Tag Archive for Unions

Half Of Them Aren’t Auto Workers?

I guess not. Next UAW Chief Faces Two-Tier Wage Dispute – WSJ: “The UAW’s next president will inherit an organization that is undergoing profound change. Despite the name, only about half the UAW’s members work in the automotive sector today.…

Stat of The Day: NYC & The Labor-Electoral Complex

I wonder if Bloomberg only recently discovered this? The ‘Labor-Electoral Complex’ – WSJ.com: “New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a valedictory tour as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month, and it’s too bad he…

A Look Inside Detroit, Bus Edition …

This is a must-read WSJ piece. And imagine, this is just a single department, in a single city. Definitely click-through. Lessons From a Front-Row Seat for Detroit’s Dysfunction – WSJ.com: Since Detroit declared bankruptcy on July 18, the city’s crippling…

A Couple on Detroit, Not Good News …

This is not good. First, taxes. Half of Detroit property owners don’t pay taxes – The Detroit News: Detroit — Nearly half of the owners of Detroit’s 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing…

A USPS Update: Who Is Lobbying & Why?

The US Postal Service “lost $15.9 billion last fiscal year and an additional $1.3 billion in the quarter that ended Dec. 31.” Why is a federal government agency lobbying? Makes you wonder if some people view the USPS as primarily a make-work…

Yup, They Really Said It: Amtrak and Union Burgers

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No comment necessary. (pic via Wiki) Okay, one comment: This is why neither unions nor govt. should be left in charge of adult matters. Via the WSJ. Notable & Quotable – WSJ.com: Clark Whelton writing about Amtrak in City Journal, autumn…

A Few Random Morning Links …

The Hot Tug Jacuzzi Boat #Want Serving and protecting? Bryan Caplan defends libertarians Almost 2,400 Millionaires Pocketed Unemployment Benefits in 2009 – The Washington Post Cool retro little car Nest’s Second-Generation Thermostat: Simpler and Smarter  (more) Hands-On with the Urwerk UR-210…

But What If The Farrier Is On Vacation?

It would be work to make-up a story like this. Detroit continues to amaze. My friend Earl makes a good point. He asks why they don’t have two farriers on staff? What happens when the first guy is on vacation?…

Union Thuggery In Rochester, NY

This is a must-read. Unions are little more than protectionist shake-down rackets run by thugs and bullies. Read the tale to see who did what. Rather eye-opening. The cornerstone of trade unionism is compulsory membership. — Ludwig von Mises We’ll…