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Tea Party and Organized Labor, in Solidarity together

Well, ok…maybe they ain’t exactly hand-in-hand, but Huffington Post has an article about how the Tea Party and Labor Unions are both mobilizing their members in Georgia to oppose a law which would make some forms of protesting/picketing illegal. I had … Continue reading

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Fix your own house first

Althouse had a post about how Republicans in WI aren’t too excited about the Presidential race, but rather they are focused on the upcoming recall elections. Of course, the thread tangented off a bit and someone in the thread asked why people … Continue reading

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Like I said, it ain’t about pay for me…

Boots and Sabers was wondering why someone would sign the recall petition against Walker, so I was happy to explain my point of view: Many different people have many different reasons for signing the petition. The main reason why I … Continue reading

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Hockey to Basketball

Often times I get asked what actually goes on while I’m working. Luckily a co-worker made this time-lapse video of one of the tasks we do, ’cause some things are better shown than explained…   (If you’re looking for me … Continue reading

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Union bosses?

Althouse made a post about collective bargaining, and of course the thread exploded with all kinds of anti-union comments. This is what I had to say in response… It is a shame how so many otherwise-intelligent people seem to honestly … Continue reading

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Safety and Collective Bargaining

At the Madison.com forums I had this to say in response to “I would be very interested to see items, when it comes to safety, that are removed because collective bargaining has gone away“:   While OSHA does a decent … Continue reading

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No need for BooBirds

Althouse posted a video about protesters attempting to disrupt the State of the State Speech, and I had this to say in the comments: That was rude. Walker’s policies are vile enough – there is no need for people to … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 13

  The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1294 – Saint Celestine V resigns the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit” and the most recent is “2006 – The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Junior said…

“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 21

It was on this day in 1927 that over 500 men, women and children marched towards a small mining town in Colorado only to be met by state policemen, dressed in plainclothes and armed with machine guns. The group was organized by … Continue reading

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