Archive for the 'Unions' Category

Joe Scarborough Calls Union Busting UnAmerican

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Unions, Video, Wisconsin

Obviously this doesn’t mean that unions haven’t overreached or don’t have flaws. They have and they do…just like businesses and governments have flaws and put their employee in harm’s way, discriminate against them, etc. Because let’s remember that unions didn’t spring up because they weren’t needed. And let’s not pretend that employers won’t exploit their […]

March 1st, 2011 | Permalink| 29 Comments »

Elections Have Consequences – Wisconsin Edition

By mw | Related entries in Budget, Democrats, Republicans, Unions, Wisconsin

In Madison, Wiscosnsin – the public sector unions have organized protests at the steps of the capitol to exercise their Democratic right to shut down the Democratic legislative process and subvert the Democratically expressed wishes of the Wisconsin electorate, in order to be sure that the union money flow to the Democratic Party is not interrupted.

February 22nd, 2011 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Moderate Wisconsin Republicans Propose Union Compromise, But…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Education, Republicans, Unions, Wisconsin

First, let’s understand what we’re talking about here. Wisconsin is running a budget deficit because of the fiscal crisis and Republicans are looking to public sector employees to make up the difference. From WSJ: Mr. Walker’s bill would close a projected $3.6 billion shortfall by forcing public employees to pay 5.8% of their salary toward […]

February 21st, 2011 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

How NOT to pay for Health Care Reform

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Barack, Bipartisan, Legislation, News, Obama, Politics, Spending, Unions

The Obama administration has managed to collect some concessions from hospital groups and drug companies, to the tune of over $200 billion in savings over ten years. This is nothing to sneeze at, but it still leaves the lion’s share of the proposed legislation searching for funding. Setting a requirement for employers to pay a […]

July 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The UAW Will Now Own Chrysler?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Cars, Unions

This certainly turns the tables on the notion that unions are somehow “anti-business.” From USA Today: STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — The United Auto Workers union will own 55% of a restructured Chrysler LLC and its retiree health care trust will get a seat on the board if union members vote to approve contract concessions this […]

April 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Obama Flexible On Employee Free Choice Act

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Legislation, Unions

This one is sure to ruffle some feathers, but Obama is signaling that he’s more than willing to find common ground on this issue and I have to say it’s a relief to hear. Especially since this seems to be the last thing we should be focusing on right now. From Ambinder: Wash Post: The […]

January 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Union Card Check Legislation On Back Burner

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economy, Jobs, Unions

Looks like all that money and influence peddling won’t stop Dems from pushing this hot button issue off to the side for a while. From WSJ: It hasn’t been much noticed, but the political ground is already shifting under Big Labor’s card-check initiative. The unions poured unprecedented money and manpower into getting Democrats elected; their […]

January 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »