Posts Tagged ‘labor’
After discovering that Occupy Milwaukee protester and left-wing activist Austin Lee Thompson used a Glendale hotel to register and vote, Media Trackers has discovered that at least two more out-of-state activists employed by the SEIU registered to vote from the Glendale Residence Inn hotel for the April 5, 2011 spring election.
SEIU organizer Todd E. Stoner from Freehold, New Jersey, used same-day registration to cast a ballot in the April 5, 2011 spring election in Wisconsin. Stoner, like Thompson, still has an active voter registration in New Jersey. According to Stoner’s Wisconsin voter registration form, he simply listed “Residence Inn Marriott and N.J. ID” as his proof of residence. Stoner used another state’s ID as part of his proof of residence to vote in Wisconsin.
Read more by Collin Roth at MediaTrackers
WAUSAU (WAOW) — Newsline 9 has learned Rep. Sean Duffy has been told he is not allowed in this year’s Labor Day parade in Wausau.
Duffy’s office received that news earlier this week from parade organizers. His office was also told no Republicans will be allowed this year.
The parade is sponsored by the Marathon County Labor Council. A Wausau city spokeswoman said the city does not contribute any money to the parade.
Read more at Newsline 9 in Wausau.
New Jersey assembly passes worker benefits overhaul
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey’s Democratic-led Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to a plan that would force public workers to pay more for benefits — a signature issue for Republican Governor Chris Christie.
The bill, which was bitterly opposed by public-sector unions, would raise the retirement age and increase employee contributions to their pension and healthcare plans, reducing the state’s burden by potentially tens of billions of dollars.
“We are putting the people first and daring to touch the third rail of politics in order to bring reform to an unsustainable system,” Christie said in a statement.
He said pension reform would save New Jersey taxpayers more than $120 billion over the next 30 years, while reform of the state health benefits system will save an additional $3.1 billion over the next decade.
Seems the big difference between NJ and WI is that Gov. Walker wants changes in how unions get their dues. Is that why the unions made such a big ruckus in WI, but not in NJ? To keep the flow of union dues? So maybe its not all about collective bargaining as the unions have been claiming . . .
Follow The Money!
By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Wisconsin Reporter, 6/20/2011
Nine days remain before Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining legislation takes effect, but unions statewide may be feeling the pinch to their political influence, experts say.
That’s largely due to a provision in the bill changing the way public employee unions can collect dues from members.
Under current law, all public employees represented by a labor organization have dues automatically deducted from their government paychecks. The bill makes those contributions voluntary, allowing employees instead to pay dues only if they want, while still remaining a part of the collective bargaining unit.
That means the union would continue to negotiate on the member’s behalf, though under the new law, those negotiations are limited to wages only, and pay increases are capped at the rate of inflation.
by Kyle Olson, biggovernment.com, 6/24/2011
This is one part of a running series entitled “Indoctrination Fridays,” a weekly review of leftist propaganda incorporated into public school curriculum, much geared towards elementary students. For more of the series, please visit PublicSchoolSpending.com.
In typical union and socialist propaganda, employers are depicted as cruel and uncaring business owners who never miss an opportunity to cheat and mistreat workers.
Big Labor’s “us versus them” worldview is so entrenched that they can’t recognize the fact that most successful companies value their employees, and do whatever they can to retain their best workers. That reality, of course, undercuts the relevance of unions.
So what’s a union to do?
Like their fellow travelers in the “man-made” global warming community, the unions know they have to indoctrinate the young with their propaganda. But when you’re dealing with kindergartners, you have to insert the concept of unionizing subtly into lessons.