CWF in The Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 9:31 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in an article published in The Washington Examiner on September 26, 2016, about how union leaders are trying to end support for Trump among their members:

Matt Patterson, executive director of the conservative Center for Worker

Freedom, said Democrats overall and the Clintons in particular have a history

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School Choice: Kryptonite for Teachers’ Unions

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Permalink

By Matt Patterson

Teachers’ unions are the main opponents to school choice, the policy idea that all parents should be able to choose where to send their children to school, not the government.

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SEIU Minnesota: The Makers And The Takers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

In 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the state legislature passed a bill, S.F. 778, which declared homecare workers “government employees,” solely for collective bargaining purposes.

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Self-driving Cars Will Not Steer the Job Market Off-Road

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:18 am - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

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State Gift Clauses Work For and Against Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Arizona Supreme Court’s recent decision, Cheatham v. DiCiccio, highlights that Gift Clauses in state constitutions don’t always benefit unions, and they can stop taxpayer funding of unions.  

How do they do this?

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Share the Pain: Unions Hate the Sharing Economy

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

Labor unions love centralization, and so absolutely hate the sharing economy. 

After all, the inherent nature of industries in the shared economy is decentralization. Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb contract out work to individuals with available rides and rooms. This set up allows the individuals working for sharing economy to have more freedom in most aspects of their work.

For example, Uber advertises to prospective drivers:

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Arizona Supreme Court's "Gift" to Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On September 13, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Cheatham v. DiCiccio that police officers could perform union tasks while being paid by taxpayers for police work.

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Big Labor Rallies for Hillary

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On Labor Day 2016, top union bosses spent the day campaigning for Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Hampshire and Illinois.

Some of the unions represented included the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), United Steelworkers (USW), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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CWF in American Thinker

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:15 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in American Thinker on September 5, 2016, about how liberals ignore economics, human nature, and history:

It’s easy to be an American liberal. All that is required are hypocrisy and ignorance.

Ignorance is an absolute must, but especially ignorance of three things: economics, human nature and all of recorded history.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on September 2, 2016, about how the next Republican President should take on big labor and bring freedom to American workers:

In the last century, the United States has spent untold trillions to bring democracy to far-flung corners of the globe.

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Heritage Foundation Labor Event: Unelected Representatives

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 11:33 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

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CWF in The American Spectator

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 9:08 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in The American Spectator on September 1, 2016, about the funding of Democrat politicians by unions and how Minnesota could be a competitive state without the unions:

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Unionization 101

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 9:10 am - Permalink

By: Olivia Grady

On Tuesday, August 23rd, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that will likely change the relationship between graduate and undergraduate students and private universities dramatically. The NLRB consists of three Democrats and one Republican, Philip Miscimarra; all voted along party lines.

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Are Robots Making Work Obsolete?

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 4:06 pm - Permalink

By: Matthew Benzmiller

As Uber releases more about their plans for self-driving cars, the creeping concerns about automation replacing jobs have risen again. The common fear of the externalities of automation has been ongoing since basically the beginning of automation in the 18th century.

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Overtime to Ruin

Posted by Henry Carmichael on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 11:06 am - Permalink

By Henry Carmichael

More Interference in the Workplace on behalf of the Obama White House

As if Americans weren’t already suffering enough from the destructive control the Obama Administration wields over the national economy, the Obama Administration has interfered once more in a powerful political move.

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Is Median Income Really Stagnant?

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

We don’t really know.

“It’s the economy, stupid!” could have been a slogan for this election cycle too. Due to slow economic growth, the economy is one of the top issues debated during this election cycle. One statistic that has been tossed around by political pundits and politicians alike is that Americans haven’t had a pay raise in 16 years, represented by the falling median income in the United States since the late 90s to the early 2000s.

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