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  • Media Matters Lawyers Up Against Its SEIU Allies

    Posted on Apr 17, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve caught unions (like the SEIU and the NEA) battling hard against the unions of their unionized staff. Their left-wing “nonprofit” allies seem no different: Left-wing media critics Media Matters for America are lawyering up and heading to the National Labor Relations Board to demand a secret-ballot election rather than a card-check agreement with SEIU […]

  • SEIU Corporate Campaign Gridlocks Steel City

    Posted on Mar 11, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    In an age of unions-in-all-but-label-only “worker centers,” the traditional union brand-attack corporate campaign has fallen somewhat out of favor. Not in Pittsburgh, though: The SEIU, partnering with public relations firm Berlin Rosen—both also deeply involved in New York City’s Fast Food Forward worker center campaign—has taken to the streets to pressure the University of Pittsburgh […]

  • UAW’s Southern Strategy May Break the Law

    Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Since things started to go badly for Detroit’s Big Three automakers (in large part because of unsustainable union contract demands), the United Auto Workers (UAW) has sought to unionize foreign-based “transplant” auto plants. These plants are located in the generally pro-business, individualist, and right-to-work South, making unionizing them difficult. The UAW has tried repeatedly to […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Mar 06, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    New York Times: Powerful Leader of Mexican Teachers’ Union Is Arrested Elba Esther Gordillo, also known as “La Maestra,” stands accused of embezzling $200 million from the funds of the Mexican teacher’s union. The New York Times reports that leader of the largest labor group in Latin America is incredibly powerful –“a bombastic figure viewed […]

  • NY Times Editors’ Impossible Demands: A More Pro-Union Obama

    Posted on Feb 05, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Yesterday, we found that even a clearly pro-union acting secretary at the Department of Labor (DOL) wasn’t enough to make some members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) happy. Today, in the alternate universe where the New York Times editors reside, President Obama, too, has not been pro-union enough. The editors write: What has been missing for years is a […]

  • Labor’s Hatred of Democracy In Action

    Posted on Jan 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    As members of Congress, state legislatures, and the President of the United States are sworn into office, we’re reminded of our American democratic ideals. Unfortunately, many union members don’t get the chance to celebrate democracy thanks to a unionization procedure known as “card check.” Take Karen Cox and her coworkers at Americold Logistics, who are only the latest […]

  • 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 […]

  • Showdown Looms Between NLRB and the States

    Posted on Jan 19, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    Where will the National Labor Relations Board extend its tendrils next? Here’s your answer: The National Labor Relations Board has threatened to sue the states of Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over recently passed state constitutional amendments that require secret-ballot elections before a company can be unionized. The board says the states can’t […]