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Category Archive: EFAC

  • National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Andy Stern involved in FBI investigation

    Posted on Sep 28, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Andy Stern may no longer be the head of the Service Employees International Union, a post he left in April, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the news.  According to the AP, he’s being dragged into an FBI investigation.  Just read: “The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy […]

  • Wall Street Journal: Becker legislating “card check” by fiat

    Posted on Sep 15, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Craig Becker has so far refused to recuse himself. Well, perhaps that not the best way to put it. He’s more thrown up his hands and explained that what we thought he would recuse himself from (i.e. things related to the SEIU) and what he meant when he promised to recuse himself are two very different […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pelosi hopes the “Employer Free Choice Act” happens soon

    Posted on Aug 03, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    That’s not a typo. Not only did she call it the “Employer Freed Choice Act,” which is embarrassing enough, but she told the Communications Workers of America that EFCA ought soon be the “law of the land.”  They applauded. From the CWA: [youtube][/youtube]

  • The Raiding Party: SEIU attacks another union for deal with city of LA

    Posted on Jul 28, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    As cities across California and moreover, the entire state face financial obligations they can’t meet, the city of LA was on the cusp of reducing costs when the SEIU stepped in to bully another union. Heaven forbid that the city of LA should be able to reign in employment costs and that another union be […]