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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CA Assemblyman Jim Patterson to Join Worker Vigil on Election Night

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Permalink

Fresno - Assemblyman Jim Patterson of California's 23rd District will join hundreds of farm workers at an election night vigil protesting their disenfranchisement at the hands of state labor authorities.

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) last November, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) has locked up the ballots and is refusing to count them.

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Voter Suppression In California: Minority Disenfranchisement in the Golden State

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson wrote a column on November 3 in Forbes, detailing the disenfranchisement of thousands of eligible voters in California.  Patterson explains that farm workers at the Fresno-based Gerawan Farm voted last November to remove the United Farm Workers (UFW) union from their workplace, but these votes have been sequestered by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

Patterson notes that the widespread concern for voter integrity on this election day make this injustice a concern for both Democrats and Republicans:

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CA Farm Workers To Hold Election Night Vigil to Protest Vote Suppression

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Permalink

Fresno - Hundreds of farm workers will gather outside a California election office on election night to protest a state labor board suppressing their votes from a union decertification election.

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) last November, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) locked up the ballots and is refusing to count them.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Permalink

The Center For Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson wrote an article on October 30 in Forbes, detailing the UAW's continued efforts to organize the Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga, Tennesee. Patterson equates the union with a monster on the workers' doorstep:

“Something is knocking at the door of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Volkswagen plant in a kind of reverse trick-or-treat.

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Center for Worker Freedom Profiled in Politico

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) was featured in a profile by Politico on October 30.

Highlighted was the successes of CWF in helping to defeat the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the representation election for Volkswagen last February. The UAW lost in a 712-626 vote.

According to Politico:

“The (CWF) campaign culminated in a radio advertising buy in the run-up to the election, with the organization running ads in about 10 radio stations, and 13 revolving billboards with various anti-union slogan.”

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Teamsters: Protest Fail

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 9:56 am - Permalink

“Hundreds of taxi drivers in the District of Columbia are planning to descend on Freedom Plaza” warned The Washington Times the morning of Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

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UNITE HERE Unites For Higher Taxes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Permalink

Why would a union want to raise taxes on an industry that employs about 33,000 of their members?  

Labor union UNITE HERE’s recently sponsored study 12BILLION.org purports that 35 states grant jet fuel tax breaks to commercial airlines.  UNITE HERE alleges that these airlines received more than $1 billion in tax breaks on the 12 billion gallons of jet fuel they purchased in 2013. 

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The Incredible Shrinking Union

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Permalink

This August, at a back-to-school night at Thomas Star King Middle School in Los Angeles, parents were eager to hear about the progress of their children’s education, but instead were bothered to hear a union representative agitate about labor issues and imply there would be a teachers’ strike if the issues were unresolved.  

Parents reminded the representative that this was not right moment to mention a strike, and mentioned that the very thought of one infuriated them.

This entire fiasco occurred before the school year even began.

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An American (Travel) Horror Story

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

Editor's note:  From 2013 to 2014, CWF's Matt Patterson traveled to Tennessee regularly in his campaign against the UAW in Chattanooga.  This is what happened on one of those trips.

 

“Mechanical problems.”

It may not be the worst thing you can hear while sitting in a plane on the tarmac in Washington, D.C., waiting to take flight.

Wait, maybe it is.

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Permalink

New UAW Local, Same Old Union

 

After failing to secure recognition in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is now targeting roughly 3,500 hardworking employees at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The UAW opened Local #112 near Tuscaloosa as their most recent ploy towards tricking southern workers to submit to unionization.

 

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