Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Category Archive: Humor

  • Yale Students Go On Hunger Strike, Eat When Hungry

    Posted on May 08, 2017 by Team

    Some Yale University graduate students want to join a union. And they’re willing to starve for it. Well, not really. Eight of the university’s graduate students are now in their second week of a “symbolic” hunger strike, which means that protesters fast on water alone until they “can no longer go on.” At that point, the protesters […]

  • News Roundup: Labor Laughs Off Civility

    Posted on Jan 09, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Illinois Labor Crowd Finds Decapitation Hilarious Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was a big hit at the Illinois Labor History Society. As the keynote speaker at the Society’s “Salute to Labor’s Historic Heroes from the History Makers of Today” event, Lewis recalled the labor days of yore by saying, “[W]e are in a moment where the wealth disparity in this […]

  • Unions Killed my Ho Ho

    Posted on Jan 16, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Last Wednesday Hostess Brands Inc., maker of sweet snacks including Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to settle its unsecured debts, primarily weighed down by its heavily unionized workforce. Debts beholden for ingredients like flour, sweeteners and cocoa pale in comparison to the exorbitant amounts owed to union health […]

  • Is Red the New Purple?

    Posted on May 11, 2011 by Union Facts

    Here are some photographs captured by during the May Day rally in Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2011. Is red the new purple? We’ll let you be the judge …

  • Labor Union Sparks Relationship with Medical Marijuana Industry

    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 by Union Facts

    Organized labor in Northern California says it’s high time that they unite with the state’s growing medical marijuana industry. On Monday, cannabis operators in San Jose and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union hashed-out the details for their new partnership …

  • Pelosi hopes the “Employer Free Choice Act” happens soon

    Posted on Aug 03, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    That’s not a typo. Not only did she call it the “Employer Freed Choice Act,” which is embarrassing enough, but she told the Communications Workers of America that EFCA ought soon be the “law of the land.”  They applauded. From the CWA: [youtube][/youtube]

  • Trucks for Bucks: Hollywood Teamsters consider entertainment industry shutdown

    Posted on Jul 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Remember the the Hollywood strike of 2007-2007 by the Writer’s Guild of America. Your favorite show probably had a strangely short season. Plot lines were truncated. Favorite shows on the cusp of being renewed were canceled.  It produced Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Colbert, Stewart, and Conan (remember him) fought. And we learned that some late […]

  • Union boss finds out hookers and food aren’t cheap, bankrupts local

    Posted on Jun 17, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    You cannot make up stories like this. Not if you try, and not in a thousand years. From the New York Post: A married, obese former president of a Port Authority union admitted yesterday in court to embezzling nearly $300,000 in member dues and using the cash for tawdry hook-ups with prostitutes, casino trips and […]