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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • WSJ Supports Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Jul 24, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    In late July, The Wall Street Journal editorialized in favor of the Employee Rights Act (ERA), the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the 1940s. It goes to show the virtues of the ERA—which protects employees with eight substantive reforms—and the pressing need for labor reform. You can read a snippet here: The House bill […]

  • The Employee Rights Act Goes to a Hearing

    Posted on Jun 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions recently held a hearing on the Employee Rights Act (ERA) for the first time ever. It is the most significant development with the ERA—the most substantive update to American labor law since the 1940s—since its introduction in 2011. The Center for Union Facts ran an ad in Roll Call on […]

  • Congress Reintroduces the Employee Rights Act

    Posted on May 31, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Employee Rights Act (ERA) is back. Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) recently reintroduced the ERA, the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Last session, 170 members of Congress co-sponsored the legislation, including 33 U.S. senators. (Learn more here.) The ERA protects workers from abusive union leadership with eight pro-employee reforms. Among other provisions, […]

  • 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. […]