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Archive: Feb 2011

  • Public Sector Employees Earn More than their Counterparts in the Private Sector

    Posted on Feb 22, 2011 by J. Justin Wilson

    Today, the Center for Union Facts released a new analysis proving that public sector employees, on average, earn five percent more in wages and benefits than their counterparts in the private sector. This flies in the face of data from the Economic Policy Institute (EcPI), a “think tank” that has taken millions from labor unions […]

  • Cops called in to quiet rowdy teachers union chief trying to skip out on his restaurant tab

    Posted on Feb 16, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    I love every single sentence of this story. You simply must click through to read the whole thing. Some choice bits: Cops booted an unruly group of city teachers union officials from a posh Albany eatery after they caused a ruckus over their dinner tab, the Daily News has learned. Paul Egan, the union’s political and […]

  • Step Up Wyoming

    Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    We’re often told that to get better educational outcomes, we just need to spend more money. If we opened up the pocketbooks a little more, we’d see things turn around. Unfortunately, throwing more money at the problem won’t solve anything. Until recently, the United States increased spending on education virtually every year on a per-student […]

  • Trivial Pursuit, Union Edition

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    Who said the following? There are strong forces in America that preach the vision of scarcity, the vision of division and the vision of fear. They try to convince us that we are not a country gifted with great abundance; they try to convince us that there is not enough abundance to go around, so […]

  • Get Ready for Another UAW Strike

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    The United Auto Workers have been busy bees lately. Their next target could be Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment: The United Auto Workers on Sunday voted by an overwhelming margin to allow leadership to call a strike against Caterpillar Inc. if a new contract cannot be hammered out. UAW members at seven […]

  • Craig Becker Gets a Second Chance

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    You might have thought President Obama intended to be conciliatory after his fairly moderate State of the Union Address. Think again. This morning the president fired the first shot in the this year’s inevitable partisan battle over labor unions: Craig Becker, a Democrat on the U.S. National Labor Relations Board who has been criticised by […]

  • Tricky Teamsters Target Truckers

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    The Daily Caller has another fascinating article about an Obama Administration policy that could give unions a membership boost: By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the […]

  • Of Porn, Hotels, and Organized Labor

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    It’s a slow news day: Marriott, on whose board Mitt Romney sat until earlier this month, has decided to remove adult content from its in-room movie options–a decision that would appear to have little to do with electoral politics, except that Romney was blasted by some social conservatives in 2008 for his connection to Marriott, […]