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  • 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 […]

  • Right-to-Work on its Way to Ontario?

    Posted on Jan 03, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The latest news from America’s neighbor to the north is that right-to-work may be coming to Ontario. Labor Notes reports that the Canadian province’s Conservative Party—which recently surged ahead of the union-backed New Democratic Party and the ruling Liberal Party in the polls—may push for the legislation in the coming year. Ontario’s Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has tried to […]

  • NLRB: Naughty or Nice?

    Posted on Dec 24, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has officially made the “naughty list” for 2012. Earlier this month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a report criticizing the NLRB for abandoning its role as an “independent regulator” and becoming a “dysfunctional union advocate.” The report, which runs to 33 pages, “documents a pattern […]

  • Unions Working Overtime to Fight Right-to-Work

    Posted on Apr 12, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    As unions are finding out, there’s nothing quite like being on the unpopular side of an election year issue. A fresh round of polls shows that, unlike unions, right-to-work legislation is very favorable in the Midwest. In Ohio, a new report by the Buckeye Institute shows that “[i]ncome, job numbers and capital investment is growing […]