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Archive: Jun 2009 (Page 2)

  • UAW Disputing Property Tax On Its $33 Million Golf Course

    Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Detroit News ran an editorial criticizing the UAW for disputing the tax assessment of its $33 million Black Lake golf resort with the local township: The UAW still owns and operates a $33 million posh golf resort on Black Lake near Cheboygan that ostensibly serves as an education center but provides an elegant getaway […]

  • NUHW Details Allegations Of SEIU Intimdation, Harassment, Vandalism, Theft…

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The union battle escalated yesterday in Fresno, CA as the NUHW officially filed charges with the California Public Employee Relations Board against the SEIU for alleged interference in the voting process to organize home healthcare workers. Both sides traded barbs and hurled accusations at each other.  The SEIU dismissed the NUHW’s efforts, essentially branding them […]

  • Senator Pryor Claims He’s Working On New Proposal To EFCA

    Posted on Jun 22, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Arkansas News reported that Senator Mark Pryor is working on a new proposal to make it easier for workers to organize. Pryor is aiming for both labor and business support, claiming that his idea would not be a compromise on EFCA but entirely new legislation. Pryor doesn’t actually have any legislation in writing, so […]

  • Labor Uses Environmental “Concern” For Own Benefit

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The New York Times featured an article today illustrating everything that is wrong with unions. The focus of the piece is the so-called labor-funded group, California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE). The organization claims on its website to “help solve the State’s energy problems by building, maintaining and operating conventional and renewable energy power plant.” […]

  • NUHW Challenging SEIU’s Win In Fresno

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The National Union of Healthcare Workers (formerly part of the SEIU) is challenging the outcome of a bitterly fought election in Fresno, CA against the SEIU. The vote tally late Friday evening revealed that the SEIU had narrowly won by a 233-vote margin. The SEIU received 2,938 votes compared to the NUHW’s 2,705 votes, with […]

  • Atlantic City Takes On UAW

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The Associated Press has an informative article about casinos in Atlantic City, NJ pushing back against the unions’ misleading ad campaign. For those not familiar with the union situation in Atlantic City, the United Auto Workers (yes, that UAW, a.k.a. the Union of Card Dealers) has been attempting to organize casino employees. The union has […]

  • Another Day, Another Democrat Comes Out Against EFCA

    Posted on Jun 18, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Rick Dantzler, a former Democratic state legislator in Florida, announced his opposition to EFCA today. Dantzler, who served in both houses of the Florida legislature, joined a growing number of Democrats who oppose EFCA. Here’s what Dantzler had to say: “I just can’t figure out why anyone would support eliminating a worker’s right to cast […]

  • SEIU In Trouble…Again.

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    When the SEIU is not busy fighting its protracted war with UNITE HERE, it finds time to duel with the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). It recently spent nearly $10 million to organize 10,000 health care workers in Fresno, CA. The SEIU also – not surprisingly –  allegedly committed acts of vandalism and intimidation […]