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VIDEO:: The Truth about Public Servants: Reason Foundation’s Adrian Moore

By at April 1, 2012 | 10:57 am

VIDEO:: The Truth about Public Servants: Reason Foundation’s Adrian Moore

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BARONE:: UNIONS not popular with voters in Michigan | WashEx

By at March 31, 2012 | 6:26 am

BARONE:: UNIONS not popular with voters in Michigan | WashEx

By MICHAEL BARONE, March 30, 2012 , Washington Examiner   When I first became involved in politics in the 1960s, my home state of Michigan was one of the most unionized states in the country, with 40% or more of voters in union households (i.e., some household member was a union member). Public employee unions were just starting to ramp up their rolls, and the ... Go To Article

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RECALL ELECTION ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – USATODAY

By at March 30, 2012 | 10:22 am

RECALL ELECTION ordered for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – USATODAY

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face a recall this spring after an election was ordered Friday following the collection of more than 900,000 signatures in the wake of his push against union bargaining rights. The Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall, a move that has been expected for weeks given the ... Go To Article

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MITT ROMNEY, the Union Favorite? – NYTimes

By at March 29, 2012 | 10:35 am

MITT ROMNEY, the Union Favorite? – NYTimes

Many Republican leaders are eager for Mitt Romney to clinch the presidential nomination, but an unlikely group — the nation’s union leaders — also relishes that prospect. While many labor leaders back President Obama and acknowledge that it might be easier for him to defeat Rick Santorum, they seem to savor the idea of taking on Mr. Romney, seeing him as an easy ... Go To Article

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MICHELLE MALKIN:: The war on Wisconsin

By at March 28, 2012 | 1:42 pm

MICHELLE MALKIN:: The war on Wisconsin

Now is the time for all good tea partiers to come to the aid of Wisconsin. Fiscally conservative leaders in the Badger State are under coordinated siege from Big Labor, the White House, the liberal media and the judiciary. The yearlong campaign of union thuggery, family harassment and intimidation of Republican donors and businesses is about to escalate even further. This ... Go To Article

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FRED BARNES:: Car Wars | Weekly Standard

By at March 26, 2012 | 12:45 am

FRED BARNES:: Car Wars | Weekly Standard

APR 2, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 28 • BY FRED BARNES, The Weekly Standard The folks at General Motors are blessed with more foresight than you might have suspected. They were prepared when Vice President Joe Biden wanted to address a United Auto Workers rally at the GM plant in Toledo, Ohio, that manufactures transmissions. Sorry, they informed the vice president’s ... Go To Article

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MARK HEMINGWAY:: Big Labor’s Big Bucks – The Weekly Standard

By at March 18, 2012 | 1:32 pm

MARK HEMINGWAY:: Big Labor’s Big Bucks – The Weekly Standard

Last week, the New York Times reported that “labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more union members than ever before—at least 400,000, they say—knocking on voters’ doors to counter the well-endowed ‘super-PACs’ backing Republicans.” Prior to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision loosening campaign finance ... Go To Article

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EDUCATION:: California’s Endangered Charter Schools – City Journal

By at March 17, 2012 | 12:50 am

EDUCATION:: California’s Endangered Charter Schools – City Journal

Try as the California Teachers Association might, the powerful union cannot realistically organize all of California’s 900-plus charter schools, only about 15 percent of which are currently unionized. Instead, the union is taking an indirect approach, sponsoring legislation that, if enacted, could over time greatly diminish the number of charters in the state—and thus ... Go To Article

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PENSIONS:: New York cuts pension benefits for public workers – Reuters

By at March 15, 2012 | 11:14 am

PENSIONS:: New York cuts pension benefits for public workers – Reuters

(Reuters) - New York state lawmakers approved pension reform that will save an estimated $80 billion over 30 years, largely by reducing benefits for newly hired state and local public workers, which union officials Thursday blasted as an attack on the middle class. Governor Andrew Cuomo praised the bill enacted by the legislature with several others starting late ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL:: A halt to taxpayer funding of union salaries – WaPo

By at March 15, 2012 | 12:40 am

GEORGE WILL:: A halt to taxpayer funding of union salaries – WaPo

By George F. Will, Wednesday, March 14 Sal DiCiccio says he’s sorry. It is, he says, no excuse that the complex labor contracts that he, as a member of the city council, voted to ratify for city employees were presented to the council less than a week before the vote. He says he should have seen that the contracts contain some indefensible, not to mention ... Go To Article

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