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Category Archive: Union Math

  • AFT Chicago Local Pushes Left-Wing Teaching

    Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by Team

    Remember Karen Lewis? She is the radical President of the Chicago Teachers Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 1, which made national headlines in 2012 for going on citywide strike. (Our thoughts on that action aren’t subtle: You don’t block the schoolhouse door to stop reform of one of America’s lowest-performing school districts.) Lewis is […]

  • Guest Post: Key NLRB Cases Affected by Noel Canning v. NLRB

    Posted on Feb 01, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    By John Raudabaugh, Former NLRB Board Member The Noel Canning decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has the potential for far-reaching consequences in many areas of the law. The balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches have been recalibrated based on the court’s opinion that President Obama’s recess appointments to the […]

  • It Pays To Be The (Union) Boss

    Posted on Jan 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    It’s no mystery that labor union leaders are paid well. But a closer look at the numbers are still astounding. The Washington Times has the full report today, compiled from information available at The article, which features our managing director, J. Justin Wilson, details how union leadership spends millions of member dues on themselves. There […]

  • Michigan Union Numbers Never Seem to Add Up

    Posted on Dec 10, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    After taking a few days to digest what is happening in Michigan, labor is still nauseous. Labor and its allies are hoping to keep their anger about the inevitable right-to-work law in the limelight with a visit from President Obama today. Over the weekend, some newspapers began to write the obituaries for unions in Michigan while those favoring forced […]

  • CA SEIU Fights Own Members To Remain Accountability-Free

    Posted on Nov 29, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Unions like to play up the fantasy that they stand for “the little guy.”  But that illusion quickly fades when labor leaders have to deal with those little people, and especially if those people are members of the union. The latest exhibit is Mariam Noujaim, an Egyptian immigrant and member of the 95,000-member SEIU Local […]

  • Union’s Strike of Bankrupt Company Half-Baked

    Posted on Nov 13, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Unions like to portray themselves as the ones who fight back and balance out the equation between employees and management. But realistically, they are the yin to the company’s yang: employees and employers are interdependent, and one cannot exist without the other. This lesson is most clear today at Hostess, where 627 employees lost their job […]

  • Minimum Facts in AFL-CIO Minimum Wage Push

    Posted on Oct 19, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Unions in California are busy playing politics this season. In addition to labor’s push against paycheck protection, the AFL-CIO has been particularly outspoken in supporting—and funding–a San Jose referendum that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $10 per hour. (The campaign even appears to be headquartered at the offices of the AFL-CIO’s South Bay Labor Council.) Proponents claim that […]

  • SEIU Hotlines and other despicable things

    Posted on Jun 08, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    –The SEIU sees blood in Arizona, and a chance to cash in. They put together a hotline for anyone traveling to Arizona to call in and get travel advisories. The hotline, if set up by anyone not far left of center, would result in pejoratives being hurled at them by ….everyone.  But because the SEIU […]