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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • Union Bosses Spend $530 Million on Political Advocacy

    Posted on Dec 14, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    After months of combing LM-2 disclosure forms—the annual union financial reports required by the Labor Department—the Center for Union Facts (CUF) has found that labor unions sent nearly $530 million to Democrats and liberal special-interest groups from 2012 to 2015 for political advocacy purposes. 99 percent of Big Labor’s $530 million advocacy budget—funded primarily by […]

  • IAFF Boss Protests Union Totalitarianism

    Posted on Dec 07, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    One union boss has raised concerns about the AFL-CIO ballot for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair after AFL-CIO Executive Committee members were given only one name to choose from. Union members were told they could either vote for Rep. Keith Ellison, abstain, or “make no endorsement at this time,” prompting Harold Schaitberger—president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)—to speak […]

  • Employee Freedom Wins in 2016

    Posted on Nov 15, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Election Day proved to be a big win for employees in several states, as ballot initiatives reined in the power of union bosses. In Alabama, the adoption of Amendment 8 enshrined the state’s right-to-work law in the Constitution, meaning that Alabama employees now have a constitutional right to choose the workplace that suits them—whether it’s union or not. Before […]

  • America’s Undemocratic Labor Movement

    Posted on Sep 08, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    In most union workplaces, democracy is a thing of the past. The Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk recently found that labor unions represent eight million employees, only 478,000 of whom—a dismal six percent—ever voted for the union currently “representing” their interests. That’s right: 94 percent of dues-paying union members never even voted in favor of their union representation. (This is […]

  • No Surprise Here: Union Bosses are “Out of Touch”

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Union bosses talk a big game when it comes to helping their employees. But the American people beg to differ. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, only 20 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that labor leaders “do a good job representing union members.” Almost 60 percent claim that most union bosses are “out of touch” with most of their members. […]

  • 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 […]