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Archive: Jul 2009 (Page 2)

  • Editorial Round Up On EFCA

    Posted on Jul 23, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    A couple of anti-EFCA editorials to share today. Investor’s  Business Daily: “Son of Card Check” But this doesn’t mean congressional Democrats have given up on passing out gifts to the unions that help elect them. New legislation would contain a provision from the earlier bill requiring federal arbitrators to set the terms of the initial […]

  • SEIU’s Andy Stern Sends Love Letter To UNITE HERE’s John Wilhelm

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    Just because I enjoy following the seemingly never-ending dispute between the SEIU and UNITE HERE, here are some excerpts from Andy Stern’s bold letter to John Wilhelm: Dear John: Over the past few months, you have charged that Workers United and SEIU have been engaged in raiding activity against your union. This is false. … […]

  • Op-Ed Roundup On EFCA

    Posted on Jul 22, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    As I said last week, EFCA is still a bad piece of legislation even with the Democrats announcing that they will drop card check. There have been a number of op-eds and editorials making the case against EFCA. The Eagle-Tribune in MA: “EFCA still bad news, even post compromise” “The Employee Free Choice Act was […]

  • SEIU Doesn’t Seem To Want To Stop Fighting With UNITE HERE

    Posted on Jul 21, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    Randy Shaw continues to document the SEIU-UNITE HERE fight, blasting Andy Stern for alleging in a memo last week that the unions are “close to putting the dispute with UNITE HERE behind us.” According to Shaw, Stern’s “rosy assessment has no basis in reality”: While he spoke of promoting labor peace, SEIU moved to de-certify […]

  • Judge In UNITE HERE Legal Dispute “Not Here To Manage The Union”

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    In an amusing exchange, the judge in the legal dispute between the UNITE HERE factions over control of the union’s assets sounded like an exasperated parent lecturing his misbehaving child.  Judge George Daniels was particularly testy in his scathing remarks to Bruce Raynor’s lawyers: “Let’s not play games with this anymore. I am not here […]

  • Bruce Raynor’s “Labor Cannibalism”

    Posted on Jul 17, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Washington Times featured a scathing editorial highlighting a recent favorite topic of mine: the UNITE HERE civil war and grudge match between John Wilhelm and Bruce Raynor. The editorial, appropriately titled “Labor Cannibalism” makes many of the same arguments I’ve made about why the union conflict is a good reason to not pass EFCA: […]

  • Dems Say They Will Drop Card Check From EFCA

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    The New York Times‘ Steven Greenhouse is reporting that at least “a half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop” card check from EFCA. Although card check may be gone (for now), that doesn’t make EFCA any less of a hazard. Senate and union officials plan to replace card check with provisions to still […]

  • Compstat For Teacher Accountability

    Posted on Jul 15, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    Marcus Winter at the City Journal has an out-of-the-box suggestion for tracking student performance and evaluating teachers: Compstat for Teachers. Compstat, if you’re not familiar, changed the way police across the country fought crime: This revolutionary data system tracked crime precisely, allowing the New York Police Department to focus its efforts on the most troubled […]