Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Andy Stern says ACORN is closing up shop and other news

Andy Stern reports that ACORN is closing up shop (the other Andy Stern).

–The SEIU District 1199 and UFCW Local 1059 have made it clear that they will no long support Ohio’s U.S. Rep. Zach Space, the state’s only Democratic representative who voted against the health care legislation. Business Week

–The Hill offers this helpful roundup of who needs to watch their backs come November after the health care vote, thanks to the AFL-CIO and the SEIU.

–Denial is not just a river in Egypt……Bruce Corsaw, SEIU Local 620 field services director, said to a local paper that “a coincidental thing that occurred” when 13 of 14 total SEIU employees in the city all were conspicuously absent and sick on the same day during a contentious contract negotiation.

–Anthony Rumore, former longtime president of the Scarsdale, N.Y.-based International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 812 and Teamster District Joint Council 16, has plead guilty to forcing, coercing, and threatening union members into performing “domestic” tasks for him… installing home furnishings, running errands for his daughters wedding, taking his wife to the doctor, and delivering their Christmas tree. The list continues ad nauseam. So does my nausea.

–The SEIU-UHW and NUHW trial started yesterday.

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