organized labor

Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail to Trim Costs

The ALEC-led death spiral for the USPS continues.  We wonder what will happen after UPS and FedEX get the USPS privatized and then decide that they are not going to deliver the mail to unprofitable routes.  Who will pick up the  slack?  Who else–WE THE TAXPAYERS! Hey there USPS Management and Union Leaders:  get out […]

E-mails link Bush foundation, corporations and education officials

E-mails link Bush foundation, corporations and education officials

                                    George and Jeb Bush (Jason Reed/Reuters) A nonprofit group released thousands of e-mails today and said they show how a foundation begun by Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and national education reform leader, is working with public officials in states to write education laws that could benefit some of its corporate funders. A […]

Rape of America’s Workers: Crime Victims – Now Prisoners Given Their Jobs

Today Nevada Workers Lose Jobs to Inmates – Next it Could be your Turn Third and final segment of the series on Nevada’s situation involving unfair competition by use of prisoner labor by Bob Sloan, Executive Director, VLTP.net “Insourcing”..: there is no current definition for this word in our Urban Dictionary or Websters. I plan to […]

Right to Work — The Domino Effect

Lawmakers in states that formerly lacked the political will to openly bust unions with Right to Work laws are now lining-up like dominoes, emboldened by the Michigan lame duck legislative feeding frenzy that puked-up, among 300 hastily passed laws, a RTW bill that the spineless flip-flopping governor meekly signed into law, after saying he had no interest in […]

ALEC Right to Work (for Less) Battle in Missouri Heats Up

More disturbing news from the midwest.  Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri? First of all – let’s start with a recap of information from a report that was issued a few months ago – about the effect of implementing ALEC policies in your state. (my emphasis) ALEC/Laffer claim that wage suppression policies (anti-union “right-to- work” laws and the […]

Right to Work — As Does Michigan, So Goes Wisconsin

A disturbing report out of the midwest… Wisconsin is poised to enact a Right to Work Law modeled after Michigan’s new law. An AP report out of the state says the RTW legislative movement is picking-up steam in the wake of an appeals court ruling upholding the 2011 law that stripped public sector employees of […]

NDOC & Silver State Industries – Meet the Exploiters – Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Pt. II

Second in a Three Part Expose on Prison Labor in Nevada Displacing Workers By Bob Sloan – Prison Industry Consultant Working on the “Chain-Gang” was how prisoners were punished for their crimes in days gone by – and people who had been victims of crime were happy. Then we became “civilized” as a society and […]

Regulations Driving the USPS Out of Existence – Video

“The United States Postal Service doesn’t cost you a dime of taxpayer money, but Republicans are regulating it in a way no other agency or business has ever been regulated.  The USPS doesn’t add to the debt, but is required to fund a retirement account that covers workers who haven’t even been hired yet.  At […]

NC judge tosses law that represented GOP revenge against public school employees

A law passed by North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature to punish the state teachers’ association for fighting education budget cuts has been thrown out as unconstitutional. In an order filed last month, a Wake County Superior Court judge ruled that a law banning the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE) from deducting dues from its members’ paychecks […]

Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?

editors note:  VLTP continues to follow the assault on the USPS…We wrote about this USPS privatization effort in April 2012: http://www.vltp.net/alec/senat… and released a full investigative report about such privatization efforts and how Congress was influenced to pass the The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act to begin the process of privatization: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10…What was not mentioned […]