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Unions Infiltrating the Republican Party?

I recently received disturbing information from business friends in California and Colorado regarding the Republican Party in their respective states. This information creates concern about the divisiveness occurring within the Republican Party during the current  Election primary process, and potentially impacts the future of the party itself.  Considering that California is a heavily union controlled state and Colorado politics are controlled generally through Denver, a heavily unionized city, it does not appear to be a coincidence that unions in these states may be infiltrating the Republican Party.

Bob and Elise Richmond describe the state of the Republican Party in Is this Any Way to Build the Republican Party?, The Unionization of the Republican Party and CA GOP Chair Could Serve Third Term. It is apparent from these articles that the Gasping Dinosaurs are reaching out to desperate Republican politicians through use of political funding to achieve total control over politics in California in order to not only maintain, but increase union membership. This is occurring, despite the call for greater union transparency, as seen in Demand for Union Transparency and Choice on the Rise! In California, it is apparent the big labor bosses — along with President Obama — are intent on controlling America at all costs (see The Great Pretender Wants Control).

In Colorado, the tactics utilized by the Colorado Republican Party to prevent Donald Trump form receiving any Colorado delegates are eerily reminiscent of the SEIU’s Persuasion of Power! The article, Colorado GOP Resolution Against Trump, describes this in full.  It is apparent that the Republican Party was intent on denying Colorado voters the opportunity to choose their delegate! It would not be surprising to find that the SEIU, who has a large presence in Denver, and other unions were involved in this Colorado Republican Party decision, as it is a swing state the Democrat’s desperately need to control in the general election this fall.

CO GOP resolution

Obviously the Republican Party was intent on controlling the delegates to assure their candidate received all the delegates, which was solidified by the following tweet:

CO GOP anti-Trump tweet

In each of these cases, it doesn’t take much imagination to realize that the big labor bosses do not want a Donald Trump candidacy, nor any candidate like him, as they want to control the political landscape as well as state and federal laws in an attempt to reverse their declining membership. It would not be surprising to learn that Governor Walker backed out of the primary race due to union tactics and money in his heavily unionized state. It is obvious from the vast sums  the public employee unions are spending on their progressive political positions that big labor — and particularly the SEIU — are padding politicians’ pockets to achieve their goals (see Public employee union spends $28 million on progressive politics and $15 Minimum Wage: the Best Government Unions can Buy).  The SEIU alone spent $225,000,000 in the 2012 Elections, with approximately 99% going to the Democratic Party. Aside from President Obama being re-elected, the Democrats went on to lose both houses! Reason enough for the SEIU and other unions to begin pouring more money into Republican coffers.

The State of Indiana Republican Party has gotten it correct in a RTW State, publicly affirming that all three candidates will have an equal opportunity to receive the delegate vote:

“Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell issued the following statement describing the Indiana GOP’s delegate process:

“Let me assure all Hoosiers that your voice will be heard in our primary election on May 3rd.  We look forward to welcoming all three of our presidential candidates to Indiana to provide them the opportunity to present their vision for the future of America to our citizens.  We encourage everyone to engage in the process and get out and vote.  We strongly believe in the election process and every vote counts.”

A description of our delegate process:

Indiana has a total of 57 delegates; 27 District Delegates (3 per each congressional district), 27 At-Large Delegates and 3 Automatic Delegates (2 for our Republican National Committee (RNC) Members and 1 for our State Chairman).

All of our delegates are bound on the first ballot by the results of our Primary Election.  Here is an example of the allocation of delegates using some of the past candidates:

If Congressional District (CD) 6 goes for Gov. Scott Walker, then the three delegates from that district have to vote for Gov. Scott Walker on the first ballot.  If CD 1 goes for Gov. Jeb Bush, then those three delegates must vote for Gov. Jeb Bush on the first ballot (and so on).

All 27 at-large delegates represent the state popular vote.  If Indiana votes for Sen. Marco Rubio, then those 27 at-large delegates must vote for Sen. Rubio on the first ballot.

The 3 automatic delegates vote with the popular vote of the state.”

Americans need to realize Labor Unions’ True Motivation comes from the Dues Money, and that ultimately the 2016 Election is all about survival for the Big Labor Bosses and Democratic Party. Unfortunately, it appears the Republican Party in many areas is caving to the Death by a Thousand Cuts campaigns run by the Big Labor bosses (see The Devil at Our Doorstep, which chronicles a typical union corporate campaign). It is time for Americans from both sides of the aisle to wake up and band together, absent political persuasion, to assure that our political process remains the voice of all Americans and not politicians indebted to Big Labor Bosses. We need political parties and politicians who Defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the future of this great country instead of bowing to pressure of the big labor bosses, in order to line their own pockets!

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Big Labor Racket Being Exposed

The continued reliance by big labor’s Gasping Dinosaurs on political paybacks (see Obama and the SEIU, Sittin’ in a Tree) and intimidation campaigns to force unionize employees (see Death by a Thousand Cuts and Corporate Campaigns) in an attempt to stave off extinction through increased “membership” is instead creating unintended consequences. Despite the Administration’s attempt to push their radical agenda through their enforcement agencies (most notably the pro-labor National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration), as well as progressive politicians in states across the country, a groundswell of opposition across the country is building as Americans are waking up to the inevitable economic and social destruction big labor is foisting upon America.

It is apparent, as chronicled in Rank and File Union Membership Post Victories, that union members across the country are fed up with the use of their membership dues for political purposes, and with the intimidation tactics utilized by big labor bosses. Right-To-Work legislation is continuously being embraced across the country. The Addition of Two Right-To-Work states, combined with ongoing efforts to pass right to work in Oregon, Missouri and Other States, is sending a Powerful Message about how employees feel about big labor bosses.

Additionally, employees are becoming increasingly motivated to Push Back Against Big Labor’s Agenda. Recently, employees in California fought back against the SEIU, arguably the largest and most radical union in the country (see www.occupyseiu.com). This is indicative of the fact that a strong movement is underway to restore American freedoms, the economy and the American free market system.

Thankfully, it is not just union employees who are waking up, but also politicians and business people who previously embraced or succumbed to the intimidation/coercion inherent in the big labor agenda. Many cities, states and businesses facing bankruptcy and/or loss of control of their entities to the labor agenda are waking up to the fact it is time to take back America. One such group “The California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility,” a 501.3.C comprised of both business people and politicians, is filming a documentary utilizing sources from across the country to expose the facts behind the nation’s public pension crisis and to also share my story.

I am humbled that I was asked to participate in this documentary to expose big labor as a result of my company’s four-year plus battle against the SEIU as chronicled in The Devil at Our Doorstep.

Dave Bego Interview

Dave Bego Interview

I sincerely hope you will support this group in its effort to Restore America’s Prosperity! If you are interested in screening a sizzle of the clip or becoming a supporter please contact executive producer Marcia Fritz at marciafritzco@gmail.com.

Time is of the essence, as the group wants to release portions of this documentary before the 2014 Mid-Term Elections as Administration and Big Labor Desperation Escalates. I can tell you this is a diverse group of politicians and business people from both sides of the aisle who have awakened and are committed to restoring the personal freedoms, free markets and financial future of this great nation. I hope you decide to take part in this revolutionary movement!

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Big Labor Bosses Fear Employee Incentives

Control.  It is the most pressing priority for the leadership of Big Labor. They need to control the masses, and in order to do that they most control the terms of employment, and they must control the benefits of employment. For this reason, the Big Labor bosses oppose employee incentive raises. They create discord and jealousy,  and thus, the union’s ability to control its membership.  But such incentives also create ambition, initiative, and increased productivity.  While important to the the employer, these traits are potentially damaging to the union. Complacency, mediocrity and sameness benefit the union,  as the results are that it takes more employees to produce the end product, translating into more union members and more union dues, which is the ultimate objective.

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As has been documented in previous blogs, unions have been on a steady decline since 1947 when Congress, following more than a decade of union corruption,passed the Taft-Hartley Act. Of the many important provisions of the Act, perhaps none was more so than the guarantee of the secret ballot election which,  for all intents and purposes, eliminated Card Check!  Since its peak, union membership has dropped from approximately 35-40% of the workforce to a low of 11.3% today. Per statistics gathered by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, included amongst this trending decrease is a drop of approximately 400,000 members in the last year alone.

It is no surprise then that the Big Labor bosses are opposed to any initiatives that would, in their minds, result in decreased membership and would eliminate traditional union “selling points.”  Characterization of ambition and incentive has often been that such persons are “being taken advantage of” or “overworked,” and that such companies are “sweat shops.” These traditional arguments, however, do not necessarily reflect the truth of the modern work environment, and the protections of our modern laws.  At one time unions served an important purpose in defending employee rights. However, Big Labor has fallen victim to the money, lifestyle and political power realized from increased union membership, and has lost their way and forgot their responsibility was to serve the membership and not vice-versa! Their greed, inability or resistance to compete in a free market society, and the advent of government agencies such as the NLRB, EEOC, and DOL unions in effect became obsolete.

Facing extinction, Big Labor’s Gasping Dinosaurs have yet to face reality and change its model to one that truly benefits productive employees and its membership in general. Instead they continue to attempt to impose their outdated and ineffective tactics of control, intimidation, coercion, and misinformation in a frantic effort to survive. Instead, they continue to wish to return to the days of Card Check where they force unionize employees then keep them under their thumbs by negotiating oppressive contracts that control employee rights instead of expanding them. They firmly believe this outdated approach is their only means of rebuilding their once vast empire!

Big-Labor

Unfortunately for American employees, Big Labor does not realize time has passed them by; and that the United States is a republic not a socialistic country where people are controlled and herded like sheep. Hence Big Labor’s propensity to control and promote sameness at every juncture, and to prevent businesses from doing the right thing by rewarding productive employees through incentive programs, which drives American Exceptionalism  by rewarding those who are the most productive, safe, innovative, and cost-effective team players. This philosophy is illustrated by Big Labor bosses like Andy Stern (see The Drama Queen is at it Again), who were never successful in the free market, because they lacked the exact attributes they strive to suppress. They admittedly only became successful when they became part of an environment where they could use the Persuasion of Power  over employees and employers to achieve their goals. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka summed it up succinctly in a speech this past week when the bellicose mouthpiece of the AFL-CIO, confirmed the Big Labor survival doctrine: “forget the workers – focus on politics!” This statement tells you everything you need to know about Big Labor’s agenda and why we need Congress to pass laws to allow employers and government agencies restrained by outdated collective bargaining agreements to incentivize employees and  reverse The Decline of American Exceptionalism!

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