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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439285225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439285220
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,279,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Bego's expertise to write this book stems from his actual firsthand experience while waging war with Andy Stern and the SEIU from late 2006 through the present day. Unlike other corporate executives, who either compromise their core values and cave in to union demands or simply talk about what it would be like to fight back against one of the most powerful unions in existence today, the author has lived the experience while under attack from Stern and his union thugs. For more than 60 months and counting, he has found the courage to stand up for what he believes, at all costs, protecting his employees’ and all Americans’ freedom to vote in a “secret ballot” election, absent from coercion. Despite damage to his personal and corporate reputations, the author has managed thus far to survive the SEIU onslaught and emerge with his integrity in tack. Truly the voice and face of the opposition to the Employees Free Choice Act a.k.a. Card Check, the author has enhanced his credentials through meetings with Congressional leadership or their aides, including Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Harry Reid (D-NV), Dan Coats (R-IN) and Arlen Spector (D-PA), and State Representatives Mike Pence (R-IN), Todd Rokita (R-IN), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN). Bego was also instrumental in the efforts of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Speaker Brian Bosma, Senator Pro-Tem David Long and Congressman Jerry Torr to make Indiana the 23rd Right-to-Work (RTW) state. Indiana RTW was passed and signed into law February 1, 2012. Additionally, the author has been a featured speaker to groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, Private Duty Nurses Association, Libertarian Party of Indian State Convention, Rotary Clubs, Rainmakers, West Palm Beach Florida Republican Club and Tea Party, Madison County Indiana Tea Party, Andrews Academy, Union Conservatives Lansing Michigan, and others across the country. In early 2009, the author made his sentiments known on up the Hill with a letter to every member of Congress outlining factors for consideration and opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act/Card Check. Represented by the New York public relations firm SandyPR, the author intends to broaden his media exposure by speaking out against regulations and legislation he believes are a direct threat to entrepreneurship, free enterprise, capitalism and, most importantly, freedom of choice.

More About the Author

David Bego's expertise to write this book stems from his actual firsthand experience while waging war with Andy Stern and the SEIU from late 2006 through the present day. For more than 60 months and counting, he has found the courage to stand up for what he believes. Despite damage to his personal and corporate reputations, he has managed to survive the SEIU onslaught and emerge with his integrity in tack.

Truly the voice of the opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act (Card Check), the author has enhanced his credentials through various media appearances and meetings with both sides of the aisle. Bego was instrumental in the efforts to make Indiana the 23rd Right-to-Work (RTW) state, passed and signed into law February 1, 2012.

President and CEO of Executive Management Services, an industry leader in the field of environmental workplace maintenance, Bego founded a company providing clients a single-source solution for commercial cleaning and facility services management. As of April 2012, EMS employed nearly 5,000 workers in 38 states. Honored as a finalist for the Indiana Entrepreneur of the Year Award, he has guided EMS to a prestigious listing as one of the nation's top Building Service Contractors.

Customer Reviews

Dave's perseverance is amazing.
wayne iurillo
And he shares his secret: "Be the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the Devil says, `Oh crap, he's up.'" This book needs to be read.
John D. Trudel
The upcoming presidential election (November 06th) is causing a lot of sleepless nights for big union bosses and well it should.
Bones

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John D. Trudel on April 6, 2012
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I know Dave Bego personally, and every word is true. This man and his employees have been put through hell.

The truth is that unions like SEIU are out of control. And that the unholy alliances between Obama-style socialism, unaccountable Czars, and corrupt union officials is putting our nation, our prosperity, and our basic freedoms at risk.

This is especially egregious when it comes to public sector unions. There is at least theoretical justification, and historic justification, for private sector unions to provide a check and balance. Most would agree that free people should have the right to work. Most would also agree that free people would also have the right to join unions (in the private sector), if they so chose (by their own free will, not by being coerced). Being forced to join unions, however, is a form of tyranny. It will crush our freedom and destroy hope.

"The Devil at our Doorstep" makes a withering case against the mass media for its acquiescence in what Mr. Bego convincingly argues is the destruction of the American work ethic. He raises the damning question of whether support for the union position by the established newspapers and networks isn't motivated by fear of attacks against their advertisers as well as a lazy philosophical drift in the newsrooms.

Most of all, in this his second book on the topic, Mr. Bego wants the rest of us to get involved in what he rightly sees as an era of agonizing decisions regarding not only our freedom to work where we choose and with whom we associate but our very liberty. And, characteristically, he has drawn up a solid 10-point, common sense plan, one that challenges what until now has been only a self-congratulatory Republican leadership.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By 2momindy on April 5, 2012
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I read this along with the first book. Such a wonderful account of a "True American" fighting for what he believes in! Clearly describes and explains what is wrong with this Country right now. So many more of us need to stand up and start making our voices heard! I would recommend to anyone from either party, undecided or those who believe in what America stands for...Freedom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Craig Ladwig on May 23, 2012
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The difficult thing about fighting for free markets is that our successes are invisible or are projected beyond the political horizon -- and, maddeningly, so are the failed promises of our statist opponents.

That, however, is lessened with publication of Dave Bego's "Devil at Our Doorstep." The failures of American unionism are found there in weapons-grade detail.

More importantly, Mr. Bego is walking testimony to the success of free markets, demonstrating that the conviction of a self-described average businessman is enough to defend the American work ethic.

For Dave Bego is no victim. A Hoosier, he operates a family janitorial service that has withstood a full-scale assault since 2008 by one of the nation's most powerful labor organizations, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Mr. Bego's struggle against the union tracks today's headlines on such issues as national right'to'work legislation, the recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the union campaign for card-check regulation. He names names, exposing the political collusion between Big Labor, the administration and the liberal Left.

"The Devil at our Doorstep" makes a withering case against the mass media for its acquiescence in what Mr. Bego convincingly argues is the destruction of the American work ethic. He raises the damning question of whether support for the union position by the established newspapers and networks isn't motivated by fear of attacks against their advertisers as well as a lazy philosophical drift in the newsrooms.

Most of all, in this his second book on the topic, Mr.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By wayne iurillo on August 30, 2012
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I just finished this book. Dave's perseverance is amazing. Lots of lessons. I was helping my high school daughter with geometry last night and I had the whole smart person vs persevering person discussion. I think she already believes it. She sees smart people not doing as well as her because she tries harder. Thanks for being a great example.

I don't know if a public company would have had that clear a purpose to succeed under that pressure.

The second half of the book was even more powerful given the upcoming election.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jon from CT on July 11, 2012
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I live in a blue state (Connecticut) where our public-sector-union-friendly governor recently signed an executive order forcing home healthcare providers (for example, someone who is taking care of an elderly parent that receives state aid) to join SEIU. This was just one payback for the recent election where the union bussed out-of-state college students to vote illegally in our polls and then stuffed the ballot box in Bridgeport to win the governor's seat within a margin small enough to force a recount. The public sector unions here are no friend to the taxpayers in CT. They drive up the costs of every public project they become involved with.

Private-sector unions used to understand that if you bankrupt the company that you work for, you won't have a job for long. Greedy, public-sector unions just don't care. Why should they when they collude with politicians who are more than willing to use them to get elected and then reward them once they are in office?

Mr. Bego tells us his horrific story of union attempts to infiltrate the business that he built from scratch, with his own money and sweat. He is the American icon of equal opportunity. The best part of his story is that he wins!

If you are in a union, think about this: your union is holding you back. If you work harder than the next guy, are you rewarded for it? If the guy next to you is a slacker, should he get paid the same as you do? What are the salaries of your union leadership? Are you making more than your counterparts in non-union shops? Is your union donating your dues to the same guy you want to vote for? AND, if you work for a public-sector union, do you you really want to be part of a greedy gang that bankrupts your state or town, or the USA?

If you own a business, have a job, or even just pay taxes: READ this book and then VOTE.
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