• No Child Left Behind? Teamsters threaten parents, students with back-to-school strike

    No Child Left Behind? Teamsters threaten parents, students with back-to-school strike

    It’s the end of summer and, apparently, time for unions in the education industry to extort press their demands at the bargaining table. In this case, the Teamster-represented school bus drivers in Shelby County, Tennessee are threatening to strike Monday if the union’s demands aren’t met. Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

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  • Bakersfield Bus Drivers Continue Strike As Both Sides Reject Each Other’s Offers

    Bakersfield Bus Drivers Continue Strike As Both Sides Reject Each Other’s Offers

    They’ve been on strike for a little more than a week but Bakersfield’s 250 bus drivers and mechanics may be out for a while longer if progress continues to elude the parties, as it did earlier today. In fact, the Teamsters—the strikers’ representatives—didn’t even bother bringing management’s offer back to the strikers. Negotiation teams for both Golden Empire Transit and the Teamsters Union met Wednesday morning. But before noon, union reps told members there was no deal. “Unfortunately when we […]

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  • About Face? SEIU Pumps Guns To Members For Politics

    About Face? SEIU Pumps Guns To Members For Politics

    One would think that, after paying protesters to protest against the National Rifle Association, the nation’s most Marxist progressive union wouldn’t want its name associated with giving away guns…or, in this case, raffling them to some lucky member. SEIU’s Illinois Local 73, which has had prior exposure here, is raffling off a Remington 870 (pump action) shotgun to its members. According to the union’s website, the proceeds will go to benefit Local 73′s Committee on Political Education (COPE). It’s hard […]

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  • St. Thomas’ Part-Time Professors Overwhelmingly Reject SEIU

    St. Thomas’ Part-Time Professors Overwhelmingly Reject SEIU

    This summer isnt turning out to be so hot for the nation’s most liberal union. First, in late June, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Harris V. Quinn made the union susceptiable to paying back (potentially) millions of dollars in dues refunds. Now, via this. Part-time professors at the University of St. Thomas overwhelmingly rejected efforts to unionize the school’s nontenured faculty. The vote tally, counted Monday afternoon at the National Labor Relations Board in Minneapolis, was 136-84. More than […]

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  • What Would Florence Nightingale Say? SEIU May Lead 70,000 Healthcare Workers Out On Strike

    What Would Florence Nightingale Say? SEIU May Lead 70,000 Healthcare Workers Out On Strike

    Although it’s likely that the SEIU and New York’s League of Voluntary Hospitals (an association of healthcare facilites and hospitals that bargains contracts with the SEIU) will likely get a contract before the SEIU actually strikes, the union has gotten it’s members to approve a strike. This means that the SEIU has issued the mandatory 10-day strike notice to have 70,000 health care workers conduct a one-day strike in New York City. Improving patient care is not, according to SILive.com, […]

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  • A Horse Is A Horse? Teamsters Battle Over NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriages

    A Horse Is A Horse? Teamsters Battle Over NYC’s Horse-Drawn Carriages

    [Editor's note: The name of the organization opposing New York's horse-drawn carriages was corrected, per the comment below.] The fight over horse-drawn carriages in New York City is heating up. On the one side, a group calling itself the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages is trying to ban the “inhumane, unsafe and anachronistic horse-drawn carriages in New York City.” On the other side stands the Teamsters—the union that actually got its name from driving teams of horses. Although New York’s […]

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  • In Trouble Again: More Hot Water for Obama’s Ex-Labor Secretary Over OFA Fundraising Recording

    In Trouble Again: More Hot Water for Obama’s Ex-Labor Secretary Over OFA Fundraising Recording

    After nearly four years persecuting businesses, when she abruptly resigned in January 2013 as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis had up to $100,000 in legal debts, she was the subject of an FBI inquiry into her role as an Obama reelection campaign fundraiser and, as it was later revealed, she had been “provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel” by a California-based union boss of the International Union of Operating Engineers while undergoing her Senate […]

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  • 10 Groups AFSCME is Still Funding

    10 Groups AFSCME is Still Funding

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced last week that it will no longer support United Negro College Fund (UNCF) because the Koch brothers have donated to UNCF. In a Huffington Post column, AFSCME President Lee Saunders bashed “the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who also fund efforts to suppress voters’ rights and workers’ rights.” Saunders, who was paid $350,058 last year with money taken from public employees, does not appreciate the Kochs’ support for worker freedom, which protects […]

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  • Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure

    Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure

    Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at unionizing all of Atlantic City’s dealers announced Saturday that it will likely close, one could […]

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  • Union Corruption Report: Six Months Worth Of Corrupt Union Bosses & Other Miscreants

    Union Corruption Report: Six Months Worth Of Corrupt Union Bosses & Other Miscreants

    Only six months into 2014 and, already, the year is filling up with corruption in the nation’s unions… The following is a listing of Department of Labor actions taken from January through June 2014 to combat union corruption: On June 26, 2014, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Harold Ray, former Secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 469 (located in Mobile, Ala.), and former Secretary of the NALC Alabama State Association […]

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  • FBI Arrests Six, Five Charged with Conspiring to Fraudulently Obtain Union Job for Son of Organized Crime Underboss

    FBI Arrests Six, Five Charged with Conspiring to Fraudulently Obtain Union Job for Son of Organized Crime Underboss

    The following was released on March 27th by the FBI: A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Benjamin Castellazzo, Jr.; Rocco Giangregorio; Glenn LaChance, Rocco Miraglia, also known as “Irving,” and Anthony Turzio, also known as “the Irish Guy,” with conspiring to defraud the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers’ Union (NMDU) and Hudson News in order to obtain a union card and employment at Hudson News for Castellazzo, Jr. In addition, […]

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  • In Violence-Laden Case, A Jury Finds A Union Boss Guilty Of Racketeeing

    In Violence-Laden Case, A Jury Finds A Union Boss Guilty Of Racketeeing

    In a years-long case involving union violence and union extortion, as well as three guilty pleas back in December, one would think this jury verdict would have had more coverage: via WGRZ: Mark Kirsch was found guilty Friday in Federal Court. Four other union leaders, also on trial, were found not guilty. The defendants were accused of trying to sway contractors to hire union workers on some of the biggest construction sites in Western New York over a 10 year […]

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  • 10 Unionists Charged With Arson, Assault & Racketeering In 2012 Construction Terror Campaign

    10 Unionists Charged With Arson, Assault & Racketeering In 2012 Construction Terror Campaign

    You may remember this story about (alleged) union arsonists burning down a Quaker meeting house in Pennsylvania back in 2012. Well, while it’s still “alleged” that it was union-related arson, the case seems to be heating up (so to speak), with the Feds handing down indictments in Philadelphia: Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia indicted 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges of allegedly participating in a conspiracy to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault, in order to force […]

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  • Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office ‘Monitoring’ IBEW Trust Case

    Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office ‘Monitoring’ IBEW Trust Case

    Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Controller’s Office issued subpoenas to the IBEW requesting financial information to determine how $40 million worth of taxpayer money has been spent on two IBEW trusts. So far, the IBEW has fought the subpoenas. Now, the case is drawing the interest of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office: As attorneys for the city and the union representing the Department of Water and Power continue their dispute over subpoenas issued for the records of […]

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  • After Stealing $60K For Shopping, Travel & Dining, Ex-Teachers President Cries At Sentencing

    After Stealing $60K For Shopping, Travel & Dining, Ex-Teachers President Cries At Sentencing

    After spending the money she stole to go shopping, travel and enjoy some meals, Lisa Barrett actually cried at her sentencing. The former president of a northeastern Pennsylvania teachers union will serve a year behind bars for embezzlement. Authorities say 48-year-old Lisa Barrett stole nearly $60,000 from the Wyoming Area Teachers Union. They say she spent it on personal shopping, traveling and dining. Barrett cried as the sentence was handed down Friday in federal court in Scranton. She told the […]

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  • Unions Give New York Mayor More Than $1 Million To Move Their Agenda

    Unions Give New York Mayor More Than $1 Million To Move Their Agenda

    New York’s most recently elected liberal, Mayor has his hands deep in union pockets, according to The Chief: The Campaign for One New York was created by Mayor de Blasio’s political operatives to further his agenda, but judging by its donors, a more apt moniker might be the Committee to Save New York Workers. Since the start of the year, it was reported last week that $1.7 million had been contributed to the fund, with nearly $1 million of that […]

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  • FDR Democrat & Pro-ObamaCare Congressman Injects Himself Into Nurses’ Strike

    FDR Democrat & Pro-ObamaCare Congressman Injects Himself Into Nurses’ Strike

    Portraying himself as a FDR Democrat who supports ObamaCare, Pennsylvania personal injury attorney Matt Cartwright reportedly spent $400,000 of his own money to get himself elected to Congress in 2013 and had the backing of MoveOn.org. (See John Edwards.) As a newly-elected Congressman, Cartwright is wasting no time taking sides himself in a contentious labor battle in northeast Pennsylvania. via the Times Leader: U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright told picketing Wilkes-Barre General Hospital nurses Monday he wrote to the hospital’s CEO […]

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  • House Committee Announces Hearing on Union Efforts to Unionize Student Athletes

    House Committee Announces Hearing on Union Efforts to Unionize Student Athletes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. | May 1, 2014 - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today announced the committee will examine a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that classifies certain student athletes as “employees” for the purposes of collective bargaining. The hearing, entitled “Big Labor on College Campuses: Examining the Consequences of Unionizing Student Athletes,” will take place on Thursday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. “The NLRB’s decision represents a […]

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  • Using Union-Bought Legislators, Teamsters Try To Block Craft Beer Competition

    Using Union-Bought Legislators, Teamsters Try To Block Craft Beer Competition

    Unions, never happy with a free market, often try to curtail competition by having their union-bought political allies pass legislation. Such is the case in Minnesota, where a Teamsters-backed bill is moving through the state legislature to block members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild from opening taprooms and selling glass jugs, “growlers,” of beer on Sunday. Local craft beer has grown from a neighborhood economic boost to a tourism draw and even a lifestyle and political force. Because of […]

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  • New Jersey Adds Government Jobs, Blames Winter For Private Sector Losses

    New Jersey Adds Government Jobs, Blames Winter For Private Sector Losses

    Already plagued with having the highest property taxes in the nation, if New Jersey governor is going to be running for President in 2016, he’s going to have to do better than this: New Jersey’s unemployment rate in February held at 7.1 percent from January, but the month did see the loss of 3,700 total public- and private-sector jobs, according to a report Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The job losses were concentrated in the […]

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  • Taxed Enough Already: AFSCME Wants Illinois Taxpayers To Fork Over $112 Million For Back Pay

    Taxed Enough Already: AFSCME Wants Illinois Taxpayers To Fork Over $112 Million For Back Pay

    via the Southern.com: The largest state employee union is calling on lawmakers to make room in next year’s budget for back pay owed to more than 24,000 state employees. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is pushing for a supplemental appropriation to pay an estimated $112 million in back wages owed to employees who didn’t receive pay wage increases obligated in their union contracts from July 2011 to July 2013 because no money was appropriated for the […]

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