Union Thug Hoffa Threatens To Take Out The Tea Party At Labor Day Rally–Obama “Proud” of Hoffa–Videos

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Obama Rally James Hoffa ‘We Are Your Army. Let’s Take These Sons Of Bitches Out’

President Obama talks tough at jobs rally in Detroit

President Obama’s Labor Day Message: We’ve Got to Fully Restore the Middle Class in America

Obama Says He Is “Proud” Of Hoffa After Union Leader’s Remarks

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/obama_says_he_is_proud_of_hoffa.html

Rush Limbaugh – Don Hoffa Said It, Just How Obama Wrote It Part One

Rush Limbaugh – Don Hoffa Said It, Just How Obama Wrote It Part Two

Hoffa – You can’t deal with the tea party [CNN 9-05-2011]

Barack Obama on the Employee Free Choice Act

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Former Union Organizing Director discusses Card Check

Rush Limbaugh – Comments On Obama’s Speech

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Charles Krauthammer discusses Jared Loughner on O’Reilly

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik on the day of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

Sheriff Dupnik Claims Giffords’ Shooting Fault Of Talk Radio

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Attacks Rush Limbaugh

Clarence Dupnik, Pima County AZ Sheriff, Blames AZ Political Culture for Shooting

AZ Sheriff Dupnik Liberal smear machine backfires – Tuscon AZ Sheriff’s “vitriolic rhetoric” on Fox

Krauthammer: Rush has a Condescending View of America

Historians Weigh Significance of Obama Tucson Speech

Shields and Brooks on Obama’s Tucson Speech, Calls for Political Civility

President Obama Speech at Tucson, AZ Memorial Service

What ‘New Tone?’ The Lunacy of Audacity & Hypocrisy On Full Display: Obama Vs. His Own Democrats

International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and President Barack H. Obama addressed a Sept. 5 Labor Day rally largely of auto workers and union members in a parking lot of a General Motors plant in Detroit, Michigan.

Hoffa in introducing Obama used incendiary class warfare rhetoric to warm up the crowd:

“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They’ve got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner. It’s going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We’re going to win that war.”

Hoffa concluded his remarks with a threat directed at the American people who support the tea party movement:

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. …”

 “… Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”

Hoffa’s so-called “army” of union members has been shrinking for decades as the American people reject union representation and membership. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data from the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS), in 2010 union membership declined by 617,000 to 14.7 million of the labor force. The 14.7 million union workers consist of 7.1 million in the private sector and 7.6 million in the public sector. Only 6.9 percent of workers in the private sector are unionized, while 36 percent in the public sector are unionized. The percentage of wage and salary workers who are members of a union or similar organization has declined by 8.2 percent from 20.1 percent in 1983 to 11.9 percent of the labor force in 2010.

The Tea Party movement wants the Federal government to balance its budget by cutting government spending. This is a direct threat to unions, especially public sector unions, such as the National Education Association (NEA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who advocate for increasing the size and scope of the Federal government.

Increases in government spending lead to more government workers, many of whom become dues paying union members. This in turn leads to more campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. Unions are one of the major supporters of the Democratic Party and Obama in terms of campaign contributions paid from union member dues.

The number one priority of organized labor has been the passage of card check. Card check forces workers to sign a union authorization card in public instead of the current system where workers vote for or against unionization by secret ballot. Under card check a secret ballot election would be bypassed provided the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) verifies that over 50 percent of the employees have signed the authorization cards. President Obama and the Democratic Party have been unsuccessful in their efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

Other union leaders joining Hoffa and Obama at the Labor Day rally included American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Richard Trumka, United Auto Workers President Bob King, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.

When Obama addressed the crowd after Hoffa’s introduction, he said he was “proud” of Hoffa and the other labor union leaders.

On Jan. 8, 2011 there was a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona where Jared Loughner, a mentality disturbed individual, killed six people including United States District Court for the District of Arizona Chief Judge John Roll  and wounded thirteen including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Initially there were attempts by Democrats to blame the shootings on talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party, and Sarah Palin. Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, a Democrat, blamed harsh conservative rhetoric on talk radio and in particular Rush Limbaugh. Dupnik remarked after the shootings:

“When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

The allegations were simply false and had no basis in fact. It turned out there was absolutely no connection found between the shooter, Loughner, and talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. Limbaugh was right, the Sheriff made a complete fool of himself.

The American people and the Tea Party movement remember well Obama’s inspiring Tucson memorial speech for the victims of shootings when he said:

“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do, it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”

Christina-Taylor Green, who was born on September 11, 2011, was one of the Tucson shooting victims. She was also one of the babies in the book, Faces of Hope, a book picturing 50 babies born on Sept. 11, 2001. Referring to Christina, Obama said:

“…Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation’s future. She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted.

I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations. …”

Many Americans and Tea Party members bring their children to Tea Party events all across America to exercise their right under the United States Constitution to peaceful assembly and free speech.

It is time for President Obama and union leaders to live up to our children’s expectations and condemn Hoffa’s remarks.

Background Articles and Videos

BLS Report Shows Union Membership in Decline

by Stephen D. Smith on January 24, 2011
“…Union membership in the United States continued to decline in 2010, according to a recently-released reportissued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data contained in the report was obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), which conducts monthly assessments of basic information on the labor force, employment, and unemployment. The annual report on union membership finds that the number of wage and salary workers who belong to a union declined by 612,000 to 14.7 million in 2010 (7.1 million workers in the private sector; 7.6 million in the public sector). An additional 1.6 million workers (783,000 of whom are government employees) held jobs that were covered by a union contract, but reported no union affiliation. Overall, the union membership rate fell to 11.9 percent, down from 12.3 percent the prior year. In contrast, the union membership rate in 1983 – the first year comparable data was available – was 20.1 percent, representing 17.7 million workers. Other notable findings include the following:
  • A substantially higher percentage of public sector workers, 36.2 percent, were unionized, compared to 6.9 percent for the private sector.
  • Private sector industries with the highest union participation rates include transportation and utilities (21.8 percent), telecommunications (15.8 percent), and construction (13.1 percent).
  • Private sector industries with the lowest union participation rates include agriculture and related industries (1.6 percent) and financial activities (2.0 percent).
  • Broken down by occupational groups, education, training, and library occupations (37.1 percent) and protective service occupations (34.1 percent) had the highest unionization rates; sales and related occupations (3.2 percent) and farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (3.4 percent) had the lowest unionization rates.
  • New York had the highest union membership rate (24.2 percent), while North Carolina had the lowest rate (3.2 percent). About half of the 14.7 million union members in the U.S. lived in just six states (California, 2.4 million; New York, 2.0 million; Illinois, 0.8 million; Pennsylvania, 0.8 million; Ohio, 0.7 million; and New Jersey, 0.6 million). Overall, union membership rates declined in 2010 in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and rose in 17 states.
  • With respect to union member demographics, membership rates tended to be greater among men (12.6 percent) than women (11.1 percent). African American workers had the highest participation rate (13.4 percent), with Asian men having the lowest rate (9.4 percent). Union membership was also highest among workers ages 55-64 (15.7 percent).

Union Members 2010

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf

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Obama–Corruption Kingpin–Campaign Contributions and Support for Government Payoffs and Subsidies–Stealing From The American People To Payoff Obama’s Pals

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Crime, Cult, Economics, Employment, government spending, Health Care, Homes, Immigration, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Taxes, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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Chicago Tea Party – Tony Peraica

 

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SEIU’s Andy Stern on the Health Care Debate (Part 1)

 

SEIU’s Andy Stern on the Health Care Debate (Part 2)

 

Card Check – Employment Free Choice Act – More Unionized Socialism. Call Congress!

 

Labor Day Briefing – Randy Johnson on EFCA

 

Barack Obama on the Employee Free Choice Act

 

AFL-CIO Employee Free Choice Act NOW

 

Connecting the Dots in the Corrupted Chicago Politics–Blagojevich, Rezko, Obama, Emanuel, Axelrod

 

Obama to “rule” as president

 

Corrupted Obama – The Antoin Rezko case


 

Glenn Beck — Rezko and Obama

 

Obama tied to Chicago corruption

 

Conversation With Tony Peraica, Part 4 of 6

 

Chicagoan Tells Truth About B. Hussien Obama

 

Webster Tarpley covers Obamas Chicago Mob connections to Tony Rezko part 1

 

Webster Tarpley covers Obamas Chicago Mob connections to Tony Rezko part 2

 

Webster Tarpley covers Obamas Chicago Mob connections to Tony Rezko part 3

 

Senate votes on Johanns amendment to cut off ACORN housing funds; Update: Amendment passes, 83-7

By Michelle Malkin  

“…Just watched GOP Sen. Mike Johanns introduce his amendment on the Senate floor banning federal funds in the current transportation and housing appropriations bill from going to ACORN. Currently, ACORN is eligible to receive millions more in taxpayer funds through mortgage counseling, Community Development Block Grants, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program — in addition to the tens of millions ACORN Housing Corp. has already received.

The vote is underway right now.

The Johanns Amendment is #2355 to H.R. 3288.

Johanns cited the BigGovernment.com sting videos as evidence that ACORN cannot be trusted with government money:

“Until a full investigation is launched into ACORN, no taxpayer money should be used to fund its activities. A vote in favor of my amendment is a vote in favor of the taxpayer and a vote against the status quo.”

He forgot to add the five most important words:

ACORN is a criminal enterprise.

5:42pm Eastern. Roll call vote still underway. Several Democrats have voted AYE, including Cardin, Carper, Inouye, Johnson (SD), Murray, Tester, Warner, Bingaman, Begich, Nelson (NE), Webb, Landrieu, Bayh, Conrad, Rockefeller, Dodd, Pryor, Hagan, Kohl, Feingold, Boxer, Nelson (FL), Brown, Harkin, Lincoln, Wyden, Baucus, Klobuchar, Kaufman, Shaheen, Lautenberg (switched from no to yes), Menendez, Stabenow, Leiberman, Levin, McCaskill, Reid, Feinstein, Udall, Bennet (CO) Merkley, Cantwell, Dorgan, Schumer…

Durbin was a no. I’ll have the rest soon.

The final roll call vote – amendment passes 83-7. I’ll post the full roll when it’s up on the Senate site.

This is the beginning, not the end.

The Dems are finally, finally on the defensive on ACORN.

Republicans, keep digging and pushing and connecting the dots.

*** …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/14/senate-votes-on-johanns-amendment-to-cut-off-acorn-housing-funds/

 

 

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Obama Fully Supports Ending Secret Ballot For All Employees–Are Voters Next?–Employee Free Choice Act a.k.a. Card Check is Ballot Check Next?

Posted on May 13, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Culture, Economics, Employment, Law, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

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“Since when is the secret ballot a basic tenet of democracy?”

~Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President

 

“…Card checks empower union bosses to force a business’s employees to accept a union as their exclusive bargaining agent solely through the acquisition of signed union authorization cards from employees in a particular bargaining unit. Since union officials themselves keep the signed cards until they obtain the required number, workers have no real privacy rights vis-à-vis Big Labor in this process. And under the watchful eyes of union organizers, workers may be intimidated into signing not just themselves, but all their nonunion fellow employees, over to union-boss control.”

~The National Right to Work Committee

 

Think Again 

Doing away with the secret ballot in any election is almost unamerican and certainly undemocratic.

Yet President Obama fully supports doing exactly that when it comes to deciding whether your employer’s place of work will become unionized.

President Obama must support this bill to payback the unions, in particular the SEIU or Service Employees Internation Union lead by Andy Stern that contributed massively to his campaign in money , over $60 million and union labor.

With the exception of the Government sector, union membership has been on a steady decline.

Most Americans have no problem with a secret election for employees to vote on a union.

However, most Americans in the private sector  just do not want to be union members and regularly vote unions down when elections are held and ballots are secret.

The SEIU or Service Employees International Union is demanding that Employee Free Choice Act, better known as card check be passes as soon as possible or else.

If passed this bill would in effect eliminate the secret ballot and employees could be easily intimitated to vote or sign up for union representation.

President Obama and the Democratic Party fully support card check.

They know that to get the continued support of the SEIU they must pass the bill.

The American people support secret ballots in elections both for unions and government representation and find card check to be ripe for abuse and intimidation of all employees by union organizers.

The so-called Employee Free Choice Act intentionally misleads the American voter as does President Obama inhis support for this legislation.

The intimidation of employees whether by management or union organizers is reprehensible.

The Employee Free Choice Act or card check should be defeated.

President Obama is paying off the unions for their support in the last election.

Would you like your political election run like card check?

The vast majority of American would say NO!

 

 

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Background Articles and Videos

 UNION MEMBERS IN 2008

   In 2008, union members accounted for 12.4 percent of employed wage
and salary workers, up from 12.1 percent a year earlier, the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  The
number of workers belonging to a union rose by 428,000 to 16.1 million. 
In 1983, the first year for which comparable union data are available,
the union membership rate was 20.1 percent, and there were 17.7 million
union workers.

   The data on union membership were collected as part of the Current
Population Survey (CPS).  The CPS is a monthly survey of about 60,000
households that obtains information on employment and unemployment
among the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and
over.

   Some highlights from the 2008 data are:

   –Government workers were nearly five times more likely to belong
     to a union than were private sector employees.
 
   –Workers in education, training, and library occupations had the
     highest unionization rate at 38.7 percent.
 
   –Black workers were more likely to be union members than were
     white, Asian, or Hispanic workers.
 
   –Among states, New York had the highest union membership rate
     (24.9 percent) and North Carolina had the lowest rate (3.5 percent).

Membership by Industry and Occupation

   The union membership rate for public sector workers (36.8 percent)
was substantially higher than the rate for private industry workers
(7.6 percent).  Within the public sector, local government workers had
the highest union membership rate, 42.2 percent.  This group includes
many workers in several heavily unionized occupations, such as teachers,
police officers, and fire fighters.  Private sector industries with
high unionization rates include transportation and utilities (22.2 per-
cent), telecommunications (19.3 percent), and construction (15.6 per-
cent).  In 2008, unionization rates were relatively low in financial
activities (1.8 percent) and professional and business services (2.1
percent).  (See table 3.)

   Among occupational groups, education, training, and library occupa-
tions (38.7 percent) and protective service occupations (35.4 percent)
had the highest unionization rates in 2008.  Sales and related occu-
pations (3.3 percent) and farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
(4.3 percent) had the lowest unionization rates.  (See table 3.)

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm

Union paid millions to companies with family ties

An SEIU spokeswoman says there’s nothing improper about the payments.

Labor Department https://cslxwep1.dol-esa.gov/Disclosure/OnlineSR30.jsp?ReportId=LM30 from 2003 through last year show that: …”

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/sep/26/local/me-union26

By Michelle Malkin 

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“…We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it,” boasted Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to the Las Vegas Sun this week. The behemoth labor organization’s leadership is getting its money’s worth. Whether rank-and-file workers and ordinary taxpayers are profiting from this ultimate campaign pay-for-play scheme is another matter entirely. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/big-labors-investment-in-obama-pays-off/

 

Specter, card check, and the final betrayal

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 14, 2009 04:03 PM

“…Back on March 24, Arlen Specter announced his opposition to Big Labor’s card-check legislation, the “Employee Free Choice Act.” Some conservatives cheered. But as I noted at the time, Specter left the door wide open in his Senate floor statement: “I would be willing to reconsider Employees’ Free Choice legislation when the economy returns to normalcy.”

On April 28, Benedict Arlen made his party switch official. He said he would not change his opposition to card-check, to which I replied: “Snort.”

On May 5, Specter met with the corruptocrats at the SEIU and another union has launched ads pressuring the chameleon to change his colors again.

Presto, change-o, here comes the “compromise” (that’s Specter-ese for sellout): …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/14/specter-card-check-and-the-final-betrayal/

 

Controversial ‘card check’ bill back for fourth time 

The business community says the bill, which makes it easier for workers to unionize, would be a job killer.

“…Not only does it set terms of employment, work rules, and wages, but an employer is bound by it for two years,” he adds.
A similar bill passed the House on March 1, 2007, by a vote of 241 to 185. On June 26, 2007, it fell nine votes short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate.

In both houses, some lawmakers who have sponsored the bill in years past are holding off on their endorsements. Critics say that’s because with enhanced Democratic majorities on Capitol Hill, the bill has a real chance of passing this year – and sponsors will take heat for its consequences.

“I’m just waiting for it to unfold in committee and see what it looks like when it hits the floor,” says Sen. Mark Pryor (D) of Arkansas, who backed the bill in the last Congress.

“When business groups contact me in Arkansas, I listen to them just as I do to unions. My sense is we can find common ground on this, but we’re not just there yet,” he adds.

Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, a GOP moderate who has helped broker many of the bipartisan deals in the Senate, says that she is opposing this bill because it does not guarantee a secret ballot to ensure that workers will be protected from intimidation – and because it gives government too heavy a hand in contract negotiations. The binding arbitration provisions in the bill “would be the most significant change in labor law in decades, and I think it’s ill advised,” she says. …”

http://www.nrtw.org/en/blog/quick-hits-98212008

 

Forced-Unionism Abuses Exposed

The facts Big Labor bosses would rather you didn’t hear about

“…The best-known provision in the “Employee Free Choice Act” would rewrite federal labor

law so that union officials could, without the employer’s acquiescence, secure monopolybargaining

power over all the front-line employees at a business solely through the acquisition of

signed “union authorization cards.”

Over the years, labor-law scholars, federal courts, and even union organizing manuals have

all recognized the fact that many employees who sign such cards do not actually want a union as

their monopoly-bargaining agent. They sign for a host of other reasons: to get union organizers

off their backs, to expedite an election so the union organizing campaign will end soon, or even

because they have been threatened.

That’s why union officials like Mr. Stern are so eager to mandate “card checks”: so that

workers who oppose unionization, but sign “authorization cards” for one reason or another,

never get a chance to vote “No” in a secret-ballot election.

http://www.nrtwc.org/exposed/exposed200902.pdf

Crossing The Line

Fred Ross Jr.

“…For the past ten years I have worked for SEIU, most recently leading a campaign to organize 9,000 healthcare workers at St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) hospitals across California. I was drawn to SEIU because of its commitment to social justice, including its inspiring Justice for Janitors campaign, its successful work on behalf of homecare workers, its leadership on immigrant rights, and its innovative strategies to hold corporations accountable. I have been an organizer since 1970, when I first started organizing with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW). I know a little bit about struggle and the terrible cost of internal union conflicts. I’ve been shot at by a supermarket security guard, knocked unconscious by a Coachella Valley grape grower, and survived a heated confrontation with the Salvadoran military.

This is why SEIU’s recent attacks on UNITE HERE have come as such a shock. I am deeply disappointed that SEIU president Andy Stern is financing and helping staff a disruptive attack on the leaders and members at UNITE HERE around the country — the worst instance of a union undermining another union since the Teamsters sought to undermine Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the late 1960s and 1970s. Last month I decided to leave SEIU, in part because of these attacks.

Over the past six weeks, a number of longtime friends and allies from the UNITE HERE leadership have asked me to join them in their current struggle. Let me tell you why I am proud to support the courageous members and leaders of UNITE HERE. …”

http://talkingunion.wordpress.com/2009/05/09/crossing-the-line/ 

 

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