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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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  • Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Alaska Carpenters’ Union

    Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Alaska Carpenters’ Union

    While stealing $40,000 may not seem like a lot, it is likely a very significant amount to a local union with only 150 members. The financial secretary of a local carpenters union pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling $40,000 of the union’s assets over a six-year span. Jonathan Henry Smith, 42, admitted to the felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Juneau before Judge Timothy Burgess. He is scheduled to be sentenced in December. Prosecutors said Smith was elected […]

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  • Former AFL-CIO Organizing Director: “Cops Are Pawns Who Should Suffer…” #Ferguson

    Former AFL-CIO Organizing Director: “Cops Are Pawns Who Should Suffer…” #Ferguson

    While the facts of the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting of an unarmed man are in still question and riots are still going on, liberals and conservatives alike have been opining on the events. While the current AFL-CIO boss, Richard Trumka, released a relatively bengign statement last week, former AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff, who has always been loud-spoken, took to Twitter this week to voice his disdain for the police. The cops are pawns who should suffer for what they […]

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  • Poor Performers: Forced-Union States At The Bottom Of Manufacturing GDP Growth

    Poor Performers: Forced-Union States At The Bottom Of Manufacturing GDP Growth

    There are several factors that cause employment gains and losses across states, regions, as well as nations. Political climates, tax and regulatory burdens, as well as union density are among the factors that can affect a state’s employment. Whether or not a state has laws that prohibit unions from requiring union fees as a condition of employment (aka Right-to-Work laws) appears to be another factor that impacts job growth (or decline) in the manufacturing sector, according to the National Right […]

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  • Teamsters Voting On Whether To End Month-Long Bakersfield Bus Strike

    Teamsters Voting On Whether To End Month-Long Bakersfield Bus Strike

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  • SEIU-Backed ObamaCare Helps Cause SEIU-Represented Hospital To Cut 10% Of Full-Time Staff

    SEIU-Backed ObamaCare Helps Cause SEIU-Represented Hospital To Cut 10% Of Full-Time Staff

    With ex-SEIU boss Andy Stern having taken credit for the passage of the monstrosity known as ObamaCare, the irony of an SEIU-represented hospital cutting 10% of its full-time staff, in part, due to ObamaCare is rich. via The Mental Recession. Early last month, ENH [East Niagara Hospital] announced that they would have to cut over 10% of their full time staff, as well as being forced to consolidate their inpatient care and surgical services.  Full-time staff will be cut from […]

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  • 13 Unions Vote To Strike Golden Gate Bridge

    13 Unions Vote To Strike Golden Gate Bridge

    Well, unless management ‘caves in’ to the unions’ demands (which is often the case in California), this could get interesting… All 13 unions within the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition voted Monday night to strike, which would shut down ferry and bus service, but no date for the labor action was announced and they are continuing to bargain in good faith with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Bridge employees have been working without a contract since July […]

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