President Trump’s Policies are Working for All Americans

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

Since the beginning of his presidency, President Donald Trump has implemented free market policies to help all Americans. For example, his tax reform legislation reduced taxes for the majority of American taxpayers, and he has cut the number of regulations, which stifle economic growth.

The results have been phenomenal for American workers. Today, most American workers have lower taxes and greater job opportunities.

This was confirmed once again by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary for January 2019, which was released on Friday.

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Higher Minimum Wage = More Machines, Fewer Jobs

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Permalink

Today, many Democrat politicians are advocating for a higher minimum wage. In fact, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced the Raise the Wage Act this month. The bill proposes raising the federal minimum wage to $15 over five years.

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ATR, CWF Applaud FLRA Chairman Kiko

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

On December 21, 2018, Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), sent a letter to the Union of Authority Employees (UAE), the union that purportedly represents FLRA employees. The letter informed the union that the law does not permit collective bargaining at the FLRA and that the contract between the FLRA and the UAE was not continuing after its December 21st expiration date.

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ATR, CWF Join Amicus Brief in Case Challenging Exclusive Representation

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Permalink

On January 3, 2019, the Center of the American Experiment and seventeen other public policy research organizations and advocacy groups, including Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF), submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioner Dr. Kathleen Uradnik.

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2018: A Banner Year for American Workers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Permalink

As we celebrate the New Year, workers around the country are thankful for a booming jobs market that President Donald Trump and Republicans have delivered for the American people.

Thanks to historic tax reform and deregulation, 4.6 million new jobs have been created since President Trump was elected. The unemployment rate remains at 3.7%, the lowest since 1969, and employment is at a record high of over 156 million.

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CWF Supports EBSA's Proposed Rule on ARPs

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Permalink

Today, the Center for Worker Freedom submitted comments supporting the Employee Benefits Security Administration's new proposed rule on the definition of "employer." CWF supports the new proposed rule because allowing more small businesses to join together to provide retirement benefits will help American workers.

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CWF Supports NLRB's Proposed Rule on Joint Employer

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Permalink

Today, the Center for Worker Freedom submitted comments supporting the National Labor Relations Board's new proposed rule on the definition of joint employer. CWF supports the new proposed rule because restoring the longstanding definition of joint employer will help workers and the economy. To read CWF's comments, please click here.

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1A Auto v. Sullivan: Protecting Free Speech and Ending the Union Loophole

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 9:48 am - Permalink

On December 5, 2018, the Goldwater Institute and the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case 1A Auto v. Sullivan.

The case challenges a Massachusetts law that forbids for-profit businesses from donating to political candidates and committees. The law, however, allows unions and nonprofits to contribute.

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CWF Joins Coalition Letter Against Earmarks

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Permalink

Today, the Center for Worker Freedom joined a coalition letter led by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. The letter was addressed to Republican Representatives urging them not to bring back earmarks.

To read the letter, please click here or read below:

Dear Representative,

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CWF Applauds VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Permalink

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced through a press release by the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs that it was ending official time for 430 medical professionals.

The press release was appropriately titled, “VA returns medical professionals currently serving unions to serving Veterans.”

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Labor Policy after the Midterms

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 10:52 am - Permalink

On November 6, 2018, Americans voted for a divided government. The Democrats will now control the House of Representatives, while Republicans will retain control of the Senate.

What do the election results mean for labor policy?

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CWF in The Hill

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:26 am - Permalink

On November 3, 2018, The Hill published an article by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article, “David v. Goliath: Personal care attendants stand up to the unions,” is about how Minnesota home healthcare workers are trying to decertify from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the obstacles they face:

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Labor Secretary Acosta Supports Workers with Association Retirement Plans

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

On October 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Association Retirement Plans (ARPs). The proposed rule follows through on President Donald Trump’s August 31stExecutive Order 13847, “Strengthening Retirement Security in America.”

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ATR Supports the MERIT Act

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

Today, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, released a letter in support of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s amendment to the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act (H.R. 559).

The letter can be found here and below:

Dear Members of Congress,

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Congratulations to the Gerawan Farm Workers!

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Permalink

On September 18, 2018, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) finally counted the votes for an election that took place five years earlier.

The Gerawan farm workers voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) by a 5 to 1 margin. The vote count was 1,098 for “No Union” and 197 for the union.

Gerawan Farming has approximately 5,000 workers, and the UFW listed about 10,000 people as members in 2017. 

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Democrat Obstruction at the NLRB

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Permalink

On September 17, 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) of Massachusetts released a letter to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring urging NLRB member William Emanuel to recuse himself from a case. The Senator was joined by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-D), Corey Booker (NJ-D), Mazie Hirono (HI-D) and Tammy Baldwin (WI-D).

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