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  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Rhode Island Legislators Literally On The Union Payroll Although plenty of politicians are effectively on labor’s payroll thanks to the massive amount of money that unions funnel into political campaigns, two Rhode Island state senators have taken things to a whole new level. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Senator Frank Ciccone both pulled in six figures from the […]

  • News Roundup: Hayes Moves On

    Posted on Jan 08, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Former NLRB Member Joins Ogletree Deakins  Former National Labor Relations Board member Brian Hayes, whose term with the Board ended last month, is now a shareholder of Ogletree Deakins, a law firm that often represents management in labor disputes. Hayes has been named co-chair of the Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group. Hayes said about the move: “This is […]

  • Michigan Teachers Unions Abandon Students to Protest Right-to-Work

    Posted on Dec 14, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    It’s no surprise that Michigan’s unions came out in force to protest Michigan’s right-to-work law over the past two weeks. One group of protesters, however, deserves a gold star: the teachers who “called in sick” so that they could join the loud and violent throngs marching through Lansing. Most reports indicate that the number of […]

  • Are Teachers Unions Finally Starting to Learn?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    While the rest of the labor movement forges ahead with its destructive agenda, teachers unions are starting to look like rational actors. Los Angeles teachers are on the brink of joining Newark educators by bucking national trends and will allow student performance-based evaluations. The American Federation of Teachers is proposing a “bar exam” for teachers and higher standards for education training. And Wisconsin […]

  • Do You Stand With Dougco Kids?

    Posted on Oct 04, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    When a Washington D.C. union boss comes to town, take notice. If that boss promises to come back again, take cover. “This is not my first trip to Colorado, and it won’t be my last,” said Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Coloradoans—you’ve been warned. Weingarten, the former head of the AFT’s […]

  • USA Today Runs Teachers Union Exposed’s “Killer Ad”

    Posted on Sep 17, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Now we know which media outlets value an open debate on education reform. The Chicago Tribune fell short last week when it refused to run our ad showing that teachers unions, such as the striking Chicago Teachers Union, are the ones blocking the school house door. In stark contrast, USA Today ran the ad today on page 10A–the same day that they are […]

  • Which Solutions Do Chicago Teachers Want To Be A Part Of?

    Posted on by LaborPains.org Team

    Give nothing, take more. That’s the new motto coming from teachers union delegates after a surprising turn of events in Chicago’s first teachers strike in a generation. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) extended its strike for at least another two days until the governing body, the House of Delegates, meets again on Tuesday—Day 7 of the strike. On […]

  • Tuscaloosa in Chicago

    Posted on Sep 13, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve come a long way from New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. The landmark 1964 Supreme Court case outlined the rules of the game for newspapers, stating what they could print without being guilty of libel and subject to damages. We’re reminded of the case today after the Chicago Tribune refused to run one of our Teachers Union Exposed […]