Tag: union

Los Angeles Times Owners Try To Bust New Union In Stupid, Pathetic, Total TRONC Way

Wow, are union-busters going downhill. Maybe they should hire a union guy to help!

Nice Time! Minnesota Nurses Buy And Forgive $2.6 Million In Patients’ Medical Debt

In a better world, gestures like this wouldn't be needed. But it's still pretty wonderful.
Not. Overcompensating.

Donald Trump Googles This Martin O’Malley Fellow, Decides He’s A Weak Loser

Hey, remember that Martin O'Malley guy who is actually running for president? (Yes, as a Democrat.) He did a fairly smart thing Wednesday, seeing as how if you want to do well in the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, you want...
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McDonald’s Has New Secret Cure For Severe Burns (It Is Mustard)

Working at McDonald's has probably never been high on your list of fun things to do, although maybe you've done it in order to earn some cash, and that can be a good thing. But fast food restaurants don't typically...

Cop Fight! NYPD Battles Itself As Union Meeting Descends Into Fisticuffs

Antun's is a classy joint in Queens that normally specializes in sweet 16 parties and bedazzled weddings. Yesterday, however, this fine establishment played host to a meeting of the NYPD's Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, and things escalated quickly! Worst of...
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NYPD Cops So Sad At Mayor De Blasio They Just Can’t Fight Crime Anymore

It's a great week to jaywalk or jump turnstiles in New York City, as cops have pretty much decided to stop being cops at all until Mayor Bill de Blasio disowns his black son or at least makes him...
Your wild-eyed labor radical, 2014

Delta Fires 26-Year Employee For Being A Total Communist (Wanting A Minimum Wage Hike In Minnesota)

So here's a little reminder of Why Unions Matter: they give employees at least a fighting chance against bullshit like this: Kip Hedges, a baggage handler at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport who had worked for Delta Airlines for...

Cool Chicago Company Will Pay You Extra To Not Go To The Bathroom During Your Work Shift

Are you one of those people that yammer on and on about how we don't need unions, because pull self up bootstraps communists something something? If so, you are probably reading the wrong internet publication, friend, unless you're hate-reading,...

The Buffalo Bills Will Helpfully Teach Cheerleaders How To Wash Their Lady Parts And Menstruate Properly

Has your place of employment ever explained how you should clean and care for your vagina? No? Well, maybe you’re doin’ it wrong. If no one ever told you, how do you know you’re doin’ it right? We here...
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Was Tennessee’s $300 Million Anti-Union Bribe To Volkswagen A Bribe?

Nice auto plant you got here, Volkswagen. Shame if anyone were to unionize it. Incredible though it may seem, that's the gist of this report from the front lines of the War Against Workers. In short, it looks like Tennessee offered...

Derp Roundup: Your Weekly Grab-Bag Of Grotesqueries

Welcome, kids, to Derp Roundup, the weekly feature where we give our browser tabs a Silkwood shower, then inspect the drains for stories that are too stoopid to ignore altogether, but not enough to hang a full blog post...

Tennessee GOP Will Move This Plant To Mexico Before They Let VW Let Its Workers Have A Union

Well this is what happens when you let Germans build an auto plant in a patriotic right-to-work-with-no-rights-at-work state like Tennessee: First chance they get, the damned socialists start acting like their employees are entitled to union representation, even...

Hey, New Orleans, You Probably Shouldn’t Have Fired Those 7000 Teachers After Katrina. #Payup

So it turns out that Louisiana's attempt to "remake" public education after Katrina -- which mostly consisted of opening up the state's coffers to grifty charter schools and handing out vouchers for religious schools, regardless of their quality --...

Walmart Associates Run Thanksgiving Donation Drive So Co-Workers Can Eat People Food

One of these days, a modern-day Charles Dickens is going to write A Christmas Carol for our times, and it will be based on this story of a Walmart in Ohio, where employees organized "a food drive - not...

Striking Fast Food Workers Hope To Be Treated As Well As Lab Animals Someday

OK, so here's a video that you really DO want to see -- and we PROMISE there's no Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or even My Little Ponies hidden in there -- just a short clip from a TED...

Report From The Front Lines Of St. Louis Health Care War

We've all been feeling so proud of our nation after hearing yesterday's news about the insane, bloody war -- like real-life, actual War, with guns and troops and Prussians and shit -- scheduled for St. Louis today, between the...