Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Category Archive: Humor (page 2)

  • 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 […]

  • SEIU to children: No books for you

    Posted on Jun 16, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    It’s summer time, and that means it’s time for America’s children to get to their summer reading! That is, unless you live in Santa Cruz, California, where the SEIU’s negotiations with the city may shut down local libraries for three months: “All but one county library could close for three months, smaller branches could be […]

  • Zombies or Ghosts? EFCA in the land of the living dead

    Posted on Jun 15, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    When I see quotes like this from politicians and labor leaders, I think that this is less like the resurrection of EFCA (Frankenstein style) and more like a haunting that just won’t go away. Which do you think is more apropos? Pretending like EFCA isn’t dead will not make it less dead. From Richard Trumka […]

  • In Arkansas, Unions find the strength to call searing loss a “tremendous victory”

    Posted on Jun 09, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    In what is being described by CNN as a landslide by women, Blanche Lincoln managed to hold off labor-backed Bill Halter in the hotly (and nastily) contested Democratic primary race in Arkansas. The AFL-CIO called the loss a “tremendous victory” for working families, and SEIU stood by their man as well. If this is what […]

  • SEIU Hotlines and other despicable things

    Posted on Jun 08, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    –The SEIU sees blood in Arizona, and a chance to cash in. They put together a hotline for anyone traveling to Arizona to call in and get travel advisories. The hotline, if set up by anyone not far left of center, would result in pejoratives being hurled at them by ….everyone.  But because the SEIU […]

  • Teamsters: We won’t mow, but we want more.

    Posted on May 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Um. Sometimes things just don’t make sense. Racine County has grass in its road’s medians. The Teamsters can’t and won’t mow it, but that doesn’t stop them from asking the County not to let local inmates do it for free. Teamsters leaders filed a grievance in 2009 after county officials began using volunteers from the […]

  • “Illinoid” State of Mind

    Posted on May 13, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Today an article entitled “Illinoid Department of Transportation to hire 170 new workers” in the Herald-Review gave me cause for pause. Aside from coining my new favorite word “illinoid,” which while I am sure was a Freudian slip by the person who posted it, it lays out the next chapter in the strange saga that […]