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Category Archive: Right-to-Work

  • SEIU’s Michigan Racket Implodes

    Posted on May 05, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    SEIU Healthcare Michigan has a problem: Its membership tanked from 55,265 members in 2012 to 10,918 in 2013—a decline of 44,347 members. The cause? Pro-employee legislation passed in 2012 that gave employees the option of refraining from paying the SEIU dues without losing their jobs, and a separate measure that abolished Healthcare Michigan’s “dues skim” […]

  • What the IAM’s Battle in Seattle was Really All About

    Posted on Jan 08, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Whenever there’s a labor union negotiating a contract with a major manufacturer, we all accept that their negotiation is defined by their competing interests. But with the recent case of Boeing’s contract with the International Association of Machinists, the more significant competing interests were actually within the union itself. National leadership at the IAM simply […]

  • National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, the Center for Union Facts joins with over 50 other non-profit organizations to promote National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a non-partisan, nationwide effort to ensure that workers know their right to opt out of union membership. According to a nationwide survey of unionized employees, one-third of union household members would leave their union […]

  • Big Labor Wants Their Dues

    Posted on Jun 18, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” So it was for Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III. So too it is today for former union members in Indiana. As we have previously written, Indiana became the 23rd right-to-work state back in March 2012. The centerpiece of the legislation liberated workers by allowing […]

  • News Roundup: 2-15-13

    Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Right-to-work building interest in Missouri Capitol Packed-house hearings suggest that there will be a long road ahead, but some proponents are feeling the momentum. New Hampshire Union Leader: Right-to-work legislation put down hard The right-to-work bill does not make it out of the House this year. In 2012, state senators refuse to hear the […]

  • News Roundup: 2-12-13

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Bring up right to work The paper’s editors come out in favor of the National Right to Work Legislation proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Nation: Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats Despite an NLRB settlement order, it appears that the UFCW is participating in […]

  • News Roundup: 2-11-13

    Posted on Feb 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Cincinnati Enquirer: Voices: US labor unions face stacked deck A union organizer argues that employees should only hear one side of the story: his. Los Angeles Times: Ports face labor discord The costly strike that ended in December is now at risk of starting again. Washington Examiner: Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers […]

  • It’s Always Sunny In Right To Work States

    Posted on Feb 08, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Several states are right on Michigan’s heels as they push to become the 25th right-to-work state. Missouri may soon take the lead — Republicans have taken supermajority control in both houses and are looking to give workers the freedom to work without having to pay a union. They have also proposed a paycheck protection law. But any bill to accomplish right-to-work […]