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Unions Bring Chicago Thuggery to California, Oregon Hospitals Breitbart.com, December 02, 2013 The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is attempting to force hospitals in California and Oregon to allow it to organize workers by using ballot initiatives that would cap executive pay and charges to patients, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The SEIU […]
Detroit News’ editorial says it all. Teacher union officials cry foul over representing teachers who are nonmembers under an exclusive representation contract they themselves have foisted on these unwilling teachers. Perhaps that’s why teachers are exercising their right to refrain. No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number. As more public school teachers […]
An editorial in USA Today reviews the bad news about government employee union pension funds, which are seriously underfunded in many cities and states. It is interesting to note that all of the states where bankruptcies have occurred were forced unionism states at the time of the bankruptcies. Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings began before Michigan became […]
Vindy.com Fresh from the heady defeat of Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, Ohio labor union bosses are setting their sights on the 2014 gubernatorial race. Bell supported Governor John Kasich’s attempt to restrict government employee union monopoly bargaining in Ohio. While the attempt to restrict monopoly bargaining for government employees was voted down by Ohio citizens, Big Labor […]
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recounts the threats to his family’s safety after passage of Act 10, which severely limited the scope of monopoly bargaining for government employee unions, and gave teachers right to work freedom as well. Tal Kopan has the story in Politico. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced death threats and frightening encounters with […]
Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation, demonstrates how teacher union officials are hurting students by preventing school reform, and pressing more and more teachers into paying for agendas they do not believe in. But, then, Pennsylvania allows union officials to collect dues from teachers in agency shop districts. The story is in The Hill. Teachers’ […]
U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Breaking Up The Union Boss “Neutrality Agreement” Racket biglaborbailout.com, November 13, 2013 It’s the little known Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall case which might end up packing a lot of legal punch once the dust settles at the high court. Union bosses, for a long time […]
Group files complaint about Unified’s vote to negotiate with unions Kenosha News Online, November 08, 2013 According to a statement from the Institute, the complaint was filed on behalf of Kristi Lacroix, who they identify as a district taxpayer. Lacroix is a former teacher at Lakeview Technology Academy who left her job this […]