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Category Archive: AFL-CIO

  • OUR Walmart: Still UFCW in “Worker Center” Costume

    Posted on Apr 07, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Annually, labor union federations and private-sector unions must publish an annual report to the Department of Labor (known as the LM-2) pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  And even though one of the first acts of the Obama/Solis pro-union DoL was gutting Bush-era reforms that made unions more transparent, they still contain useful […]

  • New York Governor Hits Randi’s Henchmen

    Posted on Mar 26, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic Governor of New York, has had his hands full with agitation by the American Federation of Teachers Local 2, the United Federation of Teachers. Cuomo sits more on the “reform” side of the internal debate in his party between the teachers unions (who have the ear of City Mayor Bill de […]

  • AFT Chicago Local Pushes Left-Wing Teaching

    Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Remember Karen Lewis? She is the radical President of the Chicago Teachers Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 1, which made national headlines in 2012 for going on citywide strike. (Our thoughts on that action aren’t subtle: You don’t block the schoolhouse door to stop reform of one of America’s lowest-performing school districts.) Lewis is […]

  • Fast Food Flopward

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    We noted earlier this week that the Service Employees International Union-backed worker centers, following a playbook to organize restaurant workers by an intimidation-laced national card-check campaign, were going to protest fast food franchises. They did, and basically nothing happened—all the “strikes” were stage-managed stunts. You don’t have to take our word for it: The Associated […]

  • The Political Elephants in the Room

    Posted on Mar 17, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve pointed out before that unions’ ability to effectively compel members—including members who don’t support the unions’ political preferences—to support the politicians of the unions’ choosing makes them political power players. Now, our Executive Director is telling Pennsylvanians that Trumka’s money is coming to influence their election, a large bloc of members’ opinions aside: Last […]

  • Union THUGs Face the Fuzz

    Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last year, we reported on a concerning story out of Philadelphia. A Quaker meetinghouse that was being built by non-union labor was burned down, and local police found that it was “absolutely” related to a union labor dispute. Today, the federal Department of Justice announced it agreed. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of […]

  • Meet the Latest Union-Front Spokesperson: “WORKER”

    Posted on Feb 17, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the weekend, a union-backed coalition in Michigan made an elementary mistake. “RAISE Michigan,” a front group for a conglomerate of liberal groups, worker centers, and labor unions, put out a statement announcing the beginning of a campaign to raise the Michigan state minimum wage and betrayed an unspoken truth about the new labor movement. […]