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  • Proposed Management Reporting Rule a Costly Gift to Union Bosses

    Posted on Apr 23, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Obama Administration has made no secret of its efforts to stall the decline in union memberships not by reforming unions but by curtailing employee and management rights. The Department of Labor alone has reduced union transparency by abolishing certain reporting requirements and cut the number of investigations into union financial impropriety. Former Secretary of […]

  • Workers Centers: Labor Organizations That Aren’t “Labor Organizations”?

    Posted on Mar 28, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Organized labor knows that employees are leaving it in droves. That shouldn’t be surprising: A history of corruption, forcing employees to pay up for political causes with which they don’t agree, and driving companies into bankruptcy (and employees onto the unemployment line) with unreasonable demands should all be warning signs that unions aren’t the way […]

  • “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 […]

  • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Posted on Jan 16, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    For years, the most notorious and important labor unions were in the private sector. But power within the labor movement has shifted from the private sector to the public sector, if only because public employee unions have taken the lead in raw membership numbers. Luke Rosiak at the Washington Times reports that government now pays the salaries of the majority of union […]

  • Solis Leaves Behind Pro-Union Legacy

    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced on Wednesday afternoon that she is resigning her post. By all accounts, Solis clearly stood on the side of organized labor. As Byron York notes, Solis served as a cheerleader for union members opposing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s reforms, and she supported the anti-secret ballot EFCA before it went down in flames. As the speculation begins as to who might […]