Matt Patterson Radio Interview with Bill Manders Show, FM 96.7 Fresno

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:34 am - Permalink

Last week, Executive Director Matt Patterson was interviewed in Fresno regarding the UFW's attempt to unionize Gerawan Farming Inc. To listen to the entire interview click here.

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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 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 vows attack on Chattanooga

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Permalink

German union boss, Frank Patta, threatens American workers in Chattanooga. CWF's Matt Patterson writes today for the Chattanooga Times Free Press explaining that:

...Patta took dead aim at the Chattanooga VW workers who had had the gall to vote against UAW representation last February, vowing that the union will prevail eventually.

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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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Patterson: Driving the UAW out of the South

Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 9:27 am - Permalink

CWF's Matt Patterson wrote for the Washington Times yesterday explaining some of the troubles the UAW is facing in the South. Stating that: 

Last February, though, VW employees rejected the union in a secret-ballot vote, 712-626. Now comes more bad news for UAW bosses: Their supporters in Alabama are telling them to go back to Detroit.

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Meet the New Boss: Obama Buddy Elected President of the UAW

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 9:42 am - Permalink

Dennis Williams has been elected as the new president for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Williams, who previously served as the secretary-treasurer for the UAW, was elected June 4th at the union’s 36th Constitutional Convention in Detroit.

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UAW Constitutional Convention: Where Labor Isn’t all They Do

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

This week Detroit hosts the 36th Constitutional Convention for the United Auto Workers (UAW). Delegates at the Convention will elect a new President at the end of the week, as current President Bob King’s term expires. They will pass resolutions, elect people to new posts such as Vice President and so- forth. Tuesday June 3rd, delegates even raised UAW dues for first time in 47 years.

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Mercedes Employees Want the UAW out of Alabama

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 4:40 pm - Permalink

As the United Auto Workers (UAW) union attempts to move on from their humiliating loss at Volkswagen in February, they had set their sights on Vance Alabama, home to the Mercedes plant.

The UAW has spent almost two and a half years trying to organize this plant but has yet to call a vote. Now, pro-union employees are throwing a major road block in front of the UAW: they want the union to back down.

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McTrouble: Unintended Side Effects of Raising the Minimum Wage

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 2:52 pm - Permalink

On May 21st, more than 1500 McDonald’s employees and pro-union members met in Chicago to hold a rally in protest of a raise in the minimum wage. This rally happened one day before shareholders at McDonalds voted on executive salaries.

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Patterson: Mayor Berke and the unions

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Permalink

Published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, CWF's Matt Patterson writes about Mayor Berke of Chattanooga handing over the keys of city hall over to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). 


Big Labor has supported Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke throughout his political career. Now, he's paying his union benefactors back — with your money.

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