He made the trains run on time and controlled the Unions

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Fascism is recognized to have first been officially developed by Benito Mussolini, who came to power in Italy in 1922. To sum up fascism in one word would be to say "anti-liberalism".

...............Socialism and Democracy. Political doctrines pass; peoples remain. It is to be expected that this century may be that of authority, a century of the "Right," a Fascist century."

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Horrors vs Bureauracracy

The witching season is almost here. I have heard State Employees called names, but I bet they wouldn't call this employee names.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Is It Time To Shoot the Dog?

The discussion forum copied after the highly successful AMG, http://unionmaine.informe.com, is probably in it's last days.

I wanted to provide the same type of format that the right has found so highly successful and give "the good guys" a place to talk. There were some posts, there were a lot of readers who lurked but never said anything.

You can follow the link above and read "Time to go?" and vote on whether you want a place like that to exist. This site, UnionMaine, is still successful in getting readers (I am a geek, I keep statistics) so I will continue to post here but it may be time to put the other site down.

You make the decision.

Do we shoot the dog?

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Democrats trying early for Union support

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October 25, 2009
Several of the prospective Democratic candidates for governor may be coming to the MSEASEIU convention next week.

Candidates will come to the Samoset resort not just to court the 8,500-dues paying members of MSEASEIU that are State employees.

They are trying to reach the large block of voters that are in other MSEASEIU locals, and the estimated 40 to 50 thousand voters that are family and friends of Union members. 

 Even though the primaries and then the “real” elections are months away, Politicians know Union members vote. 

Along with the candidates for governor several candidates for the house and the Senate are expected also. This was not a closed affair and any candidate from any party was welcome to speak.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Under Trusteeship," by Ellen Dillinger

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New Hampshire State Employees Facing Layoffs

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State Employees are facing lay offs. I am feeling the hurt for our New England brothers and sisters.

Local 1984 is in action, offering help to those being laid off but what grabbed my attention today was the long term planning that has gone into their contract. When being laid off at an age where you can't retire any employee is worried about health care.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NUHW Admits Failure in San Francisco

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Some in our Union are calling to disaffiliate from SEIU, others are calling names and being hateful about what is an honest disagreement.

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If you want to condemn someone for their opinion then you have no place being in a Union and you have no idea of what a Democracy is.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Did Republican Senators really Vote FOR rape?

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  Thirty Republican Senators are stood up bravely in defense of rape, in defense of the bottom line.

30 White, male Republican Senators are fighting against Sen. Franken's amendment because it will hurt the bottom line and change labor law.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Public Option finding support.

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Congress is working to pass a health care bill while still trying to stay fed by the pharma lobbyists. Several polls show growing support for a government-run health plan. A public option now wins majority support from the public.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

As Maine Goes Bans Intelligent Discussion

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Scott Fish of As Maine Goes is (in my opinion) a thin skinned, cry baby, whining, hypocrite, on his good days.
Scott, reinstate Gerald and I will make it a headline post.

Today Gerald from DirigoBlue was banned from as maine goes. The thin skinned host was not able to take what he is so willing to dish out by proxy to those on his hit list.

I (the editor of UnonMaine) was previously banned from amg and was only allowed back when the password retrieval system was updated. (Warning! Geek Talk!) Obviously the new system did not inherit the properties of banned.

Please consider whether as a reader of amg who knows this site does not ban anyone whether you can support a site that can not face debate.

Today I was banned from As Maine Goes (+)

by: Gerald Weinand

Sat Oct 17, 2009 at 16:28:30 PM EDT

Today I was banned from As Maine Goes. My offense? This post to a thread I began, The new S4MM ad: more ommissions of important facts:
Aren't any of you upset that your friends Bob Emrich and Scott Fish are playing you for dupes? That they try to make Deb Allen out to be some crazed agent with an agenda, when what she really is is a teacher doing the job she was hired to do? That for the second time they trot out a teacher from a private school without identifying her as such? Haven't you all had enough of this BS?
By not providing the whole truth, Stand for Marriage Maine are lying. To you, and to every one that sees that ad. They are using some of the money you gave them to do so.
Sad, really.
While not telling his readers that I have been banned (my account has been deactivated), Scott Fish, the owner of AMG, wrote:
Gerald - How many times have I personally posted on your web site? Answer: None. How many times I have posted on your web site that you are a liar duping your site readers? Answer: None. Separate from Q1 or any other issue - I'm not, on my own web site, going to be falsely called a liar, I'm not going to have motives attributed to me that have no basis in truth or reality.
Fish (who also screens all those wanting to post there), didn't like that I had accused him of participating in attempts to deceive our fellow Mainers. But I don't think that was the entire reason - allowing me to post there was like allowing an enemy to operate behind the front lines.
And there is no way that Frank Schubert was going to allow that to continue, not when his scams are so easy to refute.
I have been expecting it, and surprised that it has taken so long. Fish is certainly welcome to post here at Dirigo Blue, much like Dan Billings does. I don't pre-screen those that want to join the conversation here.
Evidently at AMG, they only want one side to be heard.
Gerald Weinand :: Today I was banned from As Maine Goes
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I apologize to Gerald at DirigoBlue for the complete copy of his post. This violates fair use but the import of a right wing site being able to and willing to ban debate while whining about being picked on was both too important and too funny to pass up.

Gerald........I will erase this post if I have used anything in any way you disagree with. I will also post a full retraction and apology for anything you feel was inappropriate.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SEIU keeps up the fight for State Employees

This is cross posted from SEIU1000.org

 There are a lot of stories about SEIU suing California, fighting for California, and getting Congress to do something for California. SEIU has had tremendous success and put in an amazing amount of effort and money into California.

Read the rest of this post and then you write the rest of the story.

Friday, October 9, 2009

What is your pet peeve? Weekend break.

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I won't be putting up a post for a few days. I am taking a break and taking some guns to go target shooting. No, I don't put all of my targets on the right, but I can't help it if the Darwin award winners crowd to that side.

So, what would you like to hear about? Are you happy, POed, curious about politics, or Union affairs?

The next posts will be up to you. Drop a comment and pick a topic. This is my version of open line Friday, except I won't cut you off if you say something I don't like.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Was that a Fox Fair and Balanced Healthcare interview?

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In an interview with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Fox News's Shepard Smith argued FOR a public option.

"Over the last 10 years health care costs in American have skyrocketed. Regular folks cannot afford it, so they tax the system by not getting preventive medicine,"

(Editor) Remember: Don't get sick, and if you do, die quickly. Republican Health care plan.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Should we Stay or Should we Go?

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Members of MSEASEIU have put forward a resolution to disaffiliate from SEIU.

(Defined as: to terminate an affiliation, tell them to piss off, or even break up and promise to "stay friends". 

The Resolution comittee allowed this resolution on the ballot. Will the membership get a chance to vote?
Will MSEASEIU go up in flames?

Monday, October 5, 2009

York County Workers Need Our Support. Women laid off for Union Activity

Seal of York County, Maine
I received this email tonight. We need to support our Union Brothers and sisters in York County.

Surprisingly only active Union employees have been laid off. It must be a coincidence.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What Are State Employees And MSEA-SEIU Members Doing About The Economy?

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Union Employees in Maine live in Maine, pay taxes in Maine, and care about Maine. Any attempt to separate Union Mainers from the rest of the State is only an excuse to lie, and to deny the benefits of a good job with respect to the rest of the State.

Governments and government employees, unlike the popular image, do have ideas, good ideas to save money, to serve the public in better faster ways.

Friday, October 2, 2009


This is cross posted from an AFL-CIO E-mail. We are not alone, labor is strong and we will take this fight for our families and our friends to congress.
Thank You, to the AFL-CIO for not letting Maine or the U.S. down.

Last Wednesday nearly 50 leaders and members from locals all over the state gathered for a training on how to defeat Tabor II and the gutting of the Excise Tax. AFSCME, APWU, IAFF, IAM, IATSE, IBEW, IBT, SMWIA, UNITE HERE, USW, IAM, and others were all represented.
The turnout reflected the breadth and depth of concern among working Mainers who will be devastated if Tabor II or the Excise Tax question pass this November. Question 4 (Tabor) and question 2 (Excise Tax), if passed will strangle public services while we are in the worst economic climate since the great depression.
To fight back union leaders and members were equipped with the tools and the knowledge, at Wednesday's training to get the message out that Tabor II and gutting the Excise Tax are no good for Maine.
The highlight of the training was a teleconference presentation given by Carol Hedges of the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute from Colorado. She detailed how Tabor had devastated the Colorado economy and urged Mainers to fight back. We're rejected versions of TABOR twice before it's time we finally put it down for good.
In Solidarity,
Ed Gorham, Maine AFL-CIO President
Matt Schlobohm, Maine AFL-CIO Political Director
Don't forget to Check Out the Maine  Employee Free Choice Act blog at http://employeefreechoice.typepad.com/me/ and our friends at DirigoBlue.com and http://www.unionmaine.blogspot.com/.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Republican Plan. Stay Well, Die Quickly

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Democratic Representative offers offer spinal transplant to Reid and Pelosi

Finally a Democrat with guts! I am ready to upchuck with the Democratic Party’s lack of courage and willingness to lie down for the dollars. If the Democrats lose the next elections, they will have no one to blame but themselves.

The Senate Finance committee showed us their real masters when they voted against the Public Option.

For years, the Democratic wimps and CODs (corporate owned Democrats) in congress have backed off and shown their bellies when Republicans or lobbyists call them names. The Republicans best friends in the next elections will be the Corporate Owned Democrats.