UAW to Missouri Governor: “Good Boy!”

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 10:09 am - Permalink

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) recently accepted a “$50,000 campaign contribution” from the United Auto Workers (UAW) international headquarters in Detroit, according to the Associated Press.

The donation came just days after Nixon vetoed a right-to-work bill, which would have given workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues.

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Damocles in Detroit: Union Sword about to Drop

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers is getting set for contract negotiations for General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler for the 140,000 automotive workers the union represents.

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CWF in the American Spectator

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

An old headline with a new twist.

Not enough people know Wisconsin recently became the nation’s 25th right-to-work state. Governor Scott Walker signed it into law March 9, 2015.

But fewer people know the story of how right-to-work landed on the Governor’s desk. The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson and Margaret Mire told the untold story recently in the American Spectator, writing:

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The Next Great Siege of Detroit?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

UAW prepares for a strike of the Big Three that could potentially crumble Motor City

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UFW Tactics Called into Question

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Permalink

According to Katy Grimes of the Flash Report, the UFW has been up to no good in California.

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CWF Supports Legislation That Would Hold Unions Accountable for Violating Worker Privacy

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 9:49 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2015

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) support H.R 1431 and H.R. 1432, sponsored by Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA).

These bills would hold unions accountable to the same identity theft and stalking laws as every other American by amending the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Railway Labor Act (RLA).

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Unions Choose the ‘Thug Life’

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Permalink

In a recent Forbes article, the Center for Worker Freedom Executive Director, Matt Patterson explained the derivation of the word thug. It comes from an Indian word thugee, who were, “organized bands of brigands, [who] would roam the countryside, accosting and robbing travelers after first gaining their trust.”

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CWF in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the Washington Free Beacon commenting on a possible city-owned casino in Chicago:

‘“We understand Chicago officials want to create jobs, and a new casino may be one way to do that. However, if these new jobs add to the unionized public-sector workforce, the whole scheme may amount to nothing more than a huge gift to the mayor’s friends at UNITE HERE, and enlarge the already-unsustainable public pension obligations that are bankrupting the city and state…”’

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Video Coverage of CWF’s Town Hall in Kentucky

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:31 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Monday, May 18th. The panel of experts and lawmakers educated workers, business owners and Kentuckians on the benefits of right-to-work.

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‘IAM’ A Bully

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Permalink

Kansas Machinist Union bosses ordered to stop their elementary-school bullying

By Samantha Zinnen

Much like a blue moon, or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it’s not every day that you see the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) call out a union on their intimidation tactics. Recently, we saw just that.

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UAW? Unwanted Angry Whiners

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Permalink

Apparently, it takes the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1990 five decertification elections before they might condescend to accept that the workers at the Hamilton NTN-Bower do not in fact want them around.

Workers at the NTB-Bower manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Alabama have now voted five times to kick out the union in the last eighteen months. This latest vote taken was taken on May 19th, and the union lost 74-52.

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Union Boss Booted Out at Corvette

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Permalink

A Lack of Accountability Engenders Only Mismanagement by Management

When workers are forced to join a union as a condition of employment, union bosses have no incentive to do their job: improve business conditions for their workers.

No accountability can lead to out-of-touch leaders, for example, Eldon J. Renaud, former President of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2164 at the GM Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Free-Rider Problem? More Like “Forced-Rider” Problem.

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Permalink

Unions’ Anti-Right-to-Work Argument Runs Out of Steam

Abraham Lincoln is often attributed as once defining a hypocrite as, “the man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”

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CWF in the Bowling Green Daily News

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:51 am - Permalink

A 2014 Gallup poll found 71 percent of Americans support right-to-work, which allows workers the freedom to opt-out of union membership and dues.

In fact, right-to-work is becoming so popular that late last year, brave county officials in Kentucky began using the state’s home rule statute to go around state legislators – who block state-wide right-to-work – and pass it as county ordinances.

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California Court Strikes a Blow for Liberty

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:06 am - Permalink

Things are looking up for the workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, years-long victims of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

On Thursday May 14th, a panel of Fifth District Court of Appeals judges in California ruled the ALRB’s Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation Statute (MMC) – which gives the board the power to unilaterally force union contracts on workers and businesses – unconstitutional, saying:

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CWF Town Hall Featured as Top Story

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 4:36 pm - Permalink

Monday, May 18th, the Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The town hall featured a panel of labor experts and lawmakers who educated attendees on the benefits of right-to-work, which allows workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues. The panel included:

Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute

Matt Patterson, Executive Director, Center for Worker Freedom

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