You Are Browsing ‘Unions’ Category

Posted on Dec 11 2012 - 9:03pm by Harrison
#3

Right to Work legislation came to Michigan – and passed – Tuesday leaving in its wake shock, awe, and violence.  Big Union and their Democratic allies are pledging to unseat Michigan’s Republican governor in 2014 and overturn the law. Republican governor Richard Snyder never made passing Right to Work legislation a priority of his campaign or his...

Although it didn’t have all of the drama of Wisconsin with its Big Union fake protests and 24/7 news coverage, Republicans in the state legislature managed to pass Right to Work legislation.  Democrats, as they did in Wisconsin, walked out: The Michigan House and Senate each passed controversial right-to-work legislation today, amid loud protests and a walkout...

Democrats don’t really care about donors “buying” elections… they only care when they can’t raise more than Republicans do.  Edge of the Sandbox had a wry observation about Obama’s labeling as to how much money $100 million really is: Obama re-election campaign thinks that $100,000,000.00 is a lot of money.  Their latest whiny...

While we are pleased that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker prevailed in the battle to keep his job – and the right of workers to choose whether to be in a union or not – it was worrisome how many tens of millions of out-of-state dollars flowed into the state. Nevertheless, it was a victory for choice and, one hopes, a portent for what November may hold. ...

Speel much? According to recent test results from 2009/2010, 20% of England’s “trainee teachers” are simply dolts: One in five trainee teachers cannot do simple sums or pass basic spelling and grammar tests. One in ten have failed their final-year numeracy and literacy tests twice in a row, while dozens have needed an astonishing ten attempts. One...

A few lessons here on booze, Big Government, and Big Union… all in the Keystone State. In 1936, a big flood washed into Johnstown, PA (an earlier flood in 1889 did the same thing) and caused a lot of monetary damage.  In order to repair all that was lost, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed what was known as the Johnstown Flood Tax which was applied to alcohol...

Cory Moll: Mulling unionization for Apple? Cory Moll is a 30 year old part time employee for an Apple Store located at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  He’s been with the company for 3 years and 7 months according to his LinkedIn profile.  He makes $14.00 per hour.  Assuming he works 30 hours per week that would give him $20,160.00 per year. ...

A photo of the Fairmont's Christmas tree from my visit in December. Update: The Fairmont Hotel has been put up for sale because of Big Union’s activities. The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA is a venerable property.  The building was under construction when the Great Earthquake nearly destroyed it and since that time it’s been a landmark on top...

Not if Big Union has its way. Like the uprisings in the Middle East will determine which leaders remain or fall in their countries, so will be the case regarding the Big Union revolt in Wisconsin.  In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi pushed Luke Skywalker away because, he said, his fate was on a different path than his but because Obama and his party are so inter-connected...

The Big Union strike in Wisconsin has finally shown without a shadow of a doubt what the Left in America is all about: breaking the law, conducting un-democratic activities, intolerance, selfishness, and desperation. And those are just the positive points! The Big Union cuts that were going to happen if Republicans gained power in Madison were no secret.  In fact,...

The State of Wisconsin is faced with a $2.7 billion deficit unless the government there acts quickly to stem the bleeding.  Big Union’s collective bargaining rights is on the chopping block and the natural reaction is social disorder fueled by the Democratic National Committee’s Organizing Arm (established by Obama when he ran for president): The Democratic...

There are quite a few fiscally unhealthy American states.  According to a recent ABC news story, $500 billion more was spent collectively by all 50 states than came in from revenue.  States such as Kalifornia are so heavily in debt that their credit rating is lower than the country of Kazakhstan.  These states are burdened by heavy Big Union pension costs.  For...

After Big Union sent him to school, Bloomberg won't be sitting down for a while. The post Christmas blizzard, the resulting Big Union work slowdown and, apparently, the lack of consequences for sanitation workers show what’s wrong with the system and why Big Union needs to go. Big Union was upset because benefits were getting cut, workers were being let...

Posted on Jul 29 2010 - 1:00am by Harrison
#4

Big Union is a major supporter of Obama and Democrats. In a huge gift to Big Union, the Obama administration’s two Big Union appointees – Linda Puchala and Harry Hoglander outvoted, by 2-1, Bush appointee Elizabeth Dougherty to make it much easier for workers in the railroad and airline industries to unionize. Under the previous rules – 75 years in existence – if a company had 100 employees 51 of them would have to vote “yes” to unionize.  The new rules stipulate that if a vote to unionize is...

The Detroit News published a piece by General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters about how unions supposedly help fight for the middle class.  His piece has many great moments but this is perhaps my favorite: Today, no country in the world has ever had a strong middle class without a strong labor movement. Perhaps Mr. Hoffa does not know about the Marxist revolution in Tsarist Russia or the establishment of the so-called worker’s movement.  To the best of my knowledge the Soviet Union never had a middle class…...