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Archive: Apr 2009 (Page 4)

  • Card Check’s Cousin: Binding Arbitration

    Posted on Apr 22, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    We’ve said a lot of about EFCA’s binding arbitration clause (and we’ll say more, too). The Workforce Fairness Institute released a video recently hitting some of the main points: [youtube][/youtube]

  • News Roundup: EFCA’s ‘undecided’ co-sponsor

    Posted on Apr 20, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    A long article analyzes the fight in South Dakota over Sen. Tim Johnson’s vote. SD is a right-to-work state and votes Republican in presidential elections, but Johnson, a Democrat, is still popular and was reelected just last year. Even though he’s an EFCA co-sponsor, Johnson remarked about EFCA, “I’m undecided about that.” Roll Call has […]

  • News Roundup: Emboldened efforts to organize Wal-mart

    Posted on Apr 17, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Charlotte Business Journal has an article detailing the Change to Win and SEIU assaults on Bank of America. What’s the objective? You probably guessed it. As a UNC professor noted, “I’m not a cheerleader for BofA. But let’s be objective about this: These attacks are all about card check.” Labor Notes has a good […]

  • News Roundup: Has Andy Stern burned too many bridges?

    Posted on Apr 16, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Las Vegas Sun asks: has Andy Stern crossed the line? The article takes a hard look at Stern’s leadership and notes his critics’ objections to attempts by Stern to commit hostile takeovers of over unions. A Wall Street Journal op-ed details teachers unions’ war on charter schools. “Unions may say they support charter schools, […]

  • News Roundup: Teamster corruption in PA

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    A Pennsylvania columnist details Teamster corruption in conjunction with EFCA. (You may remember the Teamsters: former mob ties, three former presidents sent to jail, federal oversight…) Sen. Mark Warner remains ‘elusive’ about his support for EFCA. Businessmen who have supported Warner– and also his former secretary of technology from his days as VA Governor– are […]

  • News Roundup: Looking towards 2010

    Posted on Apr 14, 2009 by J. Justin Wilson

    Connie Hair over at Human Events writes about an interview with Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) in which he warns that labor is looking ahead to next year: They’re going to put every bit if not more resources into the next election because they know that they already have the White House. They can put 100% […]

  • News Roundup: How to [not] steal an election

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    The San Francisco Chronicle has a back-and-forth with an EFCA supporter and an EFCA opponent. It’s nice to see our study showing that employers only fired workers improperly in 2.7% of organizing campaigns making more waves . In his analysis of EFCA, Carter Wood over at ShopFloor also cited our study of the length of […]

  • News Roundup: “It’s time to move on.”

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Sen. Lincoln says “it’s time to move on.” While this doesn’t mean she wouldn’t support a compromise, it may point to the bill not coming up again this session. Here’s the full quote from the story: “We don’t move at breakneck speed in Washington, and when you have something that is that divisive and that […]