Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Aug 2012 (Page 2)

  • Who’s watching the watchmen?

    Posted on Aug 08, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Yale Political Science Professor Jacob Hacker and Yale law student Nate Loewentheil seem to have solved America’s woes in a mere 58 pages, Intro to Conclusion, with their plan for “Prosperity Economics.” It strikes common left-leaning themes:  government control is better than free markets; spending is a good thing; inequality finds no respite in social […]

  • Union Bosses Think They’re Better Than You

    Posted on Aug 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    What do you call a union member who doesn’t vote for Barack Obama? No, this isn’t a setup for a terrible joke. It’s the issue AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed in a recent interview with Reuters. So what are Trumka’s thoughts on the AFL-CIO members that didn’t vote for Obama in 2008? “Some of this I […]

  • What’s the Matter with NLRB Members?

    Posted on Aug 02, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are having a rough go of it this week. On Monday, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW) announced that it was assisting four clients challenging the validity of the appointments including Richard Griffin (whose name you’ve certainly heard before), Sharon Block, and Terence Flynn (who has since resigned from […]

  • RAISE-ing Expectations For a Better Investment

    Posted on Aug 01, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Should you be allowed to sell a stock if it was dropping like a rock? That’s the question that our executive director contemplates in Forbes. Unfortunately, many Americans can’t do the same with their own poor investment — their labor union. Rather than supporting efforts such as the Employee Rights Act, unions are busy spending on candidates […]