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  • News Roundup: Politicians On Labor’s Payroll

    Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    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 […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Center for Union Facts Obtains Internal Wisconsin Education Association Council Messaging Document

    Posted on Jun 13, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    In the aftermath of the Wisconsin recall election, many public sector unions are still licking their wounds—and apparently leaving their internal documents out in the open. In an internal memo obtained by the Center for Union Facts, the Wisconsin Education Association Council outlines the communications strategy for messaging against “Walker and his right-wing allies.” A few […]

  • Shocker: Big Labor is Hypocritical

    Posted on Jan 19, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Driven by opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal passed last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for nearly all public sector workers, unions have been extremely active in the state’s campaign to force a recall election. In a recent statement, the AFL-CIO praised the Wisconsin union members for collecting over a million signatures […]

  • Wisconsin-esque Bills Flooding Legislatures Nationwide

    Posted on Apr 08, 2011 by Union Facts

    Since the governors of Wisconsin and Ohio put an end to doing business-as-usual with public-sector unions, nearly 750 bills have been introduced by fiscally responsible legislators (or at least those trying to be) in almost every state. Most online news outlets and blogs are reporting this is a bad thing—for unions and their lockstep members, of course …