“Anita” Discuss Real Resolutions

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Permalink

Last week, President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Arturo S. Rodríguez threatened the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) with a protest outside of its Washington, DC-based office.

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Obama, NLRB Ambush Workers

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Permalink

Unsurprisingly, President Obama vetoed S. J. Resolution 8, which supporters had hoped would nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule.

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Will Kentucky Unions Buy the Governor's Mansion?

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 12:45 pm - Permalink

Jack Conway campaigns against workers for union buddies

If Kentucky voters want greater freedom in the workplace and more economic growth, they should think twice about supporting Jack Conway’s mission to become the state’s governor in 2015.

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ATR and CWF Support The Federal Employee Accountability Act

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 9:25 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2015

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) are proud to support Rep. Jody Hice’s soon-to-be introduced Federal Employee Accountability Act.

This bill would restrict unionized federal employees from conducting union business during work hours, an outrageous practice known as “official time.”

The U.S. Office of Personal Management reports that in merely one year, workers spent almost 3.4 million hours on “official time,” wasting about $157 million taxpayer dollars.

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Ambush Elections Bushwhacked

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Permalink

House fights pro-union election rule

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) supported S. J. Resolution 8, which passed the House on March 19 with a vote of 232-186. S. J. Resolution 8 nullifies the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule, which the Board hopes will take effect on April 14, 2015.

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Permalink

Wisconsin recently became the 25th right-to-work state. CWF’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the Daily Caller explaining how this labor change will not only improve the job market, but should also boost the integrity of unions:

“Right-to-Work means more jobs and, more importantly, more freedom…When unions are forced to attract workers with persuasion instead of force, they become more responsive to their members.”

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Walker Drains the Democratic Party

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Permalink

Wisconsin became a right-to-work state on May 9th with the stroke of Scott Walker’s pen. Workers there are no longer forced into paying union dues by federal labor law, meaning unions will have to actually earn their financial support.

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With Walker Signature, Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 10:15 am - Permalink

Norquist: "The ability to say 'no thank you' to union control and union dues is a basic civil right that is restored today to the people of Wisconsin."

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Volkswagen’s Plus One: The UAW

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Permalink

Tennessee Got More Than It Bargained For in Chattanooga

 

“Would you rather?” is a pretty simple children’s game.

 

For example, would you rather your best friend skip your party, or come with their annoying friend?

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Permalink

Eric Wilson, Volkswagen Maintenance Specialist and U.S. army veteran, was suspended from work until further notice for voicing his displeasure with his superiors, who ignored the results of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election and granted limited recognition to the United Auto Workers (UAW).

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson and Margaret Mire recently co-authored an article for the Washington Examiner about Wilson’s story.

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Volkswagen Suspends Anti-Union Veteran

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 12:17 pm - Permalink

Are Volkswagen executives are undermining the democratic process? 

On Valentine’s Day 2014, Volkswagen, Chattanooga workers rejected the United Auto Workers (UAW) in a representation election.  However, over a year later, the union is still around. How so?

In November 2014, Volkswagen executives announced a new policy that gives limited recognition to all “eligible organizations.”  The UAW, now known in Chattanooga as the “Local 42,” fits this category.

But Volkswagen executives did not stop there.

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CWF’s Matt Patterson on The Diane Rehm Show WAMU 88.5

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson recently discussed right-to-work on The Diane Rehm Show.  Other guests included Melanie Trottman, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Philip Dine, journalist and author of “State of the Unions,” and Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of Economic Policy Institute. 

To listen to the show, click here.

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CWF in the Chattanoogan.com

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Permalink

Roy Exum’s recent Chattanoogan.com column highlights the latest chapter of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at the NTN-Bower Corporation in Hamilton, Alabama.  After a series of elections – all of which were declared invalid – the workers there were finally able to decertify the UAW from their workplace. 

In his column, Exum notes that other auto plant workers in the south should be alarmed at the UAW’s desperation to stay in Hamilton.  The union is frantically trying “to organize before this summer’s pivotal meetings with the ‘Big Three’ automakers in Detroit.”

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Dueling Unions at Volkswagen, Chattanooga

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Permalink

A recent Washington Times editorial highlighted Volkswagen, Chattanooga’s continuing dance with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the American Council of Employees (ACE). 

Volkswagen policy gives all “eligible organizations” opportunities “to engage in constructive dialogue with Volkswagen and its employees.” The policy is broken into three tiers, membership greater than 15, 30 and 45 percent, giving more access to human resources personnel and the like to organizations with more worker support.

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Permalink

The Washington Examiner recently highlighted the latest labor-related developments at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the article, noting the union-free status of the plant:

Matt Patterson, executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, an affiliate of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, noted that "Both groups are essentially unofficial, voluntary clubs and Volkswagen, Chattanooga remains union-free — for now."’

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CWF in Fox News Opinion

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Permalink

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been orchestrating work slowages at ports along the West Coast for months.  Contracts between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), negotiator for businesses in maritime agreements with the ILWU, expired in July and they have yet to reach a new agreement.

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson discussed the terror these slowages are bringing to the economy recently in Fox News Opinion, where he wrote:

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