CWF Quoted in December Labor Watch

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 9:12 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, the Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in the December issue of Labor Watch.  Sarah Westwood's, "A Union Bank with a Goal: Victory for the Left" was published on December 22, 2015.  

Patterson was quoted, “Amalgamated is a perfect embodiment of the slush fund that organized labor has become… unions take dues from members (by force in non-Right To Work states) and funnel it directly to liberal groups and Democrat politicians.”

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CWF in January Labor Watch

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director, Matt Patterson, was quoted in the Captial Research Center's newsletter, Labor Watch.  Dr. Steven J. Allen’s piece, "Working Class Heroes", was published on January 5, 2016;

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Friedrichs for Freedom!

Posted by Paige Halper on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Permalink

Supreme Court Case Tests the Limits of Union Power

Monday, January 11 will result in either the start of a very happy New Year for worker choice or the preservation of a nearly 40-year-old bad Supreme Court decision.

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CWF Quoted in The Washington Examiner

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 11:27 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson the Executive Director at the Center for Worker Freedom was quoted in the Washington Examiner on Sunday December 13, 2015 in a piece about Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.

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CWF in The Washington Examiner

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 4:22 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson the Executive Director for The Center for Worker Freedom was quoted on December 6, 2015 in The Washington Examiner in a piece discussing Hillary Clinton's labor union endorsements.  

Patterson was quoted stating,

"What strikes me about the SEIU endorsement is that there's a lot of the local chapter leadership that was very upset by this, because they want to support Bernie Sanders.”

He also mentioned the power that labor unions yield in elections saying:

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Wrong Way

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 2:19 pm - Permalink

Backing Hillary; holding workers back

The Iowa Caucus hasn’t started. Not a single American has cast a ballot, yet unions are already pledging their money and muscle to Hillary Clinton.

Unions have been pouring millions into the pockets of almost entirely Democratic politicians since they began. According to USAToday in one election cycle alone (2011-2012) unions spent $1.7 billion on political activities.

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The UAW is Coming to Town

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) is hell-bent on stealing Christmas, taking hundreds of dollars from autoworkers and their families that might have been spent on loved-ones and stuffing it into the pockets of Democratic politicians.

The UAW and the Grinch have something in common. They both steal from hardworking people. The UAW through forced dues and the Grinch through forced entry. The Grinch wants to rob people of happiness; the UAW wants power and it needs your money to get it.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson wrote an article for Forbes on Friday November 20, 2015 about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to build a government-run casino. This is an attempt by Chicago to fix the extreme deficit they are running in their public pension system. 

Patterson describes why Mayor Emanuel wants to build a government-run casino and points out the various problems with this destructive idea. One of Patterson's points is: 

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Bad Timing

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 11:54 am - Permalink

Volkswagen Denies UAW’s Request to Unionize at Chattanooga Plant

The recent attempt by the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) Local 42 to be recognized by a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee was contested by the automaker’s leadership.

 One hundred sixty-five maintenance workers filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on October 23, 2015 to give UAW Local 42 collective bargaining power. Currently, Local 42 acts as a forum for conversation, but is not an official part of the UAW and cannot collect dues or such.

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Déjà Vu Again

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Permalink

Maintenance Workers Attempt to Fix a Plant that is Not Broken

On Friday October 23, 2015 165 Chattanooga Volkswagen maintenance employees filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a secret ballot election to give United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 42 collective bargaining power.

This is the UAW’s way of trying to unionize the entire Volkswagen plant one group at a time and there’s a term for it, micro-unions.

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UAW quoted in Times Free Press

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Permalink

On Thursday October 29, 2015 Times Free Press quoted the CWF's Executive Director Matt Patterson. Mike Pare's piece, "ACE won't seek place with UAW on VW ballot" discusses the 165 Volkswagen maintenance employees who filed on Friday October 23, 2015 with the National Labor Relations Board to seek UAW representation. 

Pare wrote that Patterson expressed "he was not suprised the UAW was seeking another election" and that the UAW "wants an election as soon as possible".  

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I Want More!!

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Permalink

Approval of the Fiat Chrysler contract influences negotiations with Ford and GM

The results are in and members of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) have voted to pass a labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler.  On October 20, 2015 and October 21, 2015, 40,000 workers voted on the second contract between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW. The first was rejected by 65 percent of union members.

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson was recently quoted in the Washington Examiner. Sarah Westwood's piece, "Labor-Dem Money-go-Round" published on October 18, 2015 discusses the uncomfortably close relationship between big unions, the Amalgamated Bank, and the Democratic Party. 

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CWF on the Grover Norquist Show

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, the Executive Director at the Center for Worker Freedom, appeared on The Grover Norquist Show on October 13, 2015. He talked about the recent veto session vote in Missouri on right-to-work and the 8 Republican representatives that refused to vote for worker freedom. 

Click here to listen. 

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A Mess of their Own Making

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Permalink

UAW members want blood – and the union is responsible

Since the 2007 recession the United Auto Workers (UAW) has treated the car companies as the enemy.  

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Empowerment for Workers Means an Empowered Economy

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 3:42 pm - Permalink

At the Summit on Workers’ Empowerment on October 6th, people interested in worker freedoms gathered to join at the Heritage Foundation to listen to ways that workers are fighting back against government, and quasi-government forces in the work place. People who have fought against unions and unfair licensing restrictions spoke on panels about their stories.

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