Unions

NH Suprme Court Rules on Pension System

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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The bigger court news (as opposed to my previous post) is today’s decision in every union v. New Hampshire or (2013-0669, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire & a. v. State of New Hampshire & a.) regarding the desire to ask public employees to pay more of their own retirement benefits.  On appeal, the State […]

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NH Supreme Court Rules on Town of Hudson v. IAFF Local 3154

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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H/T to Bob Clegg for posting a link (on Facebook) to an October 28th NH State Supreme Court decision regarding (2013-0690, Appeal of Professional Fire Fighters of Hudson, IAFF Local 3154 ). Hudson stopped voluntarily providing step increases for fire fighters outside a collective bargaining agreement and the Union took issue.  An arbitrator determined that […]

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Minimum Wage? (Fixed Video)

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2014
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The Gruberette’s in the Democrat party are constantly pushing a minimum wage increase which ill serves those they claim to care about (That’s the Grubering part), while advantaging unions from whom they reap so much politically.  So they lie outright and by exclusion. Government wage fixing harms low income workers while often driving up union […]

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Notable Quote – Glenn Reynolds

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2014

“An illegitimate government is no better than a band of thieves with superior firepower. If that.” – Glenn Reynolds    

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Formal Union Membership Cannot be ‘Required’

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2014
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On Union Discipline and Employee Rights Unfortunately, most employees do not know or clearly understand their choices and legal alternatives vis-a-vis the union. On the one hand, it is common knowledge that employees have the right to join and assist unions. Less well known, however, is employees’ right to refrain from supporting the union. This […]

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NH Democrat Renny Cushing – Government Should Invade Your “Bedroom”

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2014
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Yesterday Susan posted a link regarding an LSR submitted by NH House Rep Renny Cushing, (D-Rockingham District 21.) Renny has proposed a bill (like one recently passed in California) that would require all universities, in New Hampshire’s case public and private, to adopt and enforce a set of draconian rules for all human sexual interaction […]

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NH AG- Union Donation to Maggie Hassan Illegal

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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  NHGOP “The Attorney General’s Office has completed its review of the complaint, and we conclude that the LU 131 Committee has violated state law,” wrote Associate Attorney General Richard Head in a letter sent to Local Union 131 Volunteer PAC Chairman David Pelletier. … Over the summer, Governor Hassan was forced to return $33,000 dollars […]

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I have a suggestion for Right To Work – a little one

by Skip September 28, 2014

State House Dome: “Right-to-work, or forbidding unions from charging non-members agency fees for negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements, will also be back next session.  During the 2011-2012 term, lawmakers battled over the issue – which was promoted by House Speaker Bill O’Brien – more than two times before the Senate called a halt to the maneuvering […]

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Democrat Roger Tilton – Hey, Lets Kill Jobs In NH

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrat Roger Tilton  (D- Utopia) is happy to be endorsed by the AFL-CIO, whose union bosses want to secure a wage cartel in New Hampshire that will benefit union bosses and expand government budgets at the expense of New Hampshire’s small business owners, and low skilled and first time workers – who will […]

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AFL-CIO Lists NH Democrats Who Support The Wage Cartel

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2014
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Artificially defining the value of labor makes Democrats feel good.  Not because they forced someone to pay more than that hour of labor is worth, though I suspect they enjoy the feeling of power such arbitrary expressions of authority represent.  They feel good because they know it will grow the size of government. The Unions […]

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AFT-NH 2014 Survey – Still Not About The Children

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2014
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You’d think that the AFT-NH, the American Federation of Teachers Union- New Hampshire, might want to ask candidates for office what they would do for the children.  It is, after all, about the children. You’d be wrong.  Again. Back in 2012 we looked at the AFT-NH suvery and that was all about money and union […]

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Why Do Left Wing Union Bosses Love Michael McCarthy?

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2014
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The IBEW’s leadership tried to give our left wing Governor, Maggie Hassan, 25,000.00 dollars so you’d be right to ask what their interest is in a Republican candidate for the NH State Senate.  That same union officials have given Republican State Senate Candidate Michael McCarthy (Dist 12) $2500.00 dollars so far.  And they are not […]

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Hours of “Racist, Sexist and Homophobic Threats and Slurs”

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2014
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Deadline Hollywood By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you fu**ing whore!” … Angry that the show […]

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Data Point – Education Spending vs Student Results

by Skip August 17, 2014

Education Spending vs Student Results – as costs skyrocket but results remain flat, it is clear that “educational productivity” is increasingly growing worse rather then better. One question that should always be asked of your School Boards “What is your ratio of indirect vs direct labor?”  In other words, how many people’s jobs are exclusively […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

by Susan Olsen August 2, 2014

“Gov. Maggie Hassan must return $24,000 of a contribution from a labor union’s political committee to her re-election campaign, Attorney General Joe Foster ruled yesterday. ” – Concord Monitor

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Scott Walker Defeats the Unions….AGAIN!

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2014
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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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