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  • UAW’s ‘Calculated and Deliberate’ Failure To Appeal Decision Cost Visteon Retirees, Court Rules

    UAW’s ‘Calculated and Deliberate’ Failure To Appeal Decision Cost Visteon Retirees, Court Rules

    Here’s the long and short of it: In 2009, auto-parts supplier Visteon filed for bankruptcy. In so doing, Visteon terminated its retiree benefits. Two unions, the IUE and UAW, fought the benefit termination. Both lost at the bankruptcy court. The IUE appealed, the UAW did not. Due to the IUE’s appeal, the IUE won its appeal and, due to the UAW’s ‘calculated and deliberate’ failure to appeal on behalf of Visteon retirees lost, according to the Court of Appeals for […]

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  • Nikki Haley Blasts Opponent For Siding With Union Bosses In New Ad

    Nikki Haley Blasts Opponent For Siding With Union Bosses In New Ad

    Although Real Clear Politics has South Carolina’s Nikki Haley up by 15 points over her opponent, the popular governor is not taking any chances. Haley’s campaign has just released this new ad… Related: On Leadership, Governor Nikki Haley Shares How South Carolina Is ‘Open For Business’ At #RSG14 Image credit.

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  • SEIU Boss Confident Obama’s Executive Amnesty For Aliens “Will Only Be Temporary.”

    SEIU Boss Confident Obama’s Executive Amnesty For Aliens “Will Only Be Temporary.”

    Following Barack Obama’s political punt on taking executive action on “immigration reform” until after the mid-term elections, liberal allies are allegedly “furious.” One group, however, is confident that the President will act on his threat to grant unilateral amnesty following the November elections. In a press release issued by the Service Employees International Union, after blaming Republicans for not supporting immigration reform and vowing to “hold them accountable” in November, SEIU boss Mary Kay Henry stated that the White House […]

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  • Unionized Cablevision Workers Release Rap Video Protesting Two Years Without A Contract

    Unionized Cablevision Workers Release Rap Video Protesting Two Years Without A Contract

    Cablevision workers who voted to unionize in Brooklyn, NY two years ago are upset that they have not acheived a collective bargaining agreement. Even though the National Labor Relations Act does not require a company or a union to ever reach an agreement, the CWA-represented workers have released a video protesting the fact that they have not gotten a contract yet. H/T: People’s World. Image credit.

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  • Another SEIU-Funded Fast-Food Astroturf Strike Coming To A City Near You

    Another SEIU-Funded Fast-Food Astroturf Strike Coming To A City Near You

    On Wednesday morning, SEIU-turned-fast-food worker spokesman Kendall Fells appeared on Bloomberg Television spouting rhetoric and making believe that the strikes that are to take place on Thursday in “more than 100″ cities are all part of grassroots uprising for higher wages that started in New York in 2012. The fact is, Mr. Fells must have ingested too much French fry grease because he is really full of it. In December 2009, the Service Employees International Union concocted a plan to […]

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  • Like It or Not, Union Fat Cats Are Part Of The 1%

    Like It or Not, Union Fat Cats Are Part Of The 1%

    Watchdog.org’s Jason Hart (an occasional contributor at LaborUnionReport.com) has done yeoman’s work in compiling Labor Department data exposing the  hypocrisy of today’s union bosses. Whilst they fund “grass-roots” campaigns like Occupy Wall Street and Fight for $15, and use class-warfare rhetoric, today’ union bosses are, in reality, doing quite well raking in the big bucks—all paid for by their members’ union dues. Here is Big Labor’s Top 100 (with emphasis added): While unions call for tax and minimum-wage increases to fix “income inequality,” […]

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  • UAW Boss Is ‘Confident’ Volkwagen Will Let Union In Without An Employee Vote

    UAW Boss Is ‘Confident’ Volkwagen Will Let Union In Without An Employee Vote

    Following the United Auto Workers’ stinging election defeat at trying to unionize Volkswagen’s in Chattanooga, TN earlier this year, the UAW has become more determined to unionize VW’s employees without letting a secret-ballot election take place. via Times Free Press. A top United Auto Workers official said Friday that he’s confident Volkswagen will recognize Chattanooga Local 42 by bargaining with it as a members’ union. “In the U.S. system, if you’re dealing with an entity, you’ve recognized it,” said UAW […]

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  • Illinois Teamsters Fight Political Patronage Job Cuts

    Illinois Teamsters Fight Political Patronage Job Cuts

    via WICS.com

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  • UPDATE: Ex-AFL-CIO Organizing Director Deletes Tweet, Apologizes To Cops, Blames “Right-Wing Haters” For Deaths #Ferguson

    UPDATE: Ex-AFL-CIO Organizing Director Deletes Tweet, Apologizes To Cops, Blames “Right-Wing Haters” For Deaths #Ferguson

    Following his posting on Twitter earlier this week that police “should suffer for what they did,” former AFL-CIO organizing director Stewart Acuff has since removed the tweet and apologized for offending “all the good, responsible, & accountable police officers especially union brothers & sisters.” As riots were raging in Ferguson, MO over the police shooting death of an Michael Brown, Acuff had posted on his Twitter page on Monday: The cops are pawns who should suffer for what they did. […]

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  • If This Is True, The Amount Of Money The UAW Uses On Politics Is Shocking

    If This Is True, The Amount Of Money The UAW Uses On Politics Is Shocking

    Is over $30 dollars per member per month of union dues being spent on things other than representing members? That unions spend big money electing liberal politicians is not new news. That union spent over $4 billion on politics over the five years between 2005 and 2011 is not new news either. However, while the United Auto Workers spends millions (almost exclusively on Democrats) a simple paragraph in the Detroit Free Press may have inadvertently revealed just how much of […]

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  • Teamsters Threaten ‘Top Chef’ Star: “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”

    Teamsters Threaten ‘Top Chef’ Star: “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”

    Some things never change. After nearly 15 years of trying to clean up a reputation marred with corruption, shake-downs of the film industry, as well as violence, Boston’s famous Teamsters Local 25′s public face turned very ugly earlier this summer when the popular Bravo network show Top Chef rolled into Beantown using non-union production assistants and drivers. Although it was only briefly reported on in June, the incident received wider coverage yesterday when Deadline.com covered it in some more detail. […]

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  • Atlantic City Union Holds Prayer Vigil Over Casino Closings

    Atlantic City Union Holds Prayer Vigil Over Casino Closings

    With competition for gamblers’ money fierce, and with Atlantic City facing multiple casino closings in the coming month, the predominant union on the AC strip held a prayer vigil with about 200 union members. via The Press of Atlantic City. After the march down New Jersey Avenue to the church, community leaders gathered for a the prayer service and to give the workers words of support and hope to hold on to. Related: Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake […]

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