Union Bosses: The New Robber Barons

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

Union leaders in the Rust Belt help themselves to large salaries – taken from workers’ pay.

In addition to donating to politicians who don’t support their members, union leaders also help themselves to large salaries from member dues.

Take Ohio, for example.

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Chicago Teachers Union Fails Students

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Permalink

How Strikes Hurt Our Kids

By Olivia Grady

The planned Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike for October 11, 2016, thankfully was called off with a last minute tentative agreement with the Chicago Board of Education on October 10.

What did this avoid?

Almost 400,000 children being baby-sat by individuals who aren’t teachers for possibly weeks.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 11:47 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on October 11, 2016, about how union leaders hurt their members by supporting liberal politicians:

American manufacturing ain’t what it used to be.

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Forced Union Fail

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

Court strikes down Pennsylvania Governor’s union give away

By Olivia Grady

On February 27, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wolf issued Executive Order No. 2015-05, creating a new position to represent the state’s homecare workers.

Homecare workers are individuals who care for people with disabilities, usually loved ones, in their homes. The state calls them direct care workers or DCWs, and the governor’s new position was called Direct Care Worker Representative.

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Revolving Door: Labor Board, Unions Swap Staff

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Minnesota Labor Relations Act (MLRA) was enacted in 1939, in order to resolve disputes in the state’s growing labor movement. It took inspiration from the recently enacted National Labor Relations Act in 1935.

The MLRA established the Division of Conciliation for conciliation/mediation, arbitration, bargaining unit determinations and bargaining unit certification elections. In 1969, the Division became a separate state agency and was renamed the Bureau of Mediation Services.

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Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Worker Freedom Support U.S House Act Extending Compliance Deadline for New DOL Overtime Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 10:59 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

September 29, 2016

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) is proud to announce its support of H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act, sponsored by Congressman Tim Walberg.

The Department of Labor just recently issued a new rule that more than doubles the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. The deadline for compliance is currently December 1.

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CWF in The Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 9:31 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, was quoted in an article published in The Washington Examiner on September 26, 2016, about how union leaders are trying to end support for Trump among their members:

Matt Patterson, executive director of the conservative Center for Worker

Freedom, said Democrats overall and the Clintons in particular have a history

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School Choice: Kryptonite for Teachers’ Unions

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Permalink

By Matt Patterson

Teachers’ unions are the main opponents to school choice, the policy idea that all parents should be able to choose where to send their children to school, not the government.

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SEIU Minnesota: The Makers And The Takers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

In 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the state legislature passed a bill, S.F. 778, which declared homecare workers “government employees,” solely for collective bargaining purposes.

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Self-driving Cars Will Not Steer the Job Market Off-Road

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:18 am - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

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State Gift Clauses Work For and Against Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

The Arizona Supreme Court’s recent decision, Cheatham v. DiCiccio, highlights that Gift Clauses in state constitutions don’t always benefit unions, and they can stop taxpayer funding of unions.  

How do they do this?

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Share the Pain: Unions Hate the Sharing Economy

Posted by Matthew Benzmiller on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Permalink

By Matthew Benzmiller

Labor unions love centralization, and so absolutely hate the sharing economy. 

After all, the inherent nature of industries in the shared economy is decentralization. Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb contract out work to individuals with available rides and rooms. This set up allows the individuals working for sharing economy to have more freedom in most aspects of their work.

For example, Uber advertises to prospective drivers:

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Arizona Supreme Court's "Gift" to Unions

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On September 13, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Cheatham v. DiCiccio that police officers could perform union tasks while being paid by taxpayers for police work.

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Big Labor Rallies for Hillary

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Permalink

By Olivia Grady

On Labor Day 2016, top union bosses spent the day campaigning for Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Hampshire and Illinois.

Some of the unions represented included the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), United Steelworkers (USW), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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CWF in American Thinker

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:15 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in American Thinker on September 5, 2016, about how liberals ignore economics, human nature, and history:

It’s easy to be an American liberal. All that is required are hypocrisy and ignorance.

Ignorance is an absolute must, but especially ignorance of three things: economics, human nature and all of recorded history.

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CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on September 2, 2016, about how the next Republican President should take on big labor and bring freedom to American workers:

In the last century, the United States has spent untold trillions to bring democracy to far-flung corners of the globe.

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