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  • Teacher Union Case Carries Employee Rights to Supreme Court

    Posted on Jan 07, 2016 by Team

    Monday of next week (January 11) marks a major milestone in the effort to bring employee rights in the workplace to teachers and other public-sector employees. The Supreme Court will hear a case titled Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., brought by California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs (and other teachers) against her National Education Association-affiliated […]

  • SCOTUS Strikes Down $30 Million SEIU Scheme

    Posted on Jul 01, 2014 by Team

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a major Service Employees International Union (SEIU) scheme to stanch the decline in workforce unionization. The high court ruled that SEIU could not require participants in an Illinois state Medicaid program to pay non-members’ representational fees (agency fees) to SEIU. The deal to unionize so-called “home health care workers”—including […]

  • Union Hypocrisy on Political Cash Exposed

    Posted on Apr 14, 2014 by Team

    Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that “aggregate limits” — maximum totals on contributions to all candidates and party committees combined — on individuals’ election contributions were unconstitutional in a case titled McCutcheon v. FEC. This ruling annoyed Big Labor, which enjoys 10 of the top 14 spots in the ranking of organization contributors to […]

  • “Minority Unionism” Targets Employee Rights

    Posted on Sep 24, 2013 by Team

    Since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the 1930s, union collective bargaining in the United States has been governed on a series of principles to ensure employee freedom in choosing representatives. Employees have the right to privately vote (or sign cards) for their representatives to ensure that employers or unions don’t […]

  • NLRB Heads Straight to SCOTUS to Pop Noel Canning

    Posted on Mar 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    After President Barack Obama illegally declared that three National Labor Relations Board nominees were “recess appointed” while the Senate was not in recess, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia voided the appointments in a decision called Noel Canning. Rather than appealing to the full D.C. Circuit, the NLRB (with the Obama administration’s […]

  • The Short Memories of the “Recess” Appointment Supporters

    Posted on Jan 22, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The year 2007 doesn’t seem all that long ago. But that’s evidently long enough for organized labor and its supporters to conveniently forget about what constitutes a recess appointment. Professor John Logan is the director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, and a supposed “expert on the anti-union industry and anti-union legislation in the U.S.” Logan provides a […]

  • Supreme Court Rules SEIU Can’t Take Public Workers’ Pay for Politicking Without Asking

    Posted on Jun 21, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Today’s Supreme Court decision in Knox v. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) could be a big step forward for employee rights. The Court found that SEIU Local 1000 violated public sector workers’ First Amendment rights by compelling non-members to pay for political activism. The case revolved around SEIU funding of ballot measure campaign groups in […]