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  • Unions Could Disrupt Super Bowl

    Posted on Jan 20, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The right-to-work battle is heating up in Indiana, and labor unions look desperate. So desperate in fact, that union leaders are contemplating disrupting the Super Bowl, which will be played in the Lucas Oil Stadium. The Associated Press reports that around 50 Indiana labor leaders met this week for the AFL-CIO’s “labor Table” to discuss […]

  • Tricky Teamsters Target Truckers

    Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    The Daily Caller has another fascinating article about an Obama Administration policy that could give unions a membership boost: By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the […]

  • Feds Open Investigation Into Alleged Snow Job

    Posted on Jan 07, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    After 20 inches of snow were dumped on New York City last week, the media has been atwitter about allegations made by one city councilman. Dan Halloran claimed he was approached by three Sanitation Department workers who confessed they had been ordered to slow down the snow removal as a protest against recent budget cuts. […]

  • When Bystanders Become Collateral: NLRB rules in favor of letting unions intimidate neutral businesses

    Posted on Oct 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Labor unions are allowed to “pressure” businesses with which they have a direct dispute. But what about companies that are completely neutral? Keith Eastland, a labor lawyer in Grand Rapids, wrote an op-ed explaining an unfortunate decision by the National Labor Relations Board. Employers can expect the new board to grant much broader protections to […]

  • Trumka: This Political Atmosphere Reminds Me of the Kennedy Assassination

    Posted on Oct 19, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Talk about inappropriate comparisons! As reported by the National Journal, Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO and one of the heavy-hitters in the labor movement, came out swinging today and racked up yet another uncomfortable gaffe. Trumka, the nation’s top union official, said that the anti-Obama views aired by conservative commentators like Glenn Beck constitutes […]

  • Obama to AFL-CIO: There’s more than one way to skin a cat

    Posted on Aug 06, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    There have been several times when I’ve discussed the alternate means of implementing some of the key tenets of the Employee Free Choice Act, like HERE and HERE. It’s just nice to have the President blatantly confirm this agenda in his speech to the AFL-CIO.  Basic story? EFCA will be a challenge in the lame […]

  • Trucks for Bucks: Hollywood Teamsters consider entertainment industry shutdown

    Posted on Jul 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Remember the the Hollywood strike of 2007-2007 by the Writer’s Guild of America. Your favorite show probably had a strangely short season. Plot lines were truncated. Favorite shows on the cusp of being renewed were canceled.  It produced Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Colbert, Stewart, and Conan (remember him) fought. And we learned that some late […]

  • VP to Trumka on EFCA: You have my….assurances

    Posted on Jul 16, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Sandwiched in the middle of a bit of NAFTA-hating, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took the time remind everyone, anyone, who would listen that EFCA is still around. From the Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Trumka said union leaders did discuss the proposed Employee Free Choice Act with Vice President Biden. The measure is a union-backed bill […]