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Archive: Oct 2007

  • When Will UNITE HERE and Change To Win Learn?

    Posted on Oct 31, 2007 by Bret Jacobson

    Gosh, those guys at UNITE HERE and their Change To Win federation have a lot of gall. Just one day after the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Peter Bronson took the union to school for its failed campaign against laundry company Cintas, the labor groups were back to their propaganda machine. In a post on Change To Win’s […]

  • No Class from AFL-CIO Official

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The state Labor Department has ordered the Montana AFL-CIO to repay more than $35,000 in federal job-training funds. An audit found that a former coordinator of a union job-training office approved paying out more than $35,000 for his stepdaughter’s college education. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. So is […]

  • UFCW Lobbies for the Poor, Sorta

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    You gotta hand it to United Food and Commercial Workers union officials — they can keep a straight face while lobbying for some laughable causes. The most recent is a campaign to increase the value of food stamps given to the poor. Talk about shedding crocodile tears for the very people UFCW’s actions hurt most. […]

  • Cost of UAW Officials Driven Higher by Corruption

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    Thanks to Employer Report for highlighting this one: WILMINGTON – The financial secretary of the United Auto Workers local 1516 in Middletown has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 embezzlement charges. According to prosecutors, Stephen Priest stole over $97,800 from the union that represents 200 employees at Johnson Controls for personal use […]


    Posted on Oct 30, 2007 by Bret Jacobson

    That’s the website link you should probably check out, post haste. Apply directly to forehead: — apply directly … well, you get it. At the Center for Union Facts’ new website focused solely on misdeeds by officials from the Service Employees International Union, you can learn about: SEIU and its allies overloading emergency rooms […]

  • In The News …

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    In Sacramento, union members and fee-payers alike are using the Internet to fight SEIU bosses Three more former employees of the union-funded group known as ACORN have pleaded guilty to turning in false voter registration forms in Washington The labor federation in Los Angeles has given the Teamsters the finger thumbs up to striking Waste […]

  • New York Times Profiles SEIU’s Political Power

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    Steve Greenhouse of The New York Times has a must-see story this morning on the political clout of the Service Employees International Union and its officials. The bottom line: SEIU is big, and SEIU knows it. First key point from Greenhouse is that when SEIU president Andy Stern says jump, Democratic presidential hopefuls ask “how […]

  • Columnist: Why UNITE HERE assault is ‘failed campaign’

    Posted on Oct 29, 2007 by Bret Jacobson

    We’ve discussed before the anti-democratic campaign to unionize companies without letting employees vote — in fact, we just had an op-ed published on the subject. Among all union officials, those leading UNITE HERE have to be among the absolute worst offenders when it comes to employee rights. And one of UNITE HERE’s worst campaigns is […]