- John Sweeney’s wearing Brooks Brothers ties. It’s OK because the company is organized (by UNITE HERE, from the Change To Win unions that left Sweeney wearing nothing but an uncomfortable smirk). Guess that lavish salary affords a nice wardrobe.
- A former Colorado AFL-CIO official, ousted by Sweeney, complains that Sweeney acts too much like an employer: “To terminate employees at will, without due process and a fair hearing, is what we, true unionists fight (against) every day of our lives … To relieve the two elected officers in this manner is gutless and shameful.”
- UFCW was forced to withdraw its unfair labor practice complaint against Albertsons because they lacked proof of any wrongdoing. Labor leaders often file bogus ULPs to apply public pressure to employers.
- Ryan Ellis: “Conduct a quick survey of the websites of the big labor unions and you will find that organized labor is currently undertaking at least two dozen major ‘corporate campaigns.'”
Posted on Apr 24, 2007 by Bret Jacobson