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Archive: Jan 2013 (Page 2)

  • News Roundup: Fallout From Labor’s Falling Numbers

    Posted on Jan 23, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Fallout From Labor’s Falling Numbers You’d be hard pressed to miss the news that organized labor suffered one of its largest one-year losses in membership in years. While the AFL-CIO is out spinning, our executive director, Rick Berman, weighed in at the Washington Examiner: “The continued decline of union membership, even during four years of a labor-friendly administration, is a sign that […]

  • Union Membership Plummets, According to Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Report

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    Center for Union Facts: Continued Drop in Union Membership Levels Shows that Organized Labor is No Longer Serving its Members’ Needs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that over the past year, nationwide union membership decreased by roughly 400,000 workers and dropped from 11.8 to 11.3 percent of the workforce. These […]

  • The Short Memories of the “Recess” Appointment Supporters

    Posted on Jan 22, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The year 2007 doesn’t seem all that long ago. But that’s evidently long enough for organized labor and its supporters to conveniently forget about what constitutes a recess appointment. Professor John Logan is the director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, and a supposed “expert on the anti-union industry and anti-union legislation in the U.S.” Logan provides a […]

  • News Roundup: NBA Union Corruption Is A Slam Dunk

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    NBA Players Association Releases Report On Union Director Professional sports players unions are unique, but their corrupt union leadership seems to be quite ordinary. An independent report released last week looked into the activities of the union’s executive director, Billy Hunter, following calls by player-president Derek Fisher to investigate Hunter and the executive committee. That, in turn, prompted a subpoena […]

  • Democrats’ Labor Piggybank Returns

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    This summer, organized labor went out of its way to say it was no longer beholden to the Democratic Party’s agenda. But the checks coming in now show that the Democrats and labor never really broke up. The Hill reports that at least nine labor unions have donated to President Obama’s second inauguration, which took place today. Those ponying […]

  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

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    Rhode Island Legislators Literally On The Union Payroll Although plenty of politicians are effectively on labor’s payroll thanks to the massive amount of money that unions funnel into political campaigns, two Rhode Island state senators have taken things to a whole new level. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Senator Frank Ciccone both pulled in six figures from the […]

  • News Roundup

    Posted on Jan 18, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Reuters: Unions make U.S. Ports Less Competitive There’s a reason that the nation’s ports have, once again, become the hotbed of labor problems: human beings are less effective than machines. Reuters has a full analysis on the issue, explaining that for every 20 dockworkers used at an American port, there are five (or less) dockworkers […]

  • The Steadily Self-Destructing Labor Movement

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    For years, we’ve contended that laws and other measures said to be “pro-worker” are in reality, only benefiting labor union bosses. It turns out that the last four years were the experiment that proves our hypothesis. With President Obama in the White House, and pro-union leadership at the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board, unions have […]