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  • 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 […]

  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Says All Striking Union Members Should Be Fired

    Posted on Oct 04, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Okay, President Obama didn’t say exactly  that. But the principles he professed while delivering unprepared remarks today at a PR event on the government shutdown sure would seem to apply. In attempting to ridicule a House Republican for his offhanded comments regarding the current fiscal impasse, the president went from being the “ridiculer” to the “ridiculee” […]

  • The Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining?

    Posted on Oct 02, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    We frequently joke that the best National Labor Relations Board would be no National Labor Relations Board at all. Well, due to the government shutdown, all but 11 out of the NLRB’s 1,611 employees have been furloughed and told to go home. Color us skeptical that this development will cause an end to labor relations. Since such […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Roll Call: Big Labor Exploits Legal Loopholes to Boost Union Rolls

    Posted on Sep 19, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Center for Union Facts ran a full-page ad in Roll Call calling attention to the rise of “worker centers”—labor-backed community organizations and non-profits that allow unions to attack businesses without having to comply with federal labor laws. This ad coincides with today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on the growing importance of these groups and the labor […]

  • New Research: Unions Behind Fast Food Strikes Peg Contracts to Minimum Wage Hikes

    Posted on Aug 28, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts released new research showing that many Service Employee International Union collective bargaining agreements link union-negotiated wages to federal and state minimum wages. This research coincides with today’s nationwide fast food strikes demanding a $15 minimum wage—strikes that are bankrolled and organized by the SEIU. The research brief can be accessed here. The […]

  • King Solomon’s Temple of Labor Law Comes Crashing Down

    Posted on Aug 23, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Following the repeated invalidation of President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now another official at the NLRB finds the legal status of his appointment in question. Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon had previously served as the NLRB’s “acting” general counsel prior to the recently un-appointed Richard Griffin, but a Federal District Court found his appointment violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) of 1998. Solomon was […]

  • Big Labor Outsourcing for Membership

    Posted on Jul 15, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO is considering opening unions to non-union members in an effort to bolster the ranks of union ground troops with members they would otherwise have no hope of organizing. The 12 million-member union federation will vote to include non-union members at their yearly convention in September. Non-union members would primarily serve as grassroots organizers taking part in protests and […]