SEIU Gets Credit for State Benefits, While Collecting Millions in Scarce Medicaid Funds

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 9:10 am - Permalink

The Center of the American Experiment published this article by Kim Crockett on August 12, 2016:

The 2014 vote to make SEIU the exclusive bargaining agent for all home-based PCAs, while legal under Minnesota’s labor law, was nonetheless unfair by almost any other measure. Only 5,800 people out of 27,000 sent in a ballot, with about 13% of all PCAs (less than 3,500) voting for the union.

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Unions - A Thing of the Past?

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 10:42 am - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

On August 2nd The Washington Post published an article -- really a diatribe -- by Kimberly Phillips-Fein about the history of union culture in America. 

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New Video: Minnesota Politicians Exposed

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Permalink


Music: Money in the bank by Paintriller Mad Beatz

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Minnesota Politicians Help Their Campaign Contributors

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 5:26 pm - Permalink

Labor supports Minnesota politicians who passed S.F. 778/H.F. 950

On May 24, 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill (S.F. 778/H.F. 950) into law that declared personal care assistants (PCAs) “public employees” for collective bargaining purposes, leading to the unionization of thousands of these PCAs.

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Why PCAs should beat back the union

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 11:33 am - Permalink

The StarTribune published this article by Kris Greene on August 7, 2016:

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had a Forbes op-ed published on July 19, 2016, about the Minnesota homecare workers who have been unionized by the SEIU:

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CWF Quoted in the Daily Caller

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Permalink

Minnesota Personal Care Assistants, led by Kris Greene, have launched a campaign to decertify the union.

Connor Wolf from the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) published an article on July 18, 2016, about this campaign, including the Center for Worker Freedom’s (CWF) support:

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Permalink

Paige Halper, recently former Athena Worker Freedom Fellow at the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF), had an op-ed published by the Daily Caller on July 15, 2016:

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed S.F. 778 into law in May 2013. The law opened up unionization for thousands of homecare workers who have chosen to care for special-needs family members at home.

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Minnesota Home-Care Workers To Decertify SEIU

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 9:06 am - Permalink
For Immediate Release
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Harris v. Quinn:

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Permalink

Much Abood about nothing

As pay back to the unions who supported him during his election, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich unionized personal assistants in 2003.

He accomplished this by issuing an executive order, allowing the state to recognize “personal assistants” as state employees for collective bargaining purposes. The caregivers receive payment through Illinois’ “Rehabilitation Program,” a Medicaid initiative that pays for caretakers of disabled and elderly persons.

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Unions and the 2016 Campaign

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Permalink

Unions support 2016 Democrat presidential candidates

Despite the fact that unions claim to represent members of different political persuasions, many national and local unions during the 2016 presidential race have endorsed Democrat presidential candidates and supported their campaigns.

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To the Teachers' Union, From a Former Student

Posted by Paige Halper on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Permalink

It wasn’t until my senior year at a Philadelphia-suburb public high school that I saw teachers wearing red polo shirts every Friday.  I didn’t know what the little apple symbol branded with acronym “NEA” above the left breast stood for, but I knew it might mean a get out of school free pass. 

What more could a kid ask for? 

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CWF Signs ATR Coalition Letter

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Permalink

On Thursday, June 23, the Center for Worker Freedom signed a coalition letter opposing Big Labor's "Take on Wall Street Campaign."  The other 21 signers were recognized conservative groups, including Americans for Tax Reform.

To learn more about the letter, check out ATR's blog.

Find the full coalition letter here

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CWF in The Daily Caller

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

CWF's fellow, Paige Halper, was published in The Daily Caller on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Her piece, "Can You Hear Me Now?  No?  Thank A Union," recounted the recent Communications Workers of America (CWA)'s strike, including possible union sabotage of Verizon property.  

Safety concerns, stunted innovation and the preservation of outdated technology characterized the strike. 

Halper notes: 

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Going Out With A Bang

Posted by Lindsey DePasse on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

The Haymarket Square Riot of 1886

On May 4, 1886, a rally in Chicago literally exploded.

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Unions Vs. the New Economy (Part 1): The Boss of Me (Is Me)

Posted by Alison Basley on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 4:36 pm - Permalink

New economy creating endless opportunities for self-employment

The traditional hierarchical structure of the workplace created a need for mitigation parties such as the government, lawyers and unions. Now, the sharing economy is creating mobile mini-entrepreneurs, making workplace conflict less likely and rendering regulators and third-party negotiators useless.

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