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  • Angered by Op-ed on Racial Discrimination, BCTC Floods Pages of Crain’s with Letters to the Editor, Still Comes Up Short

    Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the summer, the Center for Union Facts launched its Ask Gary Why campaign encouraging New Yorkers to ask why the unions Gary LaBarbera represents in the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) have a long history of racial discrimination. The campaign included research that found black unionized construction workers earn 23 percent less than their white counterparts. […]

  • Federal Agency Backs Unions with Cash

    Posted on Apr 30, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s an old saying: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck,  it’s probably a duck.” The same principle holds for corrupt federal agencies. The Washington Examiner’s Luke Rosiak recently covered the departure of labor union-friendly lawyer George Cohen from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) — a federal agency charged with mediating labor-management contracts — amid […]

  • New Billboard in Times Square Calls out AFT

    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts calls out the American Federation of Teachers with Times Square Billboard and 60-Second Radio Ad in New York City

  • ERA Would Protect Members’ Paychecks from Others’ Politics

    Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by J. Justin Wilson

    Last Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) re-introduced the Employee Rights Act(ERA), a comprehensive piece of legislation that would revamp and revitalize America’s Depression-era labor laws. A key provision of the ERA is paycheck protection, a provision that would require unions to gain the affirmative consent of members before using dues money for political purposes. Our Senior […]

  • Investor’s Business Daily Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Supreme Court Case

    Posted on Nov 15, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Can a labor union extort a business into prohibiting its employees from exercising their democratic right to a secret-ballot election? The Supreme Court will decide just that, after hearing the case UNITE-HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall on Wednesday.

  • The Republican Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director of the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Republican on November 11, 2013. The online version may be found here. Unions’ ‘worker center’ strategy deserves scrutiny In Boston and across the country, labor leaders are trying a new approach to unionization: worker centers. Recently, these […]

  • Detroit News Publishes CUF Op-Ed on the UAW’s Southern Strategy

    Posted on Oct 28, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Detroit News online edition October 26, 2013, available here online. The UAW Heads South This Winter With Michigan becoming the 24th right-to-work state, the United Auto Workers union has now more than ever before been forced […]

  • Big Labor’s Desperate Southern Strategy… and Tactics

    Posted on Oct 08, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Everyone who follows labor news at all knows that the single most troublesome region in the United States for organized labor is the South, or, what’s referred to in labor circles as the “Right to Work South.” So, as Detroit’s automakers—and Detroit City—have gone bust thanks in large part to union strong-arm tactics, the United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched massive unionization efforts at […]