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Whistleblowers Welcome

The unveiling of a new clearing house for sheding light on concealed activities in corporate malfeasance prompts a look at our own local climate

Harris v Quinn, the bright side as viewed from a non Fair Share State

"I'm not a man.  Not a beast.  I'm about as shapeless as the man on the moon"  Lon Chaney Sr., as Quasimodo, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" 1939

In which the Supreme Court creates a new species of worker: the quasi public or partially public worker, free from state compelled fair share legislation and shielded by the 1st amendment.

"We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us."--Pogo

America fell out of "like" with organized labor a long time ago and the trend has continued without labor recognizing that it must adapt to new circumstances, new constituencies. 

Franciscan Values

Employer ignores the same principle it invokes to dismiss employee's lawusit in order to justify out-sourcing its maintenance staff while eagerly anticipating receipt of Federal Tax Credits extended to assist development projects aimed at alleviating poverty even though it is simultaneously impoverishing its own employees.  A perfecta, if not a trifecta, of savage inconsistency.

HEAL pilot gardening program at McCormick Place has 21 participants

By Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:23 am

Fuzzy Numbers

In the spirit of John Crawford’s analysis of how the city will save by ending collective bargaining I have done my own calculation of how it will affect me.  I live in the city, pay property taxes of around $9,000 per year, pay CEDIT, COIT, DAMNIT and LOIT.  My savings will be around $1.57.  Now, my figures are just estimates and the real numbers, as with Dr. Crawford’s calculations, are nigh on impossible to quantify and, moreover, subject to that bugaboo of old, the law of unintended consequences.

Northeast Indiana Central Labor Council Meeting

Monthly Delegate meeting 

Two things to know about Corporations (part 1)

Corporations are not real.  Animals, plants, and people are real.  Corporations are synthetic entities permitted by law makers.  They have not always had an eternal life.

Wood's Rule

How 19th century Upstate New York lawyer created the legal doctrine that dominates the contemporary American labor market and based it upon poor analysis of existing authority.

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