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    Tag: Teamsters

    The Rest Of The Story

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 09:47:47 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Mackinac Center, Labor, Right to Work, Freedom To Work, FTW, RTW, Teamsters, Dearborn (all tags)

    If one was to only read the story today by Tom Gantert at Capitol Confidential, it might seem strange that the Mackinac Center advocates a very oppressive position.

    A quick read of the article makes it seem that the Mackinac Center is suing the Teamsters to compel them to represent a non-paying employee in a grievance action. It seemed strange to read:

    "The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of four former Teamsters union workers who say charging them a fee to file a grievance because they opted out of paying dues is in violation of the right-to-work law passed in December.

    Teamsters Local 214 in the city of Dearborn said effective July 1, it would charge $150 to employees who opted out of paying union dues to file a grievance, according to the lawsuit. .."

    But.. aren't they NOT paying for that service?

    Gantert's story DOES reference the key:

    "The lawsuit contends that even though the four employees no longer pay dues, they still are forced to be represented by the union."
    However, it is something that might also be said to mean 'the union still negotiates the salary/benefits'; often used to make the 'free-rider' argument by labor supporters.

    The real story lies elsewhere.

    Continued below the fold.

    (1 comment, 661 words in story) Full Story

    Step right up! Step right up! There's a winner in every crowd.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 08:00:00 AM EST
    Tags: Unions, Labor Movement, Labor Day 2012, Teamsters, UAW, UFCW, DRIVE, CAP, ABC, Campaign Donations, democrats, progressive causes, What is their latest idea to raise funds?, "Lottery", Isn't that illegal?, Where is AG Schuette when you need him? (all tags)

    Try your luck. Try your luck!!!

    How `bout you sir!

    You look like a lucky soul!

    Why not give it a try?

    {Continued under the fold}

    (2 comments, 1232 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Never quite grasping the obvious..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 13, 2010 at 01:25:14 PM EST
    Tags: Unions, Teamsters, UAW, Michigan, Automakers, Ford (all tags)

    The UAW continues the progressive mindset in a way that will ultimately be the end of the businesses it "serves"  Paul Kersey of the Mackinac center pointed out a couple days ago:

    The actual competitiveness of the Big Three never rated highly as a value for the government's restructuring of the industry, and the union has shown it is prone to act cavalierly towards those same companies as they struggle back toward profitability. This is the natural consequence of a "bankruptcy" process that shielded the union from the consequences of its own avarice. Whether out of greed or ignorance, the UAW could still bring these companies down.

    I vote for ignorance.  Well..  At least on the side of the average UAW worker.

    (8 comments, 698 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan Unions Want To Take Your Voice Away..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:16:32 AM EST
    Tags: Unions, Corruption, Money Laundering, 527 groups, Government, Michigan, AFSCME, SEIU, Teamsters (all tags)

    It seems the unions don't want anyone to have an opinion, or affect public policy if it keeps them from being firmly in control as our masters.  The use of government by big labor to move forward policy is hardly any breaking news, but recent power grabs in the health care, banking and major manufacturing industries are an end game policy.  A policy which many Americans have stood up against particularly in 2009 with literally THOUSANDS of protests and townhall meetings.

    The union leaders are hell bent on maintaining the power base which they have managed, even in the midst of declining membership in commercial enterprise.  Government membership however is becoming more diseased all the time.  As government jobs increase so does the membership in the very unions which have tried so very hard to mute the voices in America that are contrary to the re distributive schemes of our administration both here and national.  The tea party folks being only the first targets.

    Pay close attention and read on..

    (3 comments, 878 words in story) Full Story

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