Tag Archives: Labor Unions

Right-to-work bills pass in Lansing

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, waits for the vote on the Senate's right-to-work legislation so that she can call for a Democratic caucus walkout late Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Lansing. The GOP-controlled House and Senate passed bills the same day they were introduced that gives workers the right to avoid paying union dues in an organized workplace. (Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, waits for the vote on the Senate’s right-to-work legislation so that she can call for a Democratic caucus walkout late Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Lansing. The GOP-controlled House and Senate passed bills the same day they were introduced that gives workers the right to avoid paying union dues in an organized workplace. (Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)

From The Detroit News, By Karen Bouffard and Chad  Livengood,  December 7, 2012 at 9:35 am –

Lansing — The birthplace of the nation’s modern-day labor movement  moved closer to becoming the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after bills Gov.  Rick Snyder vowed to sign into law passed their first hurdles in the  Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday.
 The House and Senate each passed bills on the same day they were introduced  that give private and public sector workers the right to avoid paying union dues  in an organized workplace. Only police officers and firefighters would be  exempt.

The Demise of Twinkies? Yes, It’s True. Parasitic Unions Kill Their Hosts (or, in this case, Hostess)

From RedState.com, By: LaborUnionReport (Diary)  |  November 13th, 2012 at 09:00 PM

Back in September, following acceptance by the Teamsters. the bakers’ union (BCTGM) at bankrupt Hostess brands—makers of the iconic Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder brand breads—rejected a company proposal to help keep the company in business. By a voice vote of its members, the union opened the door to conduct a company-killing strike and potentially putting 18,500 Hostess workers onto the streets.

Well, on Friday, the bakers’ union called its members on strike nationwide. Now the job cuts begin.

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Union woes ‘related to their own management issues,’ not labor laws

AFSCME’s Lee Saunders (AP Photo/Stewart Cairns, File)

From The Daily Caller, By Eshe Nelson, 06/18/12 – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election victory was as much as a defeat for labor unions as it was for his opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Since then, the signs that unions are in trouble have been mounting rapidly.

“Many labor unions are going through a real struggle,” Michael Eastman, executive director of labor policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told The Daily Caller. “But it’s not related to labor laws like the unions are trying to say; it’s related to their own management issues.”

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Meet the Staff of Occupy Wall Street’s Downtown Manhattan Offices

From SCRIBE Bluey Reports: Lachlan Markay, December 6, 2011 – CNN had an interesting look last week at the “Occupy Wall Street” offices in downtown Manhattan. The fact that they have offices seemed noteworthy in itself, given that Occupiers frequently bill their protests as leaderless and completely decentralized.

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Ex-Union Member Fights $200,000 Union Fine For Working Non-Union

Are you a bit curious as to why so many folks from all over America are flocking to Texas?  A major part of the answer to that question can be found in the following article:

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REDSTATE, Posted by LaborUnionReport (Profile)

Sunday, July 31st at 9:00AM EDT

Unions have rules. Union members who break those rules can be placed on trial by their union and, if found guilty, can be expelled or suspended from the union. They can also be fined, as Nathaniel Musser has learned the expensive way.

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