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Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn Illinoisreviewtypepad.com, February 23, 2014 CHICAGO – Yesterday, Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, called for “aggressive, illegal actions” as “the only way” to save America’s labor movement. His statement was read as a not-so-veiled threat […]
The AFL-CIO will target 5 governors who have supported efforts to free workers. Yolanda Weinberger has the story in Wisconsinfree.com. Five Republican governors who have supported legislation unpopular with labor unions are on a ‘Big Labor political hit list’. Recently in Houston, AFL-CIO leaders announced that they intend to spend a staggering amount of money–at […]
Unions lash out at ObamaCare regs The Hill Online, January 29, 2014 In a letter dated Monday, leaders of major unions told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would do nothing to help union health plans. Local Transit Worker […]
Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating gives a polished review of “Unintimidated,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s book about the passage of Act 10. As Governor of Oklahoma, Keating proposed a state referendum on Right to Work, which passed in September, 2001. In his review, Keating concentrates on government employee monopoly bargaining as the root of the […]
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 […]
In 2011, Wisconsin and Ohio became the first two states to adopt legislation revoking government union bosses’ privilege to get public servants fired for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union after having previously passed a statute explicitly authorizing forced union dues in the government sector. In the Buckeye State, 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 […]
Tom Barrett’s call to expand Act 10 offensive In the spring of 2012, Big Labor bosses in the Badger State rallied behind union-label Democrat Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, who was then challenging GOP Gov. Scott Walker in a special “recall” election. Union officials had instigated the recall as a means of punishing Walker and a […]