All posts tagged "AFL-CIO"

  • Government
    Trans-Pacific Partnership: Sending Jobs Overseas And Ceding Sovreignty At Home

    NN&V Exclusive (R. M. Smith) – What is potentially the most significant foreign and domestic policy initiative of the Obama Administration? The Trans-Pacific Partnership. The what? It is worth understanding just what this agreement is, and why it matters. To that end, I do apologize for the length, but I knew no other...

  • Politics
    Democrats Have Laryngitis

    NN&V Exclusive (Rebecca Smith) – Last summer, labor heavyweight Richard Trumka made an announcement that largely went unnoticed by the main media.  The AFL-CIO was launching a Super PAC to lobby for labor issues year round.  In August, Trumka stated: “Let’s assume we spent $100 in the last election.  The day after...

  • Politics
    Teachers Union President Warne “Excited” About AFL-CIO’s Business Profits Tax Ballot Proposal

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The president of the powerful state teachers union said today she is “excited” that another labor organization, the AFL-CIO, plans to pursue a business profits tax initiative petition. “It will be a big deal,” said Lynn Warne, head of the Nevada State Education Association. “We’re excited that...

  • Business
    A Margin Tax Is Always A Bad Idea

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Leaders in the Democratic majority during the 2011 state legislative session proposed a dramatic change to Nevada’s tax system: Phase out the Modified Business Tax — a tax on private-sector payroll — and replace it with a new, larger levy modeled after Texas’ business margin tax. The effort gained...

  • Government
    Nevada AFL-CIO Wants Voters To Approve Ballot Initiative For Increased Taxes For Education

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – A Nevada labor union leader said today his organization is “looking seriously” at launching a ballot initiative to put a tax hike to increase funding for education to the voters at the 2012 general election. “We are looking seriously at this process because the legislative process is...

  • Business
    AFL-CIO Struggles With Reading Comprehension

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – I just received a blast email from the AFL-CIO with the headline, “Privatization Doubles Cost of Govt. Work.” The email links to an AFL-CIO website that makes the following claim: In the past year, congressional Republicans and right-wing extremists have ramped up their long-standing campaign against federal workers, claiming their...

  • Opinion
    Dying Is An Unfair Labor Practice

    (Mike Chamberlain/The Cranky Hermit) – From the NLRB that brought you the Boeing case comes something even more outrageous. LaborUnionReport alerts us to the case of Gordon L. Wray, formerly the sole owner of BLSI, LLC, a sitework contractor, and formerly of this world. It seems the AFL-CIO’s International Union of Operating...