The Incredible Shrinking Union

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Permalink

This August, at a back-to-school night at Thomas Star King Middle School in Los Angeles, parents were eager to hear about the progress of their children’s education, but instead were bothered to hear a union representative agitate about labor issues and imply there would be a teachers’ strike if the issues were unresolved.  

Parents reminded the representative that this was not right moment to mention a strike, and mentioned that the very thought of one infuriated them.

This entire fiasco occurred before the school year even began.

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An American (Travel) Horror Story

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

Editor's note:  From 2013 to 2014, CWF's Matt Patterson traveled to Tennessee regularly in his campaign against the UAW in Chattanooga.  This is what happened on one of those trips.

 

“Mechanical problems.”

It may not be the worst thing you can hear while sitting in a plane on the tarmac in Washington, D.C., waiting to take flight.

Wait, maybe it is.

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Permalink

New UAW Local, Same Old Union

 

After failing to secure recognition in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is now targeting roughly 3,500 hardworking employees at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The UAW opened Local #112 near Tuscaloosa as their most recent ploy towards tricking southern workers to submit to unionization.

 

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CWF in the Sacramento Bee

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:56 pm - Permalink

Center For Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson writes this week in The Sacramento Bee, responding to the United Farm Workers (UFW) Spokesman Marc Grossman. 

"By forcing the workers into a contract (against their will) that will siphon 3 percent of their pay to union bosses, the board is effectively confiscating property in direct violation of the 14th Amendment.

It’s not only the workers who need protection from the two-headed beast that is the UFW/ALRB – it’s the U.S. Constitution."

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South Park Skewers Taxicab Unions

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:45 pm - Permalink

On-demand car services are currently the hottest thing in tech, and while hit TV shows like “South Park” are highlighting this phenomenon, taxi drivers are doing everything in their power to stop it.

 

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Source: Volkswagen Paying Chattanooga Workers to Vote in UAW Election

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 am - Permalink

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CA Farmworkers Motivate and Inspire Elected Officials

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Permalink

On October 1, several elected officials appeared at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno to support over 200 Gerawan farmworkers in their fight for justice against the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Gerawan Farm Workers are outraged by the fact that the ALRB refuses to count their votes from the decertification election last November.

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Farmworkers Rally for Justice at ALRB Hearing

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

On October 1, more than 200 Gerawan farmworkers gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno on Wednesday to protest their treatment at the hands of the California Agricultural Relations Board (ALRB). The farm workers are angry because the ALRB refuses to count their votes from a decertification election last November.

Among the speakers at the protest were Tal Cloud, President of the Conservative Lincoln Club, Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, (R-Bakersfield), and Fresno City Council Members Clint Olivier and Steve Brandau.

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