New boss, same as the old ‘Boss’

New boss, same as the old ‘Boss’ By Marta H. Mossburg For those looking for insight on the scandals engulfing the Obama administration, read “Boss,” Mike Royko’s classic 1971 biography of former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. The IRS targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminalizing reporting will make more sense after understanding how the infamous […]

Sixth Circuit has big labor running scared in Michigan

By Nathan Mehrens A recent federal court decision has got big labor running scared. And it should be. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Michigan law that bars public schools from collecting union dues, overturning a district court injunction against implementation of the law. The circuit court also ordered the lowered court to uphold the law. The […]

Democrats Caving to Labor Pressure on Perez Nomination

By Willie Deutsch At a time when even Democrats are expressing shock at the political overreach of the Obama administration, and a new political scandal seems to pop up every day, you would think the Senate Democrats would be careful about what Obama appointees they support.  Instead they are bowing to pressure from labor, pushing through deeply flawed nominees, and […]

05.15.2013 in Big Labor, Featured, SEIU by NetRight Daily 0

New ALG Study Shows: SEIU is on the Decline

The SEIU has long bragged about being the fastest growing union in the nation.  The truth is actually quite the opposite.  According to a recent ALG study, the SEIU is actually on the decline, and has never reached the numbers it brags about. Service Employees International Union’s 2012 LM-2 Shows Membership Dropped By Nearly 45 Thousand Members- The First Drop […]

Public employee union’s ‘official time’ personnel bailout

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at The Washington Examiner. By Nathan Mehrens — Around $156 million, that’s how much taxpayers spent in 2011 on federal employees who did no federal work at all. These aren’t people who fail to perform the work assigned to them, but rather employees who are not assigned any federal work at all. Shocked? […]

Obama’s dangerous love of unions

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at The Washington Times. By Bill Wilson – A massive embezzlement case in Mexico involving the leader of Latin America’s largest labor union should send shivers up and down the spines of American workers. It should also force the administration of Barack Obama to reexamine its ongoing kowtowing to union bosses — most […]

03.22.2013 in Big Labor, Featured, NLRB, Politics by Rick Manning 11

Current Obama appointee to NLRB faces civil RICO lawsuit over union embezzlement

By Rick Manning – Richard Griffin, Jr. has had a rough 2012, and 2013 doesn’t look much better. For Griffin, 2012 started brightly as he was given a recess appointment to the National Labor Relations Board and was sworn in as a Board Member on January 9, 2012. Now, just a little more than a year later, he is fighting for […]

03.12.2013 in Big Labor, Featured, NLRB, Politics by Bill Wilson 3

NLRB Policies Help Unions, Not Workers

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at Investor’s Business Daily. By Bill Wilson – Of all the federal agencies engaging in “bold, persistent experimentation” with our economy in recent years, U.S. President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been among the boldest, most persistent and most experimental. The problem? Its policies haven’t helped American workers (just as […]

03.06.2013 in Big Labor, Politics, SEIU by Brad Tidwell 5

SEIU Robocalls Disrupt Hospital Phones, 6th Circuit Dismisses Case

SEIU’s dispute with King’s Daughters Medical Center led to a robo-call campaign which disrupted hospital phones. The Sixth Circuit Court has dismissed the case. By Brad Tidwell — When the King’s Daughters Medical Center wanted to shift some of the rising costs of employee healthcare to the employees, the SEIU decided to take action. The SEIU started a robocall campaign […]

02.28.2013 in Big Labor, Courts, Politics, SCOTUS by Rick Manning 7

Supreme Court may decide if endangering patients is protected union activity

By Rick Manning — What would you say if a group of employees working the Alzheimer’s ward in a health care facility deliberately switched the name tags on patient’s doors making patient identification difficult and removed dietary instructions from the patient’s room, putting patients at risk? Would it matter that these actions were deliberately taken as part of a labor […]

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