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Category Archive: Center for Union Facts

  • Big Bill’s Cousin Johnny Funneling Hidden Campaign Cash?

    Posted on Jun 04, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last year, Bill de Blasio became mayor of New York City, thanks in large part to hundreds of thousands of dollars in union “independent expenditures” — election spending not formally coordinated with a campaign, and funded by member dues. Now, it appears that Big Labor’s network of outside spending was even broader (and better disguised) […]

  • SEIU Says No Votes for You

    Posted on May 27, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Las Vegas has an taken interesting approach to its contract with the Clark County-run University Medical Center: Don’t vote on it. The Las Vegas Review-Journal editors explain: Clark County has offered University Medical Center workers a deal so sweet their union might not bring it to members for […]

  • Big Labor Shuts Down Vegas?

    Posted on May 22, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, the Culinary Union Local 226 (an affiliate of UNITE-HERE) announced that it intended to strike starting June 1 against several casinos in Las Vegas. If the union cannot reach an agreement, it would be the first strike against the Vegas casino industry in 30 years. As always, the union claims to have the employees’ […]

  • CUF Exposes SEIU Orchestration of Fast Food “Strikes”

    Posted on May 19, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Our new report – “The Union Money Behind the Fast Food ‘Strikes’” – from our WorkerCenters.com project has been generating a lot of media attention over the last few days. In it, we call out the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its PR shop Berlin Rosen for organizing the astroturf “fight for $15” campaign, with […]

  • Exposing SEIU’s Fake Fast Food “Strikes”

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve highlighted how unions (the Service Employees International Union in particular) fund campaigns using “worker centers” before. But as we’re telling Detroit News readers, minimum wage protests are being mislabeled as employee “strikes” while in reality, they’re protests coordinated by Big Labor and run by Big Labor’s PR flacks. We’re also setting the record straight with a new report from our WorkerCenters.com project that shows just how stage-managed these […]

  • Protecting Employee Rights against SEIU

    Posted on May 08, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The SEIU has made no bones about its intention to organize staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) by any means necessary. We noted how SEIU protestors—with the help of Berlin Rosen, the PR firm running SEIU’s fast food campaign and UFCW’s OUR Walmart—shut down Pittsburgh city traffic at rush hour in their […]

  • ERA Does the D.C. Rounds

    Posted on May 06, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    As part of its week-long series on Big Labor’s struggles, the Washington Examiner took a look at the Employee Rights Act (ERA), a piece of legislation that would grant individual employees more rights in the workplace. It’s past time the ERA got a hearing in Washington, as its provisions are supported by wide majorities. Each […]

  • Two-Faced Randi Fights, Spends Political Cash

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    If cognitive dissonance were a disease, Randi Weingarten had better hope her health insurance covers it as a preexisting condition. Last week, Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), led a protest against a pro-charter school conference in Lake Placid, New York. Her chief complaint: well-funded special interest groups are corrupting New York’s education system. […]