Unions lose a Big Battle so is your small company a target now?

In November of last year I wrote Unions Push South as the Supreme Court Rules on Organizing Tactics were I described a stated effort on the part of unions to try to organize workers in the Southeast, particularly focused on Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and the Carolinas. The UAW and the SEIU have made a “southern …

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Employers are not always the Bad Guys

  Unions would like you to believe that they are always working on behalf of the employees against the “bad guys” in the company. Well employers are not always the bad guys. Union vs. union Sometimes in union disputes the employer is not involved at all. In the case of Kaiser Permanente in California, 45,000 …

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Unions.. Well What Can I Say

Ah Yes….Local 32BJ of the SEIU was out marching the other day (as an anti-rally to Glenn Beck’s Washington rally) showing you why you want to be a union member. They are all about workers’ rights and freedom and the AMERCAN way… oops… isn’t that missing something… that’s right! There is no “I” in union …

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An Union Update: Craig Becker and the NLRB

I know many of you have to stiffle a yawn when you see the word “union” in a blog title. Well you shouldn’t. It is IMPORTANT, especially at this time with this current administration. Of course if you feel that being unionized is good for business then don’t even bother to read further. But if …

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Update on EFCA: SEIU Rejects "Card" Signing: SAY WHAT???

According to an article in the LA Times (SEIU borrows business’ anti-union tactics to fend off a rival) the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, is rejecting exactly what they are supporting in the Employee Free Choice Act. The article states “…the union is urging federal officials to throw out petitions signed by tens of …

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SEIU Targets Banks: Union Workers Will Reform the Banking Industry

In the Sunday issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution in the Pro/Con column there was a discussion on unionizing the banking industry. The question was whether or not unionized workers will help improve and reform the banking industry. On the PRO side, Stephen Lerner, Special Assistant to the President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) claimed …

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And You Would Belong to the Union Why?

This got some play on a radio show yesterday, so I thought I would mention it again. The SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, is being struck by the union that has organized the workers of the SEIU. Say what?? Yes, that is true. the Union of Union Representatives has filed unfair labor practice charges …

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Andy Sterns: Business' Biggest Enemy?

Andy Sterns is the president of the SEIU, Service Employees International Union, an AFL-CIO breakaway and the fast growing union organization in the United States. He is also one of the biggest threats to American businesses. In an interview in the Wall Street Journal in December called Let’s ‘Share the Wealth’ : America’s most powerful …

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So Much for Free Choice: Unions and Secret Pacts With Employers

I have written several times, as have other bloggers, about the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, an attempt at legislation that will take away the right for employees to select, by secret ballot, whether or not they wish to be represented by a union. Well here is another tactic by the unions to erode that …

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Strange Bedfellows: WalMart and Union Join Forces

In one of the strangest alliances of recent memory, WalMart and arch foe the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), joined forces to announce that they were going to work together to push the federal government to provide universal healthcare and to get out of the system of employer provided healthcare. As reported in a Washington …

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