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  • Commonsense Proposals for Sustainable Government

    January 10, 2011
    In the midst of federal and state deficits at record levels, politicians are attempting to run the government similar to a business. Elected officials are pushing accountability and fiscal responsibility of taxpayer funds -- no longer willing to squander tax revenue to special interests. For example, officials are exploring proposals including: merit based pay, open bids for contracts, and defined contribution plans for government agencies and employees. In recent news these efforts can be seen.

    Letting the free market select the best offer pertaining to government contracts via The Washington Examiner:
    The...
  • SEIU Arbitrates Life or Death

    January 7, 2011
    In two recent reports revolving around the Service Employee International Union have shown their callous disregard for human life, in the name of contract negotiations and community awareness. First, the well publicized snow slowdown job in New York City.

    As reported by the New York Post:
    Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned. "They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important," said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers...
  • Committee Name Change Puts Big Labor on Offensive

    January 7, 2011
    In the midst of the Republican takeover of Congress labor union officials have been vigilant to the changes that are sure to come concerning labor laws and regulations. The Hill reports, on the first day of the 112th Congress the House Education and Labor Committee title was changed to House Education and the Workforce Committee, a seemingly benign revision.

    However, Chuck Loveless, director of legislation at the American Federation of County, State and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has his own opinion:

  • Committee Name Change Puts Big Labor on Offensive

    January 6, 2011
    In the midst of the Republican takeover of Congress labor union officials have been vigilant to the changes that are sure to come concerning labor laws and regulations. The Hill reports, on the first day of the 112th Congress the House Education and Labor Committee title was changed to House Education and the Workforce Committee, a seemingly benign revision.

    However, Chuck Loveless, director of legislation at the American Federation of County, State and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has his own opinion:
    "We basically think this name change is symbolic of the new majority’s hostility toward the rights of everyday working Americans." As well as, "We are very concerned here at AFSCME that the committee is going to pressure the administration to weaken enforcement of...

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