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  • The Next Great Bailout: Teamsters Pensions?

    Posted on Apr 09, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Wall Street Journal reports on what might be the next great federal bailout. The Teamsters Union Central States pension fund has been in trouble for some time—UPS pulled out of the fund in 2009—but now it’s advancing towards a point of no return. It seems the Teamsters Union’s Central States pension fund is going […]

  • Baker’s Union Burns Hostess, Teamsters, And Members

    Posted on Feb 07, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Hostess Baker’s Union is back and ready to be more destructive than ever. And as details emerge from what happened behind the scenes during the November strike that led to the company’s liquidation, it’s clear that the plans of union officials are never completely baked. As the first bidders on the bankrupt snack and bread company have begun to […]

  • Surrounded By Scandal? Perhaps You Should Run Our Union

    Posted on Jan 25, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Although former speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Christopher Donovan came up short in his run for Congress, the Hartford Courant reports that he’s being encouraged to campaign to be the next head of the state’s AFL-CIO. Donovan has a great prerequisite: he’s already involved in a serious scandal. A few months before the Democratic primary, seven people were indicted by a federal […]

  • News Roundup

    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Teamsters Unionize Truck Drivers at Southern CA Ports Having suffered a costly port strike in December, the businesses—to say nothing of the millions of Americans—who rely on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach won’t be happy to hear this news: The Press-Telegram reports that 65 truckers for Toll Group have reached a union contract agreement with port management. The paper declared them “the […]

  • Union’s Strike of Bankrupt Company Half-Baked

    Posted on Nov 13, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Unions like to portray themselves as the ones who fight back and balance out the equation between employees and management. But realistically, they are the yin to the company’s yang: employees and employers are interdependent, and one cannot exist without the other. This lesson is most clear today at Hostess, where 627 employees lost their job […]

  • RAISE-ing Expectations For a Better Investment

    Posted on Aug 01, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Should you be allowed to sell a stock if it was dropping like a rock? That’s the question that our executive director contemplates in Forbes. Unfortunately, many Americans can’t do the same with their own poor investment — their labor union. Rather than supporting efforts such as the Employee Rights Act, unions are busy spending on candidates […]

  • Feds Open Investigation Into Alleged Snow Job

    Posted on Jan 07, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    After 20 inches of snow were dumped on New York City last week, the media has been atwitter about allegations made by one city councilman. Dan Halloran claimed he was approached by three Sanitation Department workers who confessed they had been ordered to slow down the snow removal as a protest against recent budget cuts. […]