Hillary Clinton: "No Uber for you!"

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Permalink
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Every Which Way the Whistleblower Whistles

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at 6:16 pm - Permalink

A Field Investigator at California Agricultural Labor Relations Board Reveals Corruption, Lies, and Bullying

By Samantha Zinnen

On May 12th, 2015, a confidential call was placed by someone inside the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to its Chairman, William B. Gould IV. That caller was a field investigator working at the board’s Visalia Regional Office as a member of the General Counsel’s staff.

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 11:16 am - Permalink

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is shady. But just how shady is it?

In 2013, workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) from their workplace, but the ALRB sequestered those votes and has yet to count them.

But according to the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF), it could be even worse than that.

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CWF in The Fresno Bee

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 11:13 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) was recently credited in The Fresno Bee for joining with Common Sense Information to combat California’s corrupt Agricultural Labor Relations Board, which is attempting to force thousands of workers at Gerawan Farming into a contract with the United Farm Workers (UFW) against their will:

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Exclusive: CA Governor Meets Disenfranchised Farm Worker

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Permalink

Jerry Brown Receives Petitions From Anti-Union Activists

On Wednesday June 24, an historic meeting occurred in Sacramento as the co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union collided with anti-union farmworkers at a black-tie event attended by Governor Jerry Brown.

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Permalink

Workers from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming recently confronted Governor Jerry Brown at a black-tie event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA). The workers were protesting their disenfranchisement by Governor Brown’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, which sequestered their votes from a 2013 union decertification election and refuses to count them.

The Center for Worker Freedom was credited for helping the farm workers voices by heard in an article about the demonstrating by Connor Wolf from the Daily Caller:

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Disenfranchised Workers to Confront California Governor at Black-Tie Event

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 9:19 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2015

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Unions: the Uber-brat

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 5:31 pm - Permalink

Unions’ Only-Child Mentality Threatens ‘Sharing Economy’ and Franchise System

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CWF in In These Times

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am - Permalink

A key provision of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act – the mandatory mediation and conciliation statute – was found unconstitutional by the state’s Fifth District Court of Appeals on May 18, 2015. Immediately, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union announced they would appeal this ruling to California’s Supreme Court.

If the Supreme Court upholds the Court of Appeals' decision, it will be much harder for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board to force farm workers into union contracts.

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“Mind the Gap”: Opportunity Gap Killing KY Job Growth

Posted by Caroline Anderegg on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 10:01 am - Permalink

2014 Business Insider report found Kentucky lagging behind its northern and southern neighbors in a ranking of all 50 states’ economic growth.  The report, which took into consideration a number of factors including unemployment rate, GDP and average wages, ranked Kentucky nine and 12 places behind Indiana and Tennessee respectively.  The state’s job growth has been alarmingly stagnant.  

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UAW to Missouri Governor: “Good Boy!”

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 10:09 am - Permalink

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) recently accepted a “$50,000 campaign contribution” from the United Auto Workers (UAW) international headquarters in Detroit, according to the Associated Press.

The donation came just days after Nixon vetoed a right-to-work bill, which would have given workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues.

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Damocles in Detroit: Union Sword about to Drop

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers is getting set for contract negotiations for General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler for the 140,000 automotive workers the union represents.

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CWF in the American Spectator

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

An old headline with a new twist.

Not enough people know Wisconsin recently became the nation’s 25th right-to-work state. Governor Scott Walker signed it into law March 9, 2015.

But fewer people know the story of how right-to-work landed on the Governor’s desk. The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson and Margaret Mire told the untold story recently in the American Spectator, writing:

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The Next Great Siege of Detroit?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

UAW prepares for a strike of the Big Three that could potentially crumble Motor City

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UFW Tactics Called into Question

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Permalink

According to Katy Grimes of the Flash Report, the UFW has been up to no good in California.

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CWF Supports Legislation That Would Hold Unions Accountable for Violating Worker Privacy

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 9:49 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2015

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) support H.R 1431 and H.R. 1432, sponsored by Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA).

These bills would hold unions accountable to the same identity theft and stalking laws as every other American by amending the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Railway Labor Act (RLA).

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