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  • Labor Reform Debate Takes Shape

    Posted on Jul 29, 2015 by Team

    This week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah); Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia); and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) re-introduced the Employee Rights Act, a package of popular reforms to increase individual rights in the workplace. In a press conference promoting the bill, Rep. Price noted the broad support voters have for […]

  • Unions’ Weird Old Survival Trick Coming to a Congress Near You

    Posted on Jul 22, 2014 by Team

    An MSNBC report indicates that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) intends to introduce legislation to make union organizing a “civil right.” While Ellison’s legislative language has not yet been introduced, he expressed the desire to make it easier for pro-union employees who felt that their rights were violated to sue their employers. Current law already allows […]

  • Heritage Action Scores Federal Paycheck Protection Vote

    Posted on Apr 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    A couple of weeks ago at the beginning of April, the Senate held a so-called “vote-a-rama” on dozens of amendments to the Senate version of the budget. One of those amendments, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), was a provision which would forbid federal agencies from automatically deducting union dues from employees’ paychecks. And […]

  • Crippling Labor Contract Adds to US Postal Service’s Financial Woes

    Posted on Apr 08, 2011 by Union Facts

    Don’t expect the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to turn a profit any time soon. Thanks to a multi-billion dollar contract that the financially challenged (to put it mildly) agency negotiated with its biggest labor union, the USPS is poised to keep on delivering losses as routinely as it delivers mail …

  • Labor Out, Workforce In

    Posted on Jan 07, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    It’s day two of the new Republican House of Representatives and unions are already pulling their hair out: The GOP’s decision to drop “labor” from the name of a House committee is being interpreted by some union officials as the curtain-raiser to their efforts to pressure the Obama administration on workplace laws and regulations. Several […]