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  • Pennsylvania Legislature Confronts Union Violence

    Posted on Oct 29, 2015 by Team

    Unions have multiple exemptions from commonly applied laws that protect people from violence and intimidation. Perhaps nowhere in the country is that more the case than in Pennsylvania, where unions have a wide exemption from stalking, harassment, and threats of violence laws. The state legislature is looking to change that: The state legislature passed the […]

  • Weingarten’s War on Reform Slams Pennsylvania Kids

    Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by Team

    The American Federation of Teachers and its boss, Randi Weingarten, have waged a national war on public school reform that spans decades. Driven by the maxim, “Nice political career you have, shame if anything were to happen to it,” the nation’s most militant teachers union fights advocates for better public schools from New York to […]

  • News Roundup: Fallout From Labor’s Falling Numbers

    Posted on Jan 23, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Fallout From Labor’s Falling Numbers You’d be hard pressed to miss the news that organized labor suffered one of its largest one-year losses in membership in years. While the AFL-CIO is out spinning, our executive director, Rick Berman, weighed in at the Washington Examiner: “The continued decline of union membership, even during four years of a labor-friendly administration, is a sign that […]

  • Some Good News From the States

    Posted on Dec 29, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Last week we discussed the dire situation of several states’ pension funds. But while many states are headed for stormy waters, today brought two very positive developments that indicate labor unions’ stranglehold on state governments may be loosening. First from Pennsylvania: Three of the largest state employee unions wanted to remove one of the more […]