The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Tennessee Worker Liberty Offends UAW; NLRB Appeal Ensues

by Smitty We’ve been getting our schadenfreude on over the Volunteers not volunteering for UAW’s auto-economic asphyxiation. But, as Ted Kennedy’s career demonstrated, evil doesn’t die easily. The NYT: The United Automobile Workers asked the National Labor Relations Board on Friday to order a new unionization election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., asserting […]

“Old Worn Out Suits And Shoes,
I Don’t Pay No Union Dues”

by Smitty Stacy already covered the delightful news about organized crime–I mean, UAW–getting told to twerk off in Chattanooga, TN by a vote of 712 to 626. The schadenfreude-licious fact missing from Stacy’s writeup is (emphasis mine) VW didn’t fight the UAW campaign, which may have cost as much as $5 million and lasted more […]

Another Community Organizer Non-Victory In New York

by Smitty Via Insty, Richard Epstein alludes to a bummer of a tale in New York: “After Winning a Raise, 175 Workers At a Queens Casino Lose Their Jobs.” That result would never have happened if the workers had won their raises by demonstrating higher levels of productivity to their employer, The Resorts World Casino. […]

Michigan Teachers Sue Corrupt Union

The dishonest racket known as the Michigan Education Association (MEA) resorts to brass-knuckle extortion methods: Michigan teachers are discovering that their union is determined to make it as hard as possible for them to take advantage of the state’s new right-to-work law, which prohibits workers from being forced to pay dues to a union. . […]

Great: Voters Legalize Marijuana, Unions Put Munchies-Maker Out of Business

Some stoner in Colorado just put down the bong, looked at the TV and said, “Dude. No more Twinkies or Ho-Ho’s? Bummer.” Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said. “We deeply […]

Striking Teachers: When Omitting Letters, Avail Yourself Of The Apostrophe

by Smitty Another best practice: lay the sign out in pencil before using markers. In the plus column, at least this is hand-made: Spelling c’unts via Michelle Malkin

The Sexual Predators Union

Otherwise known as the United Federation of Teachers: In the last five years in New York City, 97 tenured teachers or school employees have been charged by the Department of Education with sexual misconduct. . . . [T]he unions — believing that they are helping the cause of teachers by being weak on sexual predators […]

Obama Throws EPA Moron Under Bus, Bashes Republicans, Panders to Unions

“Oh, the wheels on the bus go round and round!“ Guess what? Obama’s big corporate donors don’t like being “crucified” by the EPA: Top EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ comment – Associated Press Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns – Dallas Morning News E.P.A. Official Resigns Over ‘Crucify’ Comments – New […]

‘They Just Want the Money’

Walter Russell Mead finds amusement in New York Times employees — members of the Writers Guild union — whining about a proposal to substitute 401(k)s for their current bloated pension plan: Nobody in the video talks about the changes in the news business that threatens to drive the Times into a deep dive. Nobody talks […]

Public Sector Unions: Conflict Of Interest?

by Smitty A couple of WSJ articles of note today on one of those no-brainer questions: Ohio Voters Reject Public-Union Limits The law would have stripped the state’s 350,000 public employees of most of their collective-bargaining rights and forced workers to pay at least 15% of their health-care costs. With 97% of precincts reporting, 61% […]

#OccupyWallNuts Continue Their Epic Struggle Against That One Thing

by Smitty Trifecta is well worth your time. The rotating Kirk/Spock/McCoy chemistry of the three amigos plays well in serving up the abuse for the #OccupyWallNuts. I’m giving Whittle the Kirk role here, cheerfully telling the tools to get out of the toolbox and get a job. Green has the McCoy role, working hard, trying […]

Union Activist Teaches Civility Seminar

By now you know about the violence perpetrated this week by the Longshoremen’s Union. So when a local TV news crew showed up at the union office to get an interview, they were greeted with extraordinary courtesy vulgarity and aggressive hostility by a Longshoreman who gave his name as “F*** You C***Sucker.”

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