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Archive: Nov 2013 (Page 2)

  • ERA Would Protect Members’ Paychecks from Others’ Politics

    Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) re-introduced the Employee Rights Act(ERA), a comprehensive piece of legislation that would revamp and revitalize America’s Depression-era labor laws. A key provision of the ERA is paycheck protection, a provision that would require unions to gain the affirmative consent of members before using dues money for political purposes. Our Senior […]

  • Investor’s Business Daily Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Supreme Court Case

    Posted on Nov 15, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Can a labor union extort a business into prohibiting its employees from exercising their democratic right to a secret-ballot election? The Supreme Court will decide just that, after hearing the case UNITE-HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall on Wednesday.

  • Sen. Hatch, Rep. Price Introduce Employee Rights Act

    Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Tom Price (R-GA) reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA). The ERA is a set of commonsense reforms that put employees’ rights first when it comes to labor law. The bill is composed of eight straightforward principles: Majority of All Employees — Require that a majority of all employees in a proposed unit vote […]

  • Astroturfing a Worker Center 101

    Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve suspected that “worker centers” leading the walkouts of fast food restaurants and big-box retailers are union front groups, and evidence continues to pour in that not only are unions bankrolling the campaign, but unions are also deeply involved in strategy, organizing, and tactics. Two new items of evidence have come out in the past […]

  • The Republican Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director of the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Republican on November 11, 2013. The online version may be found here. Unions’ ‘worker center’ strategy deserves scrutiny In Boston and across the country, labor leaders are trying a new approach to unionization: worker centers. Recently, these […]

  • The Big Labor Bribe

    Posted on Nov 06, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Obama administration defies the law to grant labor unions the Big Labor Bribe.

  • SCOTUS to Ask, “What about the Employees?”

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    Next week, in a case entitled Unite-HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall, the Supreme Court will consider whether card-check “neutrality agreements” violate employee rights under the Labor-Management Relations Act (a.k.a. Taft-Hartley). These agreements, frequently forced on an employer by a union corporate campaign or potentially by a worker center campaign, require the employer not to speak on the […]