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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • Big Labor Sends $1.3 Billion to the Left

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    New research from the Center for Union Facts shows that, from 2010 to 2017, labor unions sent more than $1.3 billion in member dues to liberal advocacy groups—without prior member approval. The recipients include the Democratic Governors Association, Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and a host of other left-wing groups. Despite union leadership’s political preferences, roughly 40 percent of union household members vote Republican in any […]

  • Newt Gingrich: Pass the ERA

    Posted on Apr 12, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    In a recent FoxNews.com op-ed column, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich praised the Employee Rights Act’s (ERA) reforms, noting their popularity across party lines. Gingrich urged Congress to pass the ERA this year. Here’s what he wrote: Another good legislative goal for Republicans would be passing the Employee Rights Act. This is a no-brainer for GOP […]

  • Washington Examiner: Congress Should Pass ERA

    Posted on Feb 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Washington Examiner recently published an editorial in defense of workplace freedom, which the Supreme Court will take up this week with the Janus v. AFSCME case. The Court is expected to effectively prohibit public-sector unions from compelling employees to pay dues or fees to the union. A pro-employee ruling would strip public-sector union bosses of the involuntary dues […]

  • ERA Support Hits New Heights

    Posted on Feb 06, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Keep an eye on the Employee Rights Act (ERA), which would substantially update American labor law for the first time since the 1940s. Gaining congressional co-sponsors by the week, the ERA received a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing last year and is now moving closer to a House floor vote in 2018. To date, […]

  • Big Labor Sends $1 Billion to the Left—Without Prior Approval

    Posted on Jan 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    New research from the Center for Union Facts shows that, from 2010 to 2016, labor unions sent more than $1.1 billion in member dues to anti-Republican advocacy groups—without prior member approval. It is the most comprehensive analysis of union advocacy spending ever done. The Clinton Foundation, Democratic Governors Association, and Planned Parenthood featured prominently, even though 40 percent of union household members vote Republican […]

  • The Left Eats its Own—Over Secret Ballots

    Posted on Dec 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s trouble brewing at Vox Media, the parent company of the left-wing news website Vox.com. In November, an estimated 350 to 400 Vox editorial and video production workers signed cards nominating the Writers Guild of America, East, as their collective bargaining agent. But, according to union organizers, Vox is urging employees to hold a government-supervised secret […]

  • Big Labor’s $1 Billion Advocacy Budget

    Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The 2018 election cycle is already underway. Experts estimate more than $3 billion will be spent on political advertisements alone. If history is any indication, labor unions will be intimately involved. The Center for Union Facts (CUF) has found that, from 2012 to 2016, Big Labor sent nearly $765 million in member dues to the Democratic Party and liberal special interest groups. This is in addition […]

  • Senate Reintroduces Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Senate recently reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA), the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the 1940s. Once again, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is the sponsor of the legislation. In his words: “Anyone whose real concern is preserving the rights of individual workers should support the Employee Rights Act, which addresses many issues […]