Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Mar 2021

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Spring Roundup

    Posted on Mar 24, 2021 by Team

    The seasons may have changed since our last labor racket check in, but these union bosses sure haven’t. Below, check out some of the latest rackets from the last month. In California, Stephen Rooze, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Division 662, was charged in a four-count indictment for embezzling $140,064 […]

  • Should Sectoral Bargaining Come to the U.S.? New Report Says "No."

    Posted on Mar 23, 2021 by Team

    Sectoral bargaining is gaining support among top Democrats, including President Joe Biden, as a way to set wages, working conditions, and benefits for entire industries, often by union-controlled boards ─ even for those companies whose workers have rejected unionization. It’s also the latest policy being pushed by organized labor and its allies in academia and […]

  • PRO Act Would Threaten The Freedom of Millions of Independent Contractors

    Posted on Mar 05, 2021 by Team

    Congress is currently considering the latest iteration of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) — a bill that reads more like a labor union wishlist than a serious piece of legislation. Still, unions are hopeful that a Democrat-controlled Congress and President Biden — who has expressed support for the bill — will finally […]