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Archive: Oct 2008

  • Does the Star Tribune Know About YouTube?

    Posted on Oct 29, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    Our Executive Committee Chairman King Banaian has a great post on the logic behind the Minneapolis Star Tribune citing EFCA as a reason not to endorse Ashwin Madia, but ignoring Elwyn Tinklenberg’s equally egregious misstatements on the issue.

  • Liberal Paper Cites EFCA in Declining to Endorse Madia

    Posted on Oct 28, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    In their editorial declining to endorse Democrat Ashwin Madia (a rare thing for this very liberal newspaper), the Minneapolis Star Tribune cited Madia’s dishonesty on EFCA. As the Strib put it: At the last debate, Madia was less polished on policy than his two rivals and repeated an error made in his endorsement interview — […]

  • Privacy for terrorists but not for KY workers?

    Posted on Oct 24, 2008 by Kentuckians for Employee Freedom

    In the third and final debate between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and union puppet Bruce Lunsford the candidates clashed on issues dealing mainly with the economy and energy. But when it came time for the candidates to pose questions directly to each other, we learned that Bruce Lunsford is more than willing to fight […]

  • Feedback Loop

    Posted on Oct 23, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Talking amongst friends, pro-union-Dems refer to the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act as a “feedback loop” for the Democratic party. To that point, Sen. John Ensign had this to say about EFCA: “It would make Republicans the minority party for the next 40 to 50 years,” said Ensign of the EFCA.

  • Thatcher’s Reaction to Card Check: No thank you, sir

    Posted on Oct 22, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Claire Berlinski isn’t an expert on labor unions, she’s an expert on Margaret Thatcher. So why am I writing about her? Because of her great article in the City Journal regarding Thatcher’s 1980 Employment Act. Berlinski writes: When Thatcher was elected in 1979, Britain had just endured a winter of discontent—a season of strikes and […]

  • Unions “almost never stop at 30 percent”

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    I suspect Minnesota labor leader Russell Hess is going to get a call from Washington, DC today. That’s because he is way off the reservation when it comes to talking about the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). In fact, he admitted to the Rochester Post-Bulletin that union leaders “almost never stop at [collecting cards […]

  • Meet Bill

    Posted on Oct 21, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Here’s the Chamber of Commerce’s great new ad against EFCA: [youtube][/youtube] “Bill,” by the way, is Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan. This is not the first video Bill’s antics have been featured in. You might remember him from this one as well: [youtube][/youtube]

  • A Call for Open Debate

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Remember our call for a debate from yesterday? Well apparently the USA Today—America’s most colorful newspaper—agrees. Here’s the letter of ours they published today: Call for open discussion In his piece on the deceptively named “Employee Free Choice Act,” AFL-CIO President John Sweeney says corporate interests don’t want a real debate on the issue. Anyone […]