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Archive: Jan 2009 (Page 2)

  • Reuniting the Labor Movement

    Posted on Jan 08, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The New York Times reports this morning that the labor movement will heed a call from the Obama administration and begin talks to reunite. Steven Greenhouse reports: The 12 union presidents issued a statement, saying: “The goal of the meeting is to create a unified labor movement that can speak and act nationally on the […]

  • Nonsense of the 111th Congress – S. 2

    Posted on Jan 07, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Middle Class Opportunity Act (S. 2), which is a “sense of congress” seems to hint at passage of EFCA. Here’s the relevant section: (6) restoring fairness, prosperity, and economic security for working families by ensuring workers can exercise their rights to freely choose to form a union without employer interference; and

  • 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Union Officials

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    1. Don’t Eliminate Secret Ballots Labor leaders are trying to pass a bill in Congress that would effectively eliminate employees’ right to vote in private when decided to join a union. Click above to see our New York Times ad 2. Provide Fair Representation Union members have filed thousands of complaints against their leaders for […]

  • EFCA slated to be introduced “early”

    Posted on Jan 05, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was on FOX News Sunday yesterday and had this to say about the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act: WALLACE: But you want to pass the bill, just to be clear here, that the — that unions, that labor, AFL-CIO, is talking about the Employee Free Choice Act, which […]

  • American Income Life Insurance Sham

    Posted on Jan 02, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Seth Michaels over at AFL-CIO Now is bragging that the unions have finally found a “businessman” in favor of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). What a joke. Michaels’ “businessman” is Joe Diecedue, who is the Arkansas state agent for the American Income Life Insurance Co. (AILI). What Michaels conveniently doesn’t mention is that […]

  • Is the UAW’s Black Lake resort in the red?

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    It’s a pretty well known fact that the United Auto Workers operates an award winning golf course and resort in Northern Michigan. FOX News recently reported that “the Black Lake club and retreat, which are among the union’s biggest fixed assets, have lost $23 million in the past five years alone, a heavy albatross around […]