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Archive: Jul 2013

  • Worker Centers No Longer Hidden in Obscurity

    Posted on Jul 31, 2013 by Team

    As we mentioned in a recent article and our full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal, worker centers can no longer hide in the shadows of labor law’s grey areas. Labor experts across the country have noticed the subversive tactics that worker centers use in order to avoid classification as a “labor organization” under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure […]

  • Republican Leaders Draft Letter to Labor Secretary Perez

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    In a recent article and our full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal, we explained the uncanny similarities between worker centers and labor unions. On July 23, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce expressed their suspicions as well by writing a letter to newly appointed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. In their letter, they challenge Perez to clearly define Labor-Management […]

  • AFL-CIO wants Federal Government to Bail Out Detroit

    Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by Team

    The United States is $16.7 trillion in debt and the total state debt of Michigan is $124.5 billion, yet Richard Trumka and the members of the AFL-CIO executive board want Michigan and Federal taxpayers to bail out Detroit. According to The Hill: The executive council of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, called for an “immediate infusion of federal […]

  • Full-Page Ad in The Wall Street Journal Unmasks Big Labor’s Latest Scheme

    Posted on Jul 25, 2013 by Team

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal calling attention to the rise of the “worker center”—community organizations and non-profits that are organized labor’s latest scheme to unionize workers without having to comply with federal labor laws. The ad also follows on the heels of a front-page expose in the Journal detailing the […]

  • Unions Loading Trojan Horse with…Carwash Workers?

    Posted on Jul 23, 2013 by Team

    As we told Wall Street Journal readers from the front page today, unions are employing new tactics in their endless quest for employees’ dues money. As our managing director told readers, new “workers centers” are “a far more potent strategy than unions have used in the past.” They entice workers with promises of language classes, citizenship, and better wages in […]

  • Teamsters Harass Families in Mourning

    Posted on Jul 22, 2013 by Team

    We wrote last Friday about how unions will stop at nothing when it comes to getting what they want, regardless of how their heavy-handed tactics may impact the lives of wholly uninvolved third parties. In that same post, we also noted how the SEIU’s endangering of the public’s safety is perhaps a new low when it […]

  • Union: Who Cares About the Public’s Safety?

    Posted on Jul 19, 2013 by Team

    We have long noted that when it comes to unions getting what they want, there are few – if any – tactics they consider too extreme. Whether it be utilizing “card check” to harass and pressure coworkers, or allegedly forcing non-union members to pay union dues in violation of state laws, the rights of others are rarely an obstacle in their […]

  • NLRB Nominee Schiffer Openly Opposes Secret Ballot Elections

    Posted on Jul 18, 2013 by Team

    With absolutely no regard for even the appearance of impartiality, the president nominated Nancy Schiffer, former associate general counsel for the AFL-CIO. Schiffer is a long-time rubber stamp for pro-union policy, but most troubling is her support of card-check legislation. In a 2004 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, she described the workplace as “an […]