Unions: Houdini Wannabes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 9:41 am - Permalink

Unions Escape Minimum Wage They Chain to Employers   

Minimum wage laws sound fair.  But are they? 

Minimum wage hikes increase labor costs for employers leading to fewer opportunities for workers: Employers faced with increased labor costs may not be able to hire as many workers as they need, hurting productivity and growth.

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One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 12:00 pm - Permalink

Nurses’ Union Acts Out, Walks Out

California hospitals, like hospitals everywhere, are facing a stronger than usual flu season.  Unfortunately, thanks to the National Nurses United (NNU), flu season is not the only battle they are waging.  The NNU has been using last year’s Ebola scare to justify strikes and work stoppages when nurses are needed most.  CWF’s Matt Patterson explained the union’s strategy in The Sacramento Bee:

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Nurses’ Union: Labor's Biggest Loser

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 11:57 am - Permalink

CWF awarded the National Nurses United (NNU) “Labor Loser” of the Year, 2014.  The nurses’ union, which represents 185,000 workers, received the first annual award for using the Ebola crisis as a bargaining tactic to advance its leftist political agenda.  CWF’s Matt Patterson explained why the NNU received this honor in Forbes:

“It was tough competition, but the NNU has distinguished itself by exemplifying the defining traits of organized labor — thuggish tactics, left-wing zealotry, and tireless advocacy for more and bigger government.”

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Is Governor Jerry Brown Silencing Latinos?

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Permalink

Center for Worker Freedom Launches a Digital Ad Campaign in California

Center for Worker Freedom

722 12th Street NW Suite #400

Washington, D.C. 20005

 For Immediate Release                                                                        

December 3, 2014            

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Obamacare: Not Oppressive Enough for Nurses Union

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm - Permalink

It’s no question that most Americans are dissatisfied with Obamacare.

One union, however, National Nurses United (NNU), has a healthcare idea in mind that actually makes the financial and accessibility concerns people have with Obamacare worse: NNU wants to implement a single-payer ("Medicare for all") system.

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Nurses Union: Walking out on Patients

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 1:03 pm - Permalink

Turkey, mashed potatoes…and work stoppages?

All part of the Thanksgiving meal nurses are forcing down the throats of their patients this holiday season.

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CWF's Matt Patterson Featured in Labor Watch Magazine

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Permalink

CWF's Matt Patterson was featured in this month's issue of Labor Watch Magazine. Patterson writes about the injustices that Gerawan Farm Workers face as the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board refuses to count their votes from a decertification election last November. Read the full article here

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Permalink

Writing for Forbes on November 24, 2014, CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson sheds light on the often-overlooked moral importance of right-to-work laws.

“It’s about freedom. It’s about being allowed to choose for yourself which organization you belong to. It’s about being allowed to assemble freely, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

To read the full article, click here.

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