A father and his son with cerebral palsy who are, according to Nancy Pelosi, “un-American” had a visit in the night from the socialist health care goon squad.
So much for Free Speech…
The ongoing saga of the Machinists’ union’s battle at Bath Iron Works (in Maine) over its local officers’ viewing of internet porn on union computers, as well as shoddy accounting has resulted in a four-year suspension for the local’s president and a two-year suspension for the local’s chief steward.
According to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:
Two officers suspended from Bath Iron Works largest union have been barred from running for office in upcoming elections.
That’s according to the Associated Press, which reports that the Local S6 President Michael Keenan has been barred from holding office for four years and chief steward Michael Cyr for two years.
The punishments were imposed by a three-member Machinists Union tribunal, which heard allegations and evidence against Keenen and Cyr as well as Vice President Troy Osgood and trustee Cathy London.
According to the AP, London was exonerated, but Osgood’s punishment is “unclear.” The tribunal was investigating allegations of shoddy accounting, viewing of pornography on union computers, and failure to deal with grievances in a timely manner.
The lawyer for the four, Leon Rosenblatt, told the Associated Press that the tribunal’s decision was a “power grab” by the international union, which appointed its own trustee after the allegation surfaced.
The four former officers — London, Osgood, Keenan and Cyr — contend they’re the victim of a vendetta. They’re suing for damages in state court.
Keenan said Monday that the tribunal’s decision came as no surprise. “The only thing that shocks me is they didn’t find a way to bar me for life,” he said.
At this point, he’s pinning hopes for clearing his name on the lawsuit. “I’ll see them in a court of law if it’s my last dying breath. I will not sit back and let anyone defame our membership, defame our leadership and defame our name and get away with it,” he said.
“Workers United and UNITE HERE are currently engaged in an effort to resolve our intraunion conflict over jurisdiction in a fair and equitable way.
“UNITE HERE represents the hotel workers in Washington D.C., and Workers United respects the work UNITE HERE has done in that city. Furthermore, we believe that it is in the best interest of the hotel workers in Washington D.C. that there be one hotel workers union in that city–UNITE HERE. That is why we are calling on the Laborers union to withdraw their petition and recognize UNITE-HERE’s jurisdiction over these workers.”
In addition to inferring that those vocally critical of Pelosi care are “Un-American,” when Nancy Pelosi accused grassroots demonstrators of being “astroturf,” a new word entered the American lexicon.
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HELP THE AUTHORITIES CATCH THIS LABOR UNION THUG BEFORE SHE HURTS SOMEONE ELSE!
LABORUNIONREPORT.COM IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE SEIU BRUTE CAUGHT ON THIS VIDEO TAPE IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN ASSAULT ON THE CAMERA’S OPERATOR AT LAST THURSDAY’S HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL MEETING.
WARNING: NOT-SO GRAPHIC VIOLENCE IS ON THIS VIDEO.
This person needs to be identified and turned in to the authorities before she hurts someone else for exercising their First Amendment rights.
LaborUnionReport.com is asking its readership for help in identifying the SEIU’s blonde brute in this tape so that she can be charged and tried for this heinous hate crime.
The incident occurred outside Russ Carnahan’s town hall on health care, when the SEIU allegedly engaged in violence against those American’s exercising their First Amendment rights.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis County police say six people were arrested. Two of those were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. Carnahan was gone when the ruckus started.
Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don’t tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started. “It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.
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