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Post  News Hawk on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 am

"The former president of California’s largest union local was found guilty by a federal jury in Los Angeles on Monday of stealing from the low-wage workers he represented. Tyrone Freeman, who led Local 6434 of the Service Employees International Union, was convicted on 14 criminal counts, including embezzlement of union funds, violating tax laws and mail fraud.

"As president of SEIU Local 6434 -- the second-largest SEIU chapter in the nation -- Freeman, 43, represented 160,000 low-wage healthcare workers who cared for the elderly and people with disabilities. He also represented 30,000 workers as president of the California United Homecare...
—LA Times

Just two paragraphs—what more can be said?

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Re: Union Leadership Helping The Little Guy...

Post  WHL on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:15 am

The waste and fraud is so bad, we just can't imagine. Something as big as the US government cannot possibly be honest and efficient. Mad
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Post  News Hawk on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:13 am

When will We The People learn, that a government is most efficient when it's closer to home?


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Post  WHL on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 am

People just don't understand that. They don't realize is you give the Fed. Gov.a dollar, most of it goes to the administrators, only a few cents goes to what the people who want it, get back. That fact should be stressed. Of course the government people don't want to make government smaller.
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...NOT as We Do...

Post  News Hawk on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:21 am


The Michigan Education Association has been an outspoken critic of school districts that privatize custodial services to save money. Yet, the MEA contracts out work with non-union companies for its own janitorial services. The state's largest teachers union had contracts with six companies in 2012-13, according to financial reports it filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. The MEA paid a total of $155,623 for janitorial services in 2012-13, the records show. The MEA paid the companies between $5,500 to $86,112. Michigan Capitol Confidential confirmed that the companies are not unionized. The MEA did not respond to a request..."
—Capitol Confidential

Market forces are strong, even Teachers' Unions understand that!

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Post  News Buzzard on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:38 am

How many unionized janitorial services companies are available to them in the area?

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Post  News Hawk on Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:53 pm

News Buzzard wrote:How many unionized janitorial services companies are available to them in the area?

Would it be the janitors that gave the best service for less money—and those same janitors who won't go on strike?

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