Oregon AFL-CIO cuts staff, budget
The Oregon AFL-CIO has slashed its budget and eliminated one-third of its paid staff to cope with the defection of several unions to a rival labor coalition.
Oregon AFL-CIO money, activists and endorsements played a major role in electing Gov. Ted Kulongoski in 2002, and the federation is an influential part of the Oregon Democratic Party's base. A budding split in the federation could reduce union clout at a time when labor's power already was waning nationally.
This is an early Christmas for Republicans. (For you liberals out there: Christmas is the holiday where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ) We have a weakened union and more democrat candidates looking to challenge a sitting governor of the same party than you can shake a stick at.
After reading union story this morning I decided that it is up to all of us to help weaken the unions further. The UPS driver that services my place of employment is a Christian and I talked to him about directing his union dues to charity or requesting that his dues not go toward political uses. He wasn't aware that this was an option but would be glad to stop giving money to people who support partial-birth abortion for 12 year olds and the radical homosexual agenda. I will be taking him some info about how to do this tommorow.
If any of you know a union member who is a conservative I suggest that you also point them in this direction. The less money the unions have, the less money the democrats have.
A great reference site is:
Also the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has the singular mission of helping people fight compulsory unionism. From there you can request free legal help on how to take advantage of you rights.