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  • The Steadily Self-Destructing Labor Movement

    Posted on Jan 18, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    For years, we’ve contended that laws and other measures said to be “pro-worker” are in reality, only benefiting labor union bosses. It turns out that the last four years were the experiment that proves our hypothesis. With President Obama in the White House, and pro-union leadership at the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board, unions have […]

  • In Post-Election Spree, NLRB Discards Precedent At Every Turn

    Posted on Jan 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    At the current rate, it will be hard to find a legal precedent of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that that still stands after the slew of reversals in 2012. Although we’ve already covered some of these, they bear repeating. In December alone, the Board issued several decisions that reversed significant precedent of the Board itself […]

  • Michigan Right-to-Work Law Strikes a Blow for Employee Rights

    Posted on Dec 12, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state on Tuesday when Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills ensuring that employees will not be forced to pay a union just to keep their jobs. Police and fire unions were the only ones not included in the reforms. While labor makes grand plans for a response after a long, loud, and violent day of protesting, little is mentioned […]

  • Obama’s Union Sloganeering No Match for Facts

    Posted on Dec 11, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    For the past week we’ve heard from breathless activists and politicians and biased journalists ranting about the Michigan legislature and governor moving to give the state’s citizens the freedom to work. Add the President of the United States to that list. According to the White House transcript, Barack Obama told a crowd in Michigan: [W]hat we shouldn’t be doing is trying […]

  • Labor Puts Obama in “Listening Mode” at White House Meeting

    Posted on Nov 14, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Although labor hasn’t officially asked for “payback” this time around, it’s clear that unions intend to be heard on where they stand on the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Labor and its supporters have long fancied themselves as the keepers of the working people, and it appears that unions will take up that mantle again in the coming weeks. Labor leaders and progressive […]

  • Who’s the Boss? New Book Warns About Public-Sector Unions

    Posted on Aug 24, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Shadowbosses by Mallory Factor is one of the most-talked-about books about labor unions in quite some time. And for good cause — Factor’s book is a must-read. The book is great for those who are new to the subject, as well as people in-the-know who will still learn a lot about union corruption and the influence that Big […]

  • The other constitutional issue of the day

    Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    While other folks might be wrapped up in discussing other constitutional matters today, union members and employers alike should still be concerned about President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In January, while the Senate was holding pro-forma sessions in order to keep the Congress out of recess, Obama appointed three new […]

  • Unionization Goes to Pot

    Posted on Mar 30, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles are gambling that labor unions can keep them in business. With the Obama administration threatening to shut down pot shops across California, LA proprietors are seeking employee unionization as a way to head the White House off at the pass. The owners, the Huffington Post reports, “turned to the United […]