1/22/11

SEIU Urges Austerity

Collectivists never take enough

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Chicagoism NewsBusted Again

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BigLabor Regresses To BigGov

SEIU-Obama stimulus saves-creates BigGov unionism
As America begins to truly understand that the high cost of having too much fat in one’s diet can lead to a heart attack, three interconnected stories* appeared in the last 24 hours that deserve some attention.

The first is that, every January, the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its union membership data report. Not surprisingly, today’s BLS report summary reveals that U.S. union membership sell dramatically in 2010.

Here are the hard numbers:

Overall union membership is down to 11.9 percent, from 12.3 percent a year earlier

Unions lost 612,000 members and now stand at 14.7 million members

In 1983, union membership was at 20.1 percent with 17.7 million members

Private vs. Public Sector Union Membership

Public-Sector union membership, which represent 36.2 percent of all public-sector workers, stands at 7.6 million workers

Private-Sector union membership, which represents 6.9 percent of all private-sector workers, stands at 7.1 million workers
(full story by laborunionreport at redstate.com)

USDA Gets in on The Stimulus

BigGov Ruling Class Takes on The Birds

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Criminal Union Thugs Taken To Court

Oppressed rank-and-file defended by worker-choice advocate
A group of Cincinnati Public Schools employees today filed a federal lawsuit against a local union and the city school district for illegally confiscating union dues from their paychecks in violation of their constitutional rights.

National Right to Work Foundation attorneys, providing the employees with free legal aid, filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The school district carpentry shop employees, who have exercised their right to refrain from formal union membership with the Greater Cincinnati Building & Construction Trades Council union (GCBCTC) and its affiliates, ask the federal court to protect their Right to Work Foundation-won rights upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson.

In Hudson, the Court, while still allowing the forced payment of certain union fees as a condition of employment, established procedural safeguards to ensure public employees are not compelled to subsidize union activities beyond what union officials can prove is spent on bargaining and contract administration. Union expenditures such as organizing and political activism cannot be legally charged to nonmember public-sector workers.

The Court also ruled union officials must provide public workers with an independently-audited financial breakdown of all forced-dues union expenditures.

GCBCTC union officials are compelling the employees to pay union fees to keep their jobs while refusing to provide the financial breakdown Hudson requires.
(from nrtw.org)

Sex Ed Out of Bounds

Leftwing union stronghold teaches our children well

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Bloody Sunday, Woodrow, Evo

On this day: January 22
The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio (1890)

Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg (1905)

President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe (1917)

The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership (1962)

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia (2006)

President Barack Obama signs an executive order announcing the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year (2009)

b: Grigori Rasputin (1869), D. W. Griffith (1875), Roman Ungern von Sternberg (1886); d: Fyodor Dan (1947), Lyndon B. Johnson (1973), Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1995), Rose Mary Woods (2005)

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