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Tag Archive: Congress

  • 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 […]