Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Jan 2012 (Page 2)

  • Unions Killed my Ho Ho

    Posted on Jan 16, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Last Wednesday Hostess Brands Inc., maker of sweet snacks including Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to settle its unsecured debts, primarily weighed down by its heavily unionized workforce. Debts beholden for ingredients like flour, sweeteners and cocoa pale in comparison to the exorbitant amounts owed to union health […]

  • Bloomberg to Bypass Union, Benefit Students

    Posted on Jan 13, 2012 by hharpster

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a strong stand against the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in his State of the City address on Thursday.  With the city standing to lose up to $60 million in education grants due to the UFT’s resistance to teacher evaluations, Bloomberg wants to bypass the union with a […]

  • Indiana House Democrats Stall Democratic Process to Protect Unions

    Posted on Jan 12, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Back in November of 2011, Labor Pains told readers not to hold their breath for a 23rd right to work state. This is why. Close to a year after Indiana House Senate Democrats fled the state to protest Republican plans to curtail union rights, the legislators have employed a similar tactic to stall new right […]

  • Maddow Blog: Voting on Unions Is Like Voting to Secede from the United States

    Posted on Jan 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Our recent full-page ad in The New York Times is shaking up the defenders of the status quo. If MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s staff is any indication, they’re rattled enough to fall back on odd arguments that do more to underscore the truth of the Times ad. Maddow’s Laura Conaway: “Fewer than 10% of employees in unions voted to […]

  • The Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Jan 05, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The campaign to educate Americans about the need for labor law reform continues today as the Center for Union Facts placed a new ad in the New York Times. Once a workplace is unionized it is nearly impossible for employees to decertify a union. As a result, millions of unionized employees work in union shops […]