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Archive: Dec 2013

  • Something Stinks in Boston

    Posted on Dec 31, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFT uses a PAC to funnel nearly half a million dollars into Boston’s mayoral election, questions remain

  • Responding to Ravitch: “Patently Absurd.”

    Posted on Dec 17, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    When it comes to “converts,” you either love them or hate them. In the case of Diane Ravitch, who started her career as an Assistant Secretary of Education in George H.W. Bush’s administration and is finishing it up as a dyed-in-the-wool teachers union shill, the American Federation of Teachers and Ravitch have an unsurprising love […]

  • Teachers Union Fights for Convicted Child Molester

    Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    This summer, Rose City Michigan math teacher Neal Erickson was convicted of raping a young student over a three year period. He was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. You’d think that would be enough to convince his union to stand down, but you’d be wrong. EAGNews.com reports that the Michigan Education Association […]

  • UFCW Leaders Arrested Posing as Walmart Employees

    Posted on Dec 13, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    RT @deborahhorne: At least 4 arrested at WalMart protest. @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/1jrzWOQWeU — KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) November 29, 2013 We noted that recent protests at Wal-Mart stores were stage-managed United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-organized efforts aimed at unionizing the retailer or winning political support to make the chain uncompetitive with unionized grocers. Through a […]

  • Fact Checking Randi

    Posted on Dec 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last night, American Federation of Teachers union president Randi Weingarten appeared on FOX News to defend her union against charges leveled in our full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Listening to the segment, it became clear that Weingarten was more interested in spin than an honest conversation about improving America’s global educational […]

  • Judge Clears Detroit to Go Bust

    Posted on Dec 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    In a much-anticipated decision this morning, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled against a group of labor unions and other creditors and allowed the City of Detroit to file for municipal Chapter IX bankruptcy. It gets worse for the city’s municipal unions, as Judge Rhodes put city workers’ pensions on the potential chopping block: In […]