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Category Archive: Change To Win (page 2)

  • Media Matters Lawyers Up Against Its SEIU Allies

    Posted on Apr 17, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve caught unions (like the SEIU and the NEA) battling hard against the unions of their unionized staff. Their left-wing “nonprofit” allies seem no different: Left-wing media critics Media Matters for America are lawyering up and heading to the National Labor Relations Board to demand a secret-ballot election rather than a card-check agreement with SEIU […]

  • “Worker Committees” a $15 Million SEIU Project

    Posted on Apr 09, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve covered the SEIU-led campaign to organize fast food restaurants without a secret ballot—a.k.a. by “card check”—since it began nearly two years ago. It’s a big push by one of America’s most aggressive labor organizations get two big “wins” for the union: A minimum-wage hike—which our research shows would benefit SEIU directly in addition to […]

  • “Good Jobs” Is an SEIU “Nation”

    Posted on Oct 04, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Our Executive Director took to The Washington Times op-ed page this week to call out a bit of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-backed “shutdown theater” and the front group used to do it. He writes: On Wednesday, several dozen unionized workers assembled at the World War II Memorial in an effort to share the stage […]

  • Labor Woes Worsen Over PPACA

    Posted on Sep 04, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Richard Trumka was certainly correct when he recently confessed that labor was “in crisis.” Over the Labor Day weekend, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) voted to leave the AFL-CIO. The fissure occurred over a number of differences; however, the proverbial “final straw” appeared to be the AFL-CIO’s continuing support […]

  • AFL-CIO Oops Moment

    Posted on Aug 13, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union rejoined the AFL-CIO last week after an 8-year relationship with the Change to Win alliance. The organizations originally parted over disagreements in political spending, but it looks like some new disagreements are surfacing only a few days after their reunion. In an effort to bash their competitor Wal-Mart, the AFL-CIO recently championed WinCo as an […]

  • United Food and Commercial Workers to Return to AFL-CIO

    Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big labor sees the writing on the wall as some members of the “Change to Win” alliance and AFL-CIO look to rejoin forces as union membership dwindles. The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers will vote on returning to the AFL-CIO following negotiations. Between 2001 and 2005, The United Brotherhood of […]

  • Fast Food Walkouts Spell “Strike” S.E.I.U.

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Recently, a number of groups taking the form of “worker centers” have staged walkouts of fast food restaurants in several cities. The most prominent has been Fast Food Forward in New York City, but Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit have also seen some activity. The Detroit Free Press reports on events in that city: Organizers […]