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Archive: Feb 2009 (Page 2)

  • News Roundup: Strikes, Fights, and Confusing Op-eds

    Posted on Feb 19, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The SEIU Leadership in Canada prepares to take strike action with Red Cross workers.  Since when is the Red Cross a vicious employer?  Who’s next the Salvation Army? Flawless logic from The Huffington Post:  Unions increase economic growth, but “corporate interests” don’t want economic growth.   Hmm…last time I checked Wall Street gets pretty excited about […]

  • News Roundup: Rallies for EFCA and Rallies against Andy Stern

    Posted on Feb 18, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    UHW speaks out on video regarding their feelings on Andy Stern and democracy. Some Blue Dog Democrats may oppose EFCA. UAW reaches a tentative agreement. As I pointed out yesterday, small businesses will be hurt by EFCA. 3000 rally for EFCA in Chicago. We’re bound to see a lot more of these rallies as the […]

  • EFCA’s Disastrous Impact on Small Businesses: 1.8 million affected under EFCA

    Posted on Feb 17, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    There is a rumor floating around Washington that the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act won’t affect small businesses. In a recent OpEd in the Herald News titled “Free Choice and Small Business,” Sen. John Kerry wrote: Employee Free Choice Act makes no changes to the small business exemptions under our nation’s labor laws. Small businesses […]

  • Perez Stern

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Want the latest scuttlebutt about And Stern and the SEIU? Well you’re in luck. Perez Stern has everything covered. Here’s how they describe themselves: is a labor union related gossip site which publishes rumors, speculation, assumptions, opinions and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts. Information on this site may or may not be […]

  • News Roundup: Union negotiations all across the country

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The California budget battle rages on.  SEIU members are offered special protection from the layoffs. SEIU’s own staff isn’t getting special treatment in regard to internal layoffs. GM prepares a 900 page restructuring plan. “But G.M.’s plan to shrink its way to profitability will not mean much without an agreement with the U.A.W.” A new […]

  • News Roundup: Union Leaders in danger of charges… and flying fruit

    Posted on Feb 16, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Schwarzenegger and SEIU reach a deal.  Both sides gain in the compromise. Former Milwaukee Police Union boss charged with forgery and misappropriation of entity identifying information. Angry Mini autoworkers in England throw fruit at their union bosses. Union sources said workers had thrown fruit at managers but BMW denied the claim. A spokesman said: “No […]

  • News Roundup: California, Oregon, and Washington

    Posted on Feb 13, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Schwarzenegger continues to wrestle with California’s SEIU. The current issues include paid holidays, furloughs, and labor rules.  Check out this labor rule that should definitely go: Schwarzenegger also wants union concessions on how the state counts overtime to cut into the $750 million spent on it from the general fund each year. The state currently […]

  • News Roundup: SEIU and UNITE HERE spotlight

    Posted on Feb 12, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    A high ranking SEIU official resigns after being accusing of charging the union $9,000 for personal expenses. The Chicago Tribune says that Hannity gave Blogejevich “his most intense grilling yet.” SEIU among others spends big bucks in California to influence politics. More on the UHW/SEIU problems: “Stern’s dream is nothing less than a nightmare for […]