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  • Bill Followed Randi to the Cliff: Will He Jump?

    Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    News from New York, the city whose most vulnerable kids are under siege from Randi Weingarten and the American Federation of Teachers: A new Quinnipiac Poll finds a majority of New Yorkers disapprove of the education policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has followed Randi’s radical agenda chapter and verse. While de Blasio’s overall […]

  • Randi Runs as Radical Stances Meet Blowback in NYC

    Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will be in Kiev rallying for the interim government of Ukraine, far from the controversies she left in New York. We’re not sure how this helps teachers or students in the U.S., but if she wants to support the Ukrainians we suppose that’s her prerogative. It’s a […]

  • New York City Workers’ Union Boss Puts “Big” in Big Labor

    Posted on May 28, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Local 983 of District Council 37, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) AFL-CIO, pays its president, Mark Rosenthal, over $156,000 per year, according to the New York Post. It seems like members might not receive much work for all that dues money. The Post alleges: The 400-pound president of Local 983 of […]

  • News Roundup: NYC Labor in the News

    Posted on Feb 25, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Huffington Post: Armored Car Drivers Try To Unionize In New York City Labor wants to make greater inroads into security, a field with traditionally low unionization rates. Bloomberg: N.Y. MTA Labor Talks Drag as Union Fights Part-Time Bus Drivers Union officials of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 continue to urge ignorance of reality as unionized drivers continue […]

  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Rhode Island Legislators Literally On The Union Payroll Although plenty of politicians are effectively on labor’s payroll thanks to the massive amount of money that unions funnel into political campaigns, two Rhode Island state senators have taken things to a whole new level. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Senator Frank Ciccone both pulled in six figures from the […]

  • The Wheels Come Off NYC Union’s Bus

    Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    New York City’s yellow school bus drivers are taking the concept of wanting what they can’t have to a whole new level. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 has authorized a strike that it says will begin on Wednesday morning. The ATU is demanding that the city include special employee protections in the competitive bidding that […]

  • Do You Stand With Dougco Kids?

    Posted on Oct 04, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    When a Washington D.C. union boss comes to town, take notice. If that boss promises to come back again, take cover. “This is not my first trip to Colorado, and it won’t be my last,” said Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Coloradoans—you’ve been warned. Weingarten, the former head of the AFT’s […]

  • Feds Open Investigation Into Alleged Snow Job

    Posted on Jan 07, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    After 20 inches of snow were dumped on New York City last week, the media has been atwitter about allegations made by one city councilman. Dan Halloran claimed he was approached by three Sanitation Department workers who confessed they had been ordered to slow down the snow removal as a protest against recent budget cuts. […]