Category Archives: Unions

Canada Now Views The U.S. As Low Wage Competition

This isn’t good, America (boldface mine): Canadian negotiators are demanding the United States roll back so-called “right to work” laws – accused of gutting unions in some U.S. states by starving them of money – as part of the renegotiation … Continue reading

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Your Annual Reminder Republicans Weren’t Always Overrun By Batshitloonitarians

From the Young Republicans of 1956:

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How Else Did They Think This Would Play Out?

Sometimes, it’s really hard to be sympathetic (boldface mine): In the highly contentious battle to extinguish public worker rights, Iowa Republicans have attempted a divide-and-conquer approach to pit unions against each other. Their legislation splits public workers into two groups, … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Unions

The Pritzker Family Opens a New Clinton Subsidiary: A Study In Clientelism

We’ve mentioned before that you can’t understand Obama’s education policy without understanding that, in some areas, the Obama Administration is the political wing of the Pritzker family (who are a Chicago-based real estate and hotel-owning family). This has affected both … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats, Unions | 2 Comments

“There Is a Balm In Gilead To Heal The Sin Sick Soul”

(from here) These excerpts from a speech Martin Luther King gave to striking sanitation workers in Memphis seems appropriate for the political moment. The speech: My dear friends, my dear friend James Lawson, and all of these dedicated and distinguished … Continue reading

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Republicans, You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

And I don’t mean that in a good way: Surreal.

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What Worker Weakness Looks Like: Output Über Alles

No, this isn’t a post about the car service Uber (Aside: if the tech and business press is to be believed, our greatest challenge is being able to easily hail a cab. Perhaps not?). There’s a interesting post about productivity … Continue reading

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