Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Permalink

Emily Leayman, Contributor for the Washington Examiner, wrote an article, "Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters" that was published by the Washington Examiner on February 15, 2017. The article was about the nurses' union, National Nurses United, attempting to unionize nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.

The union held a protest on February 13, 2017 at the hospital to encourage nurses to support it.

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CWF on Conservative Commandos Radio

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Permalink

Olivia Grady, Research Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, was interviewed by Conservative Commandos Radio on February 10, 2017, on Right-to-Work after the 2016 election:

To hear other episodes, please click here.

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CWF in the Wall Street Journal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in The Wall Street Journal on February 11, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

These Minnesota Workers Want Nothing to Do With the SEIU

Medicaid dollars as union ‘dues'? Sure, now that home caregivers can collectively bargain. 

The Wall Street Journal Online

By Matt Patterson

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 9:09 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 13, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

Holly is a 29-year old single mother living in Duluth, Minnesota. She has asked that her last name be withheld in this story for fear of retaliation.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:52 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 10, 2017, addressing New Hampshire legislators about Right-to-Work:

Dear Representatives,

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Unions Can Negotiate Members-Only Contracts

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

For a printable pdf, please click here.

Source: West Virginia Chamber

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Rep. Sanborn: Make New Hampshire Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, the New Hampshire Union Leader published an op-ed titled “Another View -- Laurie Sanborn: End forced unionism in NH” by State Representative Laurie Sanborn (R). 

Laurie Sanborn is one of the tri-chairs of the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance.

In her article, Mrs. Sanborn discusses why forced unionization in New Hampshire should end and why she supports the Right-to-Work bills before the Senate (SB 11) and the House (HB 520).

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CWF Testifies in New Hampshire Right-to-Work Committee Hearing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 11:53 am - Permalink

On February 8, 2017, Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, spoke before the New Hampshire House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on how labor unions can negotiate members-only contracts. He also voiced his support for the Right-to-Work bill before the House committee.

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Another Side of Puzder

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On December 8, 2016, President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor. Since then, there has been a backlash, most particularly by unions, over his nomination.

For example, the president of the Service Employees International Union Mary Kay Henry criticized him in a statement on December 8th about the nomination:

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Michigan Students Fly High With Betsy DeVos Charity

Posted by Emily Leayman on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Permalink

By Emily Leayman

Teachers unions have painted newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as an enemy of public education during her confirmation process, but one of her key beneficiaries is a growing public charter high school.

DeVos’s husband Dick founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010 for high school students passionate about flying. The couple supports it annually through philanthropy.

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Worker Freedom in the Hawkeye State

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 7, 2017, Iowa Republican legislators revealed that they want to reform Iowa’s collective bargaining law for public employees: Republican Representative Dave Deyoe, Chair of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced HSB 84. A similar bill was filed in the Senate.

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Labor Divided on Trump

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 11:04 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Union leaders are not sure what to make of President Donald Trump.

President Trump campaigned on issues that they approve of, like re-negotiating trade deals and bringing back American jobs. And he managed to win 37 percent of the votes of union members, despite unions spending over $100 million in the last election supporting Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

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Missouri: Lucky Number 28

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 11:16 am - Permalink

The Show-Me State goes Right-to-Work

By Olivia Grady

Missouri is the latest state to become Right-to-Work after Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R), who was elected in 2016, and the state legislature passed Right-to-Work. It was the last state of its neighbors to become Right-to-Work (Illinois is partially Right-to-Work).

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Center for Worker Freedom Supports the MERIT Act

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 13, 2017, Republican U.S. House Representative Barry Loudermilk (Georgia) introduced the Model Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act of 2017.

The purpose of the bill is to establish an alternative dismissal protocol so that the government can have its choice of which dismissal procedure to use. The Department of Veterans Affairs already has this procedure for senior executives.

Why does the federal government need this?

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Unions over Children: Republican Senators Bail on DeVos

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 9:44 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On February 1, 2017, Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) gave speeches on the Senate floor, saying that they would oppose Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education.

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Judge Gorsuch for the Win!

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 11:41 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On January 31, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s associate justice position.

Judge Gorsuch is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Colorado. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 10, 2006 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 20, 2006.

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