Michigan Teachers Could Go To Prison Just For... →
This is ridiculous. Any Republican who tells you they’re for small government is full of shit. From the article: Conservatives who rail against “small government” ought to take a look at what the Republican Party of Michigan has been up to this past year. Allowing dictatorial “Emergency Financial Managers” to override the decisions of local governments – including invalidating union...
Roddick: Union will give professional tennis... →
Check out the link, good stuff. “….The trouble doesn’t end there. Facing nearly a year-round schedule and little ability to participate in the decision-making process on the players’ tour, it’s clear that the players have to come together to make their voice heard—particularly when it comes to conditions that put players’ health at risk. Fortunately, Roddick isn’t alone. Rafael...
Boeing Papers Say 787 Plant Site Gave Upper Hand... →
(Heading is a link to the article) Surprise, surprise. Of course Boeing was moving to Right To Work for less South Carolina to bust the Machinists. Republicans in congress were shitting their pants acting like the NLRB is some sort of Communist controlled knee breaking organization hell bent against capitalism and ‘merica. The only reason the NLRB was going after Boeing was the fact that...
Editorial: Unions, Michigan have no time for a... →
The only plus side of a “Right To Work” (for less) fight is that we (the unions) would prevail, and Rick the dick would for sure be a one term governor. However it would be very costly to the state, and one hell of a battle. Good article by the freep.
Nurse Labor Strike Leads To Patient Death In... →
About 23,000 nurses across California walked off the job Thursday in a one-day strike at 33 not-for-profit hospitals run by Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health and the independent Children’s Hospital Oakland. They had planned to go back to work Friday, but were locked out when they tried to return to work at Sutter hospitals, according to union officials.” During the Kaiser lockout...
Michigan Workers Vote NUHW! →
From Stern Burger with Fries: “This just in. The NLRB finished counting the ballots from today’s election at Luther Manor Nursing Home and… workers voted by more than a two-to-one margin to leave SEIU and join NUHW! The final tally was 47 (NUHW), 22 (SEIU), 1 (No Union) and 4 challenged ballots.” Congrats to Luther Manor workers on forming a democratic union! SEIU is the bosses...
Longshoremen Breathe Life Into the Labor Movement →
I’m loving what the ILWU is doing the West Coast. Keep up the good fight brothers and sisters! We need to kick start the labor movement with more militancy. From the article: “And as for those upright, uptight citizens who will condemn the Longview demonstration as “lawless” or “renegade,” they need to recalibrate. They need to see this thing for what it...
Senate panel rejects GOP bid to undercut NLRB →
Hey look, the government not trampling on workers rights for once. Nice job Senate, you just earned a pat on the head.
Trying out “The Minimalist” Looks good, and minimal.
Fox News Fakes Hoffa's Labor Speech to Spread... →
Classic Faux News horseshit. How in the hell can they call themselves a news agency?
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote? ...– Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum, in his column “Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American” for The American Thinker. I literally do not know what to say this, other than the subtlety used in the past by folks like Vadum is dead. They do not want those in poverty to vote for fear their rich...
Obama NLRB Overturns Bush-era Decisions, Protects... →
“The National Labor Relations Board under Obama continues to quietly make decisions that support workers over big business.” Obama has helped put together an NLRB that actually does something for workers. Unfortunately Craig Becker’s recess appointment will expire in December and the board will go back down to 3 members. This means that the Supreme Court cannot rule on its...