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  • AFL-CIO Throws Member Union under Liberal Bus

    Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Team

    When unions play politics, they throw a significant chunk of their membership under the proverbial bus. While 90 percent of union political contributions go to Democrats and an overwhelming percentage of identifiable contributions to political organizations go to liberal groups like the Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Harry Reid’s Senate Majority […]

  • Trumka Bringing Card-Check II to a Congress Near You?

    Posted on Jun 06, 2014 by Team

    After Big Labor’s push for the deceptively named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) failed in 2009-2010, Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO have been trying to concoct a new way to harvest more union dues and stop their long-term decline. We’ve seen union bosses hide behind fake grassroots “worker center” front groups, threaten management’s right to […]

  • Full-Page Ad in The Wall Street Journal Unmasks Big Labor’s Latest Scheme

    Posted on Jul 25, 2013 by Team

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal calling attention to the rise of the “worker center”—community organizations and non-profits that are organized labor’s latest scheme to unionize workers without having to comply with federal labor laws. The ad also follows on the heels of a front-page expose in the Journal detailing the […]

  • Full-Page Ad in Washington Examiner Uses Trumka’s Words Against Him

    Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by Team

    WASHINGTON,D.C. – Today, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is running a full-page ad in the first edition of the new weekly Washington Examiner highlighting the labor reforms contained in the Employee Rights Act (ERA), a bill that would protect individual workers’ rights in the workplace. The ad features a photograph of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and a quote from Trumka saying, “In order to rebuild […]

  • News Roundup: 2-8-13

    Posted on Feb 08, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    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 […]

  • Trumka’s Ho-Hos Attack is Ho-Hum

    Posted on Nov 16, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Unlike Twinkies, which have been rumored to last forever — and now might not last another week thanks to a union strike — labor’s arguments can get stale pretty quickly. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka seems to think that just because labor paid millions for its political messaging in 2012 that the campaign slogans can be reused for anything. In a statement on the Hostess liquidation, Trumka […]

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

    Posted on Nov 14, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    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 […]