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Here’s another example of teacher union bosses protecting their own interests over that of the students and the public. It seems teacher union bosses of Fallsburg, New York, now have authority over even the police. Union officials in the town are blocking police attempts to find a drug user by refusing to allow the suspects to […]
Karen Heller delves into details of the Reign of Terror perpetrated by Ironworkers Local 401 bosses in the Philadelphia area, in Philadelphia Inquirer. The Ironworkers were such busy, industrious goons. They allegedly destroyed sites and threatened developers who dared not hire them. Their specialties were not iron and steel, according to the recent federal […]
An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]
International Longshore and Warehouse Union bosses continue to ignore safety and flaunt court orders to cease picketing grain barges on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, threatening barge workers who only want to do their jobs. Mateusz Perkowski has the story in the Capital Press Online. A federal judge has sanctioned the longshoremen’s union for ignoring an […]
A heartwarming story of courage as highschoolers wrest their band, and volunteer teacher from the jaws of the teacher union doomsday machine. Volunteers are the last thing unions want to see in any field. Volunteers take away an opportunity for union officials, not only to milk the taxpayer, but to add a new forced-dues payor to […]
James Sherk refutes Ezra Klein’s assertion that America has a “. . . deeply unbalanced political system . . .” by highlighting Big Labor’s ability to donate huge “in-kind” contributions and maintaining total control over politicians. Read more at The Corner: The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein recently lamented that America has “a deeply unbalanced political […]
Reading like a 1970′s report on the Teamsters, Charles Lane reports on AFSCME’s role in the Baltimore City Detention Center scandal, involving gangs and corruption, financed by mandatory dues checkoff and compulsory unionism. Here’s the story in the Washington Post. Even by the standards of America’s troubled jails and prisons, the scandal at the Baltimore […]
Elijah Grajkowski,Wisconsin public school teacher, explains why he would rather teach in freedom. Read his entire story in the Journal-Sentinel Online. If the teachers union is as wonderful as it claims, then it should have no problem attracting members, without the need to force teachers to join. For years, I have chosen not to be […]