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  • Pseudo-Union Displays Labor’s Latest Tactics

    Posted on Apr 04, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The SEIU front group Fast Food Forward is holding its second “strike” in New York City. The strikers marching under the banner of this “workers center” — see our previous coverage of these unions-in-sheep’s-clothing here — chose to walk out today because 45 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in […]

  • Michigan Employees Now Have Right to Work

    Posted on Mar 29, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Yesterday, Michigan’s right-to-work law, which bans forced dues arrangements that lock non-members into funding a union they aren’t part of, took effect. New contracts will no longer require employees to pay a union they may never have had the chance to even vote on or be fired. As a Detroit News op-ed observed: Workers will […]

  • Number 24? Michigan Goes Full Steam Ahead with Right to Work

    Posted on Dec 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The end of the Michigan legislative session looks like it will be anything but “lame.” Republicans, including Governor Rick Snyder, have come out in support of “freedom to work” legislation that they hope will pass before the end of the year. The legislation will give all employees the right to work without having to pay any union […]

  • Guest Blog: F. Vincent Vernuccio on Michigan’s Proposal 2

    Posted on Oct 24, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    With the title “Protect Working Families,” it is understandable that both union and nonunion Michiganders might be enticed to pass Proposal 2 this November. But put more accurately, Proposal 2 is the “collective bargaining” amendment that would give union leadership the power to effectively veto state law and radically reverse major reforms in education and government […]