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Archive: Jan 2012

  • Indiana Right-to-Work the First Domino?

    Posted on Jan 30, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    With the Indiana House passing right-to-work legislation, and the expected quick approval from the Senate and Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana might be the first, but possibly not the only state to trim back union influence this year. Other states including Minnesota and Rhode Island, to name a few, have joined the trend to scale back […]

  • NLRB Stops Hiding Bias

    Posted on Jan 26, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    While the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has always maintained the façade of being neutral, the emboldened new chair has decided to let his true colors show by publicly disclosing a very pro-union agenda. Despite heavy opposition from business groups and Republicans, Mark Peirce, NLRB chairman, will push for new rules that would make it […]

  • Democrats Return for Final Right-to-Work Vote

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    In order to avoid giving Indiana House Republicans the quorum necessary to vote on right-to-work legislation, most House Democrats have been skipping work since the start of the 2012 legislative session. Yesterday, tax payers finally got their money’s worth when the Democrats showed up to the State House to do their job. After a flurry of passionate […]

  • Teacher Unions: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    Posted on Jan 24, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Teacher unions around the country are taking the gloves off and aggressively attacking officials trying to reform the education system by reigning in costs and holding educators accountable through teacher evaluations. While good teachers have nothing to fear – and may even receive a bonus – unions are standing up for bad teachers by making […]

  • Unions Could Disrupt Super Bowl

    Posted on Jan 20, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    The right-to-work battle is heating up in Indiana, and labor unions look desperate. So desperate in fact, that union leaders are contemplating disrupting the Super Bowl, which will be played in the Lucas Oil Stadium. The Associated Press reports that around 50 Indiana labor leaders met this week for the AFL-CIO’s “labor Table” to discuss […]

  • Shocker: Big Labor is Hypocritical

    Posted on Jan 19, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Driven by opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal passed last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for nearly all public sector workers, unions have been extremely active in the state’s campaign to force a recall election. In a recent statement, the AFL-CIO praised the Wisconsin union members for collecting over a million signatures […]

  • Unions Fight for Relevancy

    Posted on Jan 18, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Union membership has steadily declined for decades. Membership peaked in 1979, with over 20 million union members. Today, less than 15 million members remain—less than half of which are in the private sector. In light of the recent push for labor reform and right-to-work laws, combined with unions’ dwindling membership, labor leaders are fighting for a last chance at relevancy […]

  • Urge CNN to Ask Candidates to Take a Stand on the Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Jan 17, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    The GOP presidential primary debates have had their highs and their lows this cycle. In one of the bizarre debate moments, candidates were asked whether or not states should be allowed to ban contraceptives. This discussion went on for nearly a half an hour. Last night, during the Fox News Presidential Primary Debate, Texas Gov. […]