Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Berman/Who ? Back with New Lies About Unions
by Mike Hall, Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Evil is back. Better get the facts.

Sort of like that periodic rash that you can’t scratch in public, Richard Berman is back. Berman is best known to us in the union movement for his so-called “Center on Union Facts” that is to facts what Bernie Madoff is to secure investments.
Now, Berman has launched a $10 million campaign, writes the
National Journal, to help push new federal anti-union legislation under the 180-degree-from-the-truth title the Employee Rights Act. Part of that $10 million helped buy a 30-second spot in selected markets—during the Super Bowl that earned three “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker on campaigning and advocacy ads for using “nonsense” facts to make its claim. A trio of long-nosed wooden Italian puppets means that add contains “Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.” BTW, there was bit more fantasy in the ad. Super corporate insider Berman played a mechanic in the ad. Now there’s some acting, playing someone who gives an honest day’s work. Berman also runs corporate financed “astro-turf” campaigns that masquerade as grassroots movements against consumer, safety, health, environmental, corporate and financial regulations. Berman’s anti-union phony front group does not reveal its donors. But according to The Republic Report, it has been reported that the group coordinates with the Big Business-backed U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In the past, Berman has taken money from corporationsincluding from Wendy’s, Phillip Morris, Tyson Foods, Cargill, and Coco-Colato orchestrate “fake grass-roots websites and movements.”With the 2012 election year heating up, don’t be surprised if you see more of Berman’s ads’ popping on the air or in print. But the next time you need to scrape some of his “union facts” off your shoes, click here to visit Berman Exposed from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Editorial : There will always be Berman`s. You just must find the facts. As far as the Chamber of Commerce is concerned, they are one of the largest UNIONS in the Country ! They just represent those of Business. Again, get the real facts."Free Democratic Trade Unions are the purest form of Democracy in the USA" ! Let no none tell you otherwise.

Fiat Lux

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