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Tag: SEIU (page 2)
The Capitol Confidential "Skim Tracker" continues to show escalating costs to the state's home health care workers who were placed into the SEIU by the criminal enterprise known as the Granholm administration. It is composed of two parts:
The first counter tallies SEIU dues skimmed since the union and state officials first launched this scheme in 2007. The second shows the amount skimmed since June 9, 2011, when the Michigan House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ban this and all similar "stealth unionization" efforts.
Of course with the Senate firmly in control of the labor puppet Randy Richardville, don't expect any action straightening this mess out anytime soon. Add to this the milquetoast R Snyder will not likely put any pressure on Richardville to get this off to a vote either.
Fact of the matter is, any substantive reform in labor should not be expected until a vote of no-confidence for the senate majority leader is held, and he is removed from his powerful post.
And the theft continues to grow.
By apackof2, Section News
I would like to share with you some insight in to the methodology of the passage of SB 693... and the fall out
Evidently some of Sen. Rick Jones (24th District) constituents were not happy with his yes vote or his comment on the Senate floor that I shared with you in the last Newsletter and post HERE "He had to "plug his nose and vote for the bill"
Senator Jones e-mail is HERE
So let's address his assertions, shall we?
First of all "You are spreading lies. You do not understand why we had to do what we did."
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By JGillman, Section News
What the heck is going on here?
I can hardly keep up with the scandal laden atmosphere that apparently is still Michigan. One piece of work that in my view has a prison sentence with the former governor's name all over it, is the forced unionization scam that was perpetrated on the very folks who could hardly realize in time what was happening much less have a chance to object. A plan so deliberate and sinister, it took on a life that apparently continues to this day.
"For the state to operate a dubiously formed government entity that has been defunded by the Legislature seems unprecedented," said Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. "But such shenanigans aren't entirely surprising given the origination of this agency and the machinations to preserve it for the sake of skimming `union dues' from independent contractors."
Ah crap. We have criminal activities on our side too?
There can be only one way a republican could move to support what was at the least a vary BAD mistake, and more likely a collusive effort between a cash seeking union and our former governor. Victims were many, yet there are still those who wish to see more.
Kahn? Fess up. Spill the beans on the shenanigans you and Richardville are involved in, and walk away with SOME form of dignity. You are about to see a whole lot of fun here with your name on it.
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And they walk among us... Scary stuff.
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A posting I had here a few days ago poked fun at the SEIU Corrections unit (MCO) questionnaire that attempted to identify the core political allegiance of its membership. It drew the attention of the Mackinac Center's Paul Kearsey, who asks a more important question than I had in my post.
What about Policy?
"The interesting and at the same time sobering thing about this is how SEIU leaders see their members through a strictly partisan political lens. The space that the union used to gauge the strength of its members' partisan leanings are (Are you sorta Republican, really Republican, or really, really Republican?) could just as easily been used to find out how worried their members are about losing their pensions in a state bankruptcy, or whether or not work rules negotiated by the union made prisons safer or a host of other questions having to do with what MCO members really want their union to do."
Leave it to the smart guys to make my point.
Essentially the question being asked by SEIU local 526M to its membership in a friendly letter today.
The letter talks about the townhall meetings organized by the SEIU Corrections to "educate lawmakers" about what a tough job corrections workers have. The lead-in is an innocent enough representative greeting by a union that has as its interest a defensive posture of correction worker jobs and the benefits therein.
Then a little bit of intellectual waterboarding pops up. (click on the image to see the entire document)
Frankly put, public sector unions are a money laundering scheme that allows the Democrat Party and RINO GOP to help itself to our bank accounts.
The effects evidenced in Michigan?
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I Have previously posted on the "Most Powerful man" and totally plagiarized Jack Hoogendyk's writing to set the tone for my opinion on who might best represent the Republicans and be the gatekeeper of legislation going forward in the Senate.
I suggested John Proos would be best. And even in the face of one of my "litmus" issues being challenged I hold to this. I may at some point elaborate. Just know that the race is between Proos and Randy Richardville.
Richardville though on the right side of my pet peeve (smoking bans in private business) is on the WRONG side of property interest in other areas.
Add to this, a 4th from the BOTTOM Score card from Common Sense in Government. Ow.
But this gem from one of the most far left liberals (who BTW works in the legislative offices in Lansing) out there:
I also got a response from SEIU political director Vaughn Thompson, who assured we that Nofs, as well as Sen. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, are both "pro-worker." I about fell out of my chair when I heard that one. I don't yet know a whole lot about Nofs' record, but I'm familiar with the record of the man from my hometown of Monroe. He is anything but pro-worker, and I don't understand how he got that undeserved reputation.
I don't often believe ol Kevin.. but since it seemed to offend him so much it might be worth considering as fact. SEIU has Richardville's back. Double Ow.
you might want to call your senate hopefuls.. and at least TALK to them. The decision who will be our gatekeeper is an important one.
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