Post Tagged with: "powerful unions"

July 11, 2012 04:58

Big Labor spends literally billions of dollars on politics

“The unions’ reports to the Labor Department capture an additional $3.3 billion that unions spent over the same period on political activity. … The top political spender … was the Service Employees International Union. … It reported spending $150 million on politics and lobbying in 2009 and 2010, up from $62 million in 2005 and 2006. … [AFSCME spent] $133 million in the 2009 and 2010 election season, nearly twice the $75 million it spent in the 2005 and 2006 cycle.” – WSJ

July 7, 2012 08:45

Tax dollars fund union lobbyists

Obama’s union jobs funds get diverted to pay for union workers to do union work including lobbying for more union pay and benefits from taxpayers. How stupid can we get?

June 25, 2012 13:51

Public unions pushing cities to bankruptcy

Public unions are suing to force bankrupt cities to honor high pension benefits. If cities file bankruptcy union contracts could be thrown out.

June 8, 2012 03:45

Krauthammer – unions “got whooped” in Wisconsin

Krauthammer telling it like it is.

November 23, 2011 07:12

Union War on Wisconsin Governor Walker

Out-of-state Big Money will pour into Wisconsin to dump Gov. Walker and his lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, plus four GOP state senators the unions don’t like much, either. (No pushovers, those four legislators.) Massive funds will come from dues collected in other states (in the spirit of solidarity) to be dispensed in far-off Wisconsin. Why?

October 22, 2011 10:38

Biden pushes $95 million campaign funding with “rape and murder” fear tactics

Biden’s recent comments supporting the $35 billion union funding “jobs” bill will put at least $95 million into Democrat campaign coffers. Public sector union employees in California alone already generate $20 million A MONTH in political campaign influence.

August 22, 2011 04:46

Taxpayers, State Employee Unions in Brutal Fight

On one side are the embattled state employee labor unions. It is one of the few places where labor unions still have some power left. For decades union membership has been declining all over the country. This is a fight they must fight if they are to survive.

July 5, 2011 07:55

Unions And Ford

[U]nions are killing all of the “blue” states isn’t a completely obvious and talked-about fact; all incremental investment that could possibly be done over the last few decades was either overseas or in non-union states. All of that investment COULD have benefited Michigan or Illinois or Wisconsin or Pennsylvania but instead it went to the US south, or overseas.

May 24, 2011 05:37

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Chants the “Better Way” Mob

Public union wages and benefits have bankrupted many cities and states. The way to fix the problem is to get rid of public unions not increase their power.

May 24, 2011 05:04

Public-Sector Unionism: A Review

[G]overnment negotiators share the goals of unions to increase spending and are able to conceal the full price of bargaining agreements to voters in the form of current or deferred compensation (e.g., enhanced pension formulas and benefits). Governments may resort to debt finance, spending deferrals, or intergovernmental aid, thus enabling the government to increase employment and wages (either current or deferred) for union workers while concealing the true cost to voters.