Farmworkers to Governor Brown: Where’s Our Freedom?

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 9:05 am - Permalink

Disenfranchised Workers to Protest at CA State House

For Immediate Release:

January 21, 2015

Fresno – dozens of California farm workers will attend an upcoming labor board meeting to protest their disenfranchisement by state authorities. 

The workers, from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming, voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) from their workplace in November 2013, but California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) locked up those ballots and refuses to count them in a shocking display of pro-union bias.

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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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CWF in the Washington Post

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 9:58 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom was credited by the Washington Post on November 19, 2014 for its role in assisting Volkswagen plant workers to defeat the United Auto Workers union in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Assisted by organizers from Grover Norquist’s anti-union group Americans for Tax Reform, a faction of workers within the plant started organizing against the UAW, arguing that its record in Detroit shouldn’t recommend it for a role at VW.” 

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CWF's Matt Patterson Quoted in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom's Matt Patterson was quoted in the Washington Free Beacon on November 14 in regards to the UAW and Volkswagen employee union alternatives: 

“The ultimate goal for Volkswagen is to get the UAW in there,” he said. “This whole policy is a PR ploy to seem to make it fair for everyone while privately hoping the UAW can get exclusive representation.”


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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 5:30 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Executive Director Matt Patterson wrote an article in Forbes today, November 14, 2014, about the National Nurses United’s (NNU) attempt to exploit the international Ebola crisis.  In his article, Patterson points out multiple NNU hypocrisies to prove that the union’s concern is clearly not nurse safety:  

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Longshoremen Attack!

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Permalink

Union Squeezes U.S. Ports for Holiday Season

On Friday October 31, 2014, it appeared as though the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) began organizing worker slowdowns along the West Coast-home to ports that allow more than half of all freight to enter and exit the United States.  These worker slowages started in Tacoma, spread to Seattle that weekend, and have recently began in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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CWF's Matt Patterson Appears on The Grover Norquist Show

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 10:13 am - Permalink

The Center For Worker Freedom's Matt Patterson was interviewed on the Grover Norquist Show on November 10th for the Washington Times. In the interview, he discusses worker's rights in Chattanooga and Fresno, California. Listen to the full interview here.

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CWF Quoted in The Daily Caller

Posted by Meagan Nelson on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Permalink

The Center For Worker Freedom was quoted in The Daily Caller on November 11th regarding UAW efforts to unionize Volkswagen in Chattanooga. CWF's Matt Patterson said in a statement: 

"The commitment of the company to allow this outside organization, which has decimated auto jobs in Detroit and left entire companies and cities bankrupt, is a betrayal of the VW workers who gave a loud and clear ‘No!’ to the UAW, by a vote of 712 to 626.”

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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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