Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Mar 2010 (Page 3)

  • Andy Stern: No union is “communist choice”

    Posted on Mar 04, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    If I told you that SEIU president Andy Stern calls corporations who encourage their employees not to unionize “communists”, would you be waiting for a punch line? Here’s the quote from the Cornell Daily Sun: Sun: Despite the concern, why has America’s unionization rate been falling for the past several decades? A.S.: It’s a combination […]

  • Beating the competition: SEIU colors cameraman’s eye purple.

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The National Union of Healthcare Workers released the following video last week of an incident on February 25th in Garden Grove, CA. You don’t have to watch the whole thing.  Feel free to skip to :43– right about the point when the SEIU worker strikes the cameraman. The SEIU has good reason to be scared […]

  • Trumka on Obama: “I give him the highest marks for tenacity”

    Posted on Mar 03, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    The New York Times spared few punches in their piece “Still with Obama, But Worried”: “Because unions have been so crucial to the Democrats election after election, political experts say labor’s ambivalence, or worse, toward the Democrats could greatly deepen that party’s woes this fall. “Labor is very disappointed, whether it’s about card check or the effort […]

  • On Obama’s debt commission, Andy Stern makes the cut

    Posted on Mar 01, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    You heard that right. Somehow SEIU President Andy Stern passed the vetting to be nominated for the National Commission on Fiscal Responsiblity and Reform, so-named so that it can be declared a success without actually reducing any deficits. He has gleefully accepted. From the SEIU release: “I am honored to have been asked to serve […]