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Archive: Apr 2019

  • New Site Tracks $1.5 Billion in Public Union Political Spending

    Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    On Monday, the Center for Union Facts launched a new project www.PublicUnionFacts.com. The first of its kind, the website compiles 20 years of data on public-sector union political spending in one place. The site includes over 385,000 political contributions from nearly 5,000 labor unions. Unlike most private unions, public-sector unions are not currently required to file financial […]

  • The Employee Rights Act is Back

    Posted on Apr 01, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA). The bill, which garnered over 180 co-sponsors in the last Congress, would bring our current labor law into the 21st century by providing protections for the 7.6 million private-sector union members in the U.S. Right now, about 40 percent of union certifications bypass the […]