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Graduate Students at Harvard Launching Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/3/2019 at 12:00pm

This was always the goal of introducing unions into higher education.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Grad Students Are Set To Strike Tuesday. Here’s Why

Harvard University and more than 4,000 graduate student workers failed to reach agreement on a labor contract during negotiations Monday, setting the stage for an indefinite strike to begin Tuesday at...

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California’s Massive Public Pension Liabilities Offer a Warning to Other States

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00am 11/9/2019 at 10:00am
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Unfunded liabilities such as pensions for public retirees can become a strain on any city or state. In California, we are seeing a situation which should serve as a warning. Taxpayers are on the hook for massive amounts.

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Union for Harvard Graduate Students Votes to Authorize Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:30am 10/27/2019 at 9:30am

They’re demanding more money and better benefits. Here’s hoping Harvard enjoys lying in the bed they made.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Graduate Students Union Votes To Authorize Strike Against University

Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout.

The Harvard Graduate Students Union represents...

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Warren Goes All In for Unions: Eliminate Right-to-Work, ‘Remake’ Federal Courts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:00pm 10/3/2019 at 3:00pm
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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continues to showcase her love for big government and socialist ideas. Now she has an idea she considers “the most progressive and comprehensive agenda for workers since the New Deal.”

Warren released her latest plan to bolster unions, which would eliminate right-to-work laws in...

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UK Trade Union Boss Warns PM Johnson of ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ for Suspending Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:00pm 9/11/2019 at 2:00pm
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A leading UK trade union boss warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “citizen’s arrest” for suspending the parliament ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Len McCluskey, head of the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union UNITE, made the comments after a Scottish court ruled the recess decision “unlawful.”

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Thousands of University Workers in Oregon Preparing to Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/5/2019 at 12:00pm

This is one of the reasons why many people look forward to the collapse of our entire system of higher education.

The Salem Reporter has the story:

Thousands of university workers in Oregon prepare for strike

As thousands of public university workers in Oregon prepare to strike at the end of the month, the...

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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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