For decades, unions have perpetuated the myth that the interests of Big Labor’s bosses and of American workers are identical. A tenuous case for that proposition could be made decades ago when unions represented one-third of all private-sector workers. But doing so today requires a studied refusal to acknowledge reality when fewer than 7 percent are union members. Read More
Local officials for the International Association of Aerospace Workers and Machinists (IAAWM) boasted about how political donations by the union's political action committee “gains your Union access to officials, which is critical to get our issues addressed and ensure our input is heard.” Read More
Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina typically minces no words, but especially so when it comes to President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) trying to force Boeing Aircraft Co. to drop its plans to create 1,000 new jobs in her state building the new 787 Dreamliner commercial jet.
Here's just a sample from her interview earlier this week on Fox & Friends: Read More
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will be at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tomorrow morning to join Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-Sc, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, and others to discuss the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to stop Boeing Aircraft Co. from putting more than a thousand of her constituents to work building 787 Dreamliners. Read More
Right on schedule, allegations that somebody committed voter fraud or other election illegalities in yesterday's Wisconsin Supreme Court balloting are being heard this afternoon in a county that voted heavily for incumbent conservative Justice David Prosser.
Pundit Press, which closely followed the election balloting yesterday, offers this analysis: Read More
One thing became clear early on in the Battle of Wisconsin between entrenched, powerful public employee unions and Republican Gov. Scott Walker - the crucial issue was not whether the labor bosses would accept cuts in pension and health care benefits sought by the state's chief executive and a newly elected GOP majority in the state legislature. Read More
With public employee unions mounting desperate struggles to preserve excessively generous compensation and benefits in Wisconsin, Ohio, California, and a growing list of other states, check out this video that illustrates what is happening in New York where Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is showing genuine leadership:
Their ranks bolstered by thousands of out-of-state organizers and protesters, Wisconsin public employee unions now say their efforts are entering phase two, with more protests and a recall campaign aimed at Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican allies in the state legislature.
Those 14 Democrat state senators who fled the state in order to prevent Walker's budget reform bill from being considered in the Senate for lack of a quorum also returned to the Badger State over the weekend. Read More
After Jared Loughner shot and killed six people in his attempt to assassinate Rep. Gabby Gifford, D-AZ, President Obama spoke eloquently and forcefully against violent political rhetoric and the need for political opponents to remember they are opponents, not enemies. Read More
What's the last thing you would expect to hear in politics today? Obama switches parties? Reid says 'shut it down and throw away the keys"? How about "Tea Partiers, union protestors share common core values"? Read More