SunShine 2011/09/10 21:49:23
Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor.

Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more.

Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy

And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy.

Meanwhile, Big Labor has become even more militant, as events this week demonstrate.

On Labor Day, Obama and Trumka shared the stage at a political rally where Teamster union president Jimmy Hoffa urged his "army" of union militants to "take these sons of bitches out" -- threatening everyday Americans concerned about our struggling economy and growing debt.

And on Thursday, we saw a real live example of the militancy of some union extremists who really seem to think they're in an "army" -- and their enemies are job providers, independent workers, security guards and even the police.

The Associated Press reported that hundreds of Longshoreman union militants held security guards hostage for hours at a port in Longview, Washington.

Union thugs reportedly committed numerous acts of vandalism and violence including breaking windows, cutting brake lines on railroad cars, and threatening police officers with baseball bats.

Not a single arrest has been made.

The local police chief told the AP union militants warned him that Thursday's events were "only the start."

You might say they took a page straight out of the playbook of Richard Trumka, who climbed through the union boss ranks by encouraging militancy and even violence.

As President of the United Mineworkers (UMW) union in the 1980s and 1990s, Trumka led three violent strikes in which militancy was actively encouraged -- and workers who dared to continue working to provide for their families were subjected to threats and outright violence.

In 1997, the UMW was forced to settle with the widow of a nonunion worker who was shot in the back of his head. UMW officials even financially aided and filed grievances on behalf of seven union militants who pleaded guilty to crimes during the violent strike.

And after Trumka left the UMW and became the AFL-CIO's treasurer, he was implicated in a money-laundering scheme.

A former prosecutor at the Justice Department told ABC News in 2000, "If I were advising a candidate, I would advise him or her very strongly that [Richard Trumka is] not someone you want to embrace."

Eleven years later, Trumka is flying in Air Force One and sitting next to the First Lady as the President speaks before a joint session of Congress.

Trumka is as powerful as he is due to all the special privileges for Big Labor tucked into federal law.

The National Right to Work Committee has an aggressive plan of action to secure roll call votes on legislation that would eliminate some of Big Labor's most egregious special privileges.

>> The National Right to Work Act would eliminate the provisions of federal labor law that authorize union officials to compel workers to pay union dues or "fees" as a condition of employment.

>> The Freedom from Union Violence Act would close the loophole that exempts union officials from federal prosecution for acts of violence and vandalism they orchestrate in the so-called "pursuit of legitimate union objectives."

It's time to turn up the heat on Congress and demand they reign in the out-of-control executive branch that has further empowered Trumka and the rest of the union hierarchy.

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  • Kiosk Kid 2011/09/11 00:37:44
    Kiosk Kid
    Marxists Liberals accuse tea party members of violence. However, Marxist Liberals have a long history of violence. These are thugs trying to line their pockets with welfare programs and special priveleges.

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  • JuneGagnon 2011/09/14 05:10:11
    In case you didn't catch it - -this commie administration is also trying to put Gibson Guitar "out of business" to further destroy more American jobs!
  • SunShine JuneGagnon 2011/09/14 06:10:29
    have been following that.. it is criminal as far as I am concerned.. imagine a company that has been around for nearly a century and who employed Americans in America.. and they shut them down.. hundreds of jobs gone like that. Nothing makes sense anymore.
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2011/09/13 12:42:19
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Dumbo is trying to start a class war and blame it on the Tea Party. What a scumbag!!
  • SunShine perks-a... 2011/09/13 12:57:51
    hey Perks.. nice to see you.. I agree.. he is getting desperate and is going to try anything .. we better be alert and prepared..I would put nothing past him.. If the Republican wins in NY today I think Obi might be finding it a bit lonely and maybe facing another democratic candidate next year..
  • perks-a... SunShine 2011/09/13 13:06:30
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Hey kiddo, you're right, after today, he's going to be very lonely and will call out trumka and the union thugs, but they may not listen!!
  • SunShine perks-a... 2011/09/13 13:12:16
    true.. those unions guys only hang out with thugs who have power..
  • perks-a... SunShine 2011/09/13 13:29:44
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Exactly, the left doesn't care about anything but their own political advantage and dumbo is losing that daily!!
  • SunShine perks-a... 2011/09/13 15:12:09
    makes my heart smile.. heart smile
  • perks-a... SunShine 2011/09/13 16:09:13
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Yea, me too!!
  • Michael 2011/09/12 21:49:16
    People will scream, but Hitler got started demonizing a section of the population and then violently acting against them.
  • SunShine Michael 2011/09/13 01:15:50
    WHO IS getting demonized in your opinion?
  • dlsofsetx 2011/09/12 19:35:03
    Things like this is the reason unions are so out of favor with the American people.
  • Bill in Niantic 2011/09/12 00:21:30
  • OPOA912 2011/09/12 00:18:38
    If you look back in history, you'll note that it wasn't law bidding citizens who caused the revolution in Germany and Russia, it was the labor parties and the unions. Something in common I suppose?
  • TheTailor 2011/09/11 22:31:32
    The unions know their days are numbered as Americans see them for what they are, thieves. Make union members pay for their own health care and retirement just as average Americans do.
  • Oltom 2011/09/11 20:27:13
    I am waiting to see if any of these thugs get arrested,but since the police are unionized,I doubt that there will be any charges filed!
  • The Gov... Oltom 2011/09/12 00:49:43
  • jool 2011/09/11 18:29:41
    Thugs, puppets of the communist, Marxists interest groups. Open your eyes Union people. Start your own union with the real American Union Label. Push these bullies out of the way.
  • Greywolf 2011/09/11 18:11:26
    Unions are desperate to gain back control over worker's income so they react badly in that desperation.
  • maggieb 2011/09/11 17:14:38
  • jgh57 2011/09/11 17:08:42
    Unions have a right to picket. However they do not have a right to block train tracks, destroy private property, disrupt a business, hold people hostage, the plant guards or threaten police officers.
  • gary 2011/09/11 16:52:22
    you have not seen nothing yet. The conservatives have woken up a sleeping giant.
  • Greywolf gary 2011/09/11 18:14:29
    Democrats have always had members behave badly when they do not get it their way. This has happened before and will again because they refuse to learn.
  • nukenova gary 2011/09/11 20:40:12
    Let them bring IT. conservatives out number them only 9% of workers are union. Plus we have the laws on our side...PISS on Hoffa.
  • 4dc 2011/09/11 16:22:51
    a salute to unions...and obama
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  • Aurora 2011/09/11 15:20:45
    These people should be peppered sprayed and taken to jail. America what has she become, this was Obama and Hoffa's preferred war.
  • TruBluTopaz 2011/09/11 15:05:53
    Obama has always been a union activist and supporter. He voted against the Bush Immigration laws because of his stated fear that it would erode union wages and cost union jobs. Teamsters and Longshoremen have long operated in an attitude of violence and corruption. They are little better than organized crime mobs. It also helps to know that what is labeled the Democrat party was taken over by the "Green Party" about fifteen years ago. Similar in scope and feel to its European counterpart, the Green Party is largely a construct of the World Workers Party which operates under the umbrella of the Communist party. Their goals include nationalizing all industries, redistribution of wealth, supremacy of federal government over individual rights, imposition of socialist workd view.While that may not be the view of separate rank and file members, those are the goals of the organized labor movement as they operate here and abroad. Those riots in London were largely labor related as were similar actions in other European nations. And they fun's not over. Next May in Chicago, the G8 will meet and Big Labor will join with other protesters in reliving the Days of Rage. Only this time, the police are union too so who is going to protect average citizens from the wrath of union thugs?
  • SunShine TruBluT... 2011/09/12 14:03:32 (edited)
    well they are thugs plain and simple.. their mentality is reminiscent of Hitlers mottos.. control everyone and everything and obama is not only one of them but a simple thug in every way.. the suit or smile do not a gentleman make.
    If obamas union buddies create a problem, the police are bound by the duties of their job to protect the people and they are bound by their oath to protect this country and the constitution.. bring it on thugs. In my opinion, essential services should never be allowed to be unionized.
  • Charge 2011/09/11 14:41:00
    All of Obama's minions are "above the law".
  • Mike 2011/09/11 14:25:29 (edited)
    Some of these unions should be labeled terrorist groups

    I'm still trying figure out why government employees need a union - what is up with that
  • Oltom Mike 2011/09/11 20:32:12
    Your not alone in trying to figure out why government employees need a union!
  • SunShine Mike 2011/09/12 14:09:29
    we need to get rid of unions.. they are an unnecessary evil based upon simple thuggery.. greed and imposition by force.
  • magmaman 2011/09/11 13:38:34
    It is time for Obama and Unions to go!
  • G.J. the time has come!!! 2011/09/11 13:29:56
    G.J. the time has come!!!
    Who gives them the right to be the only people who should be employed!!! Leave South Carolina alone we are smart enough to realize that you union people are a drain on society. stay out of SC.
  • All American 2011/09/11 13:23:37
    All American
    The call to violence is being heeded; it didn't take long for them to fulfill Hoffa's directive.
    I'm sure somewhere there is a big smile across his face.
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2011/09/11 12:56:39 (edited)
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    Don't let them get away with this crap; fight back to keep America free from tyranny.

    In defense of the rights of all citizens, it is way past time for those of us who do not belong to or support one of these NLRB / Federally-Protected, Mob-inspired Gangsters of Labor... to "Be Prepared" for what comes next. Self-Defense covers a wide range of actions to protect yourselves, families, and loved ones. Arm your selves, obtain a CCW, and the first time you are directly threatened by them with a knife or a bat, a 9 mm double-tap will make that that cretin's threatening move his last one, and his comrades may discover that what makes this the land of the free and the brave is a willingness to NOT bow down to those who embrace kidnapping or violence while they attempt to empty the cookie jar.

    These guys are the ones behaving like terrorists, but Dems still call folks that favor fiscal responsibility and a less-intrusive Federal Government "terrorists. Kettles calling Pots Black (not a racist remark; it's a common idiom, unlike BHO, an uncommon idiot). Head-shots can reduce repeat offenses by these knuckleheads to near zero according to most medical texts. If they declare war on the common man, we have every right not yet stolen from our esteemed Prezzy to fight back, and we need to be prepared to do so..
  • Wahvlvke 2011/09/11 12:50:40
    Never could figure out why ... in the United States ... we had laws favoring one group of workers over another. Now ... with nazi barry at the helm ... it is time to bust all unions.
  • Plantgypc 2011/09/11 12:31:49
    These people call us in the tea party maxists, radicals and terrorists.

    people tea party maxists radicals terrorists tea party meeting
  • modernminuteman 2011/09/11 11:37:30
    obama got his political start in chicago not by accident but because it is the most corrupt city for politics in the country. he is in bed with union leaders who are communists. they don't hide it either i have seen their parades where they have little kids holding pro communist signs. the kids don't even know what it means. i have had union members tell me the leaders don't speak for them and that they are ashamed of the union leaders but they dare not speak out for fear of retribution. this is why the union leaders and obama want card check where union workers votes would be made public so the leaders can make sure they vote the way they want them to. this is very similar to how hitler rose to power. hoffa is a fat corrupt pig who is only bravewhen he has a few hundred thugs behind him.
  • SunShine modernm... 2011/09/12 14:13:19
    obama is also a commie..

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