Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

BFF: Danny Glover Arrested as SEIU’s Andy Stern Looks On

Just a few moments ago, the SEIU tweeted that actor-turned-union-activist Danny Glover was being arrested at a rally targeting Sodexho.

12 protesters being read their rights by police and being told to leave, includes Andy Stern and Danny Glover:http://twitpic.com/1g1788  via web

Danny Glover is being handcuffed and led away:http://twitpic.com/1g18l8 #cleanupsodexo  via web

So, Andy’s standing there watching his famous friend get cuffed and led away?

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AFSCME Throws ‘Solidarity’ Under the Bus

AFSCME, the union that represents many public-sector workers, just threw a few of their members’ jobs under the bus:

Union workers for the Springfield Park District Thursday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that called for unpaid furlough days and deferral of a raise in exchange for fewer layoffs.

Park district officials have sent out layoff notices to 27 employees. AFSCME represents 20 of those people.

If the union had agreed to the concessions, it would have saved six jobs. The deal called for the workers to agree to five unpaid furlough days and defer a previously negotiated 4 percent raise.

“An injury to one is an injury to all?”  Apparently not.
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A Tale of Two Protests: One Wants Less Taxation, AFSCME Wants More

Yesterday was Tax Day, the day when most Americans file their income tax returns and either shell out more money, or not.

Yesterday, there were protests going on all over the country by people who are fed up with government’s runaway spending.

However, in Minneapolis, the recipients of the runaway spending, members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees were out at the post office handing out (in typical class warfare style) ‘Tax the Rich’ fliers.

“The trouble with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money.”  Margaret Thatcher

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Craig Becker’s New NLRB Page

Craig Becker’s bio page is up on the NLRB’s website.  There’s no picture yet, but here’s the text:

Craig Becker was sworn in as a Board Member on April 05, 2010, following his recess appointment by President Obama.

Craig Becker has served as Associate General Counsel to both the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College in 1978 and received his J.D. in 1981 from Yale Law School where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. For 28 years, he practiced and taught labor law. He was a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law between 1989 and 1994 and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Georgetown Law Schools. He has published numerous articles on labor and employment law in scholarly journals, including the Harvard Law Review and Chicago Law Review, and has argued labor and employment cases in virtually every federal court of appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

With Andy Stern leaving the SEIU, all the photo albums must be getting one last teary-eyed look.
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Alan Grayson Calls Labor Unions Strongest Force for ‘Good Government’

There’s dumb. There’s dumber.

Then, there’s this guy…

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) said on Tuesday:

I think that the union movement is the strongest proponent of good government in this country…(T)he fact is that it’s the union movement that’s the most effective at actually getting things done and arranging for good government.

Um…Yeah…okay, Congressman.

Apparently, you didn’t get your seat by being the brightest bulb in the tulip garden.

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