- An Illinois SEIU official admits that the economically nonsensical “Big Box” living wage battle “is about a larger agenda, about SEIU and the rest of the labor movement building independent political power.”
- Change To Win union chiefs are heading to China, apparently hoping to spot the jobs labor leaders have driven out of the U.S.
- Union bosses continue their public witch hunt against private equity, this time taking aim at the Blackstone IPO.
- The Hill focuses on lobby efforts around the “Employee Free Choice Act,” while the AFL-CIO’s political director amuses himself by coyly claiming “he was not prepared to be categorical in stating that his union would not support any candidates who voted against EFCA.”
- Utah parents rallied for education reform, and a local politician says of union opposition: “This isn’t about money, it’s about control. It’s about a labor union that doesn’t want anyone else playing on their turf.”
- The Chicago Tribune reports that “the Northwest Indiana District Council of Carpenters Union is poised to settle all of the civil litigation surrounding its 1999 purchase of 55 acres of undeveloped land near Chesterton in northwest Indiana for $10 million in 1999. Appraisers since have determined the land was worth about half that price.”
Posted on May 16, 2007 by Bret Jacobson