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Court case you’ve never heard of…

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That would be  Vergara vs. California,  and it is important because it challenges not merely the public education system,  but the labor unions and progressive politicians which control it.   If you still labor under the misapprehension that progressives and unions give a happy damn about you or your child,  this suit should make it plain that they do not.   I encourage you to follow this important case as it makes its way through the ponderous judicial system.

 

 

 

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June 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Black Friday union strikes…

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Black Friday sales are a nightmare I do not participate in.   I know some families where the women make an expedition of the day and get good deals on all their shopping.   I find that I generally am able to get the items I want at even better prices in the days that follow.    But I will drive by the nearest Wal-Mart,  and if there  are protesters  or any sort of picket line,  I will go in,  striding happily right through them.   In no small part I will do so because the National Labor Relations Board,  which should be called the Union Facilitation Board,  has  approved labor  unions paying people who aren’t union members to protest and picket.

UPDATE:  The Wal-Mart protests were a  big fat bust.

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November 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

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Ah, the French…

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The French answer to high unemployment is to give in to labor union demands  to close shops  early.   Considering that many of the shops make most of their money at night,  this makes no economic sense,  which is just what we should expect from French socialists  — and American ones.

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September 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

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Sweet return…

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Twinkies  are back,  soon to be joined by their delicious,  if nutritionally challenged,  brethren.   It has been reported elsewhere that labor unions are now trying to make nice with the new owners.   After all,  now shed of union workers with their attendant work rules,  which stifle innovation, the new owners are poised for success,  something the labor unions do not actually wish to see.

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July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

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Union decline…

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Right-to-work laws are  causing a decline  in union membership.   The only thing keeping the membership number from being even lower is the public-sector unions,  since  the private-sector ones are staggering toward the graveyard.   Big Labor has a best buddy in His Oneness,  but with the success of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker,   even public-sector unions are nearly reduced to political power  rather than the huge economic power they are also accustomed to wielding.

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January 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Twinkies killed by union…

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The Hostess Company gave the bakers’ union until last Thursday to reach an agreement,  warning that it would have to move to liquidation if negotiations failed.   The  striking workers in  Maine said the company’s collapse showed strong union resolve.   So these 300 workers think they have done a noble thing by causing the other 18,000 employees to lose their jobs?   Yes,  dear readers;  that is how unions think.   They do not give a damn about  the little guy  they claim to represent.  The union bosses are blaming  Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.

I doubt  the petition  sent to the White House to   “nationalize the Twinkie industry”  will bear fruit,  since Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction hates the citizenry having access to anything containing sufficient fat and sugar to actually taste delicious.  Nobody beats labor unions at displaying  short-sighted petulance.    Many  will miss the  various tasty treats.   There is the possibility that another company will purchase the brands and continue to turn out the goodies,  but you won’t hear a word from labor if  the new owner,  without the costly and numerous union contracts which made Hostess noncompetitive in a highly competitive market,  makes a go of it.

But weep not,  Twinkie lovers.   Here’s a recipe  for homemade ones which are scrumptious.

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November 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Land of denial…

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That’s Wisconsin,  where the state’s Democrats have just  held their convention  and apparently spent most of their time trying to convince each other that Scott Walker’s victory means nothing and that unions have not been repudiated,  much less damaged.

I guess nobody gave them a copy of  this Samuel Gregg post  on the decline of unions in the West,  much less  cited anything from  Ramesh Ponnuru.

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June 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm