When allowed to leave the union many public sector workers do (People don’t like unions taking dues from them with every paycheck. Shock!)

I have often said that if private unions do not act in a crony way, they are perfectly legitimate. If a group of people want to come together to collectively bargain and sell their labor in bulk I think this can be OK. A contract can create a sense of stability for both management and workers. But the only moral way to do this is without coercive action from government. Unfortunately unions seem never to stray far from their crony friends in government.

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Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants

Could? It absolutely willas we have said many times in this space. Good to see The Washington Post coming around.

Fast food jobs are entry level jobs. They are not meant to sustain families. And the harsh reality is that the work does not demand $15 an hour. One can not just use the magic wand of government and make it so. If we raise the minimum wage,

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Do big unions buy politicians? (Video)

Credit: California Review

You better believe it.

Below is an excellent explanation of how public employee unions perpetuate the expansion of government and by extension legal theft from taxpayers.

I have found that the most vehement defenders of government waste, high taxes, and the red tape which strangles the productive part of the economy – the private sector – are government workers. They have a good deal going and they don’t want taxpayers to get hip to their deal.

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Business vs “the people” in Chicago mayoral race? No, one crony group versus another

Former Obama chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel is in the fight of his political life right now. Unable to garner more than 50% of the votes in last month’s mayoral election Mr. Emanuel now finds himself duking it out in a runoff with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Rahm is still favored, but Garcia is giving it a real run.

The race has been characterized as a battle between different wings within the Democratic Party.

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More Left-fascism: Undercover journalist who brought down ACORN accosted (Video)

Let’s hope that this was just some random jerk. Let’s hope it wasn’t some union guy who knew exactly what he was doing, or was told to try to intimidate James O’Keefe by someone else.

That the recorded nut made reference to how happy he was that Andrew Breitbart was dead and how he would like to dance on Breitbart’s grave could be construed as a threat.

I sure hope it wasn’t a threat.

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Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of public employee unions

Some people get on us for pointing out that public employee unions are kind of a JV crony team which costs the taxpayers of this country billions each year. Invariably the people who benefit form unionized government work howl and insist that they are in fact the “good guys.” They are just trying to do their job and to be paid adequately for it. And oh, by the way, don’t touch their pension. We should focus our attention on the evil corporate America.

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You want $14.00/hour for unskilled work? OK, please meet your replacement. (Picture)

The SEIU and other unions want very much to turn fast food workers into a unionized force. The Dems want desperately to turn fast food workers into unionized voters. The “minimum wage debate” centers around giving unsophisticated potential voters something to motivate them to the voting booth.

The problem is an increase in the minimum wage will only hasten the destruction of low skill jobs.

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Another anti-crony ruling from the Supreme Court, No mandatory union for homecare workers

This is important because many homecare workers are spouses and children and have absolutely no interest in paying public employee unions for the right to care for their sick loved ones. Often they also lack the means. They are not “state employees” just because they receive a very modest Medicare payment for their work.

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Obama White House mouthpiece and Soros funded Media Matters won’t let its own workers unionize

Funny, he’s not for you.

This is an interesting little dust up. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is pressuring the de facto propaganda outfit for the White House to let its workers unionize. But get this, Media Matters management is fighting the effort hard.

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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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