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  • BLS Data Shows Union Membership Drops to All Time Low

    Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on 2018 union membership. According to the most recent statistics, the percent of wage and salary workers who are union members has hit its lowest point since the BLS started tracking the number. Overall union membership has dropped to 10.5 percent of workers, .2 percent lower than in […]

  • Unions Should Brace for Another Landmark Supreme Court Decision in 2019

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, public-sector unions can no longer compel workers to pay so-called “fair share fees.” However, these unions still have the sole power to negotiate on behalf of their workers. Known as “exclusive representation,” federal labor law requires unions to represent every worker in a bargaining unit, regardless of […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: UAW Edition

    Posted on Dec 21, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This holiday season instead of presents, the Michigan court system is handing out jail time. The below court sentences are the result of a corruption probe into the United Auto Workers (UAW) and their relationship with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The investigation revealed a scandal that went all the way to the top. Here’s a […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: October Round-Up

    Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This Thanksgiving, some union bosses have more to be thankful for than others. Check out the latest batch of offenders from last month’s rackets: In Oklahoma, former bookkeeper for Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 270, was sentenced to three months of incarceration, five months of home confinement, and three years of supervised […]

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Embezzlement, Theft, & Election Violations

    Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Sometimes union bosses have a hard time keeping their hands out of the cookie jar. Here are the best rackets from September: In New York, Rocco Fazzolari, former President of International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Local 122, plead guilty to an information for Embezzlement of Union Funds, Embezzlement from an Employee Benefit Plan as well as Conspiracy […]

  • Angered by Op-ed on Racial Discrimination, BCTC Floods Pages of Crain’s with Letters to the Editor, Still Comes Up Short

    Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the summer, the Center for Union Facts launched its Ask Gary Why campaign encouraging New Yorkers to ask why the unions Gary LaBarbera represents in the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) have a long history of racial discrimination. The campaign included research that found black unionized construction workers earn 23 percent less than their white counterparts. […]

  • Federal Agency Backs Unions with Cash

    Posted on Apr 30, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s an old saying: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck,  it’s probably a duck.” The same principle holds for corrupt federal agencies. The Washington Examiner’s Luke Rosiak recently covered the departure of labor union-friendly lawyer George Cohen from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) — a federal agency charged with mediating labor-management contracts — amid […]

  • New Billboard in Times Square Calls out AFT

    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts calls out the American Federation of Teachers with Times Square Billboard and 60-Second Radio Ad in New York City