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  • Democrats’ Labor Piggybank Returns

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    This summer, organized labor went out of its way to say it was no longer beholden to the Democratic Party’s agenda. But the checks coming in now show that the Democrats and labor never really broke up. The Hill reports that at least nine labor unions have donated to President Obama’s second inauguration, which took place today. Those ponying […]

  • In Post-Election Spree, NLRB Discards Precedent At Every Turn

    Posted on Jan 03, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    At the current rate, it will be hard to find a legal precedent of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that that still stands after the slew of reversals in 2012. Although we’ve already covered some of these, they bear repeating. In December alone, the Board issued several decisions that reversed significant precedent of the Board itself […]

  • 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 […]

  • Senate Dems Sink Bid to Block NLRB’s Quickie Elections Ruling

    Posted on Apr 27, 2012 by Union Facts

    Every Senate Democrat voted against a Republican measure to nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial ruling in favor of “quickie” or “ambush” votes on unionization. Labor experts believe the NLRB rule will slash the time between calling and holding an election from 40 days to as few as 14. There has been an outcry from […]

  • Labor Tired of Being Used for Money, Part 76

    Posted on Dec 20, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Here we go again. The traditional attempt by Democrats to reach out to organized labor after ignoring their policy advice: The administration is making an “all hands on deck” effort to contact party activists angry over the accord, Jared Bernstein, Vice President Joe Biden’s chief economic adviser, said last night before the U.S. House passed […]

  • Labor Union or Partisan Pressure Group?

    Posted on Nov 04, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    In the past decade has heralded a new role for organized labor. Suddenly, the weapon of choice for unions is no longer the clipboard, but the lobbyist. Smaller groups have consolidated into mega-unions like the SEIU that boast deep pockets and an even deeper desire for political power. While it’s no surprise, it bears repeating: […]

  • Union leaders try to spin away election results

    Posted on Nov 03, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Democrats took a severe beating last night, losing over 60 seats in the House of Representatives, and at least six Senate seats. Republicans also had momentous pick-ups among governors and state legislatures. Exit pollsters found that voters thought the government was too big and that they disliked Barack Obama’s agenda. The results are very bad […]

  • The hand that feeds you: Public-sector unions dominate campaign finance

    Posted on Oct 22, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    The next time you see an advertisement for a pro-union Democrat, keep in mind where some of the money is coming from: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help […]