By marfdrat on July 26, 2013
Funny. Now that unions all over the country -who supported Obama’s awesome plan to get health care for everybody- have found out “what’s in it” (thanks, Nancy), they don’t want any part of it. The IRS employees union is the latest to howl at the prospect of being shoved into Obamacare:
By marfdrat on April 17, 2013
Seems some of the folks who supported Obama’s “reform” of health care are having a change of heart after “finding out what’s in it.” (thanks, Nancy)
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International President Kinsey M. Robinson issued the following statement today calling for a repeal or complete reform of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA):
By marfdrat on March 18, 2013
What’s not to like? Never had a job that produced anything; only sucked off the public teat, or that of progressive agenda-funders. He’s cast from the same mold as the Dear Leader, so it’s only natural he’d be the selection.
By marfdrat on March 18, 2013
Now that they’re “finding out what’s in it” (thanks, Nancy), unions around the country are suddenly not so enamored of the Dear Leader’s health care plan. You’ve heard that waivers were given to some unions, but they only represent a small portion of all union workers who will be impacted. (my bold emphasis below)
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By marfdrat on January 8, 2013
Very good article on two developer brothers challenging the union-dominated status quo in Philadelphia.
Brutish threats, expletive-heavy protests, oil poured at construction-site entrances–for years, Philly unions have used intimidation and bully tactics to protect their power. Then two young developers set up cameras and a website, and set in motion the most dramatic power shift the city has seen in generations.
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By marfdrat on December 20, 2012
I guess there really isn’t any shame anymore. I’m not sure exactly what the context of her remarks is, but they seem pretty rash. She’s basically berating a bunch of idealists that want to help inner city kids get a better education. I guess her biggest beef is they can’t make them become union members, and extract dues to exercise political influence.
By marfdrat on December 19, 2012
Example #8,469: Government Motors. They gave billions to prop up a business that has an increasingly difficult time making a profit, mainly because the voracious unions want, want, want everything without giving up anything. Now, the taxpayers foot the bill. Good job, Barack – maybe now you can give some more taxpayer funding to loser “green” energy companies.
By marfdrat on December 13, 2012
Michigan’s legislature just passed a right to work law. In right to work states, non-union employees are not forced to pay union dues (or agency fees) for representation. This, of course, is a big blow to the unions, because there are lots of workers who would rather not pay dues that they know are going for purposes other than representing the union members’ interests. Records for one of Michigan’s largest unions show that only 11% of union dues were spent for representation (I saw an average for all unions somewhere of 24% – but can’t remember where it is) – the rest goes for other stuff, like contributions to the Democrat party, and salaries and benefits.
By marfdrat on November 22, 2012
People all over the country are starting to get it: Obamacare is not necessarily a good thing. Rational people will make decisions that minimize the impacts of bad policy being foisted upon them. Employees like those at the Community College, and thousands of other businesses are going to feel the impacts.
By marfdrat on November 16, 2012
You’ve probably heard about Hostess Brands requesting to liquidate the company. A dispute with the bakers union ultimately led to the decision: the union wouldn’t back down on their request to lessen Hostess’s desired pay cuts, so Hostess shut the whole thing down. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has a story about how this bankruptcy isn’t what it seems. AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka said this was a repeat of the Bain Capital-style vulture capitalism, with the rich getting richer, and the workers getting dumped on. Durden’s article points out that the private equity investors in Hostess gained access through their connections with Democrat legilators, and consultants. Read the whole thing, it’s interesting.
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By marfdrat on November 16, 2012
The union members stuck to their guns, and refused to accept concessions asked for by Hostess, and to return to work. Today, Hostess asked a federal bankruptcy court for permission to shut down. Now, 18,500 workers will take a 100% pay cut.
By marfdrat on November 13, 2012
These union guys are real geniuses. Despite being told by Hostess that strikes against their plants would result in immediate closures of facilities, the union went on strike anyway. So now, instead of taking an 8% pay cut, 627 workers get to take a 100% pay cut. And, the company may close more facilities, or just shut down. Genius.
By marfdrat on October 17, 2012
This issue was mentioned at least once in last night’s debate, when Obama claimed -again- to have “saved” the auto industry. Neither Obama nor anyone else in the administration talks about the costs of that bailout to taxpayers, who still haven’t been -and probably never will be- made whole. In a September article that preceded the DNC in Charlotte, Daniel Ikenson covers the details of the auto bailout that you won’t hear Obama talk about.
By marfdrat on October 2, 2012
From Radley Balko’s Agitator site, a succinct analysis of a bad situation.
In Camden, the police union has negotiated bonus pay for cops who work night shifts. They’ve also negotiated bonus pay for cops who work day shifts. And thanks to sick and vacation day benefits, about a third of the force doesn’t show up for work each day. Mysteriously, the city is plagued by crime and debt.
via The Agitator.
By marfdrat on September 10, 2012
At the recent DNC and in media channels, democrats repeat the claim that the bailout of Government Motors and Chrysler saved 1.5 million jobs in the U.S. The editors at NRO debunk that false claim, and others about the auto industry bailout, which was a bad deal for taxpayers and bondholders.