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Archive: Jun 2013

  • SCOTUS Takes on Labor Relations Cases

    Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to two labor relations cases, NLRB v. Noel Canning and Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Court will decide whether President Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution and the National Labor Relations Act. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, the […]

  • National Employee Freedom Week

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    This week, the Center for Union Facts joins with over 50 other non-profit organizations to promote National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a non-partisan, nationwide effort to ensure that workers know their right to opt out of union membership. According to a nationwide survey of unionized employees, one-third of union household members would leave their union […]

  • NLRB Poster Rule Ripped Down by 4th Circuit Court

    Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last Friday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) pro-unionization poster requirement, once again showcasing the NLRB’s tendency to act as a partial referee, rule-maker, and coach in disputes between business and labor. The Fourth Circuit’s decision followed the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling last month that also invalidated […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Washington Examiner Uses Trumka’s Words Against Him

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    WASHINGTON,D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is running a full-page ad in the first edition of the new weekly Washington Examiner highlighting the labor reforms contained in the Employee Rights Act (ERA), a bill that would protect individual workers’ rights in the workplace. The ad features a photograph of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and a quote from Trumka saying, “In order to rebuild […]

  • Big Labor Wants Their Dues

    Posted on Jun 18, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” So it was for Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III. So too it is today for former union members in Indiana. As we have previously written, Indiana became the 23rd right-to-work state back in March 2012. The centerpiece of the legislation liberated workers by allowing […]

  • Big Labor Pushes “Monopoly” on Local Politics

    Posted on Jun 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve noted before the impact of union spending funded by members’ dues money on national and state elections, but union political cash trickles all the way down to the local level. The latest example is the Los Angeles city elections being held this year, into which unions have poured significant sums. Our Executive Director outlines […]

  • Union organizer fired for organizing union of union organizers

    Posted on Jun 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    You read that right (you may need to read it a few times to fully grasp the hypocrisy). An employee of the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) in Las Vegas was allegedly fired for trying to organize a union of the union’s organizers. “My job is to recruit teachers to join the union, but you […]