Fresno Farm Workers Exploited By Big Labor

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson of the CWF writes for flashreport.org about the United Farm Workers and its (UFW) attempt to organize farm workers in Fresno, California.

Patterson explains the current situation and history of this conflict between the UFW and Gerawan Farming Inc. Stating that: “…the UFW ran into a little snag — the laborers themselves, most of whom were too young to have voted in the original union election more than two decades earlier.... see no need for a union.”

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Breaking: Berkeley City Council Poised to Side with Union — Against Farm Workers

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 11:34 am - Permalink

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values To Placate Big Labor

The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union’s attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area.

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Breaking: For Independence Day, Supreme Court Strikes Blow for Worker Freedom

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Permalink

Big Labor dealt setback as Court reins in coercive dues collection

Today, The United States Supreme Court struck a blow for the First Amendment — just in time for the Fourth of July.

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Uber Drivers Linked to Teamsters

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:49 am - Permalink

Uber drivers in Los Angeles are the newest target for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 986. Drivers who were frustrated with the company’s lack of communication have asked for the assistance from the union. In a press release by PR Newsire it was reported that:

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NLRB Recess Appointments are Unconstitutional

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:47 am - Permalink

The Supreme Court on Wednesday June 26th ruled that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority in regards to recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), made in 2012. Politico quoted Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on the decision of court:

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UAW Poised to Gain Foothold in Alabama

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 10:42 am - Permalink

In the wake of the United Auto Workers union’s failed attempts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, many people believe the UAW has turned their attention to Vance, Alabama, home to the Mercedes-Benz plant.

However, Alabamians need to be aware that the UAW is making moves outside of Vance. This time they have called for a union vote at the Renosol Plant in Selma, Alabama for June 19th-20th .

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Breaking: German Labor Leader Threatens Chattanooga VW Workers

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:25 am - Permalink

“Let me say this to our enemies,” Patta thundered. “We will go on... We will not be beaten!”  

A German labor leader threatened Volkswagen's Chattanooga workers at the United Auto Workers' (UAW) convention in Detroit last week.

Frank Patta, general secretary of Volkswagen’s Global Group Works Council, told the assembled union delegates that the UAW will prevail eventually in Chattanooga:

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Teacher Tenure Gets Failing Grade in California

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Permalink

Nine students’ challenged the California teacher tenure system and won on Tuesday.

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