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Courtesy of the Weekly Standard, please check out the following union thuggery: Pro-Union Activist Threatens the Michigan Governor: “We’ll Be at Your Daughter’s Soccer Game”.
A speaker at a protest against Michigan’s right-to-work legislation said that Republican governor Rick Snyder will “get no rest” from pro-union activists if Snyder signs the bill into law.
“Just know one thing, Rick Snyder: You sign that bill, you won’t get no [...]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday helped kick off a hunger strike of postal workers protesting what they say is an effort to privatize and dismantle the cash-strapped United States Postal Service.
The strike — which includes 10 postal workers, union activists and supporters, but not Kucinich himself — is the latest in a long saga of efforts to reform the postal service as it faces a dim financial future.
While lawmakers generally agree that postal reform is [...]
By Barry Wood
ATHENS (MarketWatch) — Things are calmer this week in Syntagma Square after days of violent clashes between hooded protesters and police.
But the remnants of violence are everywhere. The posh hotels on one side of the square have covered over missing steps where protesters removed slabs of marble, smashing them to the pavement to make jagged rocks to hurl at police. Piles of rotting [...]
Federal regulators say union activists have the legal right to display giant inflatable rats outside companies during labor disputes.
The National Labor Relations Board says putting up a 16-foot-tall rat balloon is allowed even if the business is not directly involved in the conflict between the union and another employer.
The Carpenters union and other labor groups often use the giant rat as a form of street theater. The goal is to [...]
MADISON, WIS. – President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin’s broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in other state capitals.
Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most [...]