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Category Archive: Change To Win (page 2)

  • The Next Great Bailout: Teamsters Pensions?

    Posted on Apr 09, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Wall Street Journal reports on what might be the next great federal bailout. The Teamsters Union Central States pension fund has been in trouble for some time—UPS pulled out of the fund in 2009—but now it’s advancing towards a point of no return. It seems the Teamsters Union’s Central States pension fund is going […]

  • Pseudo-Union Displays Labor’s Latest Tactics

    Posted on Apr 04, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The SEIU front group Fast Food Forward is holding its second “strike” in New York City. The strikers marching under the banner of this “workers center” — see our previous coverage of these unions-in-sheep’s-clothing here — chose to walk out today because 45 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in […]

  • When Bystanders Become Collateral: NLRB rules in favor of letting unions intimidate neutral businesses

    Posted on Oct 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Labor unions are allowed to “pressure” businesses with which they have a direct dispute. But what about companies that are completely neutral? Keith Eastland, a labor lawyer in Grand Rapids, wrote an op-ed explaining an unfortunate decision by the National Labor Relations Board. Employers can expect the new board to grant much broader protections to […]

  • Andy Stern involved in FBI investigation

    Posted on Sep 28, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Andy Stern may no longer be the head of the Service Employees International Union, a post he left in April, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the news.  According to the AP, he’s being dragged into an FBI investigation.  Just read: “The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy […]

  • Wall Street Journal: Becker legislating “card check” by fiat

    Posted on Sep 15, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Craig Becker has so far refused to recuse himself. Well, perhaps that not the best way to put it. He’s more thrown up his hands and explained that what we thought he would recuse himself from (i.e. things related to the SEIU) and what he meant when he promised to recuse himself are two very different […]

  • Obama to AFL-CIO: There’s more than one way to skin a cat

    Posted on Aug 06, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    There have been several times when I’ve discussed the alternate means of implementing some of the key tenets of the Employee Free Choice Act, like HERE and HERE. It’s just nice to have the President blatantly confirm this agenda in his speech to the AFL-CIO.  Basic story? EFCA will be a challenge in the lame […]

  • The Raiding Party: SEIU attacks another union for deal with city of LA

    Posted on Jul 28, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    As cities across California and moreover, the entire state face financial obligations they can’t meet, the city of LA was on the cusp of reducing costs when the SEIU stepped in to bully another union. Heaven forbid that the city of LA should be able to reign in employment costs and that another union be […]

  • It’s settled: SEIU and UNITE-HERE comes to terms with reality, each other

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The SEIU and UNITE-HERE have settled up. Made peace. Cut ties. According to the press release from the SEIU: “The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Workers United and UNITE HERE today announced a settlement agreement on behalf of the unions’ members and elected leadership that will bring to a close the protracted dispute between the […]