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Archive: Feb 2018

  • Department of Labor Pressured to Close Worker Center Loophole

    Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by Team

    Worker centers have long exploited a loophole in federal labor law—and it’s time for the Department of Labor to close it. That’s the message in a recent letter from the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, praised by the Workforce Fairness Institute. Worker centers operate like labor unions, but don’t obey the transparency […]

  • Washington Examiner: Congress Should Pass ERA

    Posted on Feb 23, 2018 by Team

    The Washington Examiner recently published an editorial in defense of workplace freedom, which the Supreme Court will take up this week with the Janus v. AFSCME case. The Court is expected to effectively prohibit public-sector unions from compelling employees to pay dues or fees to the union. A pro-employee ruling would strip public-sector union bosses of the involuntary dues […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Sad Start to 2018 (Cont’d)

    Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by Team

    As we explained a few weeks ago, America’s unions got off to an embarrassing start in 2018. Early January was flooded with union corruption scandals and other slip-ups. But the rest of the month wasn’t any better. The Labor Department chronicled even more scandals in the latter weeks of January: On January 24th, 2018, in the […]

  • ERA Support Hits New Heights

    Posted on Feb 06, 2018 by Team

    Keep an eye on the Employee Rights Act (ERA), which would substantially update American labor law for the first time since the 1940s. Gaining congressional co-sponsors by the week, the ERA received a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing last year and is now moving closer to a House floor vote in 2018. To date, […]