Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Jul 2020

  • Good Cops vs. Bad Cops: Who’s Stopping Us From Telling the Difference?

    Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Police unions have gotten away with collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that protect bad behavior and stymie most reform efforts. As outrage over unjust law enforcement tactics grows, it’s important to understand how police unions — and the bargaining agreements they push — prevent us from holding bad cops accountable. That’s why the Center for Union […]

  • SPECIAL REPORT: CA Labor Groups Flack Unrepresentative Gig Survey They Helped Write

    Posted on Jul 09, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Labor unions are accustomed to campaigning for workers’ rights. This fall in California, the script is flipped: They’re opposing a ballot measure that cements the status of gig workers (think DoorDashers or Uber Drivers) as independent contractors. Labor’s problem is that gig workers don’t want what it’s selling; by a 4-to-1 margin, they want to […]

  • UAW Spent Big To Defend Guilty Ex-Prez, and Other Officials

    Posted on Jul 01, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) is still embroiled in an ongoing corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top of the union’s leadership. Most recently, former UAW President Gary Jones pleaded guilty to helping embezzle hundreds of thousands of members’ dues dollars, making him the 14th official to be found guilty in the […]