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  • ERA Takes Center Stage in Labor Debate

    Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Team

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who rose to national prominence by reforming public-employee labor law in his state, gave a major policy speech on labor relations in Las Vegas yesterday. In a wide-ranging call for reform to public and private employment law, Walker endorsed key provisions of the Employee Rights Act (ERA) and called for Congress […]

  • News Roundup: 2-11-13

    Posted on Feb 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Cincinnati Enquirer: Voices: US labor unions face stacked deck A union organizer argues that employees should only hear one side of the story: his. Los Angeles Times: Ports face labor discord The costly strike that ended in December is now at risk of starting again. Washington Examiner: Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers […]

  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Rhode Island Legislators Literally On The Union Payroll Although plenty of politicians are effectively on labor’s payroll thanks to the massive amount of money that unions funnel into political campaigns, two Rhode Island state senators have taken things to a whole new level. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Senator Frank Ciccone both pulled in six figures from the […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Center for Union Facts Obtains Internal Wisconsin Education Association Council Messaging Document

    Posted on Jun 13, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    In the aftermath of the Wisconsin recall election, many public sector unions are still licking their wounds—and apparently leaving their internal documents out in the open. In an internal memo obtained by the Center for Union Facts, the Wisconsin Education Association Council outlines the communications strategy for messaging against “Walker and his right-wing allies.” A few […]

  • Wisconsin-esque Bills Flooding Legislatures Nationwide

    Posted on Apr 08, 2011 by Union Facts

    Since the governors of Wisconsin and Ohio put an end to doing business-as-usual with public-sector unions, nearly 750 bills have been introduced by fiscally responsible legislators (or at least those trying to be) in almost every state. Most online news outlets and blogs are reporting this is a bad thing—for unions and their lockstep members, of course …