Tag Archives: Unions

When government bullies children…

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana recently told a Nashua, N.H., audience about his experience with a school bully. Bullying is a nationwide problem, but the bully Jindal was describing was U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who recently tried to crush school choice in Louisiana.

Last Monday, March 17, parents in New York City who send their children to Success Academy, a Harlem charter school, filed suit in federal court to stop another school bully, Mayor Bill de Blasio, from denying them previously arranged space in a public school building...

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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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Reality Check: ‘Evil’ Koch Bros are only the 59th biggest donors in American politics. Can you guess who’s number one?

So who occupies the 58 spots ahead of the Evil Koch Bros? Six of the top 10 are ... wait for it ... unions. They gave more than $278 million, with most of it going to Democrats.

These are familiar names: AFSCME ($60.6 million), NEA ($53.5 million), IBEW ($44.4 million), UAW ($41.6 million), Carpenters & Joiners ($39.2 million) and SEIU ($38.3 million).

 

In other words, the six biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats than the Evil Koch Bros.

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Walmart: Victim Of A Partisan National Labor Relations Board

Walmart is a company that Big Labor and its allies love to hate. Despite a coordinated media campaign vilifying the company and “hit and run” walk-outs aimed at disrupting operations, Walmart’s 1.3 million employees remain largely beyond Labor’s reach. The projected “nationwide” walk-outs of “thousands of employees” have fizzled. And the fact that Walmart’s new CEO began working for the company in 1984 as a warehouse distribution clerk clearly demonstrates that the unsubstantiated union charge that Walmart workers are trapped in low-level minimum wage jobs is untrue...

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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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