McTrouble: Unintended Side Effects of Raising the Minimum Wage

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 2:52 pm - Permalink

On May 21st, more than 1500 McDonald’s employees and pro-union members met in Chicago to hold a rally in protest of a raise in the minimum wage. This rally happened one day before shareholders at McDonalds voted on executive salaries.

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Patterson: Mayor Berke and the unions

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Permalink

Published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, CWF's Matt Patterson writes about Mayor Berke of Chattanooga handing over the keys of city hall over to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). 

 

Big Labor has supported Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke throughout his political career. Now, he's paying his union benefactors back — with your money.

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Breaking: Chattanooga Mayor Sells out City to Union Bosses

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 7:00 am - Permalink

Chattanooga Mayor Sells out City to Union Bosses

ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom has obtained an agreement made between Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and the Services Employees International Union (SEIU), which effectively hands over the city's workforce to the left-wing labor organization.

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Chattanooga Mayor Hands Over the City to the SEIU

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Permalink

On February 12th Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga signed an agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The agreement called “ 2014 Memorandum of Understanding” stipulates that SEIU members employed by the city will be given 600 hours of “release time”, paid for by the Chattanooga taxpayer. Release time allows unionized workers to travel on union business and attend union training while on taxpayer dime.

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CWF Intern Writes Op-Ed About Her Experience Getting Subpoenaed

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:25 am - Permalink

Tucker Nelson, CWF's own intern, writes for the National Review Online her expereince being subpeonaed by the National Labor Realtions Board.

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No Doesn’t Mean No to the UAW

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Permalink

It looks like the fight isn’t over for the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and its attempts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The UAW narrowly lost its bid to unionize the Volkswagen plant back in February in a secret ballot election by a vote of 712 to 626. Under U.S. labor law the union has to wait one full year before they are allowed to hold another secret ballot election at the plant.

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Why Michigan UAW Veteran is Opting Out

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Permalink

Michigan is now a right to work state. On Monday a UAW veteran of 16 years voiced his reasons for opting out of union dues. Below is the entire post Todd Lemire wrote on his blog on Monday. To see Todd's website click here. 

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Volkswagen Employees Now Subject to UAW Mail at Home

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:08 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen employees recieved a distrubing letter from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel on April 21st. To read the original letter please reference www.no2uaw.com. Below is the response formulated by some of the workers to Casteel.

Mr. Casteel,

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Hypocrisy Matter at Media Matters

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 9:44 am - Permalink

Hypocrisy Matter at Media Matters

Liberal Non-Profit Doesn't Practice What it Preaches

Media Matters For America (MMFA), a liberal non-profit  “watchdog” group that supports organized labor efforts, has actually refused to let their own employees associate with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500.

 

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Union Blunder Delays Vote in Canada

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Permalink

Unifor, the Canadian union equivalent to the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the states, has run into a little problem in their attempts to unionize to Toyota plants in Canada. Two Toyota plants located in Cambridge and Woodstock Ontario are the target by Unifor to unionize.

 The union has had to temporarily delay the voting process in Ontario after it misjudged the company’s workforce.

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UAW Drops Election Challenge

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Permalink

ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom was happy to learn that the United Auto Workers has finally dropped its frivolous challenges to the results of February's election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, which the union lost 712-626.

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More people fighting UAW subpoenas in Chattanooga VW vote

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Permalink

The Chattanooga Times Free Press quoted CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson in regards to the Subpoenas issued by the NLRB on Wednesday. He was quoted saying “Our grounds are is that this is a fishing expedition and we don’t feel compelled to comply.” Tucker Nelson and Grover Norquist, both of Americans for Tax Reform, are also fighting the Subpoenas.

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Democracy in Peril in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 9:38 am - Permalink

Patterson of the CWF explains the threat to the Democratic process in regards to the Chattanooga Volskwagen plant. The union is petitioning the NLRB to overturn the democratic elections. Read more here.

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UAW “Strikes” Again

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Permalink

As if the United Auto Workers (UAW) hasn’t made enough headlines this week, they are making them again, this time in Kentucky.

This particular union, UAW Local 2164, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky represents about 800 employees for General Motors (GM). This GM plant assembles the coveted sports car, the Corvette. This is the only plant in the world that assembles the Corvette.

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The Union That Cried Foul: Union Claims Interference in Organizing Campaign

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Permalink

 

Whining about interference with union organization seems to be the trend with the United Auto Workers (UAW). When outcomes don’t go in your favor, blame the other party, claim “interference.”

That is exactly what the UAW is doing in Alabama. April 7th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) heard charges from the union that“…..Mercedes-Benz interfered with the United Auto Workers' effort to organize a union at the automaker's Tuscaloosa County factory," reports al.com.

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Matt Patterson in Forbes: The United Auto Workers Promote Failure

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson of the CWF today talks about the UAW promoting failure. With job losses and membership decline what does the UAW have to offer members. 

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