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Archive: Dec 2008

  • UAW Taking Heat on Black Lake

    Posted on Dec 31, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    The United Auto Workers have been taking a lot of heat on the Black Lake Golf Course and Resort. Yesterday, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks was on FOX Business News to discuss the issue. Here’s the video.

  • Morning News Roundup

    Posted on Dec 29, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    New York Times editorial calls for quick passage of EFCA; Orange County Register editorial says Solis will likely weaken labor financial disclosure requirements in addition to passing EFCA. The result: “passage will result in employees having less free choice, while unions have less government oversight against corruption. That is hardly likely to spark much economic […]

  • Who knew Andy Stern was a Punter?

    Posted on Dec 26, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Here’s an amusing video of SEIU President Andy Stern totally punting on Robert Reich’s question about the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act’s elimination of secret ballots.

  • Editorials Against EFCA

    Posted on Dec 23, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    In the last few years the editorial boards of over 100 newspapers have editorialized against the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act. During that time, only three papers (by our count) have favored the bill. Most editorials note that EFCA would effectively strip workers of their right to a private and secret ballot in voting for […]

  • One for the road (and the SEIU)

    Posted on Dec 20, 2008 by J. Justin Wilson

    Yesterday, Arizona’s soon-to-be-departing Governor Janet Napolitano signed an executive order mandating “meet-and-confer” requirements for all state workers. It should be no surprise that the SEIU already has 80 organizers in the field getting employees to sign union cards. It should also be no surprise the Napolitano relied heavily on unions to obtain the 4,000 five-dollar […]

  • SEIU’s Running Scared, Foiled by Google

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Apparently the Service Employees International Union is trying to cover up its involvement in the Blagojevich scandal. Last week I linked to a website called “SEIU Kids First,” which featured an article praising Blagojevich for signing over 49,000 state childcare workers to the union. It was accompanied by a fantastic photo of SEIU President grinning […]

  • Unraveling SEIU’s Political Tactics

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andy Stern has made political power the hallmark of his career atop the largest union in the country. But now, as his unions’ role in the Blagojevich scandal becomes more apparent, Stern’s quid pro quo political power deserves a second (and third and fourth) look. In this mornings Wall […]