Strike Alert: Possible Upcoming WGA Strike

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On April 4, 2017, the Writers Guild of America (WGA), a labor union representing film, television, radio and other media writers, sent a letter by Executive Director David Young to media buyers. In the letter, it announced that writers would go on strike on May 2, 2017:

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Recently, liberal groups, despite being supportive of forced unionization, have fought efforts to unionize their own workforce.

One example is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a powerful Muslim civil rights group that was indirectly created by Hamas and is still connected to that terrorist organization, according to Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum.

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CWF Project in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Minnesota decertification project was discussed in the Washington Examiner on April 10, 2017:

“The homecare providers, who are subsidized through a combination of state and federal funds, were unionized after the then-Democrat-led state legislature passed a law declaring that the providers were public employees. That was despite the fact that most providers take care of invalid family members at their homes.

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CWF Quoted in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in the Washington Examiner on April 6, 2017, on Secretary of Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta:

“The vote is expected later this month and "no trouble" is expected, according to a Republican source who requested anonymity.

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Hand in Hand: GOP Control and Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Permalink

The Grand Old Party (GOP) is certainly in control on the state level these days. In 2017, Republicans control both the Executive Branch and the Legislature in 25 states, while Democrats only have the same control in 5. In 15 states, Republicans control either the Legislature or the Executive Branch as well, and in 5 states, there is split control.

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CWF Quoted in Inside Sources

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in Inside Sources on April 3, 2017, on how local Right-to-Work is spreading throughout the country:

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How to Buy a Legislature: The SEIU in Minnesota Gets Big Bang for its Bucks

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

In May 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed S.F. 778 into law, declaring personal care assistants (PCAs) government employees. The catch was that they were government employees only for collective bargaining purposes. PCAs were not entitled to the benefits of normal government workers.

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CWF in the Fresno Bee

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was published in the Fresno Bee on March 30, 2017, about corruption by the California labor board:

When you have a union and a labor board both being sued by former employees for unjust treatment, how can either be expected to deliver their promises of justice to California’s field workers?

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CWF in the Daily Signal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in the Daily Signal on March 30, 2017, about the decertification effort by Minnesota personal care assistants:

Matt Patterson, executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, a Washington-based affiliate of Americans for Tax Reform, joined the effort.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on March 26, 2017, about corruption in California’s labor board:

If one of the FBI’s priorities is still to “combat public corruption at all levels,” then it may want to look into California’s labor board.

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Labor Leaders Hate Trump, part 1

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Permalink

Labor Leaders Hate Trump, part 1

By Olivia Grady

Despite support of President Donald Trump by their union members, leaders of labor unions have been very vocal about their dislike of Trump since his campaign started. They have called him unstable and racist and said that he will hurt the poor. Here is a round up of some of what they have said.

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

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Another Author Sees the Light on the Minnesota Decertification Project

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On March 23, 2017, George Leef, the Director of Research at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, had an article published in Forbes. The article was called “Another Case Showing Why People Shouldn't Be Forced Into Unions.”

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Monster on Lake Michigan: Chicago-Owned Casino Rears Its Ugly Head

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 11, 2017, Illinois Assistant Majority Leader Senator Terry Link introduced a bill, the Chicago Casino Development Authority Act, which creates a government authority to promote and maintain a new government-owned casino in Chicago. In addition, it establishes the Division of Internet Gaming and authorizes electronic gaming at racetracks.

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Taken Advantage: SEIU Scam Targets the Most Vulnerable

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 3:23 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On May 24, 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a law declaring personal care assistants (PCAs) government employees, but only for collective bargaining purposes. PCAs, usually women who take care of their disabled children in exchange for a small Medicaid payment, could now be unionized.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) wasted no time organizing an election and claimed victory in 2014 after just 3,543 PCAs (the majority who voted in the election) out of about 27,000 supported the union.

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Teamsters’ Seattle Unionizing Threatens Self-Employed Uber Drivers

Posted by Emily Leayman on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Permalink

By Emily Leayman

An effort to unionize Seattle Uber and Lyft drivers seeks to threaten the freedoms these drivers have as independent contractors.

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More Evidence of Fraud by the SEIU

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On March 14, 2017, Kevin Mooney, an investigative reporter, published an article in the Daily Signal about a Minnesota decertification project that CWF is helping with. The article title is “Home Caregivers, Alleging Fraud, Push to Decertify Union That Deducts Dues.”

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