CWF Town Hall Featured as Top Story

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 4:36 pm - Permalink

Monday, May 18th, the Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The town hall featured a panel of labor experts and lawmakers who educated attendees on the benefits of right-to-work, which allows workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues. The panel included:

Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute

Matt Patterson, Executive Director, Center for Worker Freedom

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Right-to-Work is Right-to-Choose

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Permalink

 

Kentucky Town Hall May 18, 2015

At a panel discussion in Bowling Green’s Corvette Museum, the Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson gave a presentation on why workers may choose to opt out of union membership and dues.

To view Matt’s PowerPoint, click here.

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Right-to-Work Debate Stirs Up Kentucky Governor's Race

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 11:28 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

Monday, May 18th

Local right-to-work ordinances passed by 12 Kentucky counties this year have stirred debate among candidates for Governor on both sides of the aisle.

On Tuesday, May 19th, Republicans will choose their gubernatorial candidate in a primary election. Republican candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer, Jr., and Hal Heiner have voiced their support for right-to-work.

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Event Report: Heritage Foundation Hosts Panel Discussing Local Right-to-Work Ordinances

Posted by By Samantha Zinnen on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Permalink

On Tuesday, May 12th, a lunch panel was held at the Heritage Foundation in the Van Andel Center, where the topic of the day was local right-to-work ordinances. The host was James Sherk, a Research Fellow of Labor Economics at the Heritage Foundation.

Sherk gave an introduction of home-rule based right-to-work ordinances, a new phenomenon that has passed in twelve counties in Kentucky already. Four other counties are now considering passing right-to-work ordinances.

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Pro-Worker Legal Defender to Join Right-to-Work Event in Bowling Green, KY

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 9:41 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2015

Jason Nemes, who is defending local-right-to-work against union challenges in Hardin County, Kentucky, will be joining the panel at the Center for Worker Freedom’s town hall in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The town hall will be held at the Corvette Museum on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 PM CST and feature presentations from labor experts and lawmakers, in addition to Jason Nemes, promoting the advantages of right-to-work:

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Kentucky Town Hall to Promote Controversial Right-to-Work at Corvette Museum

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 9:23 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

May 13, 2015

The Center for Worker Freedom will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Monday, May 18th to promote local-right-to-work.

It will feature a panel of experts and lawmakers including:

State Representative Jim DeCesare, 17th District, Warren, Butler counties

Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute

Matt Patterson, Executive Director, Center for Worker Freedom

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UAW UPDATE: Tennessee & Alabama

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen reported Thursday that the German auto company will summarily deny the request by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to be the only recognized representative of the factory workers at the Chattanooga, TN plant.

On Wednesday, the UAW submitted a twenty-four page document which detailed a plan that would make them the exclusive bargaining agent for the workers at the facility.

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Protest Fail

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Permalink

United Farm Workers Falls on its Face

On May 4th, the United Farm Workers (UFW) promised to march to Americans for Tax Reform's Washington, DC offices on Cinco de Mayo, where they would protest the Center for Worker Freedom's support of Fresno, California workers fighting to escape the UFW.

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Site Maintenace

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 1:31 pm - Permalink

There will be some technical updates to the site at 1 AM tomorrow morning so please be advised that the pages may load slowly. Thanks for your patience. 

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Mayday for Prosperity on May Day

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Permalink

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

So why would anyone think it’s okay to commit an injustice while protesting another injustice? 

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“Anita” Discuss Real Resolutions

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Permalink

Last week, President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Arturo S. Rodríguez threatened the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) with a protest outside of its Washington, DC-based office.

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Obama, NLRB Ambush Workers

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Permalink

Unsurprisingly, President Obama vetoed S. J. Resolution 8, which supporters had hoped would nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule.

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Will Kentucky Unions Buy the Governor's Mansion?

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 12:45 pm - Permalink

Jack Conway campaigns against workers for union buddies

If Kentucky voters want greater freedom in the workplace and more economic growth, they should think twice about supporting Jack Conway’s mission to become the state’s governor in 2015.

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ATR and CWF Support The Federal Employee Accountability Act

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 9:25 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2015

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) are proud to support Rep. Jody Hice’s soon-to-be introduced Federal Employee Accountability Act.

This bill would restrict unionized federal employees from conducting union business during work hours, an outrageous practice known as “official time.”

The U.S. Office of Personal Management reports that in merely one year, workers spent almost 3.4 million hours on “official time,” wasting about $157 million taxpayer dollars.

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Ambush Elections Bushwhacked

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Permalink

House fights pro-union election rule

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) supported S. J. Resolution 8, which passed the House on March 19 with a vote of 232-186. S. J. Resolution 8 nullifies the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule, which the Board hopes will take effect on April 14, 2015.

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Permalink

Wisconsin recently became the 25th right-to-work state. CWF’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the Daily Caller explaining how this labor change will not only improve the job market, but should also boost the integrity of unions:

“Right-to-Work means more jobs and, more importantly, more freedom…When unions are forced to attract workers with persuasion instead of force, they become more responsive to their members.”

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