Tuesday, September 10, 2013

News Roundup

While this is good news for Indiana workers, some right-wing higher court will probably overrule it:

A Lake County judge ruled Indiana’s right to work law unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. The union claimed the law violated Article 1, Section 21 of the state’s Constitution, which says “no person’s particular services shall be demanded without just compensation.”

Local 150 argued the right to work law is unconstitutional because it makes it illegal for unions to collect fees for services they are federally required to provide.

Of course the union is correct on this. The whole point of RTW is to weaken union power by cutting it off financially.

The UCI overseeing professional cycling has been plagued by corruption for years.

More is here.

More meaningless manipulation of the figures from a former CPA.

There was a reason why the Board of Trustees picked Martinez, who was totally unqualified for the job. Now we know.

He's a master at cooking the figures.

Libertarianism or neoliberalism always was a bunch of b.s. to justify immoral business practices, with crackpot "economist" Milton Friedman a tool of big biz from way, way back.

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