Posts Tagged ‘The Sopranos’

Large Public Sector Union Cuts Ties With United Negro College Fund Bada Bing

July 11, 2014

A large public sector union says it is cutting ties with the United Negro College Fund over a donation it accepted from the Koch brothers, an act the union calls “a profound betrayal” to blacks. Lee Saunders, the president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, sent a letter Tuesday informing Michael Lomax, the president of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), that the union would be ending its partnership with the educational organization in September.The union is angry over a $25 million donation that UNCF accepted last month from the Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch. The billionaires are heavily involved in libertarian, conservative, and philanthropic causes — and have become big targets of Democrats and unions. Like many supporters of the UNCF, I was deeply troubled by your decision to accept $25 million from David and Charles Koch,” wrote Saunders, in a letter published by BuzzFeed. Heads turned when UNCF announced the large donation last month. Most of it — $18.5 million — is set to go towards a scholarship fund. Another $6.5 million will be directed to historically black colleges and universities and loan assistance programs.

Large Public Union cuts ties with UNCF. Bada Bing



8 School Buses In Chicago Stolen And Then Shredded Into Two Story Pile Overnight, Bada Bing

March 9, 2013

Eight school buses were stolen from the Chicago Far South Side overnight and driven to a salvage yard, where they were cut apart and shredded into a two-story pile of scrap, police said.

The name of the Sunrise bus company could be seen among the shards of metal at SRV Metal Scrapper, 3405 S. Lawndale Avenue, police said. Four people were taken into custody, including the owner of the company. When the GPS signals were tracked down to the West Side, Bonnett said he expected to find 8 buses parked there. “We expected to come in and see our buses, not a 2 story mound of scrap.  “I don’t know why they would do it,” said Joe Pickard, chief economist for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Washington, D.C. “It seems like a lot of effort for not a big return. What would motivate an individual, (they’re) school buses.”

Chicago school buses stolen and scrapped as part of contract negotiation family style. Bada Bing