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Tag Archives: SEIU

Forming a (Trans)partisan Consensus for Public Sector Union Reform

Public sector unions are out of control in this country. From sea to shining sea public “servants” have refused reforms to pension programs which threaten to derail public finances. Funding for police, schools, and roads is being sacrificed to pay for programs which benefit a narrow group of highly politically connected workers. Often public workers make six figure salaries when the people in the communities which fund these government workers on average make nowhere near that.

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This can’t be true: Union members paid to protest to counter WWII vets at memorial? Guy says he was paid $15 (Video)

According to reports the protest organized to deflect attention from WWII vets crashing the barricades (the guys are in their 80s) was organized by a group called “Good Jobs Nation” funded by the Teamsters, United Farm Workers, and other unions.

Protesters are hired all the time. I witnessed this myself first hand at an Occupy rally in 2011. We highlighted the phenomenon in this article also.

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My panel on crony capitalism at the 2012 Commit! Forum (Featuring David Stockman)

I wish I could have posted this in October when we did it but better late than never.

It opens with Bill Shireman, the CEO of The Future 500, a client of mine. He is then followed by a keynote from David Stockman discussing the book he was then writing, which has since become an instant classic The Great Deformation. Lastly is your editor and a great collection of guests talking about crony capitalism right before the 2012 election.

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