Archive for September, 2010

Unions for Dummies

Posted on September 24, 2010 by

Did you catch the bit on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show about the Nevada retail clerks union hiring minimum wage temporary workers to protest Walmart? [CLICK HERE] Not the kind of segment you want to see on a cable program popular among liberal 18 to 35 year olds. Definitely entertaining and funny but makes you feel [...]

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Tea Party Envy

Posted on September 18, 2010 by

You don’t need my tea party critique. There’s talk everywhere you look: They’re crazy.  They’re not crazy.  They’ll shake everything up.  They’re the democrats’ last hope. I have to admit, though, that I’m envious of that movement.  I wish it was our side shaping the public mind and rattling the political class. Yes, I hope [...]

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The Union Power Paradox

Posted on September 10, 2010 by

If congressional democrats avert catastrophe in November they can thank the American Labor Movement. But they won’t. Sure, union leaders will be on the stage for the victory speeches and hear grateful candidates attest to the importance of workers and unions to their election. Most of those democrats, however, will not return to Washington determined [...]

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Labor Day Small Talk

Posted on September 3, 2010 by

I’m in no mood to analyze the Labor Movement’s predicament or point out that Labor Day is the unofficial start of election season.  They’ll be enough of that in the papers, on tv and online and I promised not to criticize democrats before the November vote. But as a blogger I know that I have [...]

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