Breaking: UAW Close to Recognition at Volkswagen

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Permalink

In news that will surprise no one, The Associated Press is reporting that Volkswagen management is considering a change in policy that will allow the company to recognize the United Auto Workers (UAW) as the exclusive bargaining representative at VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee facility, in spite of the union having lost an election at the plant last February.

According to the AP:

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Scott Walker, Union Tamer

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Permalink

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was reelected on Tuesday November 4, 2014 despite the aggressive anti-Walker campaigning efforts of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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ACLU: Free Speech Protectors or Union Allies?

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am - Permalink

On election night 2014, people across party lines could rejoice in the fact that their votes were counted, even if their candidate didn't win.

However, not everyone has been so lucky.

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California's Contingent Freedoms

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Permalink

People the world over are drawn to the United States by promises of freedom and opportunity.  They want to have a say in what happens to them; they want their voices to matter, their votes to be counted. 

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Steelworkers: Ready to Bring Down the Hammer

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Permalink

The United Steelworkers Union (USW), the largest industrial labor union in North America, is planning to hammer out new deals  with U.S. oil companies that would increase the union's share of the booming U.S. shale market.

 

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CA Assemblyman Jim Patterson to Join Worker Vigil on Election Night

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Permalink

Fresno - Assemblyman Jim Patterson of California's 23rd District will join hundreds of farm workers at an election night vigil protesting their disenfranchisement at the hands of state labor authorities.

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) last November, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) has locked up the ballots and is refusing to count them.

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Voter Suppression In California: Minority Disenfranchisement in the Golden State

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson wrote a column on November 3 in Forbes, detailing the disenfranchisement of thousands of eligible voters in California.  Patterson explains that farm workers at the Fresno-based Gerawan Farm voted last November to remove the United Farm Workers (UFW) union from their workplace, but these votes have been sequestered by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

Patterson notes that the widespread concern for voter integrity on this election day make this injustice a concern for both Democrats and Republicans:

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CA Farm Workers To Hold Election Night Vigil to Protest Vote Suppression

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Permalink

Fresno - Hundreds of farm workers will gather outside a California election office on election night to protest a state labor board suppressing their votes from a union decertification election.

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) last November, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) locked up the ballots and is refusing to count them.

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