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300,000-Member Union: Obamacare Will Heighten Income Inequality And More…

The 300,000-member union that was the first to endorse then-Senator Barack Obama has released a devastating Obamacare report that says Obama's controversial healthcare program will slash worker wages by up to $5 an hour, reduce worker hours, and exacerbate income inequality.

The report by Unite Here--a North American labor union that represents workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries--is titled: "The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse."

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Labor must learn from its setbacks

Labor’s biggest wish, the Orwellianly titled “Employee Free Choice Act” (which would have abolished secret ballots in union elections) never passed. Public-sector initiatives like Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms and Michigan’s passage of a right-to-work law dented union power. And last year, union membership fell to its lowest level since 1916...

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Is Hollywood Plotting ObamaCare’s Next Move?

Look out super heroes and villains, ObamaCare might be stealing the next plot line in upcoming blockbuster films.

Screen writers in New York City gathered Tuesday night to learn more about President Obama's health-care reform act in a forum hosted by the Writers Guild of America, East. The WGA is a labor union representing thousands of screenwriters for television and film, as well as online media...

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Andrew Breitbart’s War Comes to Britain

Toby Young described a dilemma which all those of us right-wing persuasion must face up to in the end: should you soften your position in order to find some common ground with people whose stupid political ideology you loathe and despise? Or should you stay true to your principles and risk being marginalised as, at best, unreasonable and, at worst, as a fruitcake, a crank, a dangerous extremist?...

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Abraham Lincoln Quotes: 25 Inspirational Sayings To Celebrate The President’s 205th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Abe!

The 16th president of the United States would have turned 205 years old today. For decades, Lincoln has consistently been ranked first or second in polls for the best U.S. president. He served as president from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. During that time he led the United States through the Civil War, preserved the Union and abolished slavery...

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Supreme Court Case Exposes Union Greed, But Will The Justices Turn A Blind Eye?

Labor unions try hard to craft a public image of caring about “the little guy” and fighting to make him better off.  Often, however, that image is the opposite of the truth. Unions are big, untaxed, businesses seeking to maximize their power and revenues. Often they conspire with politicians to loot workers who just want the union to leave them alone...

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Parents Disgusted With Teachers Union Seeking $10,000 Severance Package For Molester

Michigan’s largest teachers union will force arbitration in an effort to compel a rural school district to pay a $10,000 severance buyout to a former teacher convicted of molesting a teen boy.

The disgraced teacher, Neal Erickson, had been a math and computer-education teacher at Rose City Middle School before he was convicted of having sex with the victim on multiple occasions. The sexual encounters began when the unidentified student was an eighth-grade student...

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Poll: Californians Starting To Turn On Unions

California has long been a union stronghold, but voters in the strongly Democratic state are gradually taking a more negative view of organized labor, a poll released Friday suggested.

The independent Field Poll said that by a narrow margin, more voters said unions do more harm than good, as opposed to those who see organized labor as generally beneficial.

The slide in support represents a turnaround from a 2011 Field survey, when more voters said unions resulted in more good than harm.

The shift comes at a time of ongoing labor conflicts in the state and nation, often involving government employee pensions and retirement benefits...

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Tail Wags Dog: A Union Just Voted To Kill A 40-Year Old Company and 5,500 Jobs

Nearly a year after unionized school bus drivers in New York City went out on strike over the city’s plan to put its school bus routes out to competitive bidding, one of the nation’s largest school bus companies has announced it is closing its doors after union members voted to reject a contract that would have kept the company in business.

 

 

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