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  • It’s Official: Doing Union Work On The Job Takes Time

    Posted on Feb 20, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    As The Washington Examiner reports, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has finished calculating the time and costs of federal union “official time” for fiscal year 2011. “Official time” or “release time” is the time that union officials spend on dealing with union representational matters while they are being paid by the employer–in this case, the federal government. The numbers […]

  • News Roundup: More Labor Pushback In the States

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    The Olympian: No collective bargaining for state worker health care under Tom bill A Democrat legislator has proposed adding a special wellness program to the benefits of every state employee–but in turn, would limit health care as a collective bargaining issue. The Washington Federation of State Employees has called this “an assault on one of our bargaining rights.” […]

  • News Roundup: 2-12-13

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Bring up right to work The paper’s editors come out in favor of the National Right to Work Legislation proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Nation: Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats Despite an NLRB settlement order, it appears that the UFCW is participating in […]

  • News Roundup: 2-11-13

    Posted on Feb 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Cincinnati Enquirer: Voices: US labor unions face stacked deck A union organizer argues that employees should only hear one side of the story: his. Los Angeles Times: Ports face labor discord The costly strike that ended in December is now at risk of starting again. Washington Examiner: Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers […]

  • News Roundup: 2-8-13

    Posted on Feb 08, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    New York Times: Hunter Defends His Union Record Billy Hunter of the NBA players union speaks out for the first time since an investigation exposed nepotism and other unsavory practices. NewsWorks: Union: Nutter threatens public employees statewide “He’s gone full Scott Walker on public-sector workers,” says Herman “Pete” Matthews of District Council 33. New York Times: Business and Labor Unite […]

  • CUF In The News

    Posted on Feb 06, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    With the United States Postal Service announcing that it will be cutting Saturday mail delivery, and the postal employees unions denouncing the smart, money-saving measure, the Center for Union Facts has been busy: Detroit my20 TV: Postal Service to Cut Saturday Delivery The Center for Union Facts, a union watchdog group, says “postal unions need to […]

  • The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend?

    Posted on Feb 04, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    With the departure of Hilda Solis from the Department of Labor (DOL), Seth Harris is–at least temporarily–at the helm as acting secretary. But not everyone is happy about that. Harris is a law professor who served as Director of Labor & Employment Law Programs at New York University prior to this stint at the DOL. […]

  • Look for our Super Bowl Ad: Time To Flush Labor Union Intimidation

    Posted on Feb 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Labor unions long to end the secret ballot. The Employee Rights Act (ERA) would sack them before that bad idea gets out of the pocket. The ERA guarantees employees’ right to a secret ballot vote. That’s because voting — like some other things — should be done in private. Super Bowl viewers will learn more about that on Sunday when they see the […]