You’re Fired: Trump Plans Changes to Federal Workforce

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 11:20 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

President-elect Donald Trump won the presidential election in large part because he offered change. Americans were tired of the crony capitalism, corruption, do-nothing government bureaucrats and the DC arrogance.

Trump has a plan for all these problems, most particularly for government bureaucrats.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on November 20, 2016, about the Sixth Circuit upholding Kentucky’s Right-to-Work ordinance:

Thunderclaps have an echo; the bigger the boom, the bigger the reverberation.

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O’Hare Union Plans to Leave Travelers Stranded

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

Hundreds of workers at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago have threatened to strike during one of the peak periods of holiday travel, Thanksgiving week

They claim that they are not trying to halt airport operations, but to slow them and make their demands be heard for a $15 wage and better working conditions.

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Lessons in Lunacy

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 4:22 pm - Permalink

Teachers' union vs free speech and political diversity

By Olivia Grady

On November 10, 2016, the United Educators of San Francisco, a union of San Francisco public school teachers, released a statement called “Moving Forward After the Election.”

The statement first praised the anti-Trump protests that had broken out after the election and claimed that everyone was less safe as a result of Mr. Trump's electoral victory:

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Court Strikes Blow for Local Right-to-Work

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Permalink

Sixth Circuit upholds Kentucky county RTW ordinance

For Immediate Release:

November 18, 2016

Washington, DC - On November 18th, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Hardin County Kentucky’s local right-to-work ordinance.

Hardin was one of a dozen Kentucky counties which passed right-to-work ordinances from December 2014 to May 2015. Right-to-work laws allow workers to opt out of union membership and dues.

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United Trump Workers?

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 11:46 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

At a November 10th press conference in Detroit about the election, United Auto Workers’ (UAW) President Dennis Williams said that he wants to meet with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss trade deals.  

His particular focus is overturning the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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How Did Worker Freedom Fare on Election Night?

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Permalink
 By Olivia Grady
 
Right-to-work measures were on the ballot in three states on Election Day, 2016. And it prevailed in two of them.
 
In South Dakota, unions secretly attempted to overturn right to work with Measure 23.  The proposed law read: 
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Unions, Environmentalists Clash Over Dakota Pipeline

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 9:53 am - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Energy Transfer Partners started its project in 2014 to build the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The pipeline would carry 470,000 barrels of oil a day from western North Dakota to Illinois. The company says the project will help the local economy and create 8,000 – 12,000 construction jobs.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 9:24 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on November 3, 2016, about how union leaders force Catholic members to support pro-choice candidates and causes:

The Northeast and Midwest of the United States are home to millions of devout Catholics.

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Center for Worker Freedom and Americans for Tax Reform Endorse Virginia Right-to-Work Ballot Measure

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Center for Worker Freedom and Americans for Tax Reform urge Virginia voters to vote yes on Question 1 and enshrine right-to-work in the state constitution.

Virginia has been a right-to-work state by statute (§ 40.1-59) since 1947. Question 1 on the November 8th state ballot asks the voters whether the state constitution should be amended to guarantee workers have a choice regarding unionization. The question reads:

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Thousands in Philadelphia Without Ride to Work or School

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Transit Workers Union Local 234 is striking for its second day after failing to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on October 31st.

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Are Unions Funding Voter Fraud?

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Work for Progress is a nonprofit organization located in Denver, Colorado that hires individuals for nonprofit progressive groups (groups that want to “fight global warming” and “get big money out of elections”).

It also runs campaigns for organizations like Fair Share Action and Environment America Action Fund. Since 2008, its staff has knocked on over 3 million doors for candidates such as President Barack Obama (D), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).

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Slimer: SEIU Chief Busted

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 2:22 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

Paul Filson stepped down from his position as executive director of the SEIU Connecticut State Council, which consists of 55,000 members. He resigned after receiving criticism for posting an ad through a political action committee that Filson ran called Labor United for Connecticut. Most of the funding the PAC receives is from the SEIU. The ad said “Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit’s attack on women and families.”

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UAW Still a Threat to Volkswagen Chattanooga

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

The Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant has been a union battleground for the past several years.

In 2013 the United Auto Workers (UAW) union aimed to unionize the Volkswagen plant, and anti-union workers faced off with them in a campaign for the future of the plant.

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Unions <3 Citizens United

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Permalink

Big labor and big business benefit

By Olivia Grady

Congress passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (also known as McCain-Feingold) in 2002, which tried to regulate campaign contributions from wealthy individuals and corporations. Section 203 of the Act specifically prevented corporations and labor unions from funding political ads from their general treasuries.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 11:21 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on October 18, 2016, about how union leaders make much higher salaries than their members:

“The income inequality that exists in this country is a disgrace,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in a May 17, 2016, statement about executive pay.

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