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Archive: Sep 2008 (Page 2)

  • American Rights at Work Dodge Substantive Debate on EFCA

    Posted on Sep 19, 2008 by Tracie Gibler

    American Rights at Work has taken a page out of the DFL of Minnesota playbook by dodging a debate on the EFCA issue. Center for Union Facts Executive Director Richard Berman challenged American Rights at Work Chairman David Bonior to debate EFCA in an August 22 letter. Nearly a month later, and Mr. Bonior has […]

  • Carol Shea-Porter’s Labor Friends get Fiesty

    Posted on by Granite Staters for Employee Freedom

    Outside of a Carol Shea-Porter event in Manchester, 2 of the Granite Staters for Employee Freedom asked some gentlemen from the NALC and AFL-CIO a few questions about the EFCA, and things went south pretty quickly. [youtube][/youtube] The representative from the NALC, even if unintentionally, makes an interesting point – it was around 90 years […]

  • Paulsen-Madia II: Will Ashwin Dodge EFCA Again?

    Posted on Sep 16, 2008 by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    Tonight, Ashwin Madia and Erik Paulsen will again debate in their bid to replace Jim Ramstad in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. In their last debate, Madia was pinned down a bit more on his support for EFCA.  The nice thing about a debate: You can’t run away. Like Congressman Ramstad, Erik Paulsen opposes EFCA.  In fact, […]

  • Bruce Lunsford…You Owe an Apology to the People of Kentucky

    Posted on by Kentuckians for Employee Freedom

    On Saturday Bruce Lunsford and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell faced off in a debate sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  Watch below as McConnell slams Lunsford for his liberal agenda, which includes “more unions…taking away the secret ballot in labor union elections.”  McConnell tells Lunsford he should be ashamed of himself and owes an apology to […]

  • AFL-CIO talking out of both sides of its mouth

    Posted on Sep 12, 2008 by Tracie Gibler

    Phillip Wilson, over at Laboring Away at the Institute, caught the AFL-CIO talking out of both sides of its mouth: AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker is quoted saying: “We have learned painfully that in this third century of our republic, we cannot take our right to vote for granted. We have to defend […]

  • Lunsford’s Labor Lovefest

    Posted on by Kentuckians for Employee Freedom

    Check out Bruce Lunsford as he pledges his support for union issues to hundreds of union members underneath a sign urging the passage of the “Employee Free Choice Act.” More proof that Bruce is just out to strip Kentucky workers of their rights and is yet another puppet beholden to union bosses.  [youtube][/youtube]

  • Wow: It’s Not Funny, Al

    Posted on by Minnesotans for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] Al Franken has a sick sense of humor; but we’re not talking about his “comedic” writings. When we caught up with Al again last week, he found it surprising and funny that Minnesotans would stand up for the basic democratic rights embodied in the private ballot. We realize that Al’s tens of thousands in special […]

  • Union boss: Citizens didn’t vote for democracy so workers don’t need to vote for a union

    Posted on by Mainers for Employee Freedom

    [youtube][/youtube] Jack McKay, president of the Eastern Maine Labor Council, took time away from a pro-EFCA rally to explain why the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that will take away an employee’s right to a private ballot, should be law in the United States. Mr. McKay compares the formation of a workplace union without […]