union thugs

So, Democrats, about all that money in politics...

Democrats love to moan and complain about all that dirty money in politics and how Republicans just buy their way into elections.  The truth, as usual, doesn’t favor the Democrats’ argument.

Take a look at the all-time top 20 political donors and see if you notice anything conspicuous…

Not only do the top 20 political donors of all time contain only two that donate primarily to Republicans, but 13 of the top 20 are all unions.  Out of those thirteen unions, only one (the National Auto Dealers Assn) donates primarily to Republicans.

So, the next time you hear a Democrat complaining about all the money in politics, or evil corporations, or the Koch brothers, you can point them to the truth.  Oh, there’s plenty of money in politics alright, but most of it is being taken from American workers’ paychecks and funneled to Democrats by union bosses.

SCOTUS rules 5-4 that employees can't be forced to contribute to unions

Huge victory for the right to work today.  The Supreme Court today ruled that unions cannot take dues from non-members.

from AP:

The Supreme Court says public sector unions can’t collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

The justices on Monday said collecting the fees violates the First Amendment rights of workers who are not union members.

The ruling is a financial blow to labor unions that have bolstered their ranks in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of home health care workers.

The case was brought by a group of Illinois in-home care workers who said they didn’t want to pay fees related to collective bargaining. They claimed the “fair share fees” violate their constitutional rights by compelling them to associate with the union.

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A loss for the thugs who want to force money out of people who don’t owe anything to them.  A victory for liberty and the jobs market.

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The hypocrisy of the Left.

Your Monday Nice Time: Teamster Thugs Block Westboro Idjits From Victim’s Funeral
(Yes, yes, the photo is from ComicCon 2010)

The God-Hates-Everyone (‘Cept For Me And My Monkey) crowd from Westboro Babtist Church announced on Twitter that it planned to picket the funerals of the Boston Marathon bombing victims this week, so members of Teamsters Local 25 sent out a call for any available members to shield today’s services for Krystle Campbell in Medford, Massachusetts. Basic human decency won out: the Boston Globe reports that hundreds of counter-protesters gathered across the street from the church where the memorial for Campbell was held, but that the Westboro protesters never showed up at all.

Boston Magazine also reported that WBC was nowhere to be seen, as did a Teamsters website. That probably counts as double nice-time, huh?


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New Jersey not allowing non-union relief crews to help with disaster relief

In an almost surreal act of utter selfishness and stupidity, New Jersey has literally refused the help of utility crews that are non-union.

From WAFF:

The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they’ll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey.

Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.

The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The crews were told to stand down. In fact, Moore said the crew from Trinity is already headed back home.

Understandably, Moore said they’re frustrated being told “thanks, but no thanks.”

At least Huntsville has now found someone who wants their help.

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Wow. This truly is unbelievable. No wonder the public image of unions has gone down hill so drastically in recent years. The people of New Jersey are in desperate need of the help that these non-union employees can provide but those they elected to represent them denied it because of bureaucracy. They were told to stand down. Sound familiar?

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Teacher Tries To Remove Incentives For Poor Kids To Work Harder!
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Those damned union thugs! Of course, this is part of the master plan to keep poor people dependent.. oh wait, it’s not? It’s just kindness? My bad:

Marvin Callahan, a first grade teacher at public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has started a program to send backpacks full of food home with some of his students on the weekends after witnessing widespread hunger.

When he started the job 21 years ago, he said he had no idea how many families were struggling to feed their children or keep a roof over their heads. New Mexico has the highest rate of child hunger in the country, with nearly a third of children going to bed hungry, although the problem is widespread enough that three-quarters of the country’s teachers say students routinely show up to school hungry.

In response to the problem, Callahan and other members of the community send 37 children home with backpacks full of food each weekend: two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners.

As Carolyn Gregoire of the Huffington Post reports, “Retired teachers come in on Thursdays to fill up the backpacks with food items like breakfast bars, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, beefaroni and sliced turkey — things that the kids can easily put together themselves.” He began the program two years ago out of his own pocket, although it now has donations from members of the community and local organizations.

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On Target: Mitch McConnell points at Treasury union bosses for IRS's targeting

Today Mitch McConnell pulled no punches in going after the left’s corrupt union machine in Washington.  He said the evidence trail in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups leads directly to the doorstep of the Treasury Employees Union leaders.

from the Hill:

“When the head of the union that represents unionized IRS workers publicly vilifies the Tea Party, is it any wonder that members of her union would get caught targeting them?” the Kentucky Republican said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. 

McConnell said the growth of public sector unions has created “an inherent and undeniable tension between those who believe in limited self-government and those who stand to benefit from its growth.”

“Why would we even expect a public employee — whose union more or less exists to grow the government — to treat someone who opposes that goal to a fair hearing?” McConnell said. 

He called for a “serious national debate” about the unions, arguing that their existence is a big part of why there is so little trust in government.  

“They are the reason so many state and local municipalities are flat broke,” he said. “They’re behind the unsustainable expansion of public pensions. They’re a major problem.”

McConnell said he agreed with the assessment that “public sector unions are a 50-year mistake,” and said their creation has led to a “fleecing” of taxpayers through a vast expansion of government.

"That’s what happens when politicians start competing for the support of public-sector unions — they stop serving the interests of the people who elected them and start serving the interests of a government they’re supposed to be keeping in check.”

The IRS scandal has put the actions of federal workers squarely in the spotlight, with top officials spending the past several weeks trying to explain the inappropriate targeting of conservative groups at a slew of hearings on Capitol Hill. 

McConnell said the revelation this week that IRS employees received $70 million in bonuses is a perfect example of how the unions are corrupting government. 

“The IRS union is thumbing its nose at the American people. It’s telling them in the clearest terms possible that it doesn’t care about this scandal, or how well government works, or how well it’s serving the public,” he said. 

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I happen to think that McConnell is right on target here.  According to the White House visitor records, the Treasury Employees Union president met with Obama at the White House the day before the IRS targeting started

So, will we find a smoking gun paper trail indicating that President Obama personally ordered the IRS targets? Probably not, but why would we expect? The left’s corruption machine is well oiled, and every union boss and Obama crony knows exactly what his jobs is. 

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So it’s okay for the union trash of America destroy a Conservatives tent down, as well as violently beat them? Yet it’s not okay for the Tea Party to peacefully protest at the capitol? Then again this is Michigan, and most everyone living there is trash. Minus the civil people… not many of them there. 

Labor Union thug allegedly shoots a non-union business owner

…after the suspect had surprisingly managed to spell the word “SCAB” correctly on the victim’s car. If this isn’t a perfect example of the how far America’s labor unions have meandered from rational thinking, I don’t know what is.

From the DC (because no major national media outlet will cover it)

King Electrical Services owner John King was shot by a person who appears to be from one of the many unions who have targeted his workers, Toledo News Channel 11 WTOL reports.  King is the largest non-union electrical contractor company in the area of southeastern Michigan near the Ohio border.

He has a long history of being on the receiving end of union-related violence, and this case doesn’t appear to be any different. Before shooting him, the gunman etched the word “SCAB” into the side of King’s SUV.

The altercation started when King woke up late last Wednesday to find someone in his driveway. He described the intruder as a “silhouette figure” because he didn’t see the person clearly enough to offer a description. The individual was attempting to vandalize his SUV. When King went outside his Lambertville, Mich., home to confront the person, the vandal shot him in the arm.

Labor unions have attempted, unsuccessfully, to organize King’s employees, and he has been subjected to one legal nightmare after another in the process.

“Since he’s been in business, in addition to the legal battles and verbal abuse, King’s company has been vandalized and threatened on numerous occasions,” LaborUnionReport.com reports. “Unfortunately, the vandalism has never stopped. This year alone, he’s had to report three incidents of damage to police. This doesn’t include the incidents of stalking he and his men have to go through while they’re working.

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The same media that will go out of their way to try to tie Tea Party rally attendees to utterly unrelated lefty violence, ignores this. I can only think of two reasons why no major outlet will touch a story like this: an agenda or intimidation.

Exit Question: Does anyone care about actual political violence?