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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CWF in the Sacramento Bee

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:56 pm - Permalink

Center For Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson writes this week in The Sacramento Bee, responding to the United Farm Workers (UFW) Spokesman Marc Grossman. 

"By forcing the workers into a contract (against their will) that will siphon 3 percent of their pay to union bosses, the board is effectively confiscating property in direct violation of the 14th Amendment.

It’s not only the workers who need protection from the two-headed beast that is the UFW/ALRB – it’s the U.S. Constitution."

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South Park Skewers Taxicab Unions

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:45 pm - Permalink

On-demand car services are currently the hottest thing in tech, and while hit TV shows like “South Park” are highlighting this phenomenon, taxi drivers are doing everything in their power to stop it.

 

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Source: Volkswagen Paying Chattanooga Workers to Vote in UAW Election

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 am - Permalink

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CA Farmworkers Motivate and Inspire Elected Officials

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:06 pm - Permalink

On October 1, several elected officials appeared at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno to support over 200 Gerawan farmworkers in their fight for justice against the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Gerawan Farm Workers are outraged by the fact that the ALRB refuses to count their votes from the decertification election last November.

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Farmworkers Rally for Justice at ALRB Hearing

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

On October 1, more than 200 Gerawan farmworkers gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno on Wednesday to protest their treatment at the hands of the California Agricultural Relations Board (ALRB). The farm workers are angry because the ALRB refuses to count their votes from a decertification election last November.

Among the speakers at the protest were Tal Cloud, President of the Conservative Lincoln Club, Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, (R-Bakersfield), and Fresno City Council Members Clint Olivier and Steve Brandau.

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CA Labor Judge Bullies, Intimidates Workers

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:30 pm - Permalink

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Washington, D.C. 20005

 

For Immediate Release                                                                        

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Judge Mediating Labor Dispute Far From Impartial

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

Judge Mark Sobel on Payroll of Labor Board

This week, a hearing began in Fresno, California regarding a labor dispute between farmworkers at Gerawan Farming, Inc. and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

The workers voted in a decertification election last November to kick the United Farm Workers (UFW) out, but the ALRB refuses to count their votes. This is a clear violation of the farmworkers’ civil liberties.

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CA Farmworkers and Politicians to Rally Against Forced Unionization

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:22 am - Permalink

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Washington, D.C. 20005

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CA Governor Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Permalink

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Washington, D.C. 20005

For Immediate Release        

September 29, 2014                                                      

CA Governor Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

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Ca. Gov. Stands With Farm Workers

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:20 am - Permalink

Governor Brown Vetoes Forced Unionization Bill

In a surprise move, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the California Farm Bill SB-25 on Sunday. The Bill, which had passed both houses of the Legislature, would have made it easier for unions to force farm workers into collective bargaining agreements by essentially abolishing their right to appeal during labor mediation.

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Farm Workers to Storm Labor Hearing

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:29 pm - Permalink

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Washington, D.C. 20005

For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: John Kartch

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California Legislators Urge Action on UFW Votes

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:31 am - Permalink

Sacramento – California Assemblyman James Patterson and fellow state legislators are urging Governor Jerry Brown to stand up for farm workers’ rights.

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