SEIU in Action

Unions: Violent Left-Wing Thugs

"I'm saying if you strike a match and put your finger in, common sense tells you you're going to burn your finger." In other words, Eddie York had it coming.

The labor movement has this old saying, and I don't know if you want to take it -- is if you can't open their minds, open their heads. Go To Site

Also attending was Kenneth Gladney, a vendor selling patriotic flags and ribbons. After the rally, Gladney was confronted by “a group of people in purple shirts” and things got ugly quick when one of the SEIU members (a black man) shouted at Gladney (also a black man), “What kind of a nigger are you?” -John Nolte Go To Site

Powerful public employee unions are a defining feature of the blue model governance system that Democrats are determined to protect.

  But as we’ve written before, “the most serious grievances that many Democratic voters feel are about the inadequacy of the services these employees provide: dysfunctional schools, unaccountable law enforcement, abusive prison guards, or inefficient welfare bureaucracies.” -The American Interest Go To Site

"And when I point out that Sarah Palin is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a professional victim, a scold, a know-it-all, a chiseler, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos straight out of “The Hills Have Eyes,” that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true, not because it’s true of a woman."

Crime, Union, Violence, Threats, Corruption, Assault, Vandalism, Convict

A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse... "His leadership led to a lot of damage," the judge said. "It led to a lot of crimes and it continued the bad reputation Philadelphia has for tolerating union violence."

  Witnesses also described torching another site, attacking nonunion workers and their cars with baseball bats, rumbling with a rival union and flattening tires and causing other "mischief" on an 18-month picket line outside a new apartment complex.

Hypocrisy, Union, Government, Financial, Funny, Greed, Waste, Debt

The labor union representing employees at the National Weather Service is demanding major upgrades to a new water resources facility at the University of Alabama, including that each employee have a soundproof office, receive a pay increase, and have access to a community garden... Outside, the union is requesting longleaf pine trees, water oaks, and camellias to be planted, and a minimum 100 by 100 foot plot for a “community garden.”

Union, Government, Incompetence, Funny, Oops, Waste, Jobs

In the shadow of the federal government shutdown, but wholly unrelated, about 2,500 Los Angeles County employees who are members of Service Employees International Union Local 721 walked off their jobs and marched on the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday... Despite the walkout, county services were not seriously disrupted, as managers and others filled in for their protesting colleagues.

Union Seeks Funding to Dig Holes and Fill Back In


Undercover reporters posing as "Earth Supply and Renewal", a group dedicated to digging holes and filling them back in, meet with Labor Bosses, NY Legislator, and former NY Assemblyman, who tell them how to secure funding for "Bullshit" Green jobs.

Hate, Incitement, Union, Violence, Character, Threats

A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get "no rest" and that protesters would be at his "daughter's soccer game." "Just know one thing, Rick Snyder: You sign that bill, you won't get no rest," Williams said. "We'll meet you on Geddes Road. We'll be at your daughter's soccer game. We'll visit you at your church. We'll be at your office. "Because Michigan workers will not take it laying down — by any means necessary!" he said. Geddes Road is where the Snyder residence is located.

Unionized local employees repeatedly harassed and intimidated non-union workers of a private disaster cleanup firm that won a government contract to restore Long Island, New York, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The vice president of the union even made threats against the wife and kids of one of the workers. Go To Site

Democrat, Hate, Incitement, Union, Violence, Character

The Michigan House Democrats tweeted out a call to violence today over the right to work bill that was passed by Republicans in the House and Senate. “We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations. And there will be blood. We will relive the battle of Overpass.” -Geiss. The Democrats later removed the tweet.

Union, Incompetence, Sex, Degeneracy, Financial, Funny, Oops

The club made a splash first in 1996 by creating the first stripper’s union and then again in 2003 when the strippers bought the business from the owners. They are one of the few venues to offer health insurance and 401(k)s to employees. Lusty Lady also created a name for itself by being “sex-positive” and utilizing a dancers with a wide variety of body types. However, that attitude wasn’t enough to keep them from getting evicted.

Editorial, Hate, Union, Character, Degeneracy

A judge ordered one of Chicago’s most politically powerful labor unions to suspend picketing against 16 funeral homes last week after receiving reports that striking Teamsters had, among other things, disturbed a child’s funeral. SCI Illinois Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest funeral home chains, asked a district court to intervene after striking funeral directors and drivers with Teamsters Local 727 allegedly harassed grieving families. The company testified in its filing that union members blocked grieving family members from leaving its parking lot, used bullhorns to shout obscenities at workers and mourners, and unleashed a German Shepard on a dead woman’s daughter and husband.

Union, Funny, Threats

Flight attendants at Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are threatening to withhold food, alcohol and even smiles from passengers during the Christmas holidays over a pay dispute, a union official said Thursday. Cabin staff at the airline, which has a reputation for top-notch service, voted at a union meeting this week in favor of industrial action that could also result in flight delays.

The Rasmussen Reports survey shows that only 14 percent of respondents had a “very favorable” opinion of unions. But that doesn’t really compare to the much larger 24 percent who said they had a “very unfavorable” impression of organized labor. Go To Site

Liberal, Union, Financial, Funny, Oops, Greed, Justice, Metaphor, Jobs

The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won’t be using union labor. Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won’t be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide strike sparked the 86-year-old company’s decision to shut down in November.

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Union, Violence, Character, Racism, Assault, Vandalism

Clinton Tarver has been serving hot dogs to hungry locals in downtown Lansing, Mich., for the last five years, but a brush this week with a pro-union protest literally upended his small business in a matter of minutes. During a protest against right-to-work legislation in Michigan's capital, Tarver’s catering supplies were destroyed when demonstrators tore down the tent where he was serving and trampled his gear. “I kept explaining that I was just here to do a job, that I wasn’t on anybody’s side, but when people started calling me racial slurs, my friend who works at the Capitol told me I had to get out of there, so I crawled out,” said Tarver, who is black.

Liberal, Union, Character, Degeneracy, AntiAmerican, Protest, Communism

Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

Crime, Union, Government, Incompetence, Waste, Metaphor, Corruption, Jobs

Though the city is solidly Democratic, the plan to put the Police Department out of business has not prompted the wide public outcry seen in the union battles in Chicago, Ohio or Wisconsin, in part because many residents have come to resent a police force they see as incompetent, corrupt and doing little to make their streets safe. A police union has sued to stop the move, saying it is risking public safety on an “unproven” idea. But many residents, community groups and elected officials say that the city is simply out of money, out of options, out of patience.

Buried amid the generally gloomy news last week was a development that is a true cause for celebration. By July, the Twinkie, and other favorite Hostess brands will return to store shelves. Two investment companies bought assets of the bankrupt snack company and plan to re-open four plants and hire 1,500 workers in the coming weeks. Labor unions, however, will not be invited back. Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Union, Obama, Degeneracy, Fascism

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that if President Barack Obama wins a second term, Americans should expect to see "card check" legislation "within the next term." Trumka, whose unions are sending nearly 2,000 poll monitors to battleground states, told The Atlantic that Big Labor will demand the Obama administration pass legislation that would effectively end secret ballot elections to form unions. When The Atlantic asked Trumka if he has given up on card check, Trumka said it was still the unions' top priority after 2012 if Obama wins, and they will never give up on it. "You'll see it," Trumka said. "That's within the next term."

Liberal, Union, Oops, Economy

New documents obtained by Judicial Watch show acting National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon joking that the NLRB's suit against Boeing would kill jobs in South Carolina. Commenting on a Planet Labor article whose headline suggests Boeing might not be able to open its new plant in South Carolina because of "antiunion behavior," Solomon writes: The article gave me a new idea. You go to geneva and I get a job with airbus. We screwed up the us economy and now we can tackle europe.

Liberal, Union, Character, Degeneracy, AntiAmerican, Protest, Communism

Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”

Democrat, Union

The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was led by Democrats who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.

In government language that would make George Orwell smile, the time that federal workers spend working for their unions and not working for taxpayers is termed "official time." According to the report, "Official time, broadly defined, is paid time off from assigned Government duties to represent a union or its bargaining unit employees." Go To Site

Crime, Union, Violence

study authors Armand Thieblot, Thomas Haggard and Herbert Northrup counted 9,785 incidents of criminal acts or threats in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Union member or official-initiated violence accounted for nearly 250 deaths during this time, 97 of them from a single act of arson at a San Juan, Puerto Rico hotel on December 31, 1986 following a meeting by Teamsters Local 901 to discuss a strike against management.

Hypocrisy, Union, Character, Financial, Fraud, Protest

Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters is seeking paid demonstrators to march and chant in its current picket line outside the McPherson Building, an office complex here where the council says work is being done with nonunion labor.
"For a lot of our members, it's really difficult to have them come out, either because of parking or something else," explains Vincente Garcia, a union representative who is supervising the picketing.

Democrat, Liberal, Union, Obama

Obama leads SEIU chant, vows to paint the nation purple.

Democrat, Liberal, Union, Obama

Obama: "I’ve been working with SEIU before I was elected to anything. I was a community organizer, at SEIU. Local 880 and myself, we organized to make sure that homecare workers had basic rights, I organized –- we organized voter registration drives. That’s how we built political power on the south side of Chicago. I kept on doing it in Illinois, and now the time has come for us to do it all across this country. We’re going to paint Nevada purple and we’re going to paint the nation purple with SEIU."

As Venuccio and Lehman report, between 1980 and 2011, overall employment levels rose by 71 percent in right-to-work states. In non-right-to-work states, they only rose by 32 percent. That differential does not come at the expense of wages, which grew four times as fast in right-to-work states: 12 percent versus 3 percent elsewhere. The explanation is clear enough. The productivity gains from escaping union work rules are shared with employees as employers bid up wages. The short-term monopoly gains to unionized workers eventually are, over time, more than offset by productivity losses. The New Deal union model is an economic mistake of major proportions. -Richard A. Epstein Go To Site

Union, Character, Oops, Jobs

A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved Hostess Brands' plan to wind down the company after last-minute mediation fell through Tuesday night between the snack maker and one of its biggest unions. The liquidation comes after the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union called a nationwide strike earlier in the month. Hostess, the maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, said in a statement Wednesday after the court hearing that the move by the labor union "crippled its operations at a time when [it] lacked the financial resources to survive a significant labor action." Hostess plans on shuttering 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores as part of the liquidation process.

Killing the Hostess

Parasites Killing the Host

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Love Love Love

Union Love and Tolerance

"Go back to Africa, you bunch of f*cking losers."

SEIU

SEIU

As each voter exited their car, the SEIU thug pointed and followed the person, announcing to the mob that they were a voter for Bush. The mob made passage difficult to impossible. -J. Christian Adams

UAW

UAW

ILWU

ILWU

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack.

IBEW

IBEW

"Tony," a Michigan union worker whose temper is quicker than his hands, has a serious online image problem. The IBEW Local 876 member was captured on video Tuesday punching Fox News contributor Steven Crowder...