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Archive: Mar 2009

  • UAW Financial Reports Shows Lavish Resorts and Big Salaries During 2008 Turmoil

    Posted on Mar 31, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Doral Desert Princess Resort, where the UAW spent $94,000 on a leadership conference Today, amidst further negotiations between General Motors (GM), the United Auto Workers (UAW), and the federal government, the UAW filed its yearly financial report which shows hard times for auto workers did not translate to the UAW’s lavish expense accounts and salaries. […]

  • EFCA’s Acid Test: Voting for cloture means you’re voting for EFCA

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    There are many moderate Democrats in the Senate that are looking to have it both ways on the Employee Forced Choice Act. They know the polling shows that voter support for EFCA is in the crapper (no matter how hard the unions try to create push polls to prove otherwise), but they also don’t want […]

  • News Roundup: The West Wing, ECON 101

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Martin Sheen and other actors from “The West Wing” are coming to D.C. to show support for EFCA. It is telling that unions had to turn to a fictitious president and his fictitious staff rather than garnering any visible support from the real President of the United States. The actors support is appropriate however, since […]

  • Union Organizer discusses EFCA’s Card Check Provision

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The Heritage Foundation put together a video interview with former UFCW organizer Rian Wathen. Wathen describes the intimidation and deception unions routeinely employee to obtain union cards. [youtube][/youtube] Under the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, the cards Wathen describes would be the standard method of forming a union.

  • News Roundup: Feinstein Out, More Union Hypocrisy

    Posted on Mar 30, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    According to the LA Times, Sen. Feinstein is backing off of EFCA. Also interesting is this quote farther down from Christy Setzer of the SEIU: “Passing the Employee Free Choice Act would be like a mini-economic stimulus package — pumping approximately $49 billion into the economy each year at a time when working families need […]

  • Another take on “card check”

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    A friend of mine passed this along, and I’m not sure what to think of this. Enjoy. [youtube][/youtube]

  • “How do you spell hypocrisy? S.E.I.U.”

    Posted on Mar 27, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    “How do you spell hypocrisy? SEIU!” That was the chant today in front of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU “broke their union contract,” and laid off 75 unionized staff members. Those workers picketed the union today with slogans like “EFCA’s First Violator Who? SEIU” and “Stop Union Busting.” [youtube][/youtube] For now, here […]

  • News Roundup: WSJ Hits back, A Far More Dangerous Phase, Dem. Gov Opposed to EFCA

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The Wall Street Journal responds to ARAW’s blatant twisting of the Journal’s March 20th editorial: “These guys must really be desperate.” We couldn’t have put it better. Also in the WSJ, Kimberley Strassel writes that “the business community just moved into a far more dangerous phase.” Definitely a piece worth reading and passing along to […]