Choose RTW States for Less Poverty and More Economic Opportunity

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 11:17 am - Permalink

Unions have advocated for years that wages are 3% higher in forced-unionism states than in Right-to-Work states. However, on September 1, 2015, James Sherk, formerly of the Heritage Foundation, released a report, which found that Right to Work doesn’t lower private-sector pay when differences in cost-of-living are accounted for.

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New DOL Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Bring Clarity

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:42 am - Permalink

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new wage and hour opinion letters.

The letters address compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws.

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Congratulations to Patrick Pizzella and John Ring!

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 1:04 pm - Permalink

The U.S. Senate voted this week to confirm both Patrick Pizzella to be Deputy Secretary at the Department of Labor and John Ring to be Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board. The Center for Worker Freedom applauds the U.S. Senate for voting for these highly qualified worker freedom advocates.

We look forward to fewer burdensome regulations, allowing both employer and employees to thrive.

We join these leaders in their congratulations:

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ATR and CWF Support Pizzella and Ring Confirmation

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Permalink

Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) released a letter to the U.S. Senate, urging Senators to vote for Patrick Pizzella for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor and John Ring for Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

[The letter can be found here]

As the letter says, both men have extensive experience and are strong advocates for worker freedom. Because they are strong nominees, the U.S. Senate should confirm both men.

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ATR, CWF Urge Senate Confirmation of Pizzella and Ring

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Permalink

The U.S. Senate will soon have the opportunity to confirm two of President Donald Trump’s terrific nominees since Senator McConnell filed cloture on these two on March 22nd. Because of their experience and commitment to worker freedom, Americans for Tax Reform and the Center for Worker Freedom strongly urge the U.S. Senate to vote for these men.

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Advancing Freedom: Florida Passes Union Recertification Bill

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Permalink

On March 11, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed HB 7055 into law, changing collective bargaining between school districts and unions. The House version passed on March 5th with a vote of 74 to 39 after amendment, while the Senate voted 20 to 17 to approve the amended version on March 5th as well.

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ATR, CWF Support Including Joint Employer Fix in the 2018 Spending Bill

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Permalink

On November 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The legislation was introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) on July 27, 2017 and had bipartisan support.

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NLRB Vacates its Joint Employer Ruling

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Permalink

On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacated its December 14, 2017 decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. And Brandt Construction Co. The December decision overturned the Browning-Ferris case, which greatly expanded the legal liability of franchisors, like McDonald’s. 

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Janus v. AFSCME: Worker Freedom for Government Workers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME this coming Monday on February 26, 2018!

To learn more about this important case on worker freedom, check out the Competitive Enterprise Institute's video: https://cei.org/blog/dues-and-donts-government-union-life

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Tomorrow: Senate HELP votes on Ring for NLRB

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Permalink

On February 7, 2018, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee would vote on President Trump’s nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on February 14th. President Trump nominated John Ring for this position on January 12, 2018, to replace Chairman Philip Miscimarra, whose term ended on December 16, 2017.

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Stand with Workers!

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Permalink

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Kentucky Court Upholds the State’s Right-to-Work Law

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Permalink

On January 23, 2018, Judge Thomas Wingate of the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky upheld Kentucky’s Right-to-Work law.

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2017: A Year in Review for Labor

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Permalink

2017 was truly an outstanding year for worker freedom.

On January 31, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and on April 10, 2017, Gorsuch took the oath of office.

With Gorsuch confirmed, there are now 5 worker freedom advocates on the Supreme Court.

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Overturned: NLRB Rules Against its 2015 Joint Employer Standard

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled its 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and returned to the prior joint employer standard. Chairman Philip Miscimarra, Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel were the majority, while Mark Pearce and Lauren McFerran dissented.

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Peter Robb: NLRB’s New General Counsel

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Senate voted on November 8, 2017, to confirm Peter Robb as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The vote was 49 to 46.

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Rauner’s Veto Saves Local Right to Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Permalink

General Assembly fails to override veto again

On November 7, 2017, the Illinois General Assembly failed a second time to override Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s September 29th veto of the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act (Senate Bill 1905).

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