Archive for the ‘VIDEO’ Category

Dec
2012
26

MISS THIS? New IBEW Ad Airing During NFL Games

MISS THIS? New IBEW Ad Airing During NFL Games
In case you missed it last weekend, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) debuted a new ad, “The Comeback,” during NFL games on CBS and Fox. The ad, which can be viewed below, touts the IBEW’s role in the current American economic recovery…
Dec
2012
19

Awesome Anti-ALEC Cartoon Featuring a Very Average East Coast Accent

Awesome Anti-ALEC Cartoon Featuring a Very Average East Coast Accent
I hadn’t seen this anti-ALEC cartoon until this morning. It’s quite good in terms of explaining the treachery that is the American Legislative Exchange Council (notice the cartoon dollar bill’s suspicious pause when calling the organization a “charity”) and at providing a touch of comedy on an otherwise dark, dark…
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Dec
2012
11

VIDEO: President Obama Admonishes Michigan GOP for Pursuing “Right-to-Work”

VIDEO: President Obama Admonishes Michigan GOP for Pursuing
Yesterday, during his “fiscal cliff” speech in Detroit, President Obama took the opportunity to attack the malevolence du jour that is the pending passage of “Right-to-Work” in Michigan. Given lackluster participation from O’Barry on labor issues thus far during his presidency, this address represents a welcome,…
Dec
2012
7

The Only Video You Need to Watch About “Right-to-Work” in Michigan

Articles are being written. Tweets are being sent. Press releases are going out. But you only need to watch this video of Michigan State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) on the floor yesterday to understand just how sick, twisted, anti-democratic, anti-worker and unAmerican “Right-to-Work,” or what Dillon calls…
Nov
2012
26

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot

New Prevailing Wage Video Creeps Toward 2,000 Views, Features We Party Patriots Screen Shot
Look, we’re not trying to fool anybody. We know full well that some of the topics we like to focus on here don’t exactly fall under the “sexy” category. There aren’t any celeb sightings or Petraeus pics. Heck, we hardly cover elections. But the issues that are most often overlooked — prevailing wage, employee…
Oct
2012
16

Colbert on Meet the Press: There Is a “Politico Industrial Complex”

Colbert on Meet the Press: There Is a
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was a guest on Meet the Press this weekend. He used his witty brand of satire to comment on the Presidential race. Claiming that Mitt Romney’s recent post-debate surge in the polls has put the Republican Presidential candidate “on a rocket ride to plausible,” Colbert discusses his role as a…
Oct
2012
1

“The United States of ALEC” Aims to Uncover Underhanded Corporate-Funded Legislation

This weekend, Bill Moyers premiered his new documentary, The United States of ALEC, on progressive news network Democracy Now. In the film, the veteran journalist aims to inform Americans about the overwhelming overreach that the corporate fronted American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) engages in while ghostwriting laws in dozens of states….
Sep
2012
19

SMWIA Local 66 Member Dominated Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” on The Voice Last Night

SMWIA Local 66 Member Dominated Al Green's
Absolutely not a headline we expected to be writing on this blog ever, at any point, ever. But it happened. A Sheet Metal Worker from Local 66 in Washington state appeared on The Voice last night and got some love from Adam Levine, Cee-Lo and Don Henley. Not sure exactly what Christina was doing. Watch [&hellip…;
Sep
2012
12

VIDEO: Iron Workers President Endorses Barack Obama

VIDEO: Iron Workers President Endorses Barack Obama
This morning, Iron Workers General President Walter Wise released a video formally endorsing Barack Obama for the 2012 Presidential election. This may not be appear to be shocking news considering Wise’s position as the leader of a large workers’ organization, something that lends itself to the Democratic party in the face of the…
Aug
2012
30

BCTD Pres. McGarvey Takes Part In the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day “Thank You” Card Campaign

To celebrate Labor Day, the AFL-CIO has launched a great new video creation and sharing application to allow anybody to send a “Thank You” to a hard working person they know. Presidents of several unions as well as other organized labor leaders have participated in the effort, including Building and Construction Trades Department…
Aug
2012
27

INSAYN RAND: Paul Ryan Refers to Rape as a “Method of Conception”

Look. We don’t write about abortion on this blog. I have to start off by putting that out there. This blog has a sharp focus on issues concerning labor, unions, corporate malfeasance, and the general welfare of the American working class vis-a-vis the workplace. We don’t often stray from that mission. There are so many [&hellip…;
Aug
2012
23

MAHER: “Election time used to mean get out the vote, now it means ‘you want to vote? Get out!’”

MAHER: “Election time used to mean get out the vote, now it means ‘you want to vote? Get out!’”
The frequently controversial, frequently brilliant Bill Maher recently dug into the motivations behind the GOP’s national voter suppression agenda. In the wake of a Pennsylvania Judge declaring that state’s voter ID law constitutional, the topic continues to inch toward the forefront of political discussion. Maher’s response to…