Tag: Service Employees International Union

  • Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Tuesday March 29, 2011

    Today: Follow-up to Koch profile; the decline of Detroit: a lesson for Wichita?; Moran to vote “no” on debt ceiling; golden geese on the move; legislators will have more access to SRS case files; Wichita unemployment rate improving, government planners vs. individuals.

  • Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday December 27, 2010

    Today: This week at Wichita City Council, Kansas schools’ unspent funds, Which Brownback will govern, Rapidly rising costs at Kansas Universities criticized, States and their pension problems, Airport security found lacking.

  • SEIU calls for higher Kansas taxes

    At last night’s meeting of USD 259, the Wichita public school district, a local union leader described his union’s efforts in its attempt to drum up support for tax increases in Kansas.

  • Michelle Malkin delivers conservative message in Wichita

    At a fundraising event for Kansas Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach, conservative author, journalist, and columnist Michelle Malkin delivered a message that appealed to conservatives, although not necessarily the Republican establishment. Her most recent book is Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies. In endorsing his candidacy, Malkin…

  • KPERS report sparks backlash from Wichita SEIU

    Recently Kansas University professor Art Hall, along with a co-author, published a study explaining the funding crisis in KPERS, the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system. In summary, the report states: “The key finding of the study is that the KPERS system will not be in actuarial balance over the thirty year amortization period set in…

  • Astroturf, union style

    The American left takes great delight in making accusations of “astroturfing.” Meaning that nothing that conservatives or libertarians do, such as attending tea party protests or raising a ruckus at town hall meetings, is real. It’s all driven from the top, the left says. I wonder: When a government employee labor union provides a service…

  • Sebelius takes cover in loving union arms

    “Possibly to avoid any confrontation with concerned citizens who have read the proposed health care legislation in Congress, HHS Secretary Sebelius will hold a conference call on Friday with health care activists and SEIU members.”

  • Wichita budget hearing reveals fundamental problem with government

    At yesterday’s public hearing regarding the City of Wichita budget, the attitude of Wichita’s public employee union became clear: more tax revenue is needed.

  • Wichita parks system is not a jobs program

    The city has a responsibility to its citizens to operate as efficiently as possible. If it is possible to have work such as park maintenance done less expensively, the city should do so. It should have done so long ago.