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Archive: Feb 2012

  • Unions Doubling Down in 2012 Election

    Posted on Feb 23, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    We’ve written previously on how much money labor unions are raising to compete in local, state and national elections this presidential cycle, but now we have a better idea of how much unions are planning to spend to maintain their political clout – $400 million. “People are digging deeper,” Larry Scanlon, political director of the […]

  • What’s Good for the Goose Isn’t Always Good for the Gander

    Posted on Feb 20, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    In a bizarre twist of events, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Union – yes, the agency responsible for remaining neutral in employer-union disputes is staffed by unionized employees – is accusing the Board of “declaring war on NLRB employees.” In a flyer, the union urges NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon […]

  • Will Ohio Step up to the Plate on Right-to-Work?

    Posted on Feb 16, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Although over half of Ohio’s electorate favors right-to-work legislation, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll, the state isn’t likely to see any this year. Unfortunately, after the dismal failure to pass a ballot initiative last year, Republicans aren’t gearing up for another battle. The loss could be due to the $30 million that unions pumped […]

  • Terrible Teachers Unions

    Posted on Feb 15, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    In New York, the head of the Elmira’s teachers’ union has admitted to plagiarism. The Star-Gazette reports that Ric Lombardini’s opinion piece “Teachers are held to unrealistic standards,” which was published in the Star-Gazette, was plagiarized nearly word for word. Students in the district found guilty of plagiarism could be suspended, but Lombardini will face no disciplinary […]

  • Distracting from the Real Issues, Unions Make the Fight Personal

    Posted on Feb 14, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    An article in the Republic Report recently attacked Rick Berman, the executive director of the Center for Union Facts (CUF), for playing a cameo in our own commercial. [youtube][/youtube] “If you’re wondering why I fit so naturally into the ad, it’s because I worked as a mechanic at my father’s garage all through high school […]

  • Don’t Unions Have Better Thing to do? Like Work?

    Posted on Feb 08, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    If you’re planning to attend Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, you might have some unpleasant company. The local AFL-CIO has planned to ‘Occupy’ the conference and protest the greed of the wealthy 1%. The union has organized an official joint event between member and Occupy DC to protest the conservative activist. There have also […]

  • Did You See it? Center for Union Facts Runs Super Bowl Ad!

    Posted on Feb 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    On Sunday, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) aired a high-profile television ad in Washington, D.C. promoting the Employee Rights Act (ERA) during the Super Bowl. The ad airs as labor law reforms are being advanced from Minnesota to Indiana, where Governor Mitch Daniels enacted legislation that was fast-tracked to prevent disruptive union-organized protests and […]

  • Press Release: Super Bowl Ad

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    Did You See It?! Group Airs Super Bowl Ad Promoting the Employee Rights Act Center for Union Facts Amps Up $10 Million Nationwide Campaign Washington, D.C. – Sunday, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) aired a high-profile television ad in Washington, D.C. promoting the Employee Rights Act (ERA) during the Super Bowl. The ad airs […]