CA Representatives to Join Farmworker Freedom Rally at State Capitol

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 9:15 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

January 22, 2015

Fresno – California state representatives, including Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), will meet with a group of farmworkers outside the CA State House on Thursday.  The workers, led by Silvia Lopez, will be protesting their disenfranchisement by state labor authorities.

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CWF Cited in Al Jazeera America

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) was credited in Al Jazeera America on January 16, 2015 for its enduring support of the Gerawan farmworkers in Fresno, California, who have been disenfranchised at the hands of public officials. 

The farmworkers voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) from their workplace in November 2013, but California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) refuses to acknowledge the votes. 

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CWF Cited in Watchdog.org

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson was cited in a Watchdog.org study on January 15, 2015 for his response to union bosses’ allegation that workers are more likely to die on the job in right-to-work states.  Patterson told Watchdog.org:

“’This is the most despicable union propaganda I have ever seen; they’re basically saying ‘right-to-work could kill you.’ That’s outrageous, and as far as I know has zero data to back it up,’ Matt Patterson, executive director of the Americans for Tax Reform's Center for Worker Freedom, told Watchdog.org via email.”

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A Cry for Civil Liberties

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 3:08 pm - Permalink

Silvia Lopez’s Open Letter to Governor Brown

Silvia Lopez, veteran of Fresno-based Gerawan Farming and leader of anti-union movement, wrote an open letter to Governor Jerry Brown in the FlashReport on January 21, 2015.  In her letter, Silvia encourages Governor Brown to help the Gerawan farmworkers secure their civil liberties by asking his Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to acknowledge the farmworkers’ votes to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) from their workplace:

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Farmworkers to Governor Brown: Where’s Our Freedom?

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 9:05 am - Permalink

Disenfranchised Workers to Protest at CA State House

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2015

Fresno – dozens of California farm workers will attend an upcoming labor board meeting to protest their disenfranchisement by state authorities. 

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) from their workplace in November 2013, but California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) locked up those ballots and refuses to count them in a shocking display of pro-union bias.

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Unions: Houdini Wannabes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 9:41 am - Permalink

Unions Escape Minimum Wage They Chain to Employers   

Minimum wage laws sound fair.  But are they? 

Minimum wage hikes increase labor costs for employers leading to fewer opportunities for workers: Employers faced with increased labor costs may not be able to hire as many workers as they need, hurting productivity and growth.

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One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Permalink

Nurses’ Union Acts Out, Walks Out

California hospitals, like hospitals everywhere, are facing a stronger than usual flu season.  Unfortunately, thanks to the National Nurses United (NNU), flu season is not the only battle they are waging.  The NNU has been using last year’s Ebola scare to justify strikes and work stoppages when nurses are needed most.  CWF’s Matt Patterson explained the union’s strategy in The Sacramento Bee:

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Nurses’ Union: Labor's Biggest Loser

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 11:57 am - Permalink

CWF awarded the National Nurses United (NNU) “Labor Loser” of the Year, 2014.  The nurses’ union, which represents 185,000 workers, received the first annual award for using the Ebola crisis as a bargaining tactic to advance its leftist political agenda.  CWF’s Matt Patterson explained why the NNU received this honor in Forbes:

“It was tough competition, but the NNU has distinguished itself by exemplifying the defining traits of organized labor — thuggish tactics, left-wing zealotry, and tireless advocacy for more and bigger government.”

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