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  • Oh, What A Relief It Is! Miami will be serving airport food for holiday travelers after all

    Oh, What A Relief It Is! Miami will be serving airport food for holiday travelers after all

    What a relief! Travelers in Miami can now depart the Sunshine State knowing their bellies will be full… A strike that threatened food services for Miami International Airport passengers just before Christmas was averted late Monday after restaurant workers reached a tentative deal with management. Concessionaire HMSHost and the Unite Here Local 355 union agreed to new labor-contract terms at Monday’s bargaining session, both sides confirmed Tuesday. The union had voted to strike any time after Monday if the negotiations, […]

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  • Alt-Writer: El Super boycott is ‘opening salvo’ to unionize SoCal’s ethnic grocers

    Alt-Writer: El Super boycott is ‘opening salvo’ to unionize SoCal’s ethnic grocers

    In Southern California, the United Food & Commercial Workers (and its community allies) have launched a boycott of the Mexico-based El Super grocery chain. Although the union claims the boycott has to do with unsanitary food and unsafe conditions–namely, providing workers with sick time, according to one writer, the real reason for the boycott has to with unionizing the plethora of ethnic grocers in and around SoCal. According to Gustavo Arellano, editor of the alternative OC Weekly, the real goal […]

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  • No Superheroes Here: Steelworkers’ fail to impress NLRB in Metropolis lockout charge

    No Superheroes Here: Steelworkers’ fail to impress NLRB in Metropolis lockout charge

    Though seldom used, during the course of negotiations (particularly at impasse), an employer is legally permitted to lock out unionized employees until an agreement is reached. In the little town of Metropolis, Illinois, there is a Honeywell plant that processes uranium. Honeywell’s workforce in Metropolis is unionized by the United Steelworkers. As is sometimes the case when employers can suffer irreparable economic harm if a union were to call a strike, Honeywell—feeling it had made a good offer to the […]

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  • Socialist Vermont Sours On Socialized Medicine

    Socialist Vermont Sours On Socialized Medicine

    Before it even boomed in the Northeastern Marxist enclave known as Vermont, the Green Mountain state’s experimentation with socialized medicine went bust. According to a lengthy article in the Wall Street Journal, Vermont’s left-wing governor Peter Shumlin announced last week that, due to the expense and the damage it would do to the state’s economy, he “would no longer create America’s first statewide single-payer health system.” They hired William Hsiao of Harvard and Jonathan Gruber of MIT as policy architects. […]

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  • Back Pedal: AFL-CIO Boss Issues Press Release On Assassination Of Two NYPD Officers

    Back Pedal: AFL-CIO Boss Issues Press Release On Assassination Of Two NYPD Officers

    Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka issued a press release stating that “we cannot deny or marginalize the perception that the system itself is not yet color blind.” In August, Trumka signed a petition to President Obama, which reads, (in part): Racial bias is real. Whether implicit or explicit, it influences perceptions and behaviors and can be deadly. Law enforcement personnel […]

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  • NYPD On SEIU Thug-Organizer Hitting Cop: “…one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen.”

    NYPD On SEIU Thug-Organizer Hitting Cop: “…one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen.”

    Last week, the New York Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with the assault of two NYPD lieutenants during a December 13th protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. One of the suspects is 43-year old SEIU organizer Robert Murray who, according to NYPD’s Manhatten Chief of Detectives William Aubrey was caught on camera punching a police lieutenant not once, but twice. “He also, toward the very end, punches lieutenant in the face so hard, that we have a witness that […]

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  • BREAKING: Obama-NLRB Issues Final Ambush Election Rule

    BREAKING: Obama-NLRB Issues Final Ambush Election Rule

    This has long been threatened. Now, it appears to be a reality–effective April 15, 2015. via the National Labor Relations Board: Office of Public Affairs 202-273-1991 publicinfo@nlrb.gov www.nlrb.gov December 12, 2014 The National Labor Relations Board has adopted a final rule amending its representation–case procedures to modernize and streamline the process for resolving representation disputes. The rule will be published in the Federal Register on December 15, and will take effect on April 14, 2015. Of the final rule, Chairman […]

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  • Obama-NLRB Gives Unions Right To Crash Employers’ E-Mail Systems

    Obama-NLRB Gives Unions Right To Crash Employers’ E-Mail Systems

    In a decision that will surely raise the ire of many employers toward the union-dominated National Labor Relatons Board, on December 10th, the Obama-NLRB issued a decision giving employees the right to use employers’ email systems for non-business purposes–including union organizing. “A divided National Labor Relations Board held Thursday that workers have a right to use their employers’ email systems for nonbusiness purposes,” wrote Law360, “including communicating about union organizing, overruling the labor board’s 2007 Register Guard ruling and calling […]

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  • Mixed Marxist Messages: Communist Revolutionaries Blend #BlackFriday Protests With #Ferguson Protests

    Mixed Marxist Messages: Communist Revolutionaries Blend #BlackFriday Protests With #Ferguson Protests

    “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” — Rahm Emanuel On the heels of last week’s Ferguson riots over a grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown, protestors disrupted shoppers during their annual Black Friday shopping spree. The Ferguson protestors seemed to time their protest with the annual union-sponsored Black Friday protests that occur every year in various cities around the U.S. In Ferguson, Getty photographer Joshua Lott captured two individual protestors […]

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  • WalMart #BlackFriday Strikers Could Be Replaced—Permanently.

    WalMart #BlackFriday Strikers Could Be Replaced—Permanently.

    By the time you read this, the post-Thanksgiving shopping day known as “Black Friday” will largely be over. However, among the fights over Barbie dolls and home theater systems, in what has become an all-too-predictable post-Thanksgiving tradition, union-sponsored protests occurred all over the nation at dozens of WalMart stores. While the union protests are predominantly attended by non-employee, union-paid protestors (aka astroturf), some of the protestors are, in fact, striking WalMart employees. What is their beef with the nation’s largest […]

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  • Do Union Members Know How Underfunded Their Union Pensions Really Are?

    Do Union Members Know How Underfunded Their Union Pensions Really Are?

    Across the nation, many union pension funds are critically underfunded. Unfortunately, however, it appears that some union members may not realize just how critical their union pension funds are. By way of example, on a recent post on the LaborUnionReport Facebook page, one union member felt inclined to brag about his union pension fund—going so far as to call it “great.” A quick look at the individual’s ‘about’ page on Facebook revealed that he is currently a member of the […]

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  • Worse than Card-Check: Mass Bureaucrats Give SEIU Affiliate Hundreds Of New Members

    Worse than Card-Check: Mass Bureaucrats Give SEIU Affiliate Hundreds Of New Members

    With the stroke of the proverbial pen, Massachusetts bureaucrats just gave hundreds of new members and hundreds of thousands of new union dues dollars to the National Association of Government Employees, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The workers did not vote for unionization; there were no union cards signed. Rather, the new union members were handed over to the SEIU by having Massachusetts state officials reclassify hundreds of managers’ positions into the union. via NAGE SEIU. […]

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