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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • National Employee Freedom Week Gains Traction

    Posted on Aug 19, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week is National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), an annual grassroots campaign of more than 85 organizations (including the Center for Union Facts) educating constituents about their rights to leave their union or stop paying the portion of their dues that funds union political activities. The coalition is also promoting a new policy called “Worker’s […]

  • SEIU Faces Largest Decertification Vote in History

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    A group of Minnesota home health care workers have embarked on a campaign to decertify the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota that currently represents them. Launching their decertification effort on Monday, they seek to extricate roughly 27,000 home health care professionals across the state from the SEIU. If successful, it would be the largest decertification vote in history. […]

  • Richard Berman Discusses “The Union Way” on Stossel

    Posted on Jun 28, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Richard Berman, the executive director of the Center for Union Facts, recently appeared on Fox Business’ Stossel to discuss the state of unions today. Among other things, he talked about arcane union rules in the workplace and the importance of the Employee Rights Act (ERA)—America’s most comprehensive labor reform bill. The ERA is now co-sponsored by […]

  • Employee Rights Act Attracts Record Co-Sponsorship

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Employee Rights Act (ERA), labor legislation reintroduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), is gaining traction on Capitol Hill—and breaking its own records along the way. The ERA is now co-sponsored by 144 members of the 114th Congress, including 29 senators. That surpasses the previous high of 137 co-sponsors when the bill was reintroduced […]

  • SEIU Looks for Return on its Fast Food Investment

    Posted on Apr 14, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Earlier this month, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released its annual Department of Labor disclosures showing a discouraging trend for the union: While it continued to throw money at its multi-million dollar campaign to organize fast food restaurants, membership isn’t increasing notably. The union will continue to throw good money after bad with another […]

  • Teachers Unions’ Political Money Making Members Miffed

    Posted on Apr 13, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve noted that in past elections, roughly 40 percent of union households have tended to vote Republican while 90 percent of union political go to Democrats or left-wing causes. Now, some union Democrats are learning why that system is fundamentally unfair: They and their union bosses don’t like the same candidate either. Union leaders like […]

  • New “Persuader” Reporting Gives Unions Another Election Advantage

    Posted on Mar 24, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, the Department of Labor completed a labor favor that has been years in the making. The Department finalized and issued its “persuader rule,” a policy that requires employers to disclose indirect assistance they received in crafting a campaign to recommend that employees not unionize. (Prior precedent had required employers to report only consultants […]

  • Americans for Prosperity Endorses the ERA

    Posted on Mar 21, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Employee Rights Act (ERA)—reintroduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) last summer—now has more than 120 co-sponsors in Congress, including 29 senators. It’s easy to understand why: The bill would substantially reform American labor law for the first time since the 1940s, democratizing the workplace and protecting employees in the […]