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Archive: May 2011

  • Reform or “Reform”

    Posted on May 12, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    Teachers unions are obviously getting nervous about education reform. In an effort to get in front of the movement and lead it instead of standing athwart history, yelling “stop” (and getting trampled for the effort), both the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have released plans that they claim are […]

  • Is Red the New Purple?

    Posted on May 11, 2011 by Union Facts

    Here are some photographs captured by during the May Day rally in Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2011. Is red the new purple? We’ll let you be the judge …

  • A Teacher “Penalty?” Not So Fast…

    Posted on May 09, 2011 by Union Facts

    We’ve previously criticized the Economic Policy Institute (EcPI) for their misleading use of data in a series of studies on public employee compensation. Well, they’re at it again …

  • 41 GOP Senators Commit to Defeating Obama’s Top NLRB Picks

    Posted on by Union Facts

    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) legal efforts to derail The Boeing Company from opening a new production plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, prompted 41 Republican senators to retaliate against President Obama and his pro-union NLRB …

  • Union Cronyism Benefits College Dropout

    Posted on May 05, 2011 by Union Facts

    An inquisitive reporter in Providence, RI, recently did some digging and discovered a small fortune sitting inside the State House. That small fortune goes by the name of Stephen Iannazzi, a 25-year-old college dropout who’s apparently qualified for an $88,112 salaried position at the State House. Iannazzi isn’t just any college dropout. As the Providence […]

  • More Workers Could Be Paid by Cutting Union Dues than CEOs’ Salaries

    Posted on by Union Facts

    The AFL-CIO is demonizing millionaire CEOs that make their money the old-fashioned way—by working hard and earning it. According to the union, more than 100,000 median wage earning workers could be supported if the nation’s top earning CEOs were fired or magically decided to work for free …