Unions

Scott Walker Defeats the Unions….AGAIN!

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds signature law limiting power of public-employee unions. The decision was 5-2, with Justice Michael Gableman writing the lead opinion, which found that collective bargaining over a contract with an employer is not a fundamental right for public employees under the constitution. Instead, it’s a benefit that lawmakers can extend or restrict as […]

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The NEA Exists To Be The NEA

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2014
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Susan shared this earlier today on Facebook.  It is the 2012 IRS 990 for the NEA – the humongous Teachers Union that is “all about the teachers and the children.” If you’d like to get an accurate sense of what the NEA is really about follow Susan’s directions from Facebook.  Take a look at page […]

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Is Jeanne Shaheen ‘Really’ Interested in Looking Out For Vets?

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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You remember that VA Accountability Bill that flew through the US House with bi-partisan support?  It died in the US Senate, at the hands of Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat Independent – VT.   Sanders chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  The bill, a whopping 351 words long (words, not pages) would have made it possible to […]

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Congressional Dems – “Six for 06″ Strategy Will Be A Winner for 2014

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2014
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Huff Po “As ‘Six for ’06′ did, it will have specific ideas that contrasts Republicans siding with special interests, and Democrats siding with the middle class,” said Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). This should be amusing, because I can tell you right now, Carol Shea-Porter already has a […]

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Media Matters Management Fights Union Formed Using Card Check

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2014
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This story about Media Matters refusing to accept the unionization of its staff via card-check, is a priceless tool for conservatives to see what kind of Democrats you’ve got cluttering up your neighborhood. Media Matters management recently declined to recognize the union through the “card check” process, instead exercising its right to force a union […]

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Union Flack Brian Rapp – The Oracle of What Is And Is Not ‘Political’

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2014
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Brian Rapp is the President of IAFF Local 1571, serves on the Claremont School Board, NH Healthtrust Board of Dir. , and gets slimy tweets from all the best left-wing hypocrites in New Hampshire.  So when he accuses someone else of making “deaths” or ‘Injuries’ political… You’d be right to assume that he did it […]

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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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New Low – Democrats Protest 100 Million Dollar Private Donation to NY City Hospital

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2014
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Democrats ignore the hundreds of millions the Koch brothers give to charity every year, to the arts, and large donations to non-political purposes, preferring to focus on their political giving as a locus around which to organize left-wing hate. That “locus” has dropped to new lows.  Unions, who spend a lot more than the Koch […]

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Democrat Donors “Biggest Threat To The Democracy”…If ‘Activists’ Are To Be Believed

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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Keeping ‘corporate’ money out of politics is a Democrat agenda item, so whenever “activists” bring it up two things are evident. First, Democrats are behind it and paying for it. Second, by ‘Corporate’ money they do not mean, as Grokster Susan Olsen observed, Corporations…” like the Service Employees International Union (SIEU), a 501(c)(5) tax-exempt corporation. […]

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Have a Koch and a Smile

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2014
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Despite what you may have heard, the Kochtopus isn’t much to look at when it comes to the influence of money in politics.  According to the center for Responsive Politics, which tilts left by the way, Koch industries came in at a pathetic 59th place on their list of Top All Time Donors. So who […]

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Liberalism, Ideas So Good They Have to be Mandatory

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014

Picking up on Susan’s theme….    

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Any More Main Street Republican Money In New Hampshire?

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2014
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NH Congressman Charlie Bass was the most notorious modern Main Street Republican with a New Hampshire pedigree.   A group that has a very liberal agenda and ties to Democrat money (and Soros money) going all the way back to 2002.  So you won’t be surprised to hear that this trend has not only continued, it […]

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GrokTALK! 12-21-13 with Skip, Mike, and Steve – Progressives Trackers, Spin, and RINO’s (oh my!)

by Steve MacDonald December 25, 2013
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Segment One: Skip, Mike, and Steve welcome the Cream City Radio audience to GrokTALK! We then explore the Progressive coverage of our interview with JR Hoell and the media spin about the Second Amendment Rally help this past Thursday; how right to work has changed the Union landscape in Wisconsin; and some discussion of Democrats […]

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So, Obama hates volunteer fire departments (of course, where’s the Union?)

by Skip December 9, 2013

From the Daily Mail (a UK paper that does a lot better on reporting edgy American news than most US papers): The Affordable Care Act forces companies with more than 50 workers to buy them all health insurance or pay hefty fines The IRS says volunteer firefighters are ‘employees,‘ even though the Department of Labor […]

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Unions And Democrats Sacrificing More Entry Level Jobs on Their Progressive Alter

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2013
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The professional union driven “strikes” being fomented by professional jack-asses around the nation are the culmination of several layers of manufactured failure and outrage.  First, the Democrats have been ruining the economy and expanding the part-time employment culture–that’s planned failure.  And now that these people feel trapped (as intended) the unions are organizing them to […]

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Here’s a ‘Revenue’ Stream That Needs to be Tapped

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013
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Democrats can stop bitching about how TEA Party people and the grassroots don’t want to raise taxes.  I’ve got a tax we not only need, but that we should peg at 40% to start. Unions. Unions are full of rich fat cats and that’s becasue they are all rolling in dough.  As a faction they […]

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Democrat Racists: Shutting Poor Black Kids Out…. Or Locking Them In

by Mike September 9, 2013

Tell me again, how Obama, dancing to the calls of his union puppet masters is any better than George Wallace? Wallace claimed, erroneously, and in an obvious case of racism, his right to maintain school segregation. Obama and the Unions claim it will be a return to segregation if kids are allowed to flee union […]

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Longshoreman Quit AFL-CIO over Democrat Care and Taxes

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2013
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Some 40,000 longshoreman, the ILWU, have just quit the AFL-CIO.  They are pissed off and think the leadership screwed them by bowing to politIcal pressure to support the Patient Affordable Care legislation and everything that went with it, including the taxing of benefits. So they are taking their toys and “going home.”  ILWU will run […]

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Science, Technology, Union Backed Strikes, and Fewer McJobs.

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2013
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The unions are deep pocketed advocates of the Democrat party.  The Democrat party likes to think of itself as the hip party of science and technology.  In reality, they are trapped in a post-progressive world-view that has been circling the drain for years.  That reality has not, however, ecouraged them to stop being either progressive, […]

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About the SEIU trying to unionize fast food joints? A word of caution

by Skip August 29, 2013

Today is the day where various unions (chief amongst them, the SEIU) are trying to have fast food workers conduct a strike across a number of large cities against the likes of McDonalds, Kentucky fried, Wendy’s, Subway et al.  CNN, the liberal new site, portrays this in Occupy (e.g., socialist / communist) language (thanks to […]

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GrokTALK! August 24th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2013
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This week on GrokTalk!… Everyone shows up early.  Steve, Ed, and Susan host with NH House Reps John Burt and Spec Bowers piling on. What did we talk about…How Union Membership pays…after you leave the union to go work at Market basket, Welfare Jobs almost anyone will take, what happened to Steve at Water Country, […]

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What Can Brown Do For You?

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2013
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It’s an old UPS tag line, What can Brown Do for You, but now it has so many meanings I’m not sure where to begin.  Maybe we’ll just go with this:  UPS is a Teamster shop, their pilots and their mechanics are all in unions.  Unions pushed hard and spent much in blood and treasure […]

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An answer to Radical Moderate on Unions

by Skip July 22, 2013

As the sysadmin for GraniteGrok, that means I get (have ?) to review all the comments.  A relatively new commenter, Radical Moderate, has left a couple of serious questions for Steve on his post “The Public Unions vs. the Public — Prager University“.  I figured that even though Steve will have his own thoughts, they […]

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With Every Purchase of a Chevy Volt….Free House in Detroit!

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2013

There is a movement making its way out of the narrative-colon of the Democrat machine; Detroit failed because of Republicans.  If Republicans just spent more of other people’s money Detroit would be fine.   I can’t recall the last time there were any Republicans running Detroit but if there were they were probably left of former […]

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The Evolution of Progressive Rule

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2013

CNN via Doubleyouemyouare Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday afternoon, becoming the nation’s largest public sector bankruptcy. The move could slash pension benefits to city workers and retirees, and leave investors holding the city’s debt with only pennies on the dollar. In the end, all that support public union support for unsustainable government is for naught.  […]

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Obama Care is Just Another Laser Pointer And You Are All Cats.

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2013

I recently reiterated my oft-said point on GrokTALK! this week that you can’t be a principled Republican and support unions; voting against Right to Work for example mandates employee funding of the Democrat machine and everything it tries to destroy.  And Obama Care was just the biggest, most recent example.  Unions were all in.  They […]

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California Democrats On Track to Pass Public School Pedophile Protection Act

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2013

When you put Democrats in charge, well, what else would you expect? California’s SB 131 would change the stature of limitation for filing sexual predation lawsuits against public School employees (pedophile teachers sexually harassing students) for incidents that happened before 2009 in the state, but suits against private and non-profit schools could still be filed […]

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“Right-to-work state was one of our criteria”

by Susan Olsen July 10, 2013

Perhaps New Hampshire is not so friendly as Mrs. Hassan wants business to believe.  Congratulations, North Carolina.

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GrokTALK! June 1st Guest Segment – JR Hoell

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013

JR Hoell, New Hampshire Republican House rep,  stops by to talk about education, Charter Schools, the New Hampshire budget, Unions, and how we need need to help people understand when government policy is hurting them and their children. Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to the […]

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Chicago Teacher Union on Cover of Socialism Conference Program

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2013

Unions are socialist constructs…who could be suprised to see the CTU proudly displayed on the cover of the program for the annual Socialim Conference?

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