Archive for the ‘INDIANA’ Category

Jan
2012
6

NFL Players Association Issues Statement Opposing “Right-to-Work” in Indiana

NFL Players Association Issues Statement Opposing “Right-to-Work” in Indiana
2011 was a year in which professional football players took increasingly visible political positions. From the Green Bay Packers writing a letter opposing the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to multiple players reacting publicly to the death of Osama Bin Laden, NFL players have used multiple media outlets to show they are aware of …
Jan
2012
5

“People who leave Indiana primarily move to non-Right-to-Work states.”

“People who leave Indiana primarily move to non-Right-to-Work states.”
There is an old saying that there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. When people start with an ideology and then find the stats to back up their argument, we end up with situations like we currently have in Indiana where the small percentage of people who want the state to …
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Jan
2012
5

TONIGHT: Indiana Ironworker Jessica Reagor Goes California Hog-Huntin’ on The Sportsman’s Channel

TONIGHT: Indiana Ironworker Jessica Reagor Goes California Hog-Huntin’ on The Sportsman’s Channel
Tonight on Brotherhood Outdoors, a TV show that features union members on outfitted hunting and fishing adventures across North America, an Ironworker from Indiana Local 395, Jessica Reagor, will go on a California hog-hunt. Reagor’s story is not without intrigue. According to the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, an organization that helped…
Jan
2012
4

SUGGESTION: Use the #p2IN Hashtag When Tweeting About “Right-to-Work” in Indiana

Indiana’s Right-to-Work battle came as quick as Republicanly possible and We Party Patriots would like to make a suggestion with respect to hashtags on Twitter. There has not been any kind of consensus, either bottom-up or top-down, on what tag to use for what will be a long fight. It is imperative that something becomes …
Jan
2012
2

“Roosevelt would have agreed in today’s world that ‘Right-to-Work’ is un-American.”

How is right-to-work a direct attack on democracy? Democracy depends on broad participation in society and a strong collective voice for working people. Democracy describes a process, a way of governing or doing things. Anything that undermines or weakens the power of the collective people, in the name of the “individual,” and in the…
Dec
2011
28

Indiana Republican Breaks Ranks, Pens Letter Opposing “Right-to-Work”

Indiana Republican Breaks Ranks, Pens Letter Opposing “Right-to-Work”
Indiana has seen the GOP’s “Right-to-Work” agenda forced on them several times without success. But the vampire-like issue seemingly cannot die as those who align themselves the farthest to the Right in the statehouse continue to try to push this middle class killing concept down the Hoosier State’s throat. Indiana…
Dec
2011
24

Indiana Sec. of State Found Guilty of Voter Fraud In State With Nation’s Worst Voter ID Law

Indiana Sec. of State Found Guilty of Voter Fraud In State With Nation’s Worst Voter ID Law
Indiana’s Secretary of State is being removed from office on charges that he was not eligible for the office he was elected to. From Political Animal: It hasn’t been a good month for the GOP and election fraud. Two weeks ago, a Maryland jury convicted a Republican official who oversaw illegal voter-suppression tactics in the …
Dec
2011
7

Indiana Discovers $300 Million It Didn’t Know It Had, Dems Wonder Aloud If Recent Cuts Were Needed

An apparent accounting programming error has led to the discovery that Indiana is $300 million richer than it thought. From The Indy Star: In the equivalent of finding money in the pocket of the winter coat you hadn’t put on in months, the state has discovered it has nearly $300 million more than it thought …
Dec
2011
6

Notre Dame Profs Dismantle Indiana Study Committee’s “Report” in Favor of Right-to-Work

Notre Dame Profs Dismantle Indiana Study Committee’s “Report” in Favor of Right-to-Work
The Indiana legislature’s 2011 Interim Study Committee on Employment Issues recently issued its final report on the issue of “Right-to-Work” and two professors from the University of Notre Dame, Barbara Fick and Marty Wolfson, took issue with it in the South Bend Tribune. In their opinion piece, ‘Right to work’ law…
Nov
2011
29

Indiana Dem: Party Members “Don’t Want To Get All Into This Issue of Right-to-Work”

Indiana Dem: Party Members “Don’t Want To Get All Into This Issue of Right-to-Work”
Steve Bucko is an operating engineer with IUOE Local 150, District 7. His letter, below, was sent to Representative Charlie Brown and posted to Bucko’s Facebook wall with the goal of exposing Brown’s willingness to put a “political fanny grabbing popularity contest” over the protection of Indiana’s workforce. ****…
Sep
2011
13

PLA Roundup: IN Mayor Touts Ford Center, IA Gov Strikes a Court Victory, NV Job Comes to Halt

PLA Roundup: IN Mayor Touts Ford Center, IA Gov Strikes a Court Victory, NV Job Comes to Halt
INDIANA Evansville, IN mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel recently made a splash by speaking on behalf of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in favor of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). Republican lawmakers in Indiana have placed tougher restrictions on PLAs in the past year and many have wishes of doing away with them completely. Weinzapfel spoke…
Sep
2011
6

WEDNESDAY: GOP-Led Hearing Will Attempt to Undermine Union Construction in Indiana

WEDNESDAY: GOP-Led Hearing Will Attempt to Undermine Union Construction in Indiana
With Labor Day hardly in its wake, the Republican majority in Indiana will take aim at Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), the construction contracts pursued by Building Trades unions to ensure minority, female and local hiring requirements, safety and wage standards, and war veteran skills training and employment, among other benefits. A Wednesday…