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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 […]

  • Wisconsin Could Be a Tipping Point for Employee Rights

    Posted on Mar 09, 2015 by Team

    Today, Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work state when Governor Scott Walker signed SB 44, which passed the Wisconsin Assembly last Friday. The measure, which prohibits the conditioning of employment on the payment of union dues or fees, means that half of the states now have laws prohibiting the so-called “union shop” or “agency shop.” This […]

  • Will Wisconsin Be Number Twenty-Five?

    Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Team

    Big news from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin: Legislators are calling a special session to advance a right-to-work measure. Following reforms permitting employees to refrain from funding unions in Indiana and Michigan, the state legislature has indicated that it will pass the measure and Governor Scott Walker has said he will sign it. Wisconsin would […]

  • Anti-Walker Group Changed No-Union-Funds Rule Just After 2010 Elections

    Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Team

    The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a left-wing organization that is a critical cog in the Wisconsin liberal-progressive infrastructure network. The group has taken significant funding from major labor unions in recent years—in 2013, $118,000 in identifiable union expenditures to CMD amounted to 13.6% of the organization’s contribution and grant revenue. Prior to […]

  • Private-Sector Employee Rights Proposed for Wisconsin

    Posted on Dec 03, 2014 by Team

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker earned the deep hostility of Big Labor for pushing a package of public-sector employee rights reforms — part of budget repair legislation titled Act 10 — in 2011. A recall election and a re-election later, both Walker and the Republican state legislative majorities that passed Act 10 are still standing. Richard […]

  • About Tuesday

    Posted on Nov 06, 2014 by Team

    With few exceptions, Big Labor took a “thumpin” on Tuesday night, flushing tens of millions of their members’ dollars down the tubes to stall labor reform and curtail employee rights. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO had vowed to take out six Republican state governors whom he deemed a threat to his agenda. Unfortunately for Trumka, all but one were […]

  • 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 […]