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Chicagoland Tue Jul 07 2009

Mechanics & Progress Illinois on the Radio

Tune in to Ray Hanania's morning talk show--WJJG 1530 AM, Radio Chicagoland--to hear me and Progress Illinois' Josh Kalven talk about local and state politics of the preceding week tomorrow at 8 a.m. We'll be on until 8:30 or 8:45, as part of a weekly feature. Josh has a pretty soothing voice and Ray is a comic, so there will be plenty to counter act my very limited wit and nasally, accent-y voice (also I have a nasty cold, so there's that).

Any issues you'd like us to talk about? Email me (email is below on the side bar) or comment here.

 
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Good Luck / July 8, 2009 10:13 AM

Why is the SEIU holding 100,000 California union members, who signed a petition to join another union, against their will?

http://www.workforce.com/section/03/feature/26/52/97/265301.html

...are they using similar tactics as big bad business?

...isn't this more evidence that the SEIU cannot be trusted with responsibilities within the EFCA?

Ramsin / July 8, 2009 10:21 AM

GL! Finally! You're admitting that card check is the only fair way to allow workers to choose a union! And since I agree with you that SEIU is acting unfairly in California, that means you and I agree on this!

I'm so glad you've finally come around. Yes, SEIU are probably acting hypocritically on this issue in California; and yes, everytime you disagree with card check in the future, I'm going to call YOU a hypocrite.

Good Luck / July 8, 2009 12:57 PM

No, its simply another example that the SEIU is only looking after itself, rather than the workers it claims to represent.

All these "anecdotes" sure do add up to a fuller picture.

I'd consider EFCA if it allowed union representation to be disallowed by the same means.

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