CWF in Inside Sources

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in Inside Sources on January 30, 2017, about possible fraud in the Minnesota PCA union election:

“One Woman believes very strongly and provided evidence that the union forged her signature on an authorization card,” CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson told InsideSources. “The basic picture this paints, in my view, is that the election was highly suspect, and there was possibly identify theft.”

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CWF in The Washington Examiner

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:56 am - Permalink

Olivia Grady, Research Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in The Washington Examiner on January 29, 2017, about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee:

Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee to lead the Education Department, firmly believes in all types of school choice. She started a successful charter school in Grand Rapids and founded the American Federation for Children, a pro-school choice policy non-profit.

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 9:28 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in The Washington Examiner on January 29, 2017, about President Trump changing how the unemployment rate is calculated:

"Great idea. About time they dispensed with the accounting trick designed to make things look better for the people in power than they really are," said Matt Patterson, executive director of Americans for Tax Reform's Center for Worker Freedom.

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Women Used as Pawns by Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Four women, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland, social rights advocates, were devastated when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, for the U.S. Presidency. They decided to organize a march in response to Trump’s election after Teresa Shook, a retired attorney from Hawaii, began successfully organizing her friends.

The women started a website, which lists their mission as: 

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on January 24, 2017, about Andrew Puzder, Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee:

Andrew Puzder was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the new Secretary of Labor on December 8, 2016. 

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Evidence of Fraud in SEIU Minnesota Homecare Part 1

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Permalink

Patricia Johansen, a home healthcare worker in Minnesota, claims that the SEIU forged her signature on a dues-authorization card in order to take a portion of her Medicaid money in dues.

On December 9, 2016, CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson traveled to her home in northern Minnesota to hear her story and review her documentation. Here is video of Ms. Johansen signing her signature next to what the union had on file for her as well as her sworn affidavit detailing her story.

Judge for yourself. 

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Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Worker Freedom Urge New Hampshire Lawmakers to Pass Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 1:33 pm - Permalink

In a letter to New Hampshire Senators dated January 19, 2017, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Center for Worker Freedom Executive Director Matt Patterson urge the lawmakers to vote for Right-to-Work legislation currently before the Senate.

Newly elected Republican Governor Chris Sununu is expected to sign Right-to-Work into law if the legislature sends a bill to his desk. If the bill passes, New Hampshire would be the first state in the northeast to pass Right-to-Work.

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National Nurses United: The Cure for Good Patient Care

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The National Nurses United (NNU) was founded in 2009 by a conglomeration of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, the United American Nurses and the Massachusetts Nurses Association. It is the largest union of registered nurses in the country with close to 185,000 members.

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CWF Testifies in Missouri Right-to-Work Committee Hearing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Permalink

On January 11, 2017, Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, spoke before the Missouri Senate General Laws and Pensions Committee on how political labor unions have become. He also voiced his support for the Right-to-Work bill before the Senate committee.

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Union Front Group Uses Sham Study to Smear Andrew Puzder

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United released a report on January 10, 2017 titled Secretary of Labor Violations?: The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurant Inc’s Andrew Puzder.

The report gave the results of a survey that ROC United had conducted on workers at franchised restaurants owned by CKE Restaurant Inc. about alleged labor violations. 

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In Illinois, Small Town Fights for Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

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CWF on Eagle 93.9, Missouri Radio

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 10:14 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted on Eagle 93.9, Missouri radio on January 16, 2017, about Missouri becoming Right-to-Work:

Matt Patterson with the Americans for Tax Reform Center for Worker Freedom supports the measure.  He accused unions of being too political.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 9:15 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on January 13, 2017, about right-to-work’s value while Donald Trump is President:

On January 11, Donald Trump held his first press conference since the election.

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CWF in the Daily Signal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in The Daily Signal on January 9, 2017, about Missouri becoming a Right-to-Work state:

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Matt Patterson, executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, have come out in support of a Missouri right-to-work law. The Center for Worker Freedom is a special project of Americans for Tax Reform, a nonprofit taxpayer advocacy group based in the District of Columbia.

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Kentucky: Lucky Number 27

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Permalink

Bluegrass finally goes Right-to-Work

By Olivia Grady

Kentucky is the latest state to become Right-to-Work after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R), who was elected in 2015, and the state legislature passed Right-to-Work with a speed rarely found in government.

On January 7, 2017, Governor Bevin signed House Bill 1 into law after the Kentucky Senate approved the bill earlier that day with a 25-12 vote. The state House of Representatives had passed the bill 58-39 on January 5th.

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CWF in Labor Watch

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 11:43 am - Permalink

Olivia Grady, Research Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, was published in Labor Watch on January 5, 2017, about the decertification effort in Minnesota:

It’s much easier to get a union certified than decertified. Under the rules, the homecare providers seeking decertification need to persuade at least 30 percent of the bargaining unit (over 9,000 PCAs in Minnesota) to sign authorization cards. The deadline is in early December. (The card can be obtained at the MNPCA.org website.)

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