Looking Back at the Push for National Right-to-Work

Posted by Emily Leayman on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Permalink

By Emily Leayman

This month, Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced national right-to-work legislation. The bill introduction reads:

To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

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Acosta Love It. Trump Makes Another Great Choice for DOL

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 16, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated R. Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination the day before.

Acosta was born to Cuban parents and is a native of Miami, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. 

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IAM a Loser: Machinists' Union Fails Big at Boeing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 15, 2017, workers at Boeing’s South Carolina factory voted overwhelmingly to reject the union.

Boeing reported that about 2,800 out of 3,000 workers voted in the election and about 74 percent voted against unionization.

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CWF Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10:57 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek on February 16, 2017, on how Right-to-Work is winning:

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Republicans Turn On Andrew Puzder

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 15, 2017, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Labor. President Donald Trump had nominated him on December 8, 2016. Puzder is the successful CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

Liberals and particularly union leaders have dishonestly attacked him as a greedy CEO who cares nothing about his workers.

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Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Permalink

Emily Leayman, Contributor for the Washington Examiner, wrote an article, "Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters" that was published by the Washington Examiner on February 15, 2017. The article was about the nurses' union, National Nurses United, attempting to unionize nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.

The union held a protest on February 13, 2017 at the hospital to encourage nurses to support it.

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CWF on Conservative Commandos Radio

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

Olivia Grady, Research Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, was interviewed by Conservative Commandos Radio on February 10, 2017, on Right-to-Work after the 2016 election:

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CWF in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in The Wall Street Journal on February 11, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

These Minnesota Workers Want Nothing to Do With the SEIU

Medicaid dollars as union ‘dues'? Sure, now that home caregivers can collectively bargain. 

The Wall Street Journal Online

By Matt Patterson

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 9:09 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 13, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

Holly is a 29-year old single mother living in Duluth, Minnesota. She has asked that her last name be withheld in this story for fear of retaliation.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:52 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 10, 2017, addressing New Hampshire legislators about Right-to-Work:

Dear Representatives,

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Unions Can Negotiate Members-Only Contracts

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

For a printable pdf, please click here.

Source: West Virginia Chamber

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Rep. Sanborn: Make New Hampshire Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, the New Hampshire Union Leader published an op-ed titled “Another View -- Laurie Sanborn: End forced unionism in NH” by State Representative Laurie Sanborn (R). 

Laurie Sanborn is one of the tri-chairs of the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance.

In her article, Mrs. Sanborn discusses why forced unionization in New Hampshire should end and why she supports the Right-to-Work bills before the Senate (SB 11) and the House (HB 520).

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CWF Testifies in New Hampshire Right-to-Work Committee Hearing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 11:53 am - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, spoke before the New Hampshire House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on how labor unions can negotiate members-only contracts. He also voiced his support for the Right-to-Work bill before the House committee.

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Another Side of Puzder

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On December 8, 2016, President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor. Since then, there has been a backlash, most particularly by unions, over his nomination.

For example, the president of the Service Employees International Union Mary Kay Henry criticized him in a statement on December 8th about the nomination:

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Michigan Students Fly High With Betsy DeVos Charity

Posted by Emily Leayman on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Permalink

By Emily Leayman

Teachers unions have painted newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as an enemy of public education during her confirmation process, but one of her key beneficiaries is a growing public charter high school.

DeVos’s husband Dick founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010 for high school students passionate about flying. The couple supports it annually through philanthropy.

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Worker Freedom in the Hawkeye State

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 7, 2017, Iowa Republican legislators revealed that they want to reform Iowa’s collective bargaining law for public employees: Republican Representative Dave Deyoe, Chair of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced HSB 84. A similar bill was filed in the Senate.

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