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Archive: Jan 2017

  • New Jersey Taxpayers Fund Union One-Percenters

    Posted on Jan 30, 2017 by Team

    Big Labor’s hypocrisy is borderline unbearable these days. Look no further than the Garden State, where the New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) top brass habitually decries income inequality while collecting six-figure salaries. The American Enterprise Insititute’s (AEI) Mike Lilley has more: “At an August 8, 2016, protest in Trenton organized by New Jersey’s largest teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association […]

  • Union Membership Keeps Tumbling

    Posted on Jan 27, 2017 by Team

    This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual report on union membership. It’s more bad news for Big Labor, which has seen a half-century decline in its membership rolls. In 2016, only 14.6 million employees were union members—a drop to about 10 percent of the workforce. There are 240,000 fewer union employees now than […]

  • San Diego Union Boss Faces Damning Allegations

    Posted on Jan 24, 2017 by Team

    Meet Mickey Kasparian. In December, Mr. Kasparian—the president of the San Diego-based United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135—was sued by two former female employees. One of them alleged that the union boss pressured her into an ongoing sexual relationship. The other claimed that Kasparian fired her after she was incorrectly suspected of being “on the […]

  • New Ad Exposes Randi Weingarten

    Posted on Jan 17, 2017 by Team

    Union bosses like Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, are attacking Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos for supporting education reform. On Tuesday, the Center for Union Facts hit back with a full-page advertisement in Roll Call, exposing Weingarten for her dismal record. The New York Post covered the ad here. See it for yourself:

  • SEIU’s 2017 Resolution: Waste Less Money

    Posted on Jan 09, 2017 by Team

    With a new administration coming in January, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thinks the sky is falling. The memo comes from the union’s top leadership. In SEIU President Mary Kay Henry’s words: “Because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, we will face serious threats to the ability of […]

  • Unions Defend Abusive Teachers

    Posted on Jan 05, 2017 by Team

    Lost in the holiday news cycle was a bombshell USA Today report on sexual abuse in American classrooms. Investigative reporter Steve Reilly helped uncover “more than 100 teachers who lost their licenses but are still working with children or young adults today,” while “government officials at every level stand by and do nothing.” Among them is a New Jersey teacher […]