Barack Obama has just announced that Hilda Solis is resigning from her post as the Secretary of the Department of (Big) Labor. According to a Politico breaking news alert: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning from the Obama administration. “Over her long career in public service – as an advocate for environmental justice in California, state legislator, member of Congress [...]
HB 4003 has passed the Michigan House with a 58-51 vote. After some procedural maneuvering, the bill will should head to Governor Snyder’s desk for his signature within the next 24 hours. From TheHill.com: Snyder’s signature will make Michigan, which has long been a stronghold of organized labor, the 24th right-to-work state in the country. Protesters demonstrated outside Michigan’s Capitol [...]
This is simply huge! The Michigan House of Representatives just passed right-to-work legislation in a 58-52 vote. The Senate will take up the issue next. Labor unions are going insane at the capital building in Lansing right now. More on what’s happening on the ground here: UPDATE: When it comes to Big Labor, Michigan has a better idea: Hot on [...]
By Rick Manning — Hot on the heels of Big Labor suffering a stunning defeat at the polls in the state of Michigan, where an attempt to entrench collective bargaining into the state constitution was rejected by 57 percent of the voters, the Michigan state legislature is in the midst of passing legislation to establish right to work laws in [...]
By Rick Manning — The City of Los Angeles should arrest any person who blocks traffic without delay. If these Service Employee International Union (SEIU) occupiers are allowed to arbitrarily disrupt the City of Los Angeles without interference, they will be encouraged to engage in further, even more disruptive temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. Mayor Villaraigosa has [...]
By Rick Manning — The Environmental Protection Agency revealed in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request by Americans for Limited Government that seventeen employees in the Agency do nothing but labor related activities at a cost of more than $1.6 million in annual salary. The FOIA response provides the names and salaries of each employee revealing an average [...]
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By Frank McCaffrey — ALG Counsel Nathan Mehrens says the fiasco in Chicago has a lot to do with a seniority system. Meanwhile, a lot of kids aren’t getting their education.
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H/T to Michelle Malkin for spreading this information and the accompanying videos: Yesterday, I gave you an up-close-and-personal look at Chicago Teachers Union radical Karen Lewis. EAGNews has done invaluable groundwork tracking these agitators over the years. Today, they bring exclusive video from the march yesterday that stopped traffic in the Loop. First up: “Che-cago!” Kyle Olson writes: “In the [...]
NRD Editor’s Note: This column was originally published at Forbes.com. By Bill Wilson — As Frankin Roosevelt observed in 1937, “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.” He called a strike by public workers “unthinkable and intolerable”. Now we can see why in Chicago in 2012, where 26,000 public school teachers are [...]