License to Kill (Opportunity)

Posted by Paige Halper on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 11:08 am - Permalink

When unions and government collude, workers and consumers lose

I met Melony Armstrong at the Institute for Justice (IJ) National Economic Liberty Forum welcome dinner on April 27, 2016.  Over a plate of chimichurri steak and roasted potatoes, I had no idea that within the next 24 hours, I would hear her inspirational story

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Blood and Boots: A History of Union Violence in America

Posted by Lindsey DePasse on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Permalink

"April 3, 1941, Day two of the first United Auto Workers strike at the Ford Motor Co. factory in Detroit

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NLRB Fumbles the Integrity Ball

Posted by Paige Halper on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Permalink

A Conflict of Interest in the National Labor Relation Board’s Philadelphia Office

The Philadelphia I grew up in is a die-hard sports city. 

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Drive Like A Girl?

Posted by Paige Halper on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 3:14 pm - Permalink

Female-only ride-share service challenges skeptics

The new start-up company, SafeHer (formerly Chariot for Women), has been nicknamed “Uber for Women” because it offers ride-sharing services through a simple phone app.  What makes SafeHer different though, is that the service is exclusively for – and provided by – women. 

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CWF Project in the Daily Signal

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Permalink

In a follow-up piece to a report that highlighted the Center for Worker Freedom’s Indicator of Labor Liberty, Kevin Mooney of the Daily Signal discusses new challenges and victories in the right-to-work movement.  The piece, Illinois Town Among New Fronts on Nation’s Right-to-Work Map as Supreme Court Deadlocks, was published on April 1, 2016. 

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CWF Ad Featured on Political Plots Revealed

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 9:21 am - Permalink

On episode two of his One America News Network show, Political Plots Revealed, Grover Norquist shared an ad campaign from the Center for Worker Freedom.  The ad attacked a proposal for a government-run casino in Chicago.  CWF’s ad acted as an educational tool for local individuals in the community to get involved.  The casino would have helped union bosses at the expense of taxpayers.     

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Little Town, Big Heart

Posted by Lindsey DePasse on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Permalink

Lincolnshire, Illinois passes right-to-work ordinance

To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, “It takes a village”… to defend our freedom.

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CWF Guest Hosts The Grover Norquist Show

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Permalink

Jason Nemes, the lead counsel representing 12 Kentucky counties in their fight for right-to-work, was recently featured episode of "The Grover Norquist Show."  


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CWF Research Project Highlighted in New Report

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Permalink

The 2016 Indicator of Labor Liberty, a Center for Worker Freedom project, was featured in Kevin Mooney’s Daily Signal piece, Where Does Your State Stand on the Right to Work?  This Project Maps Out the Answers.  The Daily Signal is The Heritage Foundation’s multimedia news organization. 

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Now You See It, Now You Don't

Posted by Paige Halper on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Permalink

Big Labor magicians make opportunity disappear without a trace

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CWF Quoted on U.S. Chamber Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 10:00 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom, notes:

"All across the country government agencies and union officials are colluding to restrict market access to these shared-economy companies. Sadly, if the government/union coalition is allowed to succeed, the result will be fewer opportunities for workers and fewer - and more expensive - options for consumers."

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Right-to-Work Supporter Signs ATR’s Tax Pledge

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Permalink

Jason Nemes, an advocate for right-to-work, signed Americans for Tax Reform’s Tax Payer Protection Pledge today, March 2, 2016.  The pledge commits candidates to oppose all tax increases. 

Nemes acts as lead counsel defending Kentucky counties which have passed right-to-work ordinances.  He is also running for Kentucky’s State House of Representatives; he hopes to represent the 33rd District in eastern Louisville.  

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Union Mines for Gold (in its Members’ Pockets)

Posted by Paige Halper on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 4:25 pm - Permalink

Five things the UMWA spends miners’ money on 

Miners love barbecue.  Or at least their union does.  An examination of its annual financial disclosure form (LM-2) shows the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) spent $23,518 at Mr. C’s BBQ… in just one year. 

That’s a lot of pork, in both senses of the word.    

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Ryft: Unions vs. Ride Share

Posted by Paige Halper on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 11:20 am - Permalink

For most people, the glitz and glamor of being in a new, big city is usually destroyed immediately following the first taxi ride.  That’s understandable, as most taxi rides make passengers feel ripped off and grossed out.  According to the South Florida

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CWF featured in Fresh Fruit Portal

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom was featured in Fresh Fruit Portal on January 28, 2016.  The article, California: Farm worker alleges conflict of interest from ALRB member Shiroma, discusses Silva Lopez's legal petition:

"Lopez - who has since garnered support from the Center for Worker Freedom of Grover Norquist's NGO Americans for Tax Reform - spearheaded a movement to decertify the union but has been met with obstacles at every turn, with the ALRB dismissing decertification elections based on allegations of interference." 

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CWF on The Grover Norquist Show

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Permalink

Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director, Matt Patterson, was featured on The Grover Norquist Show on Thursday, February 11, 2016.  Patterson discussed major victories and setbacks for the right-to-work movement in the US, with a special focus on West Virginia.  

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