Thousands in Philadelphia Without Ride to Work or School

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Transit Workers Union Local 234 is striking for its second day after failing to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on October 31st.

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Are Unions Funding Voter Fraud?

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Work for Progress is a nonprofit organization located in Denver, Colorado that hires individuals for nonprofit progressive groups (groups that want to “fight global warming” and “get big money out of elections”).

It also runs campaigns for organizations like Fair Share Action and Environment America Action Fund. Since 2008, its staff has knocked on over 3 million doors for candidates such as President Barack Obama (D), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).

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Slimer: SEIU Chief Busted

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

Paul Filson stepped down from his position as executive director of the SEIU Connecticut State Council, which consists of 55,000 members. He resigned after receiving criticism for posting an ad through a political action committee that Filson ran called Labor United for Connecticut. Most of the funding the PAC receives is from the SEIU. The ad said “Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit’s attack on women and families.”

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UAW Still a Threat to Volkswagen Chattanooga

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

The Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant has been a union battleground for the past several years.

In 2013 the United Auto Workers (UAW) union aimed to unionize the Volkswagen plant, and anti-union workers faced off with them in a campaign for the future of the plant.

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Unions <3 Citizens United

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Permalink

Big labor and big business benefit

By Olivia Grady

Congress passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (also known as McCain-Feingold) in 2002, which tried to regulate campaign contributions from wealthy individuals and corporations. Section 203 of the Act specifically prevented corporations and labor unions from funding political ads from their general treasuries.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 11:21 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on October 18, 2016, about how union leaders make much higher salaries than their members:

“The income inequality that exists in this country is a disgrace,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in a May 17, 2016, statement about executive pay.

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Union Bosses: The New Robber Barons

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Union leaders in the Rust Belt help themselves to large salaries – taken from workers’ pay.

In addition to donating to politicians who don’t support their members, union leaders also help themselves to large salaries from member dues.

Take Ohio, for example.

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Chicago Teachers Union Fails Students

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Permalink

How Strikes Hurt Our Kids

By Olivia Grady

The planned Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike for October 11, 2016, thankfully was called off with a last minute tentative agreement with the Chicago Board of Education on October 10.

What did this avoid?

Almost 400,000 children being baby-sat by individuals who aren’t teachers for possibly weeks.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 11:47 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on October 11, 2016, about how union leaders hurt their members by supporting liberal politicians:

American manufacturing ain’t what it used to be.

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Forced Union Fail

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

Court strikes down Pennsylvania Governor’s union give away

By Olivia Grady

On February 27, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wolf issued Executive Order No. 2015-05, creating a new position to represent the state’s homecare workers.

Homecare workers are individuals who care for people with disabilities, usually loved ones, in their homes. The state calls them direct care workers or DCWs, and the governor’s new position was called Direct Care Worker Representative.

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Revolving Door: Labor Board, Unions Swap Staff

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA) was enacted in 1939, in order to resolve disputes in the state’s growing labor movement. It took inspiration from the recently enacted National Labor Relations Act in 1935.

The MLRA established the Division of Conciliation for conciliation/mediation, arbitration, bargaining unit determinations and bargaining unit certification elections. In 1969, the Division became a separate state agency and was renamed the Bureau of Mediation Services.

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Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Worker Freedom Support U.S House Act Extending Compliance Deadline for New DOL Overtime Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 10:59 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2016

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) is proud to announce its support of H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act, sponsored by Congressman Tim Walberg.

The Department of Labor just recently issued a new rule that more than doubles the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. The deadline for compliance is currently December 1.

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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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