Union Goats?

Union Goats?

It appears unions have a problem with goats these days… Not in general of course, just the ones who act like scabs. And yes…a goat can now be considered a scab for doing work that a union member should be doing. At least that’s what the American Federation of State,...
Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Between A Rock And A Hard Place

In a vivid example of one of the risks associated with union membership, employees of the State of Illinois may face a choice between complying with an AFSCME-called strike, with the potential loss of up to $8000 per month in wages and benefits, or be fined $5000 by...
SEIU Watch

SEIU Watch

As we relayed last month, SEIU and AFSCME are considering a merger. This goes back to Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Before Justice Scalia died, it looked probable that Rebecca Friedrichs was going to win her case against CTA. This would have set a...
SEIU Watch

SEIU Watch

SEIU and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are considering a merger. This partnership, which will be voted on first by SEIU members and then ratified by AFSCME members, will result in establishing the largest labor union in the country....
Wisconsin Recall Drama

Wisconsin Recall Drama

Two powerful Wisconsin unions have been in a bit of a growling match since late March when the state’s largest police union and AFSCME found themselves publicly supporting two different Democrats to run against Scott Walker in the June recall election.  While it has...