Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Unionists chart antiwar drive

When you Union members run down to pay your dues, think about where that money ends up. If you are a conservative, you need to know that the money is used to under mine your philosophy. As a Republican, your dues go to support Democrats running for public office and to support lobbyist, for socialistic agendas. Some of it is spent on activist causes like in the report below.

At some point, one has to ask ones self "Are the benefits worth the cost of a nation's unity?". That is the Union's call to arms? "unity" Workers united for the cause. Well if this country is not united it will fall to a chain of tyrannical leaderships from which it will never recover.
The Union will either be a part of a new government or it will cease to exist. Either way, at that point, it will not benefit the worker.

No, I don't have any love for Unions, though I have been a member of the original Teamsters Union as a certified mule skinner. I realize I'm not going to bust the Union, but that's not what I am about. My mission is to limit the Unions political powers. The only way to do that is to push for a right to work state. This is good for both labor and the people of the state. It gives labor leverage over how Union dues are spent, and at the same time limits the Union's power in government.


People's Weekly World

Author: Ben Sears

People's Weekly World Newspaper, 12/11/04 00:00

CHICAGO — How can union activists make sure the unfolding discussion in the AFL-CIO includes the issues of international solidarity and peace? How can we move the foreign policy debate forward in the labor movement? How can we support the growing sentiment in labor for bringing the troops, predominantly workers and the sons and daughters of workers, home from Iraq and out of harm’s way?

U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) discussed these questions and more at its Dec. 4 conference here. More than 150 trade union leaders and rank-and-file members wrestled with these urgent questions. An organization of more than 100 affiliated national, state, regional and local unions, other labor bodies and members of labor-affiliated groups, USLAW was founded in October 2003. USLAW activists joined with others in labor working to defeat George W. Bush in 2004, but planned this conference to continue the work on “fundamental issues of war and peace — Iraq in particular — and the diversion of expenditures from human needs to the military and its corporate backers,” which go beyond Election Day.


Gregoire & Union Playing Personal Roulette

Last week Gregoire cut 1,000 middle managers in Department of Revenue. This week its DSHS who will be cut by 1,000 in middle management. Well let's see, that is a 2,000 job cut of high payed managers, right?


This is a cut in the lowest paying jobs, Don't be fooled by the job titles. This is a fast shuffle to create the illusion that BIG CUTS are being made in State Employees.

How it works is easy. State employees are Union. Those middle management personal have seniority, so they bump a person who has less seniority. And it go's on down the line until the bottom of the food chain is reached.

This is a good time to create a new bureaurcracy, so the Union will not lose membership.
Or it gives the Union a chance to get rid of the non Union personal.

DSHS tops list for manager cuts



Their boss, the governor, says their ranks are bloated, too many are pushing paper and at least 1,000 of them could be cut from state government without the public's noticing.
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"I think people hear 'middle manager,' and they think of a person who sits there and does the same thing an in-and-out box could do," said Evelyn Greenwalt. "I don't think they think of a person who has a lot of responsibility."

Gregoire said excessive management is inefficient and takes money and attention from the citizens who need the services the state provides.

Greenwalt, a retired Department of Transportation worker from Olympia, spent the last five years of her career in the Washington Management Service, which includes most of the state's middle managers.