Empowerment for Workers Means an Empowered Economy

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 3:42 pm - Permalink

At the Summit on Workers’ Empowerment on October 6th, people interested in worker freedoms gathered to join at the Heritage Foundation to listen to ways that workers are fighting back against government, and quasi-government forces in the work place. People who have fought against unions and unfair licensing restrictions spoke on panels about their stories.

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Missouri's Most Wanted

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 9:55 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom today unveiled a new ad campaign targeting eight of the Missouri legislators who voted NO on right-to-work in the veto session on September 16, 2015.  CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson wrote a piece for the American Spectator called “The Hateful 8” about the actions of these legislators and their choice to vote against worker freedom.

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CWF in The Orange County Register

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Permalink

On September 26, 2015, The Orange County Register published a piece titled "State Agency Serves Interests of Union for Farm Workers" by the Center for Worker Freedom's research fellow Margaret Mire. 

In the piece, Mire writes about California judge Mark Soble's recent decision in the UFW vs. Gerawan Farming case. 

"Administrative law judge Mark Soble presided over ALRB hearings on the UFW-Gerawan matter, the longest and most expensive labor hearing in California history. And, Sept. 17, Soble announced his ruling in favor of the UFW and the ALRB."

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CWF in BloombergPolitics

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Permalink

On Monday September 28, 2015, Tim Jones of Bloomberg Politics quoted the CWF’s Executive Director Matt Patterson. In his piece Jones discussed union membership.

Patterson was quoted as saying:

“They’re still shrinking… Even though there are victories, like in Alabama, they’re going to have to have a lot more momentum than this to reverse this catastrophic free-fall of the past few decades.”

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CWF featured in In These Times

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 2:12 pm - Permalink

David Bacon, writing for In These Times, recently quoted CWF's Executive Director Matt Patterson in his September 24, 2015 piece referencing Patterson’s Forbes article.

He quotes Patterson saying:

 "farm workers in California’s Central Valley are finding their civil liberties stripped from them today—by a government agency ... [that] wants to force the union of Gerawan until the election is ‘investigated’.”

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CWF's Work Highlighted in Politico

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Permalink

On Monday, September 21st,  Politico highlighted the Gerawan Farm workers fight. They have been fighting the United Farm Workers Union for the past two years. The UFW is refusing to count the votes cast by the workers in 2013. 

The CWF has been helping the workers fight the UFW. The post notes the, "Center for Worker Freedom has lobbied the California state government aggressively to rein in the ALRB and its oversight of the case. Gerawan plans to appeal."

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CWF in The Daily Caller

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Permalink

Recently the CWF was quoted exclusivly in The Daily Caller. Connor D. Wolf quoted our Executive Director, Matt Patterson, in his piece, "Unions Win Stunning Victory in Missouri" published on September 16, 2015.

Wolf quoted Matt Patterson as saying, “Right-to-work has been shown to attract businesses and boost jobs... “Missouri is competing with right-to-work states on almost all sides. If it wants to stay competitive it needs to be right-to-work.”

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CWF in The American Spectator

Posted by Julie Lucarelli on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 am - Permalink

Yesterday, September 21st, The Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson wrote an article for The American Spectator. He discussed last week's veto session in Missouri and the right-to-work vote that failed due to the actions of some Republicans. 

Matt explained what occured last week saying:

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CWF in The Daily Caller

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 12:01 pm - Permalink

Recently, The Center for Worker Freedom was quoted in The Daily Caller. Conner Wolf quoted CWF intern, Julie Lucarelli, in his piece, "These are the Union-Backed MO Republicans Blocking Right-To-Work" published September 15, 2015.

The Daily Caller quoted from her piece "The (Un)Magnificent Seven":

"All but one received significant support from unions and all representative districts have a union presence,”... “These representatives need to put their own interests to the side and vote to give their citizens’ the freedom they deserve.”

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Missouri Legislators Should Pass Right-to-Work

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 9:48 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release 

September 16, 2015

Lawmakers who vote to override Governor Nixon’s veto will strike a blow for freedom

Today at a veto session in Jefferson City, Missouri lawmakers will gather to consider overriding Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of right-to-work.

Center for Worker Freedom and Americans for Tax Reform strongly urge lawmakers to support the override.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson wrote an article on Friday September 11, 2015 about the upcoming right-to-work vote tomorrow in Missouri.

Matt Patterson explains why some Republican legislators voted against RTW and it looks like may do the same tomorrow:

“Many of these members who voted against their citizens, their party, and the very foundation of American liberty also receive significant union support, either endorsements or campaign contributions or both.”

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CWF on the Grover Norquist Show

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom's Executive Director Matt Patterson guest hosted two podcasts on the Grover Norquist Show to talk about right-to-work laws and the decertification of unions. 

Click here to listen to his interview with Heritage Foundation scholar James Sherk.

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The (Un)Magnificent Seven

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Permalink

By Julie Lucarelli

Missouri Republicans Choose Unions Over Workers

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Pants A'fire

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

By Julie Lucarelli

Debunking Union lies about Right-to-Work Laws

There is a lie being spread across America by unions that right-to-work laws reduce wages. “Unions chant right-to-work for less!” to intimidate lawmakers from supporting right-to-work (RTW) laws, which give people the choice to opt out of union membership and dues. These laws have been passed in 25 of our 50 states.

Non-RTW states have a significantly higher percentage of union members. This means less money for union bosses. No wonder they hate RTW laws.

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Want Unemployment With That?

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 9:01 am - Permalink
Unions and NLRB Sock it to Franchisers
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See Ya, Silas! UFW Lackey Removed from ALRB?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Permalink

On August 3, 2015, Katy Grimes reported in the FlashReport that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) Visalia Regional Director Silas Shawver is leaving his post, bound for a job in another part of the state government. 

Shawver’s been the main prosecutor of the Gerawan farm workers in Fresno who have been working for years to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW).

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