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  • ERA Would Protect Members’ Paychecks from Others’ Politics

    Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by J. Justin Wilson

    Last Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) re-introduced the Employee Rights Act(ERA), a comprehensive piece of legislation that would revamp and revitalize America’s Depression-era labor laws. A key provision of the ERA is paycheck protection, a provision that would require unions to gain the affirmative consent of members before using dues money for political purposes. Our Senior […]

  • Investor’s Business Daily Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Supreme Court Case

    Posted on Nov 15, 2013 by Team

    Can a labor union extort a business into prohibiting its employees from exercising their democratic right to a secret-ballot election? The Supreme Court will decide just that, after hearing the case UNITE-HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall on Wednesday.

  • The Republican Publishes CUF Op-Ed on Worker Centers

    Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director of the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Republican on November 11, 2013. The online version may be found here. Unions’ ‘worker center’ strategy deserves scrutiny In Boston and across the country, labor leaders are trying a new approach to unionization: worker centers. Recently, these […]

  • Detroit News Publishes CUF Op-Ed on the UAW’s Southern Strategy

    Posted on Oct 28, 2013 by Team

    The following op-ed was written by Richard Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts, and was published in The Detroit News online edition October 26, 2013, available here online. The UAW Heads South This Winter With Michigan becoming the 24th right-to-work state, the United Auto Workers union has now more than ever before been forced […]

  • Big Labor’s Desperate Southern Strategy… and Tactics

    Posted on Oct 08, 2013 by Team

    Everyone who follows labor news at all knows that the single most troublesome region in the United States for organized labor is the South, or, what’s referred to in labor circles as the “Right to Work South.” So, as Detroit’s automakers—and Detroit City—have gone bust thanks in large part to union strong-arm tactics, the United Auto Workers (UAW) has launched massive unionization efforts at […]

  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Says All Striking Union Members Should Be Fired

    Posted on Oct 04, 2013 by Team

    Okay, President Obama didn’t say exactly  that. But the principles he professed while delivering unprepared remarks today at a PR event on the government shutdown sure would seem to apply. In attempting to ridicule a House Republican for his offhanded comments regarding the current fiscal impasse, the president went from being the “ridiculer” to the “ridiculee” […]

  • The Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining?

    Posted on Oct 02, 2013 by Team

    We frequently joke that the best National Labor Relations Board would be no National Labor Relations Board at all. Well, due to the government shutdown, all but 11 out of the NLRB’s 1,611 employees have been furloughed and told to go home. Color us skeptical that this development will cause an end to labor relations. Since such […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Roll Call: Big Labor Exploits Legal Loopholes to Boost Union Rolls

    Posted on Sep 19, 2013 by Team

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Center for Union Facts ran a full-page ad in Roll Call calling attention to the rise of “worker centers”—labor-backed community organizations and non-profits that allow unions to attack businesses without having to comply with federal labor laws. This ad coincides with today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on the growing importance of these groups and the labor […]