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Category Archive: UNITE HERE

  • 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 […]

  • New Research: Labor Unions Support Minimum Wage Hikes Because Their Contracts Peg Salaries to Minimum Wage Levels

    Posted on Feb 14, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Research from the Center for Union Facts Uncovers Union Agenda Behind President Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Today the Center for Union Facts released new research detailing how many collective bargaining agreements link union salaries and wage rates to the federal minimum wage. This research comes two days after President Obama proposed raising the federal […]

  • Labor’s Flawed Plan B: Become ROC Radicals

    Posted on Jan 30, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Organized labor just had a tough week. First, it had to endure the report of devastating membership numbers that show that only 11.3 percent of the workforce is stuck in a union. Then, the pro-union National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the President who blindly supports labor had to face the reality that the Board was illegally constituted, and its recent radical decisions may soon be no more. So after comically […]