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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • 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 […]

  • Celebrating National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today marks the start of National Employee Freedom Week, an annual celebration of employee rights in the workplace and the enduring need to fight for them. Fortunately, many U.S. states have addressed the union stranglehold on the workplace with right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment. A week from now, […]

  • 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 […]