Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: May 2008 (Page 2)

  • Surprise! Union Bosses Don’t Care About Worker’s Rights.

    Posted on May 20, 2008 by Adam Schaeffer

    I’d be hard-pressed to shock readers of this blog with the unsavory actions of union bosses. But union members are often kept in the dark about the true nature of their leadership. The Chicago Tribune gives an update of an SEIU dispute that is exposing the union’s leaders as the autocrats they are: Sal Rosselli […]

  • Union Organizer Admits it’s His Job “to get down and dirty”

    Posted on May 19, 2008 by Adam Schaeffer

    Finally, some refreshing honesty from union organizers. Responding to the suggestion that comparing management to Osama bin Laden was inappropriate, union organizer Steve Maritas responded: “Maybe it was a low move. But that’s the way (labor) war is … I’m from the street. If I have to get down and dirty, I’ll do it.” The […]

  • Dockworkers Union Protests Against Iraq?

    Posted on May 02, 2008 by Adam Schaeffer

    It’s good to know the union bosses are focused like a laser on the issues that affect American workers: “The handling of cargo at seaports from Southern California to Alaska ground to a halt Thursday as several thousand longshoremen skipped work to protest the war in Iraq.” “‘The worst part of it seems to be […]