CWF in Forbes - "On Labor Day, Farm Workers Reject Union"

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:35 am - Permalink

"On August 26, one thousand angry farm workers descended on a government office in Visalia, California to demand freedom – from a union.

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Farm Workers to Rally Against Forced Unionization Tuesday Aug. 26 at 3:00 PM in Visalia

Posted on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Permalink

Farm workers at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming Inc. do not want to be forced to pay 3 percent of their wages to the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Last November Gerawan workers held a decertification election, but the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is refusing to count the votes in a flagrant attempt to help the UFW rob the workers of their hard-earned money. Workers and their families and supporters will hold a protest rally in front of the ALRB regional office in Visalia on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3:00 p.m.

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CWF Launches Billboard Campaign in Support of Fresno Farm Workers

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Permalink

On August 12 the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) launched the first in a series of billboards in California designed to bring attention to the plight of Fresno farm workers who are being forced into a union against their will.

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Breaking: California Lawmakers Urged to Stand with Workers Against Big Labor

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Permalink

Center for Worker Freedom sends letter to politicians urging them to restore First Amendment rights to Fresno farm workers

On Tuesday July 29 the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) delivered a letter to California lawmakers and business leaders traveling in Mexico, including Gov. Jerry Brown and a dozen state representatives and senators.

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Matt Patterson Writing for the Orange County Register

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Permalink

CWF's Execuitve Director Matt Patterson, writes for the Organe Country Register today about United Farm Workers attempt to force a contract on workers at Gerawan Farming located in Fresno, California.

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Matt Patterson: Democracy denied for Fresno farm workers

By MATT PATTERSON / Contributing Writer

Published: July 16, 2014 Updated: 5:00 p.m.

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Matt Patterson on Fresno Radio KMJNOW 105.9 FM

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 11:59 am - Permalink

Executive Director Matt Patterson was a guest on the Chris Daniel Show on KMJNOW 105.9 FM in Fresno, California on July 10th. Patterson along with others were speaking about the UFW situation at Gerawan Farms with the United Farm Workers.

Audio starts at 53:45 click link here.

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Matt Patterson Quoted in the Tennessean in Regards to UAW Local 42

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:41 am - Permalink
Chambers Williams writing for the Tennesseanexplains the UAW's continued efforts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chambers quotes Patterson who states that he is:
 
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Matt Patterson Radio Interview with Bill Manders Show, FM 96.7 Fresno

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 9:34 am - Permalink

Last week, Executive Director Matt Patterson was interviewed in Fresno regarding the UFW's attempt to unionize Gerawan Farming Inc. To listen to the entire interview click here.

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Fresno Farm Workers Exploited By Big Labor

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson of the CWF writes for flashreport.org about the United Farm Workers and its (UFW) attempt to organize farm workers in Fresno, California.

Patterson explains the current situation and history of this conflict between the UFW and Gerawan Farming Inc. Stating that: “…the UFW ran into a little snag — the laborers themselves, most of whom were too young to have voted in the original union election more than two decades earlier.... see no need for a union.”

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Breaking: Berkeley City Council Poised to Side with Union — Against Farm Workers

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 11:34 am - Permalink

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values To Placate Big Labor

The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union’s attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area.

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Breaking: For Independence Day, Supreme Court Strikes Blow for Worker Freedom

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Permalink

Big Labor dealt setback as Court reins in coercive dues collection

Today, The United States Supreme Court struck a blow for the First Amendment — just in time for the Fourth of July.

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Uber Drivers Linked to Teamsters

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:49 am - Permalink

Uber drivers in Los Angeles are the newest target for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 986. Drivers who were frustrated with the company’s lack of communication have asked for the assistance from the union. In a press release by PR Newsire it was reported that:

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NLRB Recess Appointments are Unconstitutional

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:47 am - Permalink

The Supreme Court on Wednesday June 26th ruled that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority in regards to recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), made in 2012. Politico quoted Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah on the decision of court:

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UAW vows attack on Chattanooga

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Permalink

German union boss, Frank Patta, threatens American workers in Chattanooga. CWF's Matt Patterson writes today for the Chattanooga Times Free Press explaining that:

...Patta took dead aim at the Chattanooga VW workers who had had the gall to vote against UAW representation last February, vowing that the union will prevail eventually.

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UAW Poised to Gain Foothold in Alabama

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 10:42 am - Permalink

In the wake of the United Auto Workers union’s failed attempts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, many people believe the UAW has turned their attention to Vance, Alabama, home to the Mercedes-Benz plant.

However, Alabamians need to be aware that the UAW is making moves outside of Vance. This time they have called for a union vote at the Renosol Plant in Selma, Alabama for June 19th-20th .

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Breaking: German Labor Leader Threatens Chattanooga VW Workers

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:25 am - Permalink

“Let me say this to our enemies,” Patta thundered. “We will go on... We will not be beaten!”  

A German labor leader threatened Volkswagen's Chattanooga workers at the United Auto Workers' (UAW) convention in Detroit last week.

Frank Patta, general secretary of Volkswagen’s Global Group Works Council, told the assembled union delegates that the UAW will prevail eventually in Chattanooga:

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