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Archive: May 2010 (Page 2)

  • The base of the base

    Posted on May 18, 2010 by Sonny Bunch

    Base is an interesting word. Lots of definitions. It can refer to the ground level, the bottommost part of a structure. It can be used to refer to where an organ attaches to the body. You round the bases after hitting a home run; you work on a base when you’re in the military. Base […]

  • K Street Protests: Storming in the Storm

    Posted on May 17, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    So you may have heard about the anti-Wall Street protests…or is it anti-K Street protests?…. that happened around Washington, DC, not New York City, today. Made up of a hodgepodge of unions, they stormed down a bank, closed a road or two (K and 14th NW), pissed off some pigeons in a park, and got […]

  • Andy Stern: Goodbye, Purple Palace. Hello, Reality.

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    You know it’s not going to be nice article when the headline is “Andrew Stern departs the SEIU now weakened by infighting and expenses.” You know its going to be uncomfortable when the article is the Washington Post. Worth your time, the article by Alec MacGillis offers a refreshing realistic to the legacy of Andy […]

  • “Illinoid” State of Mind

    Posted on May 13, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today an article entitled “Illinoid Department of Transportation to hire 170 new workers” in the Herald-Review gave me cause for pause. Aside from coining my new favorite word “illinoid,” which while I am sure was a Freudian slip by the person who posted it, it lays out the next chapter in the strange saga that […]

  • Nevada Governor has an interesting idea

    Posted on May 12, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    The governor of Nevada is acting like the governor of California. He’s calling the public sector unions’ bluff. Faced with an impending budgetary crisis, he’s doing one of the only things he can do. From Business Week: “Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons launched an initiative petition Monday that would force union negotiations with state or local […]

  • We’re Hiring!

    Posted on May 11, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

      The Center for Union Facts seeks an energetic and enterprising researcher to join the group’s growing public outreach and education program. The Center for Union Facts (CUF) is a leading union watchdog organization dedicated to educating Americans about the labor union movement. We work to expose labor leaders’ abuse of their members’ trust. We […]

  • Accountability: Not just for students anymore!

    Posted on May 10, 2010 by Sonny Bunch

    You remember high school, right? Awkward relationships, spirited sporting events, the occasional field trip. And, of course, the reason that you were there: classes, papers, and, a couple of times a year, an exam. Testing remains an integral portion of every student’s life. One has to know the material in order to advance in their […]

  • Another day, another union sabotaging students

    Posted on May 07, 2010 by Sonny Bunch

    Maryland’s largest teachers union is speaking out against that state’s bid for a quarter billion in federal funding: The Maryland State Education Association sent a letter to state school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick on Thursday detailing its objections to the proposal, which would make student growth half of teacher evaluations, among other changes. The union questions […]