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SEIU Considers Work Stoppage on Thanksgiving: The “More” to the Story

So, the SEIU wants to do a work stoppage at one of the busiest airports, and on the busiest travel day of the year.  Typically, we’d just look at this as yet another, “union goons screw up everyone’s holiday to get what they want.”  But, there is more to it than meets the eye.  For the preliminaries, take a look at this from Stop the ACLU… (CBS LA) Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year. But, hey, they really, really […]

Twinkie the Kid on Life Support: Bakers Union Poised to Shutter Hostess Permanently

Over the last year, we’ve covered the fact that Twinkie the Kid is on life support.  The Hostess company required a new agreement from the Baker’s Union to get bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, several hundred of the Bakers chose to fire themselves this week, closing three facilities permanently.  Apparently, the rest of the Bakers seem intent on putting themselves, and all other employees, out of work.  Mish’s Global economic Trend Analysis has the rest… It’s do or die for 18,000 Hostess workers including 5,000 in the bakers’ union. Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonder Bread has given the union a firm order […]

Hostess Workers Fire Themselves: Strike Causes Three Bakeries to Close

Earlier this year, we covered that Hostess, the iconic brand that makes such treats as Twinkies, was going bankrupt.  At the top of the list of causes was  high labor costs.  The company had stated that if the union went on strike, the company would be liquidated.  But, when the company made an offer to save the company, the workers decided that they didn’t want their jobs after all.  The Gateway Pundit has more… Over 600 workers will no longer have a job. Nice work bakers’ union. St. Louis Today reported: Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. […]

Apparently, Teachers Unions Think They're Immune From From Court Orders

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We’ve all heard of court orders, right?  They are ORDERS that JUDGES hand down.  These orders compel people to do, or not to  do something.  Now, if you or I were ordered by a judge to do (or not do) something, and we disobeyed it, we would face fines, jail time, or maybe even both.  However, in a strange twist of reality, labor unions, and their members are somehow immune to these orders-or at lease, they consider themselves to be.  Here is a perfect example, as discussed at Michelle Malkin… Well, there’s a different kind of aroma overtaking the city. […]

Breaking News: Verizon Workers to Return to Work Without a Contract!

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It was announced by the CWA that the striking Verizon workers will return to work without a contract.  Here are details from Labor Union Report, via Redstate… According to the CWA’s website: Members of CWA and IBEW at Verizon Communications will return to work on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at which time the contract will be back in force for an indefinite period. We have reached agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. The major issues remain to be discussed, but overall, issues now are focused and narrowed. We appreciate the unity of our members […]

Anatomy of a Liberal Comment: Useful Idiot Comes-a-Calling

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While I only occasionally respond to liberal comments, some are so exquisitely asinine that they deserve their very own post.  I received just such a comment today, so I thought I might properly destroy it, for your amusement.  It comes from an “Ali.” Let’s just not fight for anything anymore. Workers rights, healthcare, pension, 401k, who needs those? The red/right wing of this Great country we are living is completely out of touch with the middle class.  On the contrary, the middle class is being killed by unions, regulations, taxes, and other big government social engineering experiments gone wrong.  I grew […]

Even More Verizon Strike Quick Hits: Flinging Poo is Out, Alleged Internal Union Memo Leaked

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Well, the Verizon Strike just keeps plugging along.  Or should that be, thugging along? Flinging Poo is apparently not appropriate: And we’re so glad that it actually had to be said… According to the Toms River News, NJ Supreme Court Justice Marybeth Rogers ordered that there should be no vandalism, violence, harassment, obstruction, intimidating, threatening, blocking, or trespassing. Rogers also set restriction on picketing, allowing no more than six picketers at the entrance to any Verizon owned property at any one time. Picketers were also advise that no more than two picketers may picket a private residence of a Verizon […]

More Verizon Strike Quick Hits: Alleged Vandalism, Striking at Private Homes, and Union "Civil Discourse"

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As I have mentioned many times, the progressive playbook packs an impressive punch, but is paper thin.  And, when confronted with the fact that their activities are being exposed by the alternative media, and millions of people are seeing them for what they are, they respond by doubling down.  Instead of changing tactics from those that offend and alienate the public, they are staying on their typical thug course.  Frankly, that’s all the better.  It certainly makes our job a lot easier. Here is the latest lowlights from the union goons. Too bad if you needed to reach the Uniontown (PA) State […]