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Archive: Oct 2008 (Page 2)

  • Everybody’s Talking About Card Check Except Jeff Merkley

    Posted on Oct 20, 2008 by Oregonians for Employee Freedom

    One issue in the race for Oregon’s U.S. Senate seat between Senator Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley that hasn’t been given much attention is the issue of the Employee Free Choice Act, or card check. Card check is the system where union organizers collect cards from workers to signal their intent to have union representation […]

  • Note to Sweeney: We Accept Your Challange

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Last week, responding to the USA Today’s editorial against the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (worth a read), AFL-CIO President John Sweeney wrote that we “don’t want a real debate on the bill.” Give me a break! The only people unwilling to discuss EFCA are the labor unions and their toadies in Congress. If you’re […]

  • Of ahhh… Of ahhh…

    Posted on Oct 17, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Here is an amusing video of Minnesota Democratic Congressional candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg stammering and stuttering in an attempt to justify his support of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act: [youtube][/youtube]

  • McCain Highlights Importance of Private Ballot

    Posted on Oct 13, 2008 by Tracie Gibler

    With the election 22 days away, Presidential candidate John McCain has changed his stump speech to highlight Senator Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid’s plan to effectively eliminate private elections for working Americans. “Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your […]

  • “The Governor has made it known that she doesn’t want to speak to you right now…”

    Posted on Oct 10, 2008 by Granite Staters for Employee Freedom

    After a Business and Industry Association debate at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, the Granite Staters for Employee Freedom tried to get a straight answer from Jeanne Shaheen on whether she supports a worker’s right to a private ballot in the workplace.  Take a look at 1:22 in the video below – before the cameraman […]

  • Jeanne Shaheen Continues to Dodge the Question

    Posted on by Granite Staters for Employee Freedom

    At a Chamber of Commerce forum in Portsmouth, NH, Jeanne Shaheen had yet another opportunity to defend her support of the Employee Free Choice Act, and again she she chose to attack the questioner rather than answer the question. [youtube][/youtube]

  • Lautenberg nears fisticuffs with labor boss

    Posted on Oct 08, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    From the PolitickerNJ: After Lautenberg gave his pro-union stump speech to around 100 union members, he tried to engage a reportedly agitated Capasso in a discussion outside the union hall. The debate became heated when Capasso accused Lautenberg of taking work away from his union members, and Lautenberg responding that he fought in World War […]