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Archive: Sep 2013

  • “Minority Unionism” Targets Employee Rights

    Posted on Sep 24, 2013 by Team

    Since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the 1930s, union collective bargaining in the United States has been governed on a series of principles to ensure employee freedom in choosing representatives. Employees have the right to privately vote (or sign cards) for their representatives to ensure that employers or unions don’t […]

  • Labor’s Latest Victim: 16-year-old Grocery Store Greeter

    Posted on Sep 20, 2013 by Team

    We’ve written many times before about the utter shamelessness of labor unions when it comes to getting what they want, even if it means deploying Westboro Baptist Church-style harassment tactics against families grieving the loss of loved ones. So it was with little surprise when we read a story out of San Diego today about a […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Roll Call: Big Labor Exploits Legal Loopholes to Boost Union Rolls

    Posted on Sep 19, 2013 by Team

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Center for Union Facts ran a full-page ad in Roll Call calling attention to the rise of “worker centers”—labor-backed community organizations and non-profits that allow unions to attack businesses without having to comply with federal labor laws. This ad coincides with today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on the growing importance of these groups and the labor […]

  • CUF Takes CNBC Talking Unions and the ACA

    Posted on Sep 16, 2013 by Team

    We noted recently that big unions are beginning to realize they made a mistake in encouraging their political clients to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in 2010. With the AFL-CIO Convention passing a resolution to formally criticize the law for putting unions’ multiemployer plans (called Taft-Hartley trusts […]

  • The Wall Street Journal Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Sep 13, 2013 by Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2013. The online version may be found here. On Monday the AFL-CIO voted near-unanimously to incorporate nonunion affiliates known as “worker centers” into its ranks. The impetus behind this move […]

  • Labor Woes Worsen Over PPACA

    Posted on Sep 04, 2013 by Team

    Richard Trumka was certainly correct when he recently confessed that labor was “in crisis.” Over the Labor Day weekend, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) voted to leave the AFL-CIO. The fissure occurred over a number of differences; however, the proverbial “final straw” appeared to be the AFL-CIO’s continuing support […]