Unionist Rebekah Friend is not yours

Attorney General Tom Horne will vigorously defend secret ballot

In Unionland, Rebekah Friend wears many hats. She is not only the executive director of Arizona AFL-CIO, but also the leftist organization’s secretary and treasurer. It’s reminiscent of the glory days in the Central Committee of the Soviet politburo.

Friend is inextricably aligned with the Obama administration’s National Labor Relation Board’s plans to sue the citizens of the state of Arizona(yet again) for having the temerity to pass Prop. 113 last November. The NLRB is also suing South Dakotafor the same reason — protecting workers’ rights to a secret ballot in union elections.

The straightforward Constitutional amendment, passed overwhelmingly by more than 60% of Arizona voters, was on the ballot as Prop. 113. It amended the Arizona Constitution to guarantee the fundamental right of employees deciding whether to be represented by unions to vote a secret ballot. Unions are now prohibited from publicly intimidating workers and forcing them to sign on.

Exhibiting the height of leftist duplicity, Friend says: “Arizonans deserve a path to unionization that is fair and free of coercion.”

To that we say, “Amen!”

But beware. Friend’s version of “fair and free of coercion,” is different than the literal meaning of those words. In Rebekah Friend’s world George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth — where the meanings of words are erased and replaced by masters of revisionism — still exists. 

But a bright light shines. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that his office has been notified that the fed’s suit will soon be filed, and he plans to defend the measure vigorously. “I think by opposing the idea of the secret ballot, they (NLRB officials) are opposing a fundamental right of democracy — ensuring that we can’t be intimidated as to how we vote.”

If you’d like to assist this good man in retiring his campaign debt, nationally renowned conservative, Secretary Bill Bennett will appear at an event in support of Tom Horne tomorrow evening. Horne’s campaign was forced to respond to a series of vicious and well-funded attacks against him by his liberal Democrat opponent and her labor union allies.

Event information available here.

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10 Responses to Unionist Rebekah Friend is not yours

  1. Maggie says:

    Doublespeak is the refuge of the left. They figure their adherents can’t figure it out. Ah, but we can! Thanks for this, Seeing Red AZ.

  2. JohnG says:

    I heard the Unions are gearing up to start their rioting for the 2012 elections, they actually believe the rioting in Wisconsin helped them,. Do they not realize the American man/woman on the street was appalled at the sight of that beautiful capitol being molested? If those Union thugs are not rioting they are suing a state or a business to try and break us down, they would like to win by default.

  3. Calypso says:

    Thanks for the information on the Horne event. I think he’s brilliant and Bill Bennett has long been my conservative hero. He did fall from grace with that idiotic McCain endorsement, but so did many other so-called conservatives. Sean Hannitty, Bill O’Reilly, Hugh Hewitt all disappointed me with their lap dogging of John McAmnesty. They don’t know Johnny Mac as we Arizonans do, but that’s no excuse. I think they must have the same Talker’s Magazine talking points funneled into their left ears.

  4. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    I think it would be great if RedStateAZ would become less phoenix/maricopa-centric and instead focus a bit more on the main despicable cesspool of Arizona: tucson/pima. The more all the people of Arizona know about this disgraceful lunatic-left ILLEGALS sanctuary and America/Arizona-hating part of the state, the better the chance that responsible citizens will find ways to correct it.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      TeaPartyPatriot:
      We are not RedStateAZ. This site is Seeing Red AZ. Our title is at the top of the page in stark white letters.

      Our focus is multi-faceted. Although we concentrate on the greater Phoenix area, we also cover events around the state, as we did with the Tucson Unified School District meeting yesterday. The PAChyderm ratings provide a snapshot of statewide GOP legislators. We occasionally hit on issues of national importance and sometimes even those of international note — although less often. The ‘Categories’ section on the right side of the blog page provides information on any topic you hit.

      Thank you for checking in with us.

  5. Another LD11 PC says:

    It’s too bad on a supposedly conservative blog, that you dont expose the “conservatives” who protect public employee union interests like Pearce, Adams and Crandall.

    You do your readers a disservice.

    • Doc says:

      …really? You actually just typed that? HOLY MISINFORMATION, Batman! While I believe that NONE of us are perfect, seeingred nails it far & away more than ANY OTHER BLOG. I also see that they don’t post mis-info…they apparently do their homework before they post something. Perhaps you’re thinking of another site?

      • Another LD11 PC says:

        What’s your problem? Are you saying that Pearce does NOT represent the policeman public employee union?

        Let’s talk about the “constitutional carry” bill from last year. Pearce wouldn’t let it through unless it INCREASED penalties for people who fail to report at a stop, EVEN IF they have NO record or there is no crime allegation. WHY?

        BECAUSE THE POLICE UNION WANTED IT.

        Also just look at his campaign finance reporting.

        Case closed.

        Do your research before you spout.

  6. Doc says:

    I NEVER said any of that. Tell ya’ what. What I’m sayin’ is that you nor I are perfect. But sir, I HAVE done my research. What I SAID is that seeingredaz is a far more accurate blogsite than most others…right in line with say…Michelle Malkin.

    My problem, sir, is your attitude. Perhaps you should do a little more homework.

    …nuff sed…