Union Boss: Card Check And Healthcare in 2010

Union Boss: Card Check And Healthcare in 2010

And you thought Congress was maybe the branch of government to write and pass laws.  Right now, it looks to be a toss up between Andy Stern, the Apollo Alliance, and Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO.

Another fine ‘how-do-you-do’, as the CHAOS continues inside our government.  Smart Americans know what to expect next when the country becomes rudderless – look to history and Jimmy Carter.

Union leader: ‘Card check’ will pass in 2010

Congress will move to pass controversial “card check” legislation this year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka predicted Sunday.

Trumka said that lawmakers would pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) as well as healthcare reform this year, despite Republicans having picked up enough votes in the Senate to sustain a filibuster.

“I think we’ll get health care done and I think we’ll get labor law reform done before the year’s up,” Trumka said during an appearance on CNN.

I personally believe that the EFCA is as dangerous to the republic as Obamacare’s fascist mandate, bureaucrats standing between you and your doctor, the penalties, and the access the government has to your bank account.

“The Employee Free Choice Act, John, is not just good for unions; it’s good for the economy because it will bring more money into people’s pockets across the board, so that everybody can spend a little more and create an economy that really does work for everybody,” Trumka said. “And that’s where we’re going to go to.”

This proposed law will only continue the ponzi scheme of union legacy costs which at some point will collapse just as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are destined to.

Senate Democrats had reportedly been working on crafting a compromise version of the “card check” bill in order to get 60 votes in the upper chamber. But with Republicans’ 41-vote bloc and a competitive election cycle for Democrats expected this fall, it’s not clear what path EFCA faces going forward.

I freakin’ detest liars, thieves, and the squatters in the District of Criminals.

Today’s AYFKM? Award: Union Members To Switch Parties For Specter?

Oh boy, you know the corruption surrounding the Employee Free Choice Act is wide, deep, and unbelievable.  Today’s Are You Freakin Kidding Me? Award goes to the AFL-CIO for their willingness to “persuade” their members to change party affiliations to help a traitor like Sen. Arlen Specter keep his frakkin’ seat!  At this point, Specter is going to need all the help he can get and this is probably more legal than what the unions and ACORN did during the election cycle.  Now you KNOW for sure that taking away the secret ballot is going to harm the American Worker, the American Small Business Owner and ALL THEIR FAMILIES if this much money and arm-twisting will happen to help one senator….oops….another senator get what the unions want.

EXCLUSIVE: AFL-CIO pledges votes for Specter

‘Check card’ bill on the line

EXCLUSIVE:

Angling for a critical Senate swing vote to pass the “card check” bill that would make it easier to form unions, Pennsylvania labor leaders promised Sen. Arlen Specter that they will switch union members from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party to help him win a tough 2010 primary election, The Washington Times has learned.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William M. George said he pledged Mr. Specter “all kinds of help from the union” in a series of meetings to woo the Republican senator’s support for the bill, which would ease rules favoring secret-ballot elections to unionize workplaces.

“We are pushing to give him help in the primary, including changing Democrats to Republicans for the primary,” Mr. George told The Times. “It’s hard to do because of other races in the state … but we’ll do it for ‘card check.’ “

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Pennsylvania persists as a union stronghold with 1.4 million union members and union retirees, accounting for more than 10 percent of the population and one-third of households. About 73 percent of the bloc are registered Democrats, according to the state AFL-CIO.

Mr. Specter’s office declined to comment specifically on Mr. George’s promise.

Mr. Specter previously said he would not bend to party loyalty nor special-interest pressure but do what his conscience tells him is in the interest of the nation or the state.

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He can expect to suffer the union’s wrath if he opposes the bill.

“If he votes against us,” Mr. George said, “we will rise the intensity, possibly with another candidate and possibly another moderate in the Republican Party.”

Go to the link above to read the rest…it gets better and better….

(I would like to thank Rob for sending this info along to me.)

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