SEIU and Bad Legislation

SEIU and Bad Legislation

Today in the News
July 25, 2011

SEIU

A California judge has ruled that the SEIU improperly benefited after an employer, Kaiser Permanente, refused raises to employees who joined a new union.

Policy Analyst Ivan Osorio explains how the SEIU is at fault.

"Kaiser’s conduct may hardly be exemplary, but its real fight was with SEIU, which has a history of making deals with employers without members’ input, and has tried to intimidate NUHW through strong-arm tactics ever since it became an independent union."

 

Bad Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on July 28 proclaimed the “Cut, Cap, & Balance” legislation, which requires the federal government to live within its means, “perhaps some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.”

CEI is hosting a contest to see if people can name some legislation worse than Cut, Cap, & Balance. (Jonah Goldberg has mentioned the Fugitive Slave Act, for example.)

"It’s time to give Harry Reid an important history lesson. Post your submissions in the comment section below. A winner will be selected on the basis of the worst, the most absurd, the most offensive bill to ever be seriously considered (or even passed) by the U.S. Congress.

-> The prize will be a free “Enjoy Capitalism” t-shirt, courtesy of Bureaucrash.

-> Submit your answer between now and Thursday, July 28. We will notify the winner via email the following day."