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  • Toss Another Dead Front Group on the Pile?

    Posted on Jul 06, 2015 by Team

    We had noticed that United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) front group Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) had gone fairly quiet. Launched amid great fanfare in November 2011, OUR Walmart may now be headed out to pasture. After a change of leadership at UFCW headquarters, the campaign’s focus is moving from a […]

  • UFCW’s Wal-Mart Stunts Find and Fool Few

    Posted on Dec 02, 2014 by Team

    Being knowledgeable observers of America’s labor movement, the Center for Union Facts staff was well aware that Thanksgiving weekend shopping might be disrupted by highly orchestrated union-led protests against major retailers. For the third year running, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), its subsidiary front group OUR Walmart, and its coordinating P.R. shop Berlin […]

  • UFCW Extortionist Plot Fails to Fool Feds

    Posted on Oct 23, 2014 by Team

    The 2nd United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week on an appeal by several convicted former bosses of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 348 who were convicted in 2012 of various racketeering-related crimes. The appeals court upheld the convictions of former Local 348 officers John Fazio; Anthony Fazio, Sr.; and Anthony […]

  • Media Searches for Wal-Mart Strikers, Finds Few

    Posted on Jun 05, 2014 by Team

    With Wal-Mart’s shareholder meeting coming up at the end of the week, the United Food and Commercial Workers’ in-house front group OUR Walmart is trying to rally its flagging campaign to either organize the retailer or drive up the retailer’s costs to make union shops more competitive. But it doesn’t look like the media is […]

  • OUR Walmart: Still UFCW in “Worker Center” Costume

    Posted on Apr 07, 2014 by Team

    Annually, labor union federations and private-sector unions must publish an annual report to the Department of Labor (known as the LM-2) pursuant to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  And even though one of the first acts of the Obama/Solis pro-union DoL was gutting Bush-era reforms that made unions more transparent, they still contain useful […]

  • Fast Food Flopward

    Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by Team

    We noted earlier this week that the Service Employees International Union-backed worker centers, following a playbook to organize restaurant workers by an intimidation-laced national card-check campaign, were going to protest fast food franchises. They did, and basically nothing happened—all the “strikes” were stage-managed stunts. You don’t have to take our word for it: The Associated […]

  • UFCW Playing Coy in Reno?

    Posted on Feb 14, 2014 by Team

    The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union recently conducted a series of protests against Wal-Mart organized through its in-house “worker center,” OUR Walmart. Concurrently to that, the UFCW conducts standard union anti-corporate campaigns to try to unionize or intimidate the world’s largest retailer. One such tactic is stalling city approval processes for Wal-Mart stores, […]

  • Bill to Protect Union Whistleblowers Proposed

    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by Team

    Among the favors federal law offers labor unions that it does not offer other groups is an exemption from employee “whistleblower” protection laws. If union employees or junior officials find financial misconduct and bring it to the attention of union officers, those employees can be fired, sometimes without explanation. (The particulars depend on the employees’ […]