Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

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  • Text “FRONTGROUP” to …

    Posted on Aug 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    We have noted before that labor unions are transitioning their organizing models from traditional regulated collective bargaining organizations—National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) unions—to pseudo-union groups like worker centers. While the AFL-CIO moves to admit non-union members like the Sierra Club, their rivals the SEIU have taken the workers center model on full-bore, seeding “Workers Organizing […]

  • Fast Food Walkouts Spell “Strike” S.E.I.U.

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Recently, a number of groups taking the form of “worker centers” have staged walkouts of fast food restaurants in several cities. The most prominent has been Fast Food Forward in New York City, but Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit have also seen some activity. The Detroit Free Press reports on events in that city: Organizers […]

  • Pseudo-Union Displays Labor’s Latest Tactics

    Posted on Apr 04, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The SEIU front group Fast Food Forward is holding its second “strike” in New York City. The strikers marching under the banner of this “workers center” — see our previous coverage of these unions-in-sheep’s-clothing here — chose to walk out today because 45 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in […]

  • Labor and the “Union” Name: Is a Rebrand Really the Answer?

    Posted on Dec 11, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Labor unions have a big problem: Americans don’t like them as much as they used to. Luckily for the union cause, labor has a plan to right the sinking ship—ditch, or at least replace, the “union” label. The latest numbers paint a bleak picture. Public approval of labor unions has dropped nearly 15 percent in […]