the [...]
Washington’s latest bailout of bleeding state governments, $26 billion worth, has gotten attention because, among other things, almost half the bailout is financed by cutting $12 billion from food stamps.
But isn’t food stamps a signature program for the liberal Democrats who passed this spending bill? Isn’t government money for the poor what Democrats are [...]
It’s truly fascinating, and not the least bit ironic, when union bosses treat their own workers as bad or worse than the employers they attack.
As union bosses clamor for enactment of so-called “card check,” (otherwise known as Employee Free Choice Act), it seems that when confronted with union issues among their own employees, they act [...]
It is no secret that Illinois is going broke with over $6 BILLION in unpaid bills to social service providers, Medicaid doctors, mental health providers and schools. It is also no secret that the state has a $13 BILLION budget deficit that the Chicago Democrats who control the entire state failed to address. Next year’s [...]
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 [...]
Give and you shall receive is the moral of the day coming out of Washington, DC. Organized labor, principally the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are poised to spend at least $100 million on an “incumbent protection program,” according to The Hill.
This $100 million figure [...]
Recently, people have started to notice that government employees, especially federal employees are starting to make more money than private sector employees. USA Today reported in March that federal employees had salaries of over 12% more than private sector employees in 2008. And, this noted that the benefits were even higher:
These salary figures do not [...]
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Bill Clinton was absolutely right when he wrote the following in the New York Times:
Finally, we should never forget what drove the bombers, and how they justified their actions to themselves. They took to the ultimate extreme an idea advocated in the months and years before the bombing by an increasingly [...]
They came to the Capitol in their thousands. They waved angry signs and shouted at the legislators inside the building. They even issued direct threats against politicians who refused to do their bidding–threats that could reasonably be interpreted as violent:
They can run, but they can’t hide. We’re gonna be over there this afternoon, and we’re [...]
‘Give Up the Bucks:’ Illinois Pigs at the Trough Demanding More Slop, With the Help of Astroturf SEIU
The Illinois Federation of Tax Eaters, also known as Organized Labor, rallied at the State Capitol in Springfield April 21st, demanding a tax increase to pay for the government services they provide.
The crowd was not lacking in amusing examples of absurdity. Take, for example, the Chicago teacher who hammed it up for the camera: “Where’s [...]
You’re hoping for another 1994, eh? Well, you’re not going to get it if D.C.’s biggest union bosses have their say — and they don’t just have a say, they have a checkbook to put where their mouths are. And both words and munitions are taking on an overtly combative tone.
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What would Saul Alinksy do?
In the wake of defeats for the Obama administration last month both with Scott Brown’s stunning Senate victory in the bluest of blue states and the Supreme Court Citizens United decision that will let thousands of groups speak more freely about candidates positions’ in the 2010 elections and beyond, that’s the [...]
First, they came for the Babysitter. Then, they came for the Eagle Scout. Now, they’ve come for the Crossing Guard.
Warren Eschenbach, an 86-year-old a retired Wausau Water Works employee volunteers his time as a crossing guard at the Riverview Elementary School in Wausau, Wisconsin. After the Wausau School District built an area just outside an [...]
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.