union dues

GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Questions 16 & 17 (Union Dues, Liberty)

by Skip November 16, 2014

A couple of questions on Liberty – where does this fit within Bill O’Brien and his worldview?  How would this work within the Legislative leadership he wishes to hold?  Is it “the common good” that is overriding, or is it the lowest level that must be addressed – the Individual?  Two real world, important, and […]

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SEIU Backed NH Republican Bumped Out In Primary

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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I touched on this briefly last Saturday on the air with NH House candidate Josh Moore; SEIU backed NH House Republican Kathleen ‘Union Agenda’ Stroud was the ninth “man” on an eight man roster in Merrimack, NH, losing her primary challenge by a mere 24 votes. I can say I did my part in conversation […]

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SCOTUS – Union Fees Cannot Be Imposed…Harris v Quinn

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2014
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SCOTUS – Union Fees Cannot Be Imposed on those who do not wish to pay them. Held: The First Amendment prohibits the collection of an agency fee from Rehabilitation Program PAs who do not want to join or support the union. This is a narrow application for the purpose of reporting the result.  I have […]

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This Should Be Illegal – Unions Use Taxpayer Funded Payroll Systems to collect Money for Partisan Political Purposes

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2014

We need to challenge how and why it is permissible for unions to use taxpayer-funded public resources (payroll systems) to collect union Dues or other political donations directly from pubic union employee paychecks. Unions use that money (tax-free–which means they are not even paying-in to finance the system they use to get paid) to finance […]

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Tweet of the Day – Week – Ever? on Unions Vs Right to Work?

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2012

Fellow Grokster(ette?) Susan Olsen dropped this into our email this morning.  No, not ‘the royal ‘Our’ as in the royal ‘we,’ as in ‘We are not amused.’  I mean “Our” as in our Grok group email.  Anyway, this hits it out of the park on Michigan and Right to Work, and the Unions and Democrats […]

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Labor Department Report Reveals Billions in Additional Union Politcal Activity

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2012

From 2006 to 2011 Unions in the United states spent $4.4 Billion dollars on political activity, $3.3 Billion more than typically advertised.  This astounding number comes from the Center for Responsive Politics which collected data from a set of obscure annual reports that Unions are required to file with the Department of Labor regarding detailed […]

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Starve A Union Save A Teacher

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2011

The state has no right to come between the union and its workers right? Well I think I agree, because we now know how that works out.

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