1/19/10

N.Y. UFCW thugs for Coakley

Big Labor operatives in charge
Coakley staffers won't allow "biased" reporter inside their office, claiming private property and civil rights, "which we still have despite Nazis like you." Well played, "Progressives."
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(from biggovernment.com) -- One of the staffers shown cashiering the reporters out of the office is wearing a turtleneck with “UFCW Local One” prominently displayed on the neck. UFCW Local One is the local for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union ... in Upstate New York.

If Coakley has to import union activists from other states, her campaign is in more trouble than even we realized.

Social-justice fraud: Count all the votes?

It is not WHO votes that counts, but who COUNTS the votes that count.

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(from biggovernment.com) -- Why is This Woman Handing Out Absentee Ballots? The folks at Election Journal caught up with Isabel Melendez handing out absentee ballots in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She also helpfully explains how she can mark the ballot for the voter:

“My candidate is Martha ... so I can mark it.”

If one were trying to manufacturing fraudulent votes, absentee ballots would be a great place to start. In many cases stacks of these have been turned in at one time, making it impossible to verify that an individual voter submitted each ballot. This Boston Globe story reports that Isabel Melendez is a community activist in Lawrence. She ran for mayor of the city in 2001, losing out by just over 900 votes.

(from michellemalkin.com) --
Massachusetts Senate race: Voter Fraud watch. The deadline to apply for absentee ballots for the January 19, 2010 special election for U.S. Senate was Friday, January 15. More on Melendez: She’s a “community activist” in Lawrence who has run for public office before.

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Labor Shorts

A weekly-ish advisory from: LaborUnionReport.com and its sister blog
Employee Free FORCED Choice Act May Meet Its Demise in Mass…

In about 30 hours, the nation will likely know whether or not the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act will suffer a near-fatal blow with the potential probable election of Scott Brown to fill the Senate seat in Massachusetts which was vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy last year.

Regardless of your politics, the campaign in Massachusetts has brought forth some interesting surprises, even for jaded political watchers like us.

Despite President Obama's first-ever failure to fill a hall as he did a last minute fly-in to Boston yesterday to try and rescue *Marcia* Coakley's candidacy, the real surprise has been even more interesting than last week's paid union picketer who admitted he was voting for Brown.

The real surprise for us has been the SEIU protestors out in their now-infamous purple shirts protesting for Scott Brown!

• View our post: The Devil Just Bought 10,000 Snow Shovels Today: SEIU Protestors Picket For Brown

As the SEIU members state in this video, they are disappointed with their union's decision to back (Dem) candidate Martha Coakley without asking for their input.

As stated above, in less than two day's time, we'll know whether or not Massachusetts will cast a vote for the "Scott heard around the world" and, with that, hopefully end the speculation over the delusionally-dubbed Employee Free FORCED Choice Act.

Even CNBC's Jim Kramer is speculating for a rise in the stock market if Brown wins: "It will be a signal that a more pro-business, less pro-labor government could be in front of us." [That is, unless, Vice President Biden succeeds in his desire to end the long-standing practice of Senate filibusters.]

Labor Shorts: Exposing Today's Union Bosses One Skid Mark at a Time

Back for yet another edition, here's our weekly installment of Labor Shorts, where we expose union bosses one skid mark at a time:

Corrupt Unions-R-Us: After years of corruption and back-room deals, Teamsters are still fighting to keep their union local out of the hands of the old guard, despite a flagrant bid to squash the reform efforts from Teamster bosses.

Under-Reported: The Largest Theft in Union History. When queen-sized Melissa King allegedly stole $42 million from NYC's Sandhogs union pension, very few in the media reported on the story.

Are they Going Rogue, or is it just another day at the mall? The Carpenters union is drawing some fire for, among other things, threats, scare tactics and, in one case, an alleged battery to further its cause of requiring union-only work be done at a California mall. According to union victim Patty Welsh: “I believe they’re bullies. ... My husband spent 30 years with the (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). There are good and bad in unions, and I think this is a rogue union.”

'Chaplain' Ron Gettlefinger, the Union Conquistador… Although his Union of Ailing Workplaces [aka the UAW] helped drive down Detroit, the UAW's outgoing president has emerged as one of the most powerful men in Motor City.

Golf, anyone? For a mere $33 million, you could be the proud owner of your very own golf course. Built and maintained through the dues of UAW members, the Union of Ailing Workplaces is looking to dump its well-known golf resort known as Black Lake. Of course, it is in Michigan, so you may only see the green for about three months a year.

The $60 Billion Give-Away…As union bosses crowed about their backroom deal to exempt union benefits from the so-called "Cadillac tax," one letter-to-the-editor writer sees something more sinister afoot: Exemption may mean unions have a new recruitment tool.

Union + Unemployed = UCubed? Never the one to be boring, Tom ("the Blowhard") Buffenbarger, president of the International Association of Machinists, commonly known as the IAM [Note: We call it the IWAS] has announced the formation of a new union for the unemployed, called UCubed. We suspect dues will come in the form of IOUs.
[Editor's note: Has anyone else noticed that, whenever there is a White House meeting with union bosses, Buffenbarger is mysteriously missing? Could it be that POTUS & the Gang have long memories?]
Recuse Me?!? Two [pro-union] National Mediation Board members have 'prejudged' whether or not to make rules for unionizing airline workers easier for unions, causing the Air Transport Association to seek their recusal.

Boycott? It depends what's on the menu…Avid union man Tommy Keating thinks unions should run the country but when it comes to his own stomach, Tommy won't commit to honoring a UFCW boycott [video here].

Raw Deal or Sign of the Times? According to Caesar's Palace dealers represented by the Transport Workers Union, negotiations in Las Vegas aren't going so well for them; yet due to the economy, dealers apparently won't strike either.

What Pucks!…Protesting the U.S. government/UAW-owned Chrysler's use of a non-union auto transport company, Teamsters leafleted outside a Detroit Redwings game yesterday.

Dear readers, as always, these are but a few of the news stories posted on LUR's Linkedin Group.

Obama OKs worker-choice death tax

Progressives demand forced-labor union tribute
Barack Obama has now handed Big Labor the ultimate prize in its decades-long push to force workers into unwanted unions: the power to bludgeon employees with government taxes.

That is real purpose behind the backroom deal conjured up between the president and the union bosses late last week. They want to require non-union workers to foot the bill for a massive 40% excise tax increase on health care benefits. Union workers need not pay. And the only way union workers can escape the onerous tax is to meekly cave in to union demands.

Obama and the union bosses call it a "Cadillac Tax." A "Right to Work Death Tax" would be more accurate -- because its ultimate goal is to gut the 22 state Right to Work laws and turn those sovereign states into union serfdoms.

Now, all that is standing between the union bosses and the targeted workers are the 44 U.S. Senators and 167 members of the House from states protected by the highly popular Right to Work laws. Thirteen of those Senators and 73 of those House members are Democrats.

For them, it is a time for choosing: they can either side with Barack Obama and the union bosses, or they can stand up for the right of their constituents to continue working free of union coercion. It is one or the other. They can’t have it both ways.

If they vote for the Obama government health care takeover with the “Right to Work Death Tax” included, they will have betrayed the trust of more than 90 percent of their constituents who have chosen to remain independent. They will have condemned their states to the same union thuggery that has destroyed the economies of non-Right to Work states throughout the once prosperous Northeast. And they will have consigned the industries within their states to the same fate as America’s now-defunct auto industry.

If, on the other hand, they stand up for workers rights – if they say a resounding “No!” to the Obama-union boss attempt to force their workers to pay thousands of dollars more for benefits union employees get free – they will have put the people of their state before party dictates. And they will have earned the lasting gratitude of tens of millions of workers who want only to work free of government oppression and union coercion.

It seems like an easy choice – for those who put principle before politics. And, so, this paper echoes the words of the prophet Joshua to say, “Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve.”

(from netrightnation.com)

Let them eat organic lamb and lobster

Disconnect: Obamas revel in Recession
The First Couple arrived at the internationally renowned organic eatery around 6:40 p.m., where Mrs. Obama was genuinely surprised to see about a dozen of their closest friends, including Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Marty Nesbitt, who all flew in from Chicago for the occasion.

Joining them were Marian Robinson, the First Lady's mother; Special Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett; Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone; the First Lady's chief of staff, Susan Sher; presidential inauguration poet Elizabeth Alexander; Cindy Moelis, head of the White House Fellows program; Jocelyn Frye, director of policy and projects in the First Lady's office; and Anita Blanchard.

Chef Benjamin Lambert prepared a special lamb dish for the birthday girl, as well as seared Maine lobster and saffron risotto, complemented by organic wine, a 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.
(from washingtonscene.thehill.com)

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Union thugs wrap-up election campaign

Progs hone HealthCare terror tactics in Bay State

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Bay State teachers phone bank prank

Did Obama disconnect deflate Dems?

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Reporters dog union vote-fraud efforts

Lamestream news-unionist fail won't deter NewJo watchdog
Non-Profit journalists from around the country affiliated with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity will be heading to Massachusetts this weekend to cover the upcoming U.S. Senate Special Election. An initiative of the Franklin Center’s Watchdog.org, these journalists based at state-based think tanks and non-profit organizations, will be following the election to provide readers with another source of unbiased news content.

Watchdog.org reporters’ content is partnering with correspondents from Washington News Alert and Washington News Observer to help cover the election process.

“This is an exciting time in non-profit journalism. These journalists will not only be providing original, unbiased reporting, but they will be giving their local readers on the ground coverage of this election,” said Jason Stverak, President of Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

“Our goal is that our reporters will be a window into the election process in this important race. The Franklin Center looks forward to partnering with other news organizations in the future to continue providing the American people with more news content.”

(from franklincenterhq.org)

Progressives: Steal This Election!

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Obama Political Suicide Fail?

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