Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Dec 2009 (Page 2)

  • San Francisco’s Christmas-colored pension problem: Red or Green?

    Posted on Dec 15, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Across the country, pension funds are in the red, especially union managed, owned, and operated pension funds. And in California, pensions for state and local workers are an enormous portion of local budgets and tax payer dollars. The union-beleaguered mayor of San Francisco and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd are backing a proposal for San Francisco’s voters […]

  • Jimmy Hoffa hates the Senate’s health care bill.

    Posted on Dec 11, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Jimmy Hoffa hates the health care bill in the Senate.  He laid out exactly why in a press release yesterday.  You can’t fight a hate like this. From the Teamsters Press release yesterday: WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Teamsters on Thursday announced their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) amendment to eliminate the proposed […]

  • SEIU in Chicago: When compromise is a deal breaker

    Posted on Dec 09, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Exhibit #28 this year for an American city with a cash-strapped budget, Chicago, is home to the latest “take no prisoners” efforts of the SEIU. Last month, the Chicago Park District unveiled an unpopular compromise proposal that would preserve jobs and save money that the District doesn’t have. According to the Chicago Sun Times: In […]

  • Uniting for the common ill: National Nurses United

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    It was named in Minneapolis in August, but yesterday it was finally born. National Nurses United, as it is called, in the middle of their founding convention in Scottsdale, AZ, (Dec. 7-8). And who exactly is National Nurses United? It’s funny, but the San Francisco Chronicle piece from today doesn’t even need editorializing: “Nurses from […]

  • What do cocaine, Chicago, election fraud have in common? A handful of Teamsters leaders

    Posted on Dec 08, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    From the National Legal and Policy Center: After five years, a Chicago voting scandal, union-style, has reached its final conclusion. During the course of hearing on August 27 through September 29, six former officials of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 743 in Chicago were sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois […]

  • Not set in stone: SEIU’s strangle hold on SoCal health workers in jeopardy

    Posted on Dec 04, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The SEIU’s strangle hold on health workers in Southern California took a major blow this week, thanks a ruling by the NLRB, and much to the joy of the NUHW. The LA Times reports: A federal labor board decision this week has given a major victory to a breakaway union vying with the giant Service […]

  • Teamsters demand blood money

    Posted on Dec 03, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Some things show up in my newsfeed and they just can’t be ignored. Like the AP article below.  Just one more example of a union not putting the health and well-being of our nation’s citizens first. From this morning: PHILADELPHIA — Teamsters who work at American Red Cross blood services facilities in Philadelphia are on […]