Government-run casino good for unions, bad for Illinois taxpayers

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 9:36 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2016 

 

Washington, D.C. – Americans for Tax Reform’s Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) believes putting Chicago’s future in the hands of a gambling mayor is a bad bet.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) made remarks Monday, May 16th about being open to allowing for a government-run Chicago casino, as proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 

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A Union's Game of Drones

Posted by Lindsey DePasse on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 1:07 pm - Permalink

Blood and Boots: A History of Union Violence in America, Part III

You can now add “drones” to the list of union intimidation tactics.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 in Philadelphia, PA has invested over $10,000 on three drones, according to a union spokesperson. 

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Show Me the Freedom: The Fight for Right-to-Work in Missouri

Posted by Alison Basley on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Permalink

As Governor Jay Nixon’s veto-filled term comes to an end this November, right-to-work advocates have a chance to finally liberate Missouri workers from Big Labor.

Nixon and his union buddies cling to a view of labor that is too outdated for a state that has been embracing the new economy. Missouri’s private sector is welcoming traditionally non-unionized industries and right-to-work is gaining popularity.

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CWF in American Thinker

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Permalink

On May 7, 2016, Paige Halper, the Athena Worker Freedom Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom, was published in American Thinker.  Halper’s piece, Unions and Planned Parenthood: A Love Story, is an excerpt of a larger research project that uncovered the relationship between Big Labor and Planned Parenthood. 

Halper notes:

Whether it is personal or through personnel, Planned Parenthood advances union-friendly legislation and ideas and in return, unions give generously to their friends in pink. 

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Planned Parenthood's Secret Weapon

Posted by Paige Halper on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

An excerpt of this piece was published in American Thinker on May 6, 2016, under the title, "Unions and Planned Parenthood: A Love Story."  To read the article, click here.

 

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Coal Shoulder: Hillary gets frosty reception from miners

Posted by Alison Basley on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Permalink

Her husband easily swept West Virginia in both 1992 and 1996. When she was on the ballot during the Democratic presidential primary in 2008, she beat then-Senator Obama by 41 percentage points.

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Communication Breakdown: CWA, Verizon Go to War

Posted by Lindsey DePasse on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Permalink

Blood and Boots: A History of Union Violence in America, Part II

Over 35,000 Verizon workers are now in their fourth week of striking.

Union leadership at the Communication Workers of America (CWA) is upset about alleged job security, low wages and expensive healthcare for the company’s landline phone business and FiOS service workers.

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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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