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  • SEIU Official Warns Against Reporting Cases of Union Abuse

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by Team

    Earlier this year, Njoke Woods, a worker at the Service Employees International Union’s second largest local, United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), accused the union of having a “culture of sexual misconduct, favoritism, and backroom dealing against the members.” She was ultimately fired for speaking out. Now, to add insult to injury, she is being sued […]

  • Desperate UAW Digs in for Chattanooga Fight

    Posted on Jul 11, 2014 by 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 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’s Southern Strategy May Break the Law

    Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by 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 […]

  • United Auto Workers should stick to cars, not cards

    Posted on May 11, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Just how pushy can unions get when trying to organize new members? For the United Auto Workers, the answer is as simple as it is audacious: they orchestrated a mock card check election, make employees believe unionization was inevitable, and did it all with the complicity of public officials. Luckily for employees, they were going […]

  • UAW Cuts Rival Union Out of Auto Recovery

    Posted on May 01, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Though the size and influence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has waned  over the past couple of decades, the union cashed a substantial amount of political capital to help secure the 2007 bailout of the auto industry. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the union has made sure to protect its members–even at the […]

  • Trivial Pursuit, Union Edition

    Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    Who said the following? There are strong forces in America that preach the vision of scarcity, the vision of division and the vision of fear. They try to convince us that we are not a country gifted with great abundance; they try to convince us that there is not enough abundance to go around, so […]

  • Get Ready for Another UAW Strike

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    The United Auto Workers have been busy bees lately. Their next target could be Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment: The United Auto Workers on Sunday voted by an overwhelming margin to allow leadership to call a strike against Caterpillar Inc. if a new contract cannot be hammered out. UAW members at seven […]