Tag: Unions

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California Legislature Refuses to Unionize Its own Employees

Columnist Dan Walters of Calmatters.org notes Wednesday that the California State Legislature has once again exempted itself from a rule that it imposes on everyone else — this time, allowing its workers to join unions.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A flag flys outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will consider the case of the president's …

Supreme Court May Side with First Amendment, Not Unions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a law permitting government labor unions to extract involuntary dues from workers’ paychecks, in a case pitting the First Amendment against the power of a central pillar of the Democratic Party.

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Take in Homeless: ‘Give Up That Airbnb’

During her annual State of the City address on Thursday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called on her constituents to open their doors and residences to the city’s homeless, as union workers picketed against her for her administration’s handling of the city’s rampant housing problem.

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California Unions Fear Supreme Court’s Decision on Janus Case

But now they fear their worst nightmares are about to come true, with Justice Neil Gorsuch joining the panel to rule on Janus v. AFSCME, an Illinois case that involves the same fight over free speech rights and collective bargaining.

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German Union Asks Members to Spy On Populist AfD Party Supporters

The German United Services Trade Union (Ver.di) has asked members of the union to spy on and gather information about other members who may support the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) or have “right wing” views. The information comes from

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Populist Revolution: Trump Meets with Union Leaders on Day One

President Donald Trump sent a strong signal that his administration will shake up politics as usual by meeting with top union officials and key members of the Trump administration for over an hour on his first full business day in office, in a positive meeting that garnered praise from attendees.

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WINNING: SEIU Cuts Budget by 30 Percent Following Trump Victory

Unions including SEIU have played a key role in agitating for far left causes during the Obama administration, including the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. The union helped whip up protesters who were part of Occupy five years ago.

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Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump on Labor Day

The headline in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press was revealing: “Trump’s trade talk resonates for some union members.” Here, in what was once the citadel of organized labor, there’s anxiety—and curiosity. How will working people vote this November? For Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump? Or perhaps another candidate?

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Why Republican National Convention Protests Failed

Months of violent anti-Trump protests across the country, a rash of Islamic terrorism across the world, and the racially motivated deaths of eight police officers in just the few weeks on the road into the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been bloody, but the convention itself contained only minor skirmishes with the law.

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Trains Grind To A Halt As Strikes Grip France

(AFP) – Transport chaos hit France again on Wednesday, just nine days ahead of Euro 2016, as railway workers went on strike in the latest salvo of a months-long battle between the government and unions. Between a third and half

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Non-Union CA Teachers Forced to Pay for LGBT Campaigns

The California Teacher’s Association, along with its national affiliate, the National Education Association, are using the banner of “human rights” to force non-union teachers to pay for controversial political activism, including LGBT campaigns.

Bernie Sanders nurse (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Nurses’ Union Boosts Bernie Sanders Ahead of California Primary

The Golden State’s band of so-called political “mischief makers, the California Nurse’s Association, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president and is aiming to help his candidacy ahead of the critical California primary.

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**LiveWire**​ Assorted Activists Gather in Manhattan for Day of Protests

At 5 AM on a chilly morning in New York, hundreds of organizers and protesters were already gathering near the Fox News/News Corp. building in preparation for a series of planned events around a variety of Democrat-aligned issues including raising the minimum wage, union issues, the push for immigration reform, and attacks on leading Republican candidates.

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TPP Trade Deal Weighs Down Ami Bera’s Re-Election Bid

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact could impact whether Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) wins his re-election bid. Members of his own party are abandoning him over his decision to side with Republicans, over the objections of organized labor, to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the deal.

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China Detains Labor Activists on Charges of Being Labor Activists

Beijing is trying to nip the growing Chinese labor movement in the bud, as ABC News reports the detention of seven labor activists in Guangdong province, including three leaders of the movement, “on charges they improperly intervened in labor disputes.”