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  • UAW Flops in Tennessee

    Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big news in the labor world: The United Auto Workers lost a secret-ballot vote to organize workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The UAW and its parent federation, the AFL-CIO, aren’t taking the defeat lying down, as The Wall Street Journal reports: So far, the unions’ reaction to the defeat has been […]

  • Judge Clears Detroit to Go Bust

    Posted on Dec 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    In a much-anticipated decision this morning, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled against a group of labor unions and other creditors and allowed the City of Detroit to file for municipal Chapter IX bankruptcy. It gets worse for the city’s municipal unions, as Judge Rhodes put city workers’ pensions on the potential chopping block: In […]

  • UAW’s Southern Strategy May Break the Law

    Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Since things started to go badly for Detroit’s Big Three automakers (in large part because of unsustainable union contract demands), the United Auto Workers (UAW) has sought to unionize foreign-based “transplant” auto plants. These plants are located in the generally pro-business, individualist, and right-to-work South, making unionizing them difficult. The UAW has tried repeatedly to […]

  • Michigan Employees Now Have Right to Work

    Posted on Mar 29, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Yesterday, Michigan’s right-to-work law, which bans forced dues arrangements that lock non-members into funding a union they aren’t part of, took effect. New contracts will no longer require employees to pay a union they may never have had the chance to even vote on or be fired. As a Detroit News op-ed observed: Workers will […]

  • 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 […]

  • Following Right-to-Work Approval, Michigan’s Forecast is Blustery with a Chance of Paranoia

    Posted on Dec 07, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    It may only be a number of days before Michigan—that’s right, Michigan, the home of the labor movement—becomes a right-to-work state As the Detroit News (dramatically) reports: The birthplace of the nation’s modern-day labor movement moved closer to becoming the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after bills Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to sign into law passed their first […]

  • United Auto Workers should stick to cars, not cards

    Posted on May 11, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Just how pushy can unions get when trying to organize new members? For the United Auto Workers, the answer is as simple as it is audacious: they orchestrated a mock card check election, make employees believe unionization was inevitable, and did it all with the complicity of public officials. Luckily for employees, they were going […]

  • UAW Cuts Rival Union Out of Auto Recovery

    Posted on May 01, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Though the size and influence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has waned  over the past couple of decades, the union cashed a substantial amount of political capital to help secure the 2007 bailout of the auto industry. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the union has made sure to protect its members–even at the […]