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Archive: Nov 2009

  • Blogs: SEIU threatens to cut off funding to Democratic Party in California

    Posted on Nov 25, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    California’s SEIU can’t stop themselves from p*ssing people off. From the LA Times Blog yesterday entitled “California Democratic Party chief says SEIU has threatened to cut off funding”: California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton says one of the state’s most politically powerful unions has threatened to cut off funding for the party over his support […]

  • California no gold rush for the SEIU, NUHW continues to fight back

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    For a few years now, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) has been the thorn in the side of the SEIU’s perfect vision of unions in California. I’ve written about it many a time, like here, and here, and here. The NUHW themselves provide the following footage …the following embarrassment of riches …for anyone who […]

  • Do as I Say, Not as I Blog

    Posted on Nov 24, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The folks over at FireDogLake have whipped up a firedog-storm of Astroturf activism in favor of universal coverage, I mean, quality affordable health care. That’s why I was surprised to see that their help wanted ad only appears to offer a “generous health care stipend.” By “generous,” I’m assuming they mean a Cadillac of coverage, […]

  • Teamsters turnkeys leave door open for criticism in prison row

    Posted on Nov 20, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Buffalo News reported today on….wow….how prison guards in Teamster-officiated areas just walked away from their posts, leaving prisoners unattended. Take a look: State inspectors in a recent report describe the Erie County penitentiary as a management-challenged prison where deputies abandon their posts, legitimate inmate grievances go nowhere, and would-be reforms move slowly. Commission of […]

  • New York Times to Unite Here: You are nasty, brutish, and short

    Posted on Nov 19, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    In an article entitled “Some Organizers Protest Their Union’s Tactics,”Steven Greenhouse looks at a disgusting organizing practice known as “pink sheeting.” The title would be perfect but for the “Some” caveat that the paper feels is necessary to include. Don’t worry, New York Times, we get the fact its not EVERY labor organizer. Just more […]

  • SEIU’s Health Care Words that Work

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Welcome to the second installment in our series exposing SEIU’s internal documents. This time we’re looking at the SEIU’s push for universal health care, I mean, quality affordable health care, that would include a public option like the Social Security system, I mean, strengthen Americans health care system by making smart investments in the future. […]

  • Newspapers, Unions, and Organized Crime

    Posted on Nov 18, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    It’s a guilty pleasure reporting on anything that even smacks of a connection between labor and the mob, so yesterday’s newspaper raids were an irresistible event.  You can smell the stereotype wafting across the Hudson River.  I had to share: According to the AP (not raided): Investigators in the city raided offices for some of […]

  • Health care legislation is full of “goodies” for unions

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The Houston Chronicle ran an opinion piece by a local lawyer yesterday outlining “lots of goodies tucked away in the health care bill”  (as the title reads) for labor unions. Before the rundown of the list of things that labor stands to gain from the bill, it’s important to have the end goal front and […]