South Burlington teachers to make even more money than average Vermonters

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Education, News, School Choice, unions, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While details of an agreement reached Saturday between striking teachers and the South Burlington school board weren’t immediately disclosed, average Vermonters can be certain of one thing: South Burlington public school teachers are going to make even more money than they do.

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Union takes mandatory dues, calls Walmart owners robbers

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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United Food and Commercial Workers gets its money through forced union dues, but accuses the owners of Walmart of “robbing America.”

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Union bosses take big bucks from boilermakers

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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Three International Brotherhood of Boilermakers officers were paid more than $500,000 during the union’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

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How ‘Fight for 15′ will lead to ‘Smart Dining’ and fewer jobs

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Business, Economy, unions, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com
With President Obama’s blessing, organized labor unions have focused their ‘Fight for 15′ minimum wage movement on food service workers in large corporations.
Across the country, support has been growing.
Ironically, those big corporations are the most prepared to compensate for increased labor costs with “Smart Dining” — replacing workers with machines.
Restaurant chains [...]

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Leftist group honors ‘Progressive Champion’ union boss

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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A union-funded nonprofit this week honored Lee Saunders, who has been paid more than $1 million in union dues since 2011, with a “Progressive Champion” award.

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Union coalition AFL-CIO spends $30 million-plus on politics

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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Union coalition AFL-CIO spent more than $30 million on politics during the past year, shoveling money taken from workers to big-government groups.

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