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AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00pm
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124005599.html

We have seen this picture before in the Wisconsin’s union-induced long strange trip during the 2012 Recall Election:

Police insurrections.  Palace guardsCatch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t Identity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters ...

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Protests for $15 fast food minimum wage fizzle

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:30am
fast food strike arrest

On Thursday, fast food and home healthcare workers across the country walked away from their jobs and joined the “Fight for $15,” an SEIU-backed movement demanding a $15 minimum wage and unabridged union rights for fast food workers.

In the past, organizers and participants have largely avoided trouble with law enforcement. This...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:44am
Walker addresses crowd

The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post.

The collective bargaining law was passed in early 2011, and led to protests, and even a takeover of the State Capitol building. For Wisconsin, the union pushback was a long, strange trip, as we documented exhaustively:

Police insurrections.  Palace guards...

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Supreme Court limits compelled public sector union dues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:08am
Supreme Court Justices 2010

The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Harris v. Quinn, where the issues were (via ScotusBlog):

(1) Whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to...

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California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:42pm
California Teachers Association Logo

Well this is an interesting development, Calif. court rules teacher tenure creates unequal conditions:

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that tenure, seniority and other job protections for teachers have created unequal conditions in public schools and deprive poor children of the best teachers.

In a case that could have national...

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Is tent about to collapse on Michigan unions?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:25am
Michigan Union collapse Americans for Prosperity Tent

Remember when Michigan union members collapsed a tent on attendees at an Americans for Prosperity event supporting changes to Michigan union rules?

We do, Most chilling Michigan video — “There are people...

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DNC literally indebted to unions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz

Recent fundraising figures show the RNC faring better than its DNC counterpart in just about all areas. Notably,...

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Defeat for UAW in Tennessee

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:00am
Hand that will rule the world

Workers of the South, unite:

The workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga voted 712-626 to stay out of the union after a lobbying fight in which Republican politicians warned unionization could lead Volkswagen and automobile companies to leave the state.

Union officials…blamed politicians who had warned workers that by joining...

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American Federation of Teachers secretly funded PAC in Boston Mayor’s race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:14pm
http://youtu.be/S1sUFex61DY

It was “just” a Mayor’s race, but it’s a tale of how unions funnel money to decide elections, often behind the scenes.

The Boston Globe has the scoop, American Federation of revealed as funder behind mysterious pro-Walsh PAC during mayoral campaign (h/t @dbernstein):

Organizers of One Boston, the mysterious political action committee that...

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I don’t think the AFL-CIO proved what it intended to prove

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:36pm
Upworthy AFL CIO Monkey Video

Upworthy is the wildly popular low-information-by-design website which has fine-tuned the ability to turn 2-3 sentence (at most) liberal memes viral. 

Often, the meme consists entirely of the title, with some seemingly obvious liberal talking point that is only superficially obvious, but actually cannot withstand scrutiny. Which...

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There’s a name for this problem: Detroit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 9:33am

Maybe some things just need to fail for the greater good.

Here’s a good example of a system that needs to fail because it’s consuming its public host.  The parasite and the host can’t both survive.

Via Michael Graham, Massachusetts Unions Reach Their Ultimate Goal: More “Collecting” Than Working:

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Now Jeff Bezos gets to experience the joy of dealing with unions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:39am

WaPo, apparently trying to send a message of future independence, has an article today about lobbying by Amazon.com, founded and run by new-WaPo owner Jeff Bezos.

Deep down in the article is an interesting point about Amazon.com and unions (emp...

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Rhode Island’s Union-Democrat Kryptonite kills Superman Bldg

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:59pm

As we have pointed out until we were Blue in the face, the toxic combination of union and Democratic control of almost every aspect of Rhode Island has created an economic death spiral in which Rhode Island has the highest unemployment in the nation and is losing population.

Yet we sure does...

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California busted through spending limits to feed the unions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:30am

Truly, California is a very special state!

Today, I want to explain why.

Washington Examiner’s Senior Editorial Writer Conn Carroll offered an outstanding 5-part analysis recently: California in Crisis.

The first article in that series asked the following question: What happened to the Golden State?

What happened?

To make a long story short, the same political...

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