” A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.
Organizers for the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday.”
Tag Archive: AFL-CIO
” Members of the Chicago-based Service Employees International Union Local 1 have gone on strike over recent job cuts by a janitorial company called Professional Maintenance.
The reason for the cuts? The employer says it is because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is ironic since SEIU is a major supporter of the law.”
” Capitol Hill Republicans are trying to stop the Obama administration from offering labor unions a sweetheart deal on ObamaCare, as the White House tries to quell a simmering rebellion from Big Labor over the health care law.
President Obama and White House officials reportedly have called union leaders to try and persuade them to tone down their complaints, pledging an accommodation. The AFL-CIO, though, on Wednesday approved a resolution anyway calling the law “highly disruptive” to union plans.
But reports have surfaced on a plan that would give union workers — and only union workers — subsidies to help pay for health insurance even if they’re covered through their job. The purported “carve-out” could soothe the simmering discontent within Big Labor. The loyal Democratic supporters and early champions of ObamaCare say they have been slighted by the act’s final regulations, which they say is pushing some employees into part-time work and threatens their health insurance plans.
At least three congressional Republicans are trying to stop any effort to give the unions special treatment, which could cost $200 billion over 10 years.”
” She grappled with trying to bolster the U.S. workforce at a time of fiscal crisis and recovery from recession. “There is still much to do, but we are well on the road to recovery, and middle-class Americans know the president is on their side,” she said.
Obama, in a statement, called her a “tireless champion for working families.”
So far, Obama has picked white males for the three biggest Cabinet positions – Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and former Senator Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. He was due to announce Jack Lew as treasury secretary on Thursday, a source said.
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of Obama, withdrew her name last month from consideration for the secretary of state post in the face of what promised to be a contentious Senate confirmation battle. ”
- Obama to name Jack Lew Treasury secretary as Solis resigns from Labor (denverpost.com)
- Obama Labor Secretary Quits (voicerussia.com)
- One Less Woman In Obama’s Cabinet: Hilda Solis Quits (theatlanticwire.com)
- Latina pioneer Solis resigning as labor secretary (reuters.com)
- Lew ‘picked to lead US Treasury’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Hilda Solis leaves Labor Department (politico.com)
- Solis resigns as labor secretary (usatoday.com)
” Halloween is less than a week away and, just in time for Americans stocking up on candy, the AFL-CIO has identified the most union-friendly candy available.
Yes, there is such a thing as union-approved candy.
“If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made, made in America,” Jackie Tortora writes at the AFL-CIO’s blog, linking to Local 144’s “Buy Union Directory.”
Tortora provides a list of union-approved candy highlights from the directory including Baby Ruths, Butterfingers, Caramellos, Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses, Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate bars, Hershey’s Hugs, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets, Jelly Belly candies, Kit Kats, Laffy Taffy, Mike and Ikes, Rolos, Super Ropes, Tootsie Rolls and Trolli candies. ”
And from the comments we get further elucidation on the acceptable list of crony confections .
” Brian K. Foughty, 2nd District V.P. for the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma, provided this list of union-made candy for handing out on Halloween. Stick to this list of sugary confections and you can feel good about supporting America and unions across the country this Halloween.
Abba-Zaba Bar Jawbreakers
Almond Roca Jelly Bellies
Baby Ruth Jolly Rancher Candies
Black & Red Vines Kit Kat Bars
Bob’s Candies Laffy Taffy
Boston Baked Beans Malted Milk Balls
Butterfinger Marshmallow Peeps
Candy Lipstick Mike and Ike
Caramello Bar Russell Stover Candy
Clark Bar See’s Candies
Fifth Avenue Chocolate Bar Smarties
Fudge-O’s Sunkist Citrus Fruit
Ghiradelli Chocolates Sunworld Citrus Fruit
Godiva Chocolates Tootsie Rolls
Hershey Kisses York Peppermint Patties
Hershey Milk Chocolate Zagnut
You want to find more union-made Halloween treats then go to the Union Plus web site. ”
Posted by John Galt
This news breaks my heart … Ha
“The AFL-CIO has told Washington Whispers it will redeploy funds away from political candidates smack dab in the middle of election season, the latest sign that the largest federation of unions in the country could be becoming increasingly disillusioned with President Obama.”
” Goldstein clarifies that in the new deployment of funds, “Some candidates will get more, some less, some the same — but overall we’ll be focused more on spending resources to build our own structure [that] works for working people instead of others’ own structures.” ”
We posted a video yesterday of the head of the South Carolina AFL-CIO bashing a Pinata of Gov. Nikki Haley and it should come as no surprise that the battle trickled over to Twitchy .
No real shock in that , but if you want to see the “tolerant” left in all it’s glory read as they compound their error with viciousness .
Hatred seems to be their specialty .
“Stop whining, wing nuts! Governor Nikki Haley totally had a beating coming .”
“Leave it to the GOP to take a
small, dumb controversy and give
it the old “WE’RE SO OUTRAGED,
THIS IS A WAR ON WOMEN”
And they wonder why union membership in the private sector is dwindling . Hell , if it wasn’t for public employee unions there would be next to no graft to be had .