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Bernie Sanders Campaign Accused of Retaliating Against Staffers for Union Activities

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:00am 7/26/2019 at 9:00am
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Bernie Sanders is having a rough month. Last week it was revealed that he was cutting staff hours in order to provide the $15 dollars an hour he is demanding from American employers.

Now someone has lodged an anonymous complaint against the campaign, alleging retaliation for union activities.

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Elizabeth Warren campaign staff votes to unionize

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:04pm 6/4/2019 at 9:04pm
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Elizabeth Warren has been getting a lot of good press lately as she rolls out a series of dramatic proposals to fundamentally change the society she views as rigged.

These proposals, far grander...

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Grad Employee Union at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Petitions to Remove Job Postings for ICE, DHS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/17/2019 at 1:30pm

Grad students who want to unionize always claim it’s about pay. Then something like this happens which shows it’s also about politics and power.

Campus Reform reports:

Grad employees get cold feet over ICE

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), a public sector labor union representing graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...

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Unions Pocket Majority of Paycheck Money From UPS Seasonal Employees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 3:30pm 12/23/2018 at 3:30pm
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CBS Boston reported that many seasonal UPS workers experienced shock when they received their paycheck because unions took the majority of the money:

Sheila O’Malley of Charlestown couldn’t believe it when she opened her paycheck from her seasonal job at UPS. “I was shocked,” she told the I-Team. She worked 41 hours...

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Slate Pitch: Famous liberal website underpays writers, isn’t diverse, and is anti-union

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:24pm 12/11/2018 at 8:24pm

Online progressive magazine Slate has run into a bit of trouble with it’s writing staff. According to the Washington Examiner, “52-1 to authorize a strike and are considering walking out of their jobs.”
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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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Scott Walker revolution on the line in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/31/2018 at 9:00pm

Oh what a night.

That was the post I wrote the day after Scott Walker defeated the recall effort against him in 2012:

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Student Workers at Swarthmore Planning to Unionize Over ‘Labor Exploitation’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:00am 8/28/2018 at 10:00am

The tipping point for this is the discontinuation of a policy that paid students to host prospective students.

Campus Reform reports:

Student workers attempt to unionize, claim ‘labor exploitation’

A group of college students announced on August 17 that they will attempt to form a union of “undergraduate workers” in order to push back...

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Student Union Members at UC Berkeley Occupy Dean’s Office, Issue Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00pm 8/10/2018 at 2:00pm
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This is where allowing college students to unionize ultimately leads. Who couldn’t see this coming?

The College Fix reports:

Student union occupies UC Berkeley dean’s office for better pay, police ‘demilitarization’

Members of the UC Student-Workers Union, or United Auto Workers Local 2865, gathered at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall yesterday to protest against...

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Brown Agrees to Terms for Graduate Student Union Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:30pm 6/23/2018 at 1:30pm

Some schools will eventually regret allowing grad students to unionize. This power will be used.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Brown Agrees to Grad Union Election Terms

Brown University and its would-be graduate student union on Thursday announced their agreement on terms for a possible union election, outside of National Labor Relations Board channels. The...

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Sanders Introduces Legislation To Deprive States Of Right To Pass Right-to-work Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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As Democrats audition for their hoped for role as the new Congressional majority, the flow of progressive ideas just keeps coming.  So far, they promise to raise taxes, to manifest from thin air “free” college and “free” healthcare, and to be legislative busybodies who monitor our speech, thoughts, and...

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Report: George Washington U. TA Asks Students to Attend Unionization Sit-in for Class

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/1/2018 at 12:00pm

Is this where the unionization of grad student teaching assistants is headed? Union activism as a substitute for real classwork?

Campus Reform reports:

TA asks students to show up at unionization sit-in for class

George Washington University graduate students are seeking to unionize, and at least one Teaching Assistant asked students show up at...

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Graduate Students at Harvard Vote to Unionize

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:30pm 4/22/2018 at 1:30pm

It will be fascinating to see how this new power is used.

From Boston.com:

Harvard graduate students vote to unionize

A group of Harvard University graduate students has voted to join the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, an unlikely union for academics.

The Boston Globe reports that 1,931 graduate students, including...

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Georgetown Will Allow Grad Students to Vote on Unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00am 4/4/2018 at 8:00am

This is becoming a trend at many schools. What will the schools do when these unions start flexing their muscle and striking?

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Relents, Lets Students Vote On Unionizing

Georgetown University announced Monday that it will allow its graduate students to vote on forming a union, overturning a December refusal.

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Michigan Profs Demand Massive Salary Increase and Threaten to Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:30am 3/31/2018 at 11:30am

Will students protest this? After all, the cost will ultimately be passed on to them.

The Daily Caller reports:

Michigan Profs Demand Double Salary, Threaten To Strike

Approximately 1,700 Michigan professors demanded a pay raise Wednesday that would nearly double the starting salary for lecturers and threatened to go on strike for two days.

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Teachers Union President Suggests Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Children

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00pm 2/25/2018 at 2:00pm
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Teacher unions on the other hand, are all about caring for the children, right? Please.

The College Fix reports:

Teachers union president: Betsy DeVos ‘in her heart doesn’t care about children’

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Ithaca Baristas unionize – how long before $5 coffee is ‘the good old days’?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00am 2/13/2018 at 11:00am
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My post about Cornell students complaining about $5 on-campus coffee prices elicited a strong readership response, Cornell on-campus cafe raises prices after state-mandated minimum wage hike:

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