CWF in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the Washington Free Beacon commenting on a possible city-owned casino in Chicago:

‘“We understand Chicago officials want to create jobs, and a new casino may be one way to do that. However, if these new jobs add to the unionized public-sector workforce, the whole scheme may amount to nothing more than a huge gift to the mayor’s friends at UNITE HERE, and enlarge the already-unsustainable public pension obligations that are bankrupting the city and state…”’

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Video Coverage of CWF’s Town Hall in Kentucky

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:31 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Monday, May 18th. The panel of experts and lawmakers educated workers, business owners and Kentuckians on the benefits of right-to-work.

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‘IAM’ A Bully

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Permalink

Kansas Machinist Union bosses ordered to stop their elementary-school bullying

By Samantha Zinnen

Much like a blue moon, or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it’s not every day that you see the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) call out a union on their intimidation tactics. Recently, we saw just that.

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UAW? Unwanted Angry Whiners

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Permalink

Apparently, it takes the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1990 five decertification elections before they might condescend to accept that the workers at the Hamilton NTN-Bower do not in fact want them around.

Workers at the NTB-Bower manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Alabama have now voted five times to kick out the union in the last eighteen months. This latest vote taken was taken on May 19th, and the union lost 74-52.

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Union Boss Booted Out at Corvette

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Permalink

A Lack of Accountability Engenders Only Mismanagement by Management

When workers are forced to join a union as a condition of employment, union bosses have no incentive to do their job: improve business conditions for their workers.

No accountability can lead to out-of-touch leaders, for example, Eldon J. Renaud, former President of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2164 at the GM Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Free-Rider Problem? More Like “Forced-Rider” Problem.

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Permalink

Unions’ Anti-Right-to-Work Argument Runs Out of Steam

Abraham Lincoln is often attributed as once defining a hypocrite as, “the man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”

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CWF in the Bowling Green Daily News

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:51 am - Permalink

A 2014 Gallup poll found 71 percent of Americans support right-to-work, which allows workers the freedom to opt-out of union membership and dues.

In fact, right-to-work is becoming so popular that late last year, brave county officials in Kentucky began using the state’s home rule statute to go around state legislators – who block state-wide right-to-work – and pass it as county ordinances.

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California Court Strikes a Blow for Liberty

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:06 am - Permalink

Things are looking up for the workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, years-long victims of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

On Thursday May 14th, a panel of Fifth District Court of Appeals judges in California ruled the ALRB’s Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation Statute (MMC) – which gives the board the power to unilaterally force union contracts on workers and businesses – unconstitutional, saying:

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CWF Town Hall Featured as Top Story

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 4:36 pm - Permalink

Monday, May 18th, the Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The town hall featured a panel of labor experts and lawmakers who educated attendees on the benefits of right-to-work, which allows workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues. The panel included:

Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute

Matt Patterson, Executive Director, Center for Worker Freedom

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Right-to-Work is Right-to-Choose

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Permalink

 

Kentucky Town Hall May 18, 2015

At a panel discussion in Bowling Green’s Corvette Museum, the Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson gave a presentation on why workers may choose to opt out of union membership and dues.

To view Matt’s PowerPoint, click here.

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Right-to-Work Debate Stirs Up Kentucky Governor's Race

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 11:28 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

Monday, May 18th

Local right-to-work ordinances passed by 12 Kentucky counties this year have stirred debate among candidates for Governor on both sides of the aisle.

On Tuesday, May 19th, Republicans will choose their gubernatorial candidate in a primary election. Republican candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer, Jr., and Hal Heiner have voiced their support for right-to-work.

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Event Report: Heritage Foundation Hosts Panel Discussing Local Right-to-Work Ordinances

Posted by By Samantha Zinnen on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Permalink

On Tuesday, May 12th, a lunch panel was held at the Heritage Foundation in the Van Andel Center, where the topic of the day was local right-to-work ordinances. The host was James Sherk, a Research Fellow of Labor Economics at the Heritage Foundation.

Sherk gave an introduction of home-rule based right-to-work ordinances, a new phenomenon that has passed in twelve counties in Kentucky already. Four other counties are now considering passing right-to-work ordinances.

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Pro-Worker Legal Defender to Join Right-to-Work Event in Bowling Green, KY

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 9:41 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2015

Jason Nemes, who is defending local-right-to-work against union challenges in Hardin County, Kentucky, will be joining the panel at the Center for Worker Freedom’s town hall in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The town hall will be held at the Corvette Museum on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 PM CST and feature presentations from labor experts and lawmakers, in addition to Jason Nemes, promoting the advantages of right-to-work:

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Kentucky Town Hall to Promote Controversial Right-to-Work at Corvette Museum

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 9:23 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

May 13, 2015

The Center for Worker Freedom will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Monday, May 18th to promote local-right-to-work.

It will feature a panel of experts and lawmakers including:

State Representative Jim DeCesare, 17th District, Warren, Butler counties

Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute

Matt Patterson, Executive Director, Center for Worker Freedom

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UAW UPDATE: Tennessee & Alabama

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen reported Thursday that the German auto company will summarily deny the request by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to be the only recognized representative of the factory workers at the Chattanooga, TN plant.

On Wednesday, the UAW submitted a twenty-four page document which detailed a plan that would make them the exclusive bargaining agent for the workers at the facility.

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Protest Fail

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Permalink

United Farm Workers Falls on its Face

On May 4th, the United Farm Workers (UFW) promised to march to Americans for Tax Reform's Washington, DC offices on Cinco de Mayo, where they would protest the Center for Worker Freedom's support of Fresno, California workers fighting to escape the UFW.

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