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  • CUF Launches New Billboards in Campaign Exposing UAW Corruption

    Posted on May 28, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed the United Auto Workers’ petition requesting a vote to unionize at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN. Just hours after the NLRB gave its decision, the UAW filed a new petition with the board. But a new petition won’t fix the union’s bad reputation—the reality of which […]

  • “Culture of Corruption” at UAW Documented by New Website

    Posted on Apr 18, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

     In light of the recent guilty plea from ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, the Center for Union Facts has created a new website www.UAWInvestigation.com. The site is the latest phase of an on-going campaign to hold the UAW accountable for corruption and anti-worker tactics. A full page print ad promoting the site ran in three […]

  • UAW “Flower Funds” are the Latest in Union Corruption Scandals

    Posted on Mar 25, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Once again, the United Auto Workers has found itself in hot water. Federal investigators have launched a probe into the union’s so-called “flower funds.” Allegedly intended to collect money to provide flowers at the funerals of auto makers, these funds may have a more nefarious purpose. Investigators are looking into the possibility that senior UAW officials who […]

  • Desperate UAW Digs in for Chattanooga Fight

    Posted on Jul 11, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    If you thought that a defeat for a union in a unionization election was the end of Big Labor’s efforts, you’d be wrong. Volkswagen plant workers who told the United Auto Workers to get packing are about to learn this, as the union has created a local to “represent” the workers despite the employees’ clear […]

  • Promoting Employee Rights on the UAW’s Doorstep

    Posted on Mar 04, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) is still stinging from its recent defeat at the hands of Volkswagen assembly plant workers in Tennessee. But while union leaders spew vitriol at local officials and demand a re-vote, our Executive Director is telling Detroit News readers that there is a better way to direct labor back to relevancy. […]

  • UAW Flops in Tennessee

    Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big news in the labor world: The United Auto Workers lost a secret-ballot vote to organize workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The UAW and its parent federation, the AFL-CIO, aren’t taking the defeat lying down, as The Wall Street Journal reports: So far, the unions’ reaction to the defeat has been […]

  • Judge Clears Detroit to Go Bust

    Posted on Dec 03, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    In a much-anticipated decision this morning, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled against a group of labor unions and other creditors and allowed the City of Detroit to file for municipal Chapter IX bankruptcy. It gets worse for the city’s municipal unions, as Judge Rhodes put city workers’ pensions on the potential chopping block: In […]

  • UAW’s Southern Strategy May Break the Law

    Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Since things started to go badly for Detroit’s Big Three automakers (in large part because of unsustainable union contract demands), the United Auto Workers (UAW) has sought to unionize foreign-based “transplant” auto plants. These plants are located in the generally pro-business, individualist, and right-to-work South, making unionizing them difficult. The UAW has tried repeatedly to […]