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Michigan Teacher’s Union Contract Specifically Excludes Christians

“Christians need not apply,” might as well read the signs at one Michigan school.  The union’s contract with that district specifically excludes Christians from the hiring process.  Here is more on the teacher’s union hatred for Christianity… One of the latest outrageous reports emanating from this bastion of leftism, however, indicates just how dedicated unions are to the cause of whitewashing America’s founding principles and values. One Michigan school district’s teachers union boasts a contract that unequivocally states that “[s]pecial consideration shall be given to … those of the non-Christian faith” in filling open positions within the school system. It […]

Subaru Dealership Outwits Union; Turns Attempted Intimidation Into Epic Win

To say that one outwitted a union is not much of a statement.  For decades, union goons got away with violence, intimidation, extortion, and any of a number of mob related offenses for which they were immune from prosecution.  Now, with technology, like digital cameras, social media, and blogs, union thugs have a harder going of it.  If they beat someone up, there’s someone there with a camera to record it.  Then, it circulates all over as example # 1,500,693 of union violence.  In other words, their overt tactics now expose them, so more subtle methods are needed.  So, in […]

Union Thugs Alert: Goons Threaten to Rape Children of Managers

Union thugs are at it again. Correct that! Union thugs are still at it.  The first sentence implies that union thugs ever stop being union thugs. As the title points out, Union thugs have again been found to threatening the children of their targets.  Included in the latest example is threats to rape and kill children.  You know, just peaceful union activism, right? Via Red State: In the latest development of a more than year-long labor dispute in Vancouver, the National Labor Relations Board has accused picketers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 4 of a multitude […]

10 Union Goons Indcited on Extortion, Arson, and Assualt Charges in Philadelphia

You’ve seen the post image, I’ve used it for years.  This story explains why I use it.  It is one story of many-union goons caught violating the law.  However, what this makes this story a rarity is that the goons were caught and indicted… 10 In Union ‘Goon Squads’ Indicted For Violence, Arson In Philadelphia – The Foundry Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union are charged with conspiring to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault to force construction contractors to hire union workers, according to the FBI. . . The FBI this week said the members of […]

Some Brief Thoughts on the UAW, or Organized Labor as a Whole

As you recall, the UAW recently lost a landmark vote at a VW Plan in Tennessee.  The defeat was even more devastating with the fact that VW fully endorsed the union.  Not only did they not resist in any way, they rubber stamped it.  As usual, like most leftist entities, when they fail, they blame someone else.  Because, as well all know, it’s only democracy when  the leftists win. But, let’s take a look at the legacy of the UAW.  Here is an image that sums it up nicely… The causal relationship  is obvious.  It reminds me of something I […]

Volkswagen Workers Reject Union ‘Protection’

In what may have been a “make it or break it” union scenario, workers at the Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee rejected union representation “protection.”    American Power has more… The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG VOW3.XE +1.10%  ‘s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany’s powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the plants […]

Why Do Teachers’ Unions Favor Pedophiles?

One would think that protecting children from adult predators would be pretty much a universal.  I was cheered that while myself and others were covering the #FreeKate story, we found that protecting children from predators had supporters that were gay and straight, from right and left, and Christian and not so much.  However, as much as a no-brainer that protecting children from sexual exploitation would seem, there are still a disturbingly large number of people that would allow adults access to children for the worst of purposes.  Even more disturbing is that two groups are apparently supporting pedophiles; The National […]

Steven Cook, Michigan Education Association Head, Supports Convicted Child Molester Neal Erickson

If you recall, we covered the story of Neal Erickson, as teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing a male student.  That, in and of itself was a story.  But, when other teachers came form with cries for leniency, the story got a bit more complicated.  Then, when the family’s garage was burnt down, it got more complicated still.  And now, it appears that even his Union is supporting him,  by attempting to obtain funds for him!   Steven Cook, the head of the Michigan Education Organization, has been the focal point of that effort.  FOX News attempted to interview. Now, […]

Boeing Workers Vote to Lose Their Jobs?

It appears that Boeing workers have literally voted themselves out of a job.  WASHINGTON — Looks like unionized industrial engineers and other workers will be out of a job soon. The union representing workers that would help build Boeing 777X airliners voted 67% against non-union labor for the project. Reuters reported that the International Machinists’ Union hailed it as a victory for their workers, but Boeing quickly responded and said they will move their business elsewhere. If you recall, the Obama Administration, actively prevented Boeing from opening a facility in a Right to Work state. I wonder what kind of […]

This is How the Left Works: The Stalking and Harassing of Scott Walker and His Family

I have devoted a great deal of time to covering the tactics of the left.  Whether it’s been Union goons, Occupy Wall Street, of even #FreeKate, they all try to use thug tactics to threaten and attack their adversaries.  Here are some of the tactics being used against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker when the unions were trying to maintain their death grip on public workers… The letter was addressed to Walker’s wife, Tonette. It read: Has Wisconsin ever had a governor assassinated? Scotts heading that way. Or maybe one of your sons getting killed would hurt him more. I want […]

Michigan Teacher Sues to be Freed From Union

I hope she realizes what she is getting in to. Miriam Chanski, a teacher from Coopersville, Michigan, is suing to be freed from her union, the Michigan Education Association.  EAGNews has more… Miriam Chanski, 24, attempted to drop out of the MEA teachers union this May after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder approved legislation making Michigan a right-to-work state. But Chanski told WZZM television station the union responded with a letter two months later rejecting her request. The MEA, like most teachers unions, only allows members a very small window of time to drop their memberships each year – for the […]

‘This is what democracy looks like,’ Kenosha Education Association Decertifies

If you ever wondered why unions force people to join, here is an example of what happens when people are allowed to vote in order to leave.  An exclusive by Mark Belling: I have learned the third largest teachers union in the state, the Kenosha Education Association, has been decertified. Only 37 percent of the teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District voted to reauthorize the union in a recent vote…Under Act 10, public employee unions must be recertified every year by an affirmative vote of at least 50 percent of the employees.  Read it all at the Conservative badger. […]

Union Thug Update: Better Not Talk About Right to Work

As the saying here at the CH 2.0 goes, Unions: so great, that people have to be forced to join.  And, if you want the freedom to choose if you belong to a union or not, goons show up to threaten you!  Freedom Works has more… One eyewitness sent me an account of what happened, along with video. This eyewitness has requested anonymity, fearing reprisals from the unions. Freedom “Ruins Everything,” Unions Protest Three words strike fear into the hearts of union leaders: “Right to Work.” At the mere mention of the phrase, unions in lockstep intimidate, harass, and bully […]

On This Labor Day, Remember the Victims of Union Violence

This blog has long been a place to look at union violence.  From the Verizon strike, to the gooning up of Wisconsin, Unions have cast a never ending reign of terror over the US for far too long.  Victims have suffered beatings, stabbings, shootings, vandalism, threats, intimidation, and the like.  Here are some informational videos… Is it just me, or did that video seem like a mafia movie? A tragic story. Unions: So Great, That People Have to be Forced to Join!  Or Else! So, on this day, please remember those victims of union violence.

A Tale of Two Stories: Taxpayer Funded Left Wing Group Shakes Down Fast Food Joints, Industry Introduces Burger Making Robot

When organized labor went from asking for a fair wage to extorting the auto companies into bankruptcy, the industry cut costs with robots, and workers lost their jobs.  As unions were driving big coal out of the rust belt, the industry introduced continuous miners and massive longwall machines to cut costs, and less workers were needed.  This is now being re-created in the fast food industry, where a taxpayer funded group is in the process of shaking down fast food joints.  Weasel Zippers has more… Via Reason: Labor activists using tactics adopted from the Occupy Wall Street movement are crashing restaurants across […]

SEIU Protester Suggests That McDonalds Workers “Might do Something to the Food”

I’ve covered the SEIU many times.  Beside having a big affinity for communism, the SEIU has an alleged history of sabotaging workplaces to get what they want.  Allegedly, even nursing home care… Well, another union, the SEIU, has been accused of sabotaging patient care at nursing homes.  Big Government has more… Union workers at Connecticut nursing homes represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are alleged to have vandalized and sabotaged assisted living facilities in Connecticut — including those that care for Alzheimer’s patients — during a mass walkout earlier this month. HealthBridge, which owns the nursing homes, is […]

Unions: So Great, People Have to be Forced to Join-Union Membership Down 60% Under Scott Walker

Isn’t it funny that when given the free choice, most workers choose NOT to join unions?     Well, that seems to be the case in Wisconsin, ever since Scott Walker signed ACT 10.  We covered that extensively back in 2010, as the unions did not at all want that passed.  Now, we know why.  When given that choice, workers say “no” to the union bosses.  Right Wisconsin has more… MNS – Just two years after the passage of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s reform of the collective bargaining law in Wisconsin, new reports filed with the federal government show a dramatic […]

Twinkies to Return, Made by Non-Union Labor

It seems that the union priced themselves out of the market. New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants As happens so often, unions shops go under, and are replaced by non-union labor.  Of course, that often happens somewhere else, so the whole areas suffer for the union boss’s greed. I expect thuggery.

Union Violence in Chicago

It seems that socialists and teachers (union) were marching in Chicago, or do I repeat myself?  But, in all seriousness, it’s getting warmer, so we will see a spike in union activity, and union violence (This must be repetition day at the CH 2.0)  At any rate, people are not supposed to film socialists and teachers, and Jesse Jackson, because the guy that did got some Alinsky for his trouble.  Here is the video, via Publius Forum… It’s really priceless.  From the juvenile penis comments, to telling the one ethical person there to “not snitch,” these so called adults showed […]

Did Union Thugs Destroy a Church?

Apparently, even God isn’t above the reach of union thugs.  Here’s the background.  Quakers (not the Oatmeal folks, the actual religion) needed a new “meeting house” (their place of worship=church).  However, they decided to go with non-union labor.  That’s when things, shall we say, got interesting.  Philly .com,  via Weasel Zippers has more… As agonizing as the process was, the result is a trim little design, faced in traditional Wissahickon schist, that will visibly reflect the ideals Quakers hold dear, from respect for the environment to plain old good neighborliness. And yet, in one crucial way, the $5.8 million project […]

MEA President Politicize Shootings, Uses Tragedy to Push Personal Agenda Using Union Resources

Hours after the tragic school shooting, I received an email from the Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook. The entire statement can be found on the MEA website, paid for by unionized school employees, but here is the bulk of it: “Regardless of what the details and facts are of today’s events in Connecticut, this nation must have a real conversation about guns and the safety of our students and those who care for them. “I am a gun owner and avid outdoorsman, but something must be done to protect our children from such acts of violence. Entire school communities — boards, administrators, teachers, support […]

Union Thug to Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, “We’ll be at your daughter’s soccer game”

My theme for the week here, so it seems, is that if you leave leftists to their own devices long enough, that they’ll show their true nature.  That happened again in Michigan, where a speaker at a public event said (reading between the lines), “that’s a nice daughter you have there. It’d be a shame if something would happen to her.” Here is the video… Remember kids, this is how the left operates.  They want what they want, and if anyone stands in their way, they will be subjected to threats, attacks, intimidation, and harassment.  They aren’t above threatening children, […]

Michigan Union Violence Update: Thugs use Racial Slurs While Destroying Local Business

When you leave the left to their own devices, they’ll most often show you their true thoughts and intentions.  This could not be more true recently in Michigan, where it was seen that union thugs displayed the violence and intelligence that has given them their “thug” designation   Of course, racism has deep roots in both the Democratic party, as well as unions, so it isn’t a surprise that racial slurs flew when a black businessman dared provide a service to Americans for Prosperity. Stacey McCain has the background… Lee Stranahan returned my phone call today. He was in Lansing, Michigan, to cover […]

Unions Brought Right-to-Work on Themselves and Now Should Reap What They Have Sown?

While on the executive board of my local union, as the lone conservative voice I recommended from the very start against supporting Proposal 2, but no one listened to me and now the unions are reaping what they have sown. On several occasions I argued in my local union executive meetings and in our representation council meetings and I distinctly remember a heated discussion that I had with the Michigan Education Association President at a picnic, and in each case I strongly recommended that pushing for Proposal 2 was a bad idea for several reasons. One, that if the effort […]

MIchigan Union Violence Update: Media Ignores it, Leftists Craft Conspriacy Theories

Michigan, Unions, Violence, Goons, Americans for Prosperity, Tent, Attack, Assualt, Intimidation, MSM, Bias, Coverage The post reality world means that it really makes no difference what really happens, and even if you have the most iron-clad evidence, it’s all about who controls the information.  So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at what is happening… Media Ignores Union Violence: As usual, the MSM is refusing to cover union violence.  That is not new, and we shouldn’t be surprised, but it still should be covered, and so it shall.  Newsbusters has a storyto that end… Networks Refuse to Cover Union […]

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