Posts Tagged Unions

Remembering the Labor Movement

Remembering the labor movement and the reason we have the 8-hour work day, child labor laws, and a day off work on the first Monday in September.



NRA = American Domestic Terrorists

This is how you know the NRA noise machine is too loud.

Obama-Allied Unions Threatened With Gun Violence For Town Hall Participation

Callers who reached both the front desk and the communications department compared the union officials to Nazis, union aides say. On Twitter, organizers of the town hall protest urged people to take pictures and write down the license plate numbers of attending SEIU officials. More alarming than anything else, angry callers and protesters pledged to take up arms against the union.

“If ACORN/SEIU attends these meetings for disruptive purposes, and you have a license to carry….carry,” read one tweet.

“I suggest you tell your people to calm down, act like American citizens, and stop trying to repress people’s First Amendment rights,” one caller warned. “That, or you all are gonna come up against the Second Amendment.”

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Its Time to Rebuild Our Unions – Support Employee Free Choice Act

Another Republican con job is the lie that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) prevents secret ballots.

The fact is that the EFCA changes nothing except to add more options to empoyees for organizing. Everybody knows that the secret ballot is the tool of corporations that allows them to conduct expensive anti-union intimidation tactics.

Dan Boren is the only Dem to declare that he’ll vote against EFCA this year. Lets demonstrate the sort of political price those who oppose EFCA might pay.

I wonder how Matheson will vote?

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Carl Wimmer’s Attack on Labor Organizing

So, true to his word, Carl Wimmer has proposed HJR008 – House Joint Resolution 8, which reads in its entirety:
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Carl and Orrin’s Excellent Red Herring

So I read this morning’s paper and saw that Carl Wimmer has decided to be point man for an attack on labor in the 2009 legislative session.

The target of Wimmer’s ire is the Employee Free Choice Act:

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041), supported by a bipartisan coalition in Congress, would enable working people to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions by restoring workers’ freedom to choose for themselves whether to join a union. It would:

* Establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek to form a union and during first-contract negotiations.
* Provide mediation and arbitration for first-contract disputes (PDF).
* Allow employees to form unions by signing cards authorizing union representation.

Wimmer’s argument is pure red herring:
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