Longshoremen Attack!

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Permalink

Union Squeezes U.S. Ports for Holiday Season

On Friday October 31, 2014, it appeared as though the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) began organizing worker slowdowns along the West Coast-home to ports that allow more than half of all freight to enter and exit the United States.  These worker slowages started in Tacoma, spread to Seattle that weekend, and have recently began in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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CWF's Matt Patterson Appears on The Grover Norquist Show

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 10:13 am - Permalink

The Center For Worker Freedom's Matt Patterson was interviewed on the Grover Norquist Show on November 10th for the Washington Times. In the interview, he discusses worker's rights in Chattanooga and Fresno, California. Listen to the full interview here.
 

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CWF Quoted in The Daily Caller

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Permalink

The Center For Worker Freedom was quoted in The Daily Caller on November 11th regarding UAW efforts to unionize Volkswagen in Chattanooga. CWF's Matt Patterson said in a statement: 

"The commitment of the company to allow this outside organization, which has decimated auto jobs in Detroit and left entire companies and cities bankrupt, is a betrayal of the VW workers who gave a loud and clear ‘No!’ to the UAW, by a vote of 712 to 626.”

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Breaking: UAW Close to Recognition at Volkswagen

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

In news that will surprise no one, The Associated Press is reporting that Volkswagen management is considering a change in policy that will allow the company to recognize the United Auto Workers (UAW) as the exclusive bargaining representative at VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee facility, in spite of the union having lost an election at the plant last February.

According to the AP:

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Scott Walker, Union Tamer

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Permalink

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was reelected on Tuesday November 4, 2014 despite the aggressive anti-Walker campaigning efforts of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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ACLU: Free Speech Protectors or Union Allies?

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am - Permalink

On election night 2014, people across party lines could rejoice in the fact that their votes were counted, even if their candidate didn't win.

However, not everyone has been so lucky.

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California's Contingent Freedoms

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Permalink

People the world over are drawn to the United States by promises of freedom and opportunity.  They want to have a say in what happens to them; they want their voices to matter, their votes to be counted. 

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Steelworkers: Ready to Bring Down the Hammer

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Permalink

The United Steelworkers Union (USW), the largest industrial labor union in North America, is planning to hammer out new deals  with U.S. oil companies that would increase the union's share of the booming U.S. shale market.

 

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