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

    Posted on May 17, 2022 by LaborPains.org 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 […]

  • Contract Reveal Union’s Salty Tricks

    Posted on Mar 16, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s an old saying: If you can’t beat them, join them. But if you’re a union boss, there’s a twist. Their saying goes something like: If you can’t beat them, join them with false pretenses to sow discord between workers until the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) backs you up. This is a process called […]

  • What Tennesseans Have to Say About the UAW

    Posted on Jan 31, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    A Ford Motors plant is coming to Tennessee. While new jobs are certainly welcome, the UAW’s culture of corruption is not. In fact, a recent poll found that 2 out of 3 Tennesseans think Ford workers should have a secret ballot vote to decide whether they want to be represented by the union. The Center […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Big Labor’s Naughty List

    Posted on Dec 28, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve got the latest round-up of union rackets just in time for the Holidays. Check out some of the most recent additions to Big Labor’s naughty list. In Texas, Brian Walker, former Vice President of International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1504-8 (located in Galveston, Tex.), pleaded guilty to one count of false entries. In Michigan, Verdine Day, former […]

  • Unions Would Gain Billions In Dues Dollars Under PRO Act

    Posted on May 17, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Like most legislation labor unions promote, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is just another way union leaders can line their coffers. The PRO Act, a bill before Congress that would overhaul the U.S. labor system, is estimated to nearly double the amount of money unions collect in a given year, according to […]

  • CWA Called Out For Allegedly Spreading “Misinformation” On Pay Discrepancies

    Posted on Apr 30, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Gannett, the newspaper management firm, issued a devastating fact-check of a misleading report published by the Communications Workers of America’s NewsGuild. The journalist union claimed that Gannett was paying non-white and female reporters less than their white male counterparts. The report was based on the survey responses of 450 journalists in 14 Gannett newsrooms. Unionized […]

  • RWDSU Has Itself to Blame For Blowout Loss at Amazon Facility

    Posted on Apr 19, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    No amount of support from Democrats — including President Biden — could save the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) from suffering a blowout loss at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama earlier this month. The RWDSU received just 738 votes in favor of being represented by the union from the group of nearly 5,800 workers. […]

  • Prop 22 Opponents Have a Bad Case of Sour Grapes

    Posted on Nov 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, Proposition 22 — a California ballot measure that allows certain gig workers to be exempt from the state’s AB 5 law — passed with 58 percent of the vote. Now, app-based drivers for gig companies including Uber and Lyft are able to retain their independent contractor status, instead of being reclassified as employees […]