Alternative education shows progress

By Tom Toth Schools exist to educate students and therefore open avenues for achievement not otherwise available. The educational experience is a cornerstone of early personal development and can be the difference between a student in class and a child in daycare. For millions of American children, especially those born into poverty, a quality education may be the only means […]

Why fast food workers should really protest

Alternative education threatens the left

By Tom Toth In his campaign to become the first democrat in 20 years to be elected mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio confidently took aim at the city’s wealthy for causing the plight of the city’s poor, making income inequality the foundation of his campaign. He painted himself as the advocate of the impoverished, willing and ready […]

McAuliffe victory in Virginia: A big win for Big Labor

By Tom Toth Elections have consequences On Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe edged out Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by 2.5 percent of the electorate in a winning bid for the commonwealth’s governorship. Labor unions played no small part in manipulating the outcome of the race, lining the election coffers for McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and Big Labor ally, with […]

Obama sends kids to the back of the bus on education

By Robert Romano Decades-old desegregation orders on Louisiana school districts, the center of a federal government case against Louisiana’s school choice program, are now emerging as a major distraction for the Department of Justice bringing the case. The Justice Department is arguing that allowing students to leave public schools for private schools will somehow undermine desegregation of schools in Louisiana. […]

Unions spend more than $1.5 million on VA election

Analysis by Americans for Limited Government shows that two unions alone have spent more than $1.5 million dollars cumulatively trying to influence the Virginia state election. The SEIU which represents both private and public sector employees has spent more than $1.28 million on the top three Democrat candidates and the Democratic Party of Virginia. Not surprisingly, Democrat nominee Terry McAuliffe […]

10.15.2013 in Big Labor, Featured, Politics by Rick Manning 6

The People v. K Street: The Obamacare Battle

By Rick Manning The K Street vultures are out in force. With both the continuing resolution and debt ceiling extension legislation pending, the tassel loafer lobbying crowd has descended on Capitol Hill with Obamacare fixes and other wish lists to be crammed into any final resolution. Big Labor wants changes in the way reinsurance is taxed under Obamacare, and suddenly […]

Oops! From the one picture is worth a thousand words file…

If I were trying to make the case that women should hold a higher percentage of construction jobs, I probably wouldn’t use a picture of a woman pushing a 1/3 full gardening wheelbarrow to make the point.  Hey Labor bloggers – with one image you managed to reinforce the very stereotype that your article is trying to break down. See […]

NLRB: The little labor board that could… destroy your job

By Rick Manning The Obama Administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the wool over the eyes of naïve Senate Republicans in agreeing to pull back two objectionable appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in exchange for the dropping of any filibuster threat against replacement nominees. Within 24 hours of the deal, President Obama submitted two new […]

07.24.2013 in Big Labor, Politics by Brad Tidwell 2

Did SEIU-backed worker center FastFoodForward stage an emergency?

By Brad Tidwell Using the hashtag #4259Broadway, SEIU-backed worker center Fast Food Forward posted pictures of a strike at McDonalds. Suspicious timing, or fortunate photo op? Mere minutes after posting an update about a broken air conditioning unit, Fast Food Forward’s twitter account posted a picture of paramedics pushing what looks to be a passed-out woman out of the McDonalds […]

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