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Archive: May 2022

  • Do New UAW Election Rules Do Enough to Enact Meaningful Reform At the Union?

    Posted on May 19, 2022 by Team

    Last week, the court-appointed independent monitor for the United Auto Workers union released the rules for the union’s first ever mail-in direct election of the International Executive Board. The rules were published in a six-month update filed by the monitor. Back in December, auto workers voted to adopt direct elections following a years-long corruption scandal […]

  • Who’s the Real Author Behind Seattle’s “PayUp” Legislation?

    Posted on May 17, 2022 by Team

    Working Washington got its start advocating for the Service Employees International Union and its Fight for $15 campaign. (In fact, the group is so entrenched in union interests that we filed a complaint against it, arguing it should be considered a “labor organization.”) Most recently, Working Washington pushed for a government takeover of Seattle’s gig […]

  • PRO Act Not the Only Threat to Worker Choice

    Posted on May 12, 2022 by Team

    Major Democrats including President Biden are pushing for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act as a way to boost their pals in Big Labor. The bill reads like a union wishlist. Its provisions do nothing to advance worker choice and everything to consolidate more power in the country’s labor unions. If it becomes […]