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Category Archive: Change To Win (page 2)

  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]