Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Aug 2008 (Page 2)

  • Why Did Brian Melendez Cross The Road?

    Posted on Aug 26, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] To avoid debating EFCA. As readers know, Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Brian Melendez responded to our invitation to debate EFCA with a frivolous legal complaint, one which was dismissed last week. In honor of Mr. Melendez’ refusal to debate the issue, or even respond to our invitation, we conducted the First Annual Brian Melendez […]

  • EFCA Supporter Amy Klobuchar Considers our Card Check

    Posted on by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] We presented Minnesota Senator and EFCA supporter Amy Klobuchar with our version “Card Check,” the one our friends at AFSCME found so objectionable. Before her handler stepped in to cut us off, Senator Klobuchar seemed a little clueless, perhaps realizing the absurdity of what we were suggesting.  If only her union pals had been there to provide her […]

  • Chandler’s Explanation (or lack of) for His Votes for Card-Check Legislation

    Posted on by Kentuckians for Employee Freedom

    Check out this video as Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY) dodges the question and pokes fun at the KY Club for Growth after their Chairman questions his support for the card-check legislation. He must think it has something to do with the “living wage” as many times as he repeats that phrase. [youtube][/youtube]  

  • John Kline REALLY Understands EFCA

    Posted on by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] In another report from the Minnesota State Fair, we were able to secure a few minutes with Congressman John Kline from Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.  As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, Congressman Kline has an especially keen understanding of EFCA. In fact, Congressman Kline gives one of the best analyses […]

  • Louisianians for Employee Freedom Are “News Makers” in North Louisiana

    Posted on by Louisianians for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] The Employee Free Choice Act is becoming a hot issue in Louisiana. The Shreveport area CBS affiliate, KSLA-TV is taking notice and invited Louisianans for Employee Freedom on their “News Makers” segment to discuss EFCA and the impact it will have on Louisiana workers if it passes. Steering Committee Chairman Mark Zeldon sat down […]

  • Marcus on the Money

    Posted on Aug 25, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus has a fantastic Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal on the need to stand up and fight against the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act: My advice today about the Employee Free Choice Act is the same as I gave in England: You better fight to stop this undemocratic bill. I’m not […]

  • “Pretty much at this stage, I agree with things they ask.”

    Posted on by Kentuckians for Employee Freedom

    Senator Mitch McConnell recently aired Bruce Lunsford’s dirty laundry and called him out on being in total lock-step with the AFL-CIO. Apparently Bruce agrees! While speaking at the Kentucky Farm Bureau forum in Louisville, McConnell warned farmers of Lunsford’s ties to union bosses stating that Bruce won’t be for trade agreements that will allow Kentucky […]

  • Union Members Agree: Voting is THE Way to Go

    Posted on by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] The Minnesota State Fair, in addition to ranking as the nation’s 2nd largest, is a wonderful place for politics and policy issues.  There you find politicians away from the tight grasp of their handlers freely mixing with Minnesotans.  Additionally, dozens of groups are there to raise the profile of their issues. We used the opportunity to […]