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Archive: Aug 2018

  • CUF Launches “Ask Gary Why” Campaign in NYC

    Posted on Aug 27, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week in New York City, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) launched the second-phase of a campaign surrounding union boss Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC). The campaign encourages New Yorkers to “Ask Gary Why” much-needed subway and public housing repairs have been ignored, and why the unions Gary LaBarbera represents have a history of […]

  • New Survey Shows Public-Sector Union Members Approve Janus Decision

    Posted on Aug 24, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week marks the 6th annual National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW)— a week dedicated to educating public-sector union members about their opt out rights. In honor of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the NEFW coalition is highlighting the results of a new study by Dr. Lloyd Corder of CorCom Inc. The […]

  • High Ranking Union Officials Accused of Corruption

    Posted on Aug 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    When it rains, it pours. For union corruption scandals, it’s been downpouring all summer. In Detroit, allegations in the ongoing corruption case between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the United Autoworkers (UAW) have gone all the way up to the top. Several high ranking union officials have been charged with misusing funds that were intended […]

  • Unions Spend Big to Curtail Worker Freedom

    Posted on Aug 15, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO— along with other major labor unions— recently poured money into an anti-right-to-work campaign led by advocacy group We Are Missouri. The group spent about $16.3 million on their campaign to vote “No” on Proposition A. The vote— which took place last week— removed Missouri as the 28th right-to-work state in the country. Unions spared no expense in overturning this […]