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Category Archive: UNITE HERE

  • Big Bill’s Cousin Johnny Funneling Hidden Campaign Cash?

    Posted on Jun 04, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last year, Bill de Blasio became mayor of New York City, thanks in large part to hundreds of thousands of dollars in union “independent expenditures” — election spending not formally coordinated with a campaign, and funded by member dues. Now, it appears that Big Labor’s network of outside spending was even broader (and better disguised) […]

  • Big Labor Shuts Down Vegas?

    Posted on May 22, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, the Culinary Union Local 226 (an affiliate of UNITE-HERE) announced that it intended to strike starting June 1 against several casinos in Las Vegas. If the union cannot reach an agreement, it would be the first strike against the Vegas casino industry in 30 years. As always, the union claims to have the employees’ […]

  • UNITE HERE Reaps Wages of Partisanship

    Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Culinary Local 226, an affiliate of UNITE HERE representing Las Vegas casino workers, is threatening to take its 10,000 members out on strike. The reason? The casinos and the union can’t agree on how to pay for putting Local 226 employee health plans into compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known […]

  • U.S. News & World Report Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Oct 14, 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 U.S. News & World Report on October 14, 2013. The online version may be found here. Worker Centers: A Backdoor for Unions The way the country’s labor officials tell it, federal labor laws are insufficient for the 21st […]

  • The Wall Street Journal Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Sep 13, 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 Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2013. The online version may be found here. On Monday the AFL-CIO voted near-unanimously to incorporate nonunion affiliates known as “worker centers” into its ranks. The impetus behind this move […]

  • Labor Woes Worsen Over PPACA

    Posted on Sep 04, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Richard Trumka was certainly correct when he recently confessed that labor was “in crisis.” Over the Labor Day weekend, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) voted to leave the AFL-CIO. The fissure occurred over a number of differences; however, the proverbial “final straw” appeared to be the AFL-CIO’s continuing support […]

  • United Food and Commercial Workers to Return to AFL-CIO

    Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big labor sees the writing on the wall as some members of the “Change to Win” alliance and AFL-CIO look to rejoin forces as union membership dwindles. The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers will vote on returning to the AFL-CIO following negotiations. Between 2001 and 2005, The United Brotherhood of […]

  • SCOTUS Takes on Labor Relations Cases

    Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to two labor relations cases, NLRB v. Noel Canning and Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Court will decide whether President Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution and the National Labor Relations Act. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, the […]