Pants A'fire

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

By Julie Lucarelli

Debunking Union lies about Right-to-Work Laws

There is a lie being spread across America by unions that right-to-work laws reduce wages. “Unions chant right-to-work for less!” to intimidate lawmakers from supporting right-to-work (RTW) laws, which give people the choice to opt out of union membership and dues. These laws have been passed in 25 of our 50 states.

Non-RTW states have a significantly higher percentage of union members. This means less money for union bosses. No wonder they hate RTW laws.

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Want Unemployment With That?

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 9:01 am - Permalink
Unions and NLRB Sock it to Franchisers
 
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See Ya, Silas! UFW Lackey Removed from ALRB?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Permalink

On August 3, 2015, Katy Grimes reported in the FlashReport that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) Visalia Regional Director Silas Shawver is leaving his post, bound for a job in another part of the state government. 

Shawver’s been the main prosecutor of the Gerawan farm workers in Fresno who have been working for years to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW).

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Permalink

On Friday, August 21, 2015, the Daily Caller published a piece called "Right-To-Work In Missouri Depends On A Handul of Republican Legislators" by the CWF's research fellow Samantha Zinnen.

In the piece, Zinnen writes about Missouri’s next best chance to pass right-to-work:

Missouri lawmakers have an opportunity to make a bold play for the state’s economy by passing right-to-work.

Right-to-work legislation, which outlaws forced

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CWF in the Washington Times

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 10:22 am - Permalink

Recently the CWF was quoted exclusively in the Washignton Times. Jeffrey Scott Shapiro quoted our executive director, Matt Patterson, in his piece, "United Farm Workers, founded by Cesar Chavez, in standoff with Gerawan Farming" that was published Wednesday, August 19, 2015. 

Shapiro quoted Patterson in part as saying, "these workers know what they’re doing. They don’t want to give their money to the unions, and even more important, it’s about freedom. The union wants 3 percent of their pay.”

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Union Limbo: How Low Will They Go?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Permalink

Big Labor's latest attack on Right-to-Work is wrong - and outrageous

The Center for Worker Freedom has learned that union supporters have been circulating in Kentucky a ridiculous article called, “What’s Wrong with ‘Right-to-Work’: Exposing the Racist Legacy and Corporate America’s Agenda.”  

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:50 am - Permalink

Sean Higgins, writing for the Washington Examiner, recently quoted the CWF in an August 12, 2015 piece.

“Matt Patterson, executive director of conservative Center for Worker Freedom, said the $15 minimum wage movement is mostly driven by unions. ‘The Obama administration and the Democrat Party — dependent on the millions of dollars that unions funnel to progressive causes and candidates every election cycle — are clearly being wagged by that particularly rabid dog.’"

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CWF on the Grover Norquist Show

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Permalink

Grover Norquist invited Matt Patterson, the Center for Worker Freedom executive director, on the Grover Norquist Show earlier today to give an update about the plight of the Gerawan farmworkers. 

Click here to listen to the podcast now! 

 

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Permalink

On August 3, 2015, Connor Wolf of the Daily Caller reported on the ongoing legal battle for the local right-to-work option in Kentucky. Wolf quoted our executive director, Matt Patterson, in the piece.

“Matt Patterson, executive director for Center for Worker Freedom (CWF), is optimistic the courts will side with the counties.

“We’ll have a decision sometime in September,” Patterson told The DCNF. “We feel very good about what is happening in Kentucky.”

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UAW Update: Dennis Williams' No Good Week

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:45 am - Permalink

The UAW’s president owes his bad week to the Michigan Supreme Court, Mitsubishi, and the implications for the ongoing Big Three contract negotiations

On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 the Michigan Supreme Court stuck a blow against forced unionization for state employees with a 4-3 ruling

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Camille Paglia on Scott Walker, Public Unions

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 11:47 am - Permalink

Camille Paglia, the sometimes-infuriating but always-fascinating liberal lioness, takes on the issue of public-sector unions in the third part of a wide-ranging interview at Solon.com:

"[Scott] Walker is a very talented and combative politician, with far more substance than liberals are allowing for.

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Minimum Wage Hikes? It's a (Union) Trap!

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Permalink

Unions Fight for 15 for everyone but them. 

The battle for an increase in the minimum wage has been aggressively fought by the Left for the past several years. Leading the charge has been none other than the purse of the Democratic Party: Big Labor.

Ignoring the negative economic repercussions that accompany raising the minimum wage – job losses, and more part-time and less full-time positions – there is a less talked-about problem.

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CWF in POLITICO

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:42 am - Permalink

On July 20, POLITICO’s Morning Shift reported on the CWF’s exclusive footage of labor leader Dolores Huerta bullying a farmworker at a party in Sacramento.

The farmworker, Silvia Lopez, is the leader of the workers attempting to decertify from Huerta’s United Farm Workers (UFW).

Politico contextualized the incident by saying:

The CWF is helping Lopez and her co-workers at Gerawan Farming in Fresno in a fight to decertify the UFW. Huerta, presumably, doesn’t like that — hence the arm block.

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'One Life' to Bully

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 9:53 am - Permalink

Dolores Huerta’s true colors are shinning through despite the best framing from the National Portrait Gallery 

Dolores Huerta has been on the receiving end of some bad press lately. Huerta, the "Dragon Lady" of the grape-grower’s strike of 1965-1970 and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), was caught on film bullying a female farmworker. 

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Permalink

On June 24th, Dolores Huerta was videotaped bullying a female worker who is leading the fight to decertify the union Huerta helped found, the United Farm Workers.

Silvia Lopez, the farmworker who is seen being shoved by Huerta was invited into a party by a representative from Governor Jerry Brown’s staff.

The Daily Caller’s Connor Wolf reports of the union icon:

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CWF in the Sacramento Bee

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Permalink

Recently, the Sacramento Bee reported on a CWF exclusive video showing UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta bullying a farm worker. 

The Sacramento Bee described the incident involving Huerta and farmworker Silvia Lopez by saying:

“Grainy footage shot during a party last month appears to show United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta blocking another invited guest – and political opponent – from access to Gov. Jerry Brown.”

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