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The SEIU: Safeguarding and taking money from illegals…for years

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…
Give me your union dues and union fees,
I will take them so ever happily…

While this may not rise to the level of harboring a fugitive, since harboring a fugitive refers to “the crime of knowingly hiding a wanted criminal from the authorities,” it comes awfully darn close.
SAN FRANCISCO – Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco’s major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers. Some 475 janitors have been told that unless they can show legal immigration status, they will lose their jobs in the near future.

ABM has been a union company for decades, and many of the workers have been there for years. “They’ve been working in the buildings downtown for 15, 20, some as many as 27 years,” said Olga Miranda, president of Service Employees Local 87. [Emphasis added.]

Okay, let’s stop there for a moment, shall we?

Here is a local SEIU president stating that the unionized company has employed illegal aliens for 15, 20 and as many as 27 years…as her union has collected dues from these workers.

Such is the state of today’s unions.  Which begs the following questions:

If you see someone commiting a crime, do you have a duty to call the police…or do you “look the other way?”

If you see someone comitting a crime, do you help the criminal perpetually perpetrate the crime, as well as charge him for your time? Does that make you a criminal or a mere opportunist? If you go out and actively recruit said persons engaging in the illegal activity into your organization, wouldn’t that make you a conspirator or your organization a criminal organization?

Now, as unions are going out to recruit workers who are in this country illegally, why is it that no one has questioned Big Labor’s complicity in furthering a illegal activity? Doesn’t Big Labor have a civic duty to turn in illegal activity? How is it they can get away with taking money from workers who they know are working for a company employing said workers illegally? Aren’t they furthering a crime?

How is it that Big Labor gets a get-out-of-jail-free card on this one???

Just curious.
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Arizona Electrifying Response to the Left’s Boycotts-R-Us Campaign

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. 

Wyatt Earp

With the SEIU, the UFCW and the AFL-CIO up in arms over Arizona’s new immigration law (which enforces already-existing law), Obama administration officials Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano have admitted they haven’t actually read the law, despite their condemnation.

Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles has opted to boycott the State of Arizona.  According to union-backed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:

Boycotts work. We saw this in the early 1990s, when people last boycotted Arizona for the state’s refusal to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: people canceled their vacations to Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon; conventions were moved from Phoenix to Los Angeles, and the NFL moved SuperBowl XXVII from Tempe to Pasadena.

In response to L.A.’s arrogant attempt to economically blackmail the Grand Canyon state, Arizona’s Corporation Commissioner gave the L.A. mayor a message:  Two can play that game.

In a letter [see below] to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce said a boycott war is bad for both sides, and said he would “be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements” to end the electricity flowing to Los Angeles.

“I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands,” Mr. Pierce said. “If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.”

We’ll have to wait and see who blinks first…Arizona or Los Angeles (and its lights).

Response to the LA Boycott by AZ Corp Commissioner
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On the Arizona Boycott…

Other than one earlier post, we haven’t commented much on Arizona’s decision to enforce immigration laws, but this is pretty poignant:

Los Angeles’ city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China’s human rights violations will be treated. [Emphasis added.]

The rest of the article is just as good.
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AFL-CIO Boss Wants Arizona’s Immigration Law Repealed

With unions having gone ‘all in’ on Amnesty for Illegals, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka wants Arizona’s new immigration law repealed:

Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law (SB 1070) is an affront to American values of fairness and respect for our constitution. The AFL-CIO joins people of conscience around the country in condemning the law, which will make racial profiling the norm—if not a requirement—in Arizona and will be impractical, unenforceable and a waste of scarce public resources.

[snip]

We need urgent action. The Arizona law should not be allowed to become a model; it is bad public policy and it should be put to rest. We call on the Department of Justice to step up to its fundamental mission of protecting and defending our civil rights and immediately bring legal action to stop Arizona from implementing its ill-guided and unconstitutional law. We also call on President Obama to publicly oppose and terminate all programs — including collaborations between state and local law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — that result in racial profiling. Our focus should instead be on a comprehensive solution to the broken immigration system.

Well, being that unions all mostly support Amnesty for Illegals, Trumka’s comments are not at all surprising.  It is unfortunate, however, that unions don’t have the courage to call for increased border security, along with their calls for amnesty.
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