CWF Quoted in The Daily Signal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 10:57 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in The Daily Signal on February 19, 2017, on how labor reform helped Trump:

“Did the labor reforms enacted in Wisconsin and neighboring Michigan help Donald Trump win those states?” Matt Patterson, executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, said in an email to The Daily Signal. “No question in my mind. Hard to fight when your bazooka’s been replaced by a squirt gun.”

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Iowa Public Workers: You are Now Free to Leave

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 17, 2016, Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law a sweeping bill that will change state labor law for government employees.

The law won’t allow collective bargaining over health insurance, extra pay and other issues. It also changes firing procedures and the rules for union certification elections. You can read more about the bill and its similarities to Wisconsin’s Act 10 in my February 7th post, “Worker Freedom in the Hawkeye State.”

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New Hampshire Legislators Deceived by Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 16, 2017, the New Hampshire House voted 200-177 to kill the Right-to-Work bill. New Hampshire would have been the 29th Right-to-Work state and the first state in New England to become Right-to-Work.

New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu expressed disappointment in a statement he released:

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Looking Back at the Push for National Right-to-Work

Posted by Emily Leayman on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Permalink

By Emily Leayman

This month, Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced national right-to-work legislation. The bill introduction reads:

To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

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Acosta Love It. Trump Makes Another Great Choice for DOL

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 16, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated R. Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination the day before.

Acosta was born to Cuban parents and is a native of Miami, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. 

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IAM a Loser: Machinists' Union Fails Big at Boeing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 15, 2017, workers at Boeing’s South Carolina factory voted overwhelmingly to reject the union.

Boeing reported that about 2,800 out of 3,000 workers voted in the election and about 74 percent voted against unionization.

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CWF Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10:57 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek on February 16, 2017, on how Right-to-Work is winning:

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Republicans Turn On Andrew Puzder

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 15, 2017, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Labor. President Donald Trump had nominated him on December 8, 2016. Puzder is the successful CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

Liberals and particularly union leaders have dishonestly attacked him as a greedy CEO who cares nothing about his workers.

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Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Permalink

Emily Leayman, Contributor for the Washington Examiner, wrote an article, "Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters" that was published by the Washington Examiner on February 15, 2017. The article was about the nurses' union, National Nurses United, attempting to unionize nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.

The union held a protest on February 13, 2017 at the hospital to encourage nurses to support it.

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CWF on Conservative Commandos Radio

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

Olivia Grady, Research Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, was interviewed by Conservative Commandos Radio on February 10, 2017, on Right-to-Work after the 2016 election:

To hear other episodes, please click here.

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CWF in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in The Wall Street Journal on February 11, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

These Minnesota Workers Want Nothing to Do With the SEIU

Medicaid dollars as union ‘dues'? Sure, now that home caregivers can collectively bargain. 

The Wall Street Journal Online

By Matt Patterson

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 9:09 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 13, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

Holly is a 29-year old single mother living in Duluth, Minnesota. She has asked that her last name be withheld in this story for fear of retaliation.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:52 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 10, 2017, addressing New Hampshire legislators about Right-to-Work:

Dear Representatives,

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Unions Can Negotiate Members-Only Contracts

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

For a printable pdf, please click here.

Source: West Virginia Chamber

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Rep. Sanborn: Make New Hampshire Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, the New Hampshire Union Leader published an op-ed titled “Another View -- Laurie Sanborn: End forced unionism in NH” by State Representative Laurie Sanborn (R). 

Laurie Sanborn is one of the tri-chairs of the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance.

In her article, Mrs. Sanborn discusses why forced unionization in New Hampshire should end and why she supports the Right-to-Work bills before the Senate (SB 11) and the House (HB 520).

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CWF Testifies in New Hampshire Right-to-Work Committee Hearing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 11:53 am - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, spoke before the New Hampshire House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on how labor unions can negotiate members-only contracts. He also voiced his support for the Right-to-Work bill before the House committee.

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