Big Labor like the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) have struggled for decades with a declining membership base in private sector jobs. So, they have diversified, so to speak, by expanding into the public job sector e.g. teachers, police, fire and other public government employees. Big government for the unions means more members, more union dues being paid, more pension funds, etc. etc – you get the picture.
To assure themselves of an ever expanding member base, Big Labor support through their organizational efforts (campaign cash, volunteers to call and walk precincts) the election of politicians who support their ever expanding numbers of union dues paying members. A conflict of interest, you ask?
Survival of the fittest for them.
There is a major problem – when the government has no more ability to exact money from the taxpayers. Who will then pay for the Hope and Change?
The “Punch Back” to the unions like the SEIU has only begun.
When voters discover the public pension deals that the POLS have made with the SEIU union bosses, the punch will be quick and certain. Watch for California public employee pension reform to become an issue in this year’s California election cycle.
The SEIU and other LEFT organizations have to remember that Saul Alinsky’s tactics can be turned around and used on them. Today’s Flip video and You Tube certainly will be a club to deter union thug behavior.
Has anyone noticed that the internet tools reserved to the LEFT since 2004 have been increasingly used by the RIGHT?
And, successfully so.
American voter awareness and sunlight is the best antiseptic for the Saul Alinsky trained LEFT. Since the explosion of the blogs beginning during the 2004 Presidential election cycle, the LEFT has manipulated, ridiculed and demonized the RIGHT and the GOP on the internet. And, they have been successful – overthrowing Republican majorities in the Congress and electing Barack Obama.
But, the RIGHT has figured it out. When a more balanced debate on the issues is presented to the American voting public (and when they see what the Democrats REALLY mean), a shift has occurred. How much of a shift will be realized over the summer and in the November midterm Congressional elections.
You can say when Americans are presented with the issues, ideas and facts the DEMOCRAT LEFT loses the argument.
The union organizers of SEIU don’t want to be seen, Chris. They need to hide behind the balaclavas or their friends in the Democratic Party LEFT.
Some of the leaders of today’s union movement, dream of the struggles of over fifty years ago. But, they forget:Soviet Communism FAILEDPrevious:
The Service Employees Union International (SEIU) fashions itself as the modern radical LEFT. In the 1950’s it would be called “RED” after Soviet Union styled workers Communism.
Let’s look at Andy Stern who had been this union’s leader since 1996.
I doubt many Americans understand the “RED” influence on today’s labor unions and particularly ones who represent government and quasi-government employees.
But, American voters DO have the right to know who is influencing President Obama and the Democrat Congressional leadership and their push to expand the role of government.
Day By Day by Chris MuirChris, more like KEEP IT LEFT and the LEFT’S attack on the Tea Party movement.
A seemingly grassroots organization that’s mounted an online campaign to counter the tea party movement is actually the front end of an elaborate scheme that funnels funds — including sizable labor union contributions — through the offices of a prominent Democratic party lawyer.
A Web site popped up in January dedicated to preventing the tea party’s “radical” and “dangerous” ideas from “gaining legislative traction,” targeting GOP candidates in Illinois for the firing squad.
“This movement is a fad,” proclaims TheTeaPartyIsOver.org, which was established by the American Public Policy Center (APPC), a D.C.-based campaign shop that few people have ever heard of.
But a close look reveals the APPC’s place in a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country’s biggest labor unions into political slush funds for Democratic activists.
Somehow I think the internet, blogs and Twitter will be the undoing of the Saul Alinsky folks and their faux astro-turf operation.
Sunlight is a great disinfectant.
What does the American public expect from the President and the Obama Administration?
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) bought and paid for the Presidency and the Democrats massive Congressional majority and they want pay back. Obama is one of them – a community organizer – remember?
The SEIU and other unions want to regain their membership numbers in the private economy like they had in the 1930’s – 50’s but this time through government mandate. Union membership has steadily eroded through the last decades as American private business shunned the unions to better control costs and be competitive.
Government employment, including education has been the last refuge of the LEFT-leaning unions. Now, they want to expand and make YOU join. And, of course, pay your membership dues and invest your pension with the union bosses.
No great mystery here. But will American voters tolerate the power grab?
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Chris, Big Labor, like the Service Employees Internation Union (SEIU) have a history of corruption, what should we expect? But, American voters voted for Chicagoland POL anyway.
However, President Obama is cratering in the polls.Those chickens that Obama’s Pastor Jeremiah Wright were talking about ARE coming home to roost. Watch Big Labor now try to prop up their man in the White House.
Besides the obvious SEIU union thuggery during the Obamacare debate, I see on today’s morning Obama News (NBC television) that the Obama Justice Department and Congress are ramping up the investigation of Karl Rove and Harriet Miers. Allegedly they were involved during the Bush Administration in the politicization of the United States Attorneys – particulary the firing of such in New Mexico.
Hello – the United States Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. Remember when Bill Clinton assumed the Presidency and on day one he fired ALL of the United States Attorneys?
I find it particularly interesting that in the Obama Administration Justice Department, the Black Panthers are receiving a “free ride” and that hater Karl Rove receives so much attention.
Is there any wonder why President Obama is sinking like a stone in the Presidential approval polls?