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  • CUF Takes CNBC Talking Unions and the ACA

    Posted on Sep 16, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    We noted recently that big unions are beginning to realize they made a mistake in encouraging their political clients to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in 2010. With the AFL-CIO Convention passing a resolution to formally criticize the law for putting unions’ multiemployer plans (called Taft-Hartley trusts […]

  • 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 […]

  • Big Labor’s Expanding Battleground: Corporate Boardrooms

    Posted on Aug 27, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big Labor is always trying to weasel its way into policymaking through backdoor channels. From pressuring Democrats into changing U.S. Senate rules to advance its chosen labor law arbiters to protesting for a potentially self-enriching higher minimum wage (despite the average private-sector union member earning more than three times the federal minimum wage), the modus operandi is always the same: […]

  • Full-Page Ad in The Wall Street Journal Unmasks Big Labor’s Latest Scheme

    Posted on Jul 25, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal calling attention to the rise of the “worker center”—community organizations and non-profits that are organized labor’s latest scheme to unionize workers without having to comply with federal labor laws. The ad also follows on the heels of a front-page expose in the Journal detailing the […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Washington Examiner Uses Trumka’s Words Against Him

    Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    WASHINGTON,D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is running a full-page ad in the first edition of the new weekly Washington Examiner highlighting the labor reforms contained in the Employee Rights Act (ERA), a bill that would protect individual workers’ rights in the workplace. The ad features a photograph of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and a quote from Trumka saying, “In order to rebuild […]

  • New York City Workers’ Union Boss Puts “Big” in Big Labor

    Posted on May 28, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Local 983 of District Council 37, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) AFL-CIO, pays its president, Mark Rosenthal, over $156,000 per year, according to the New York Post. It seems like members might not receive much work for all that dues money. The Post alleges: The 400-pound president of Local 983 of […]

  • Ex-Union Members Know Why Unions Are Declining

    Posted on Mar 27, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the proportion of private-sector employees in unions has tumbled to a 70-year low. Only 6.6 percent of private-sector workers were union members in 2012. Unions’ failure to represent their members’ interests and overzealous defense of unsustainable benefits has hamstrung the airline, manufacturing, and automotive industries, and […]

  • “Workers’ Centers” Don’t Have a Loophole for All the Laws

    Posted on Mar 26, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Organized labor’s newest tactics — recently endorsed by the AFL-CIO — are so-called “New Models of Worker Representation” outside the framework of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Both those laws place restrictions on labor unions to ensure that they actually have majority support of the workers they […]