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Archive: Feb 2013 (Page 2)

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Feb 19, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    ILA Local President and Assistant Face Long List of Federal Charges Darryl “Mike D” Payne, former president of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1526, along with his assistant, Tianni Latrice Brown, are the targets of a 17-count indictment for a whole host of federal crimes. Both are charged with a conspiracy to steal from the union and share several […]

  • Obama’s Latest Payback To Labor May Come In Cash

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    Labor payback can come in many forms. First, President Obama tried to pass the inappropriately named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) that would eliminate basic rights of union members at the behest of union officials. More recently, the D.C. Circuit made it clear that Obama’s recess appointments were unconstitutional. His appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), even back in 2010, […]

  • The City of (Brotherly) Union Beatings

    Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Jillian Kay Melchior of the Franklin Center just concluded her three–part series, “Goon City,” at the National Review Online this week. Her articles took an inside look at labor unions in the ironically nicknamed “City of Brotherly Love” and found that union destruction and terror is a way of life. Melchior details vandalism — ranging from burning down the construction site of a […]

  • News Roundup: 2-15-13

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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Right-to-work building interest in Missouri Capitol Packed-house hearings suggest that there will be a long road ahead, but some proponents are feeling the momentum. New Hampshire Union Leader: Right-to-work legislation put down hard The right-to-work bill does not make it out of the House this year. In 2012, state senators refuse to hear the […]

  • New Research: Labor Unions Support Minimum Wage Hikes Because Their Contracts Peg Salaries to Minimum Wage Levels

    Posted on Feb 14, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Research from the Center for Union Facts Uncovers Union Agenda Behind President Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Today the Center for Union Facts released new research detailing how many collective bargaining agreements link union salaries and wage rates to the federal minimum wage. This research comes two days after President Obama proposed raising the federal […]

  • If At First You Don’t Succeed…

    Posted on Feb 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    President Obama has re-nominated two members that he had previously, and unconstitutionally, appointed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January  2012. Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, first nominated in late December 2011, were never properly vetted by the Senate and were “recess” appointed while the Senate was still in session. The D.C. Circuit Court of […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    SEIU Healthcare Michigan Hit With ULP The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now unanimously pro-union, found that SEIU Healthcare Michigan violated the rights of one of its own employees by not handing over files it is required to share. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the SEIU must post a notice that it was found to have […]

  • News Roundup: 2-12-13

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    Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Bring up right to work The paper’s editors come out in favor of the National Right to Work Legislation proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Nation: Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats Despite an NLRB settlement order, it appears that the UFCW is participating in […]