CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Permalink

Workers from Fresno-based Gerawan Farming recently confronted Governor Jerry Brown at a black-tie event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA). The workers were protesting their disenfranchisement by Governor Brown’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, which sequestered their votes from a 2013 union decertification election and refuses to count them.

The Center for Worker Freedom was credited for helping the farm workers voices by heard in an article about the demonstrating by Connor Wolf from the Daily Caller:

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Disenfranchised Workers to Confront California Governor at Black-Tie Event

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 9:19 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2015

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Unions: the Uber-brat

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 5:31 pm - Permalink

Unions’ Only-Child Mentality Threatens ‘Sharing Economy’ and Franchise System

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CWF in In These Times

Posted by Margaret Mire on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am - Permalink

A key provision of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act – the mandatory mediation and conciliation statute – was found unconstitutional by the state’s Fifth District Court of Appeals on May 18, 2015. Immediately, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union announced they would appeal this ruling to California’s Supreme Court.

If the Supreme Court upholds the Court of Appeals' decision, it will be much harder for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board to force farm workers into union contracts.

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“Mind the Gap”: Opportunity Gap Killing KY Job Growth

Posted by Caroline Anderegg on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 10:01 am - Permalink

2014 Business Insider report found Kentucky lagging behind its northern and southern neighbors in a ranking of all 50 states’ economic growth.  The report, which took into consideration a number of factors including unemployment rate, GDP and average wages, ranked Kentucky nine and 12 places behind Indiana and Tennessee respectively.  The state’s job growth has been alarmingly stagnant.  

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UAW to Missouri Governor: “Good Boy!”

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 10:09 am - Permalink

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) recently accepted a “$50,000 campaign contribution” from the United Auto Workers (UAW) international headquarters in Detroit, according to the Associated Press.

The donation came just days after Nixon vetoed a right-to-work bill, which would have given workers the freedom to opt out of union membership and dues.

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Damocles in Detroit: Union Sword about to Drop

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers is getting set for contract negotiations for General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler for the 140,000 automotive workers the union represents.

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CWF in the American Spectator

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Permalink

An old headline with a new twist.

Not enough people know Wisconsin recently became the nation’s 25th right-to-work state. Governor Scott Walker signed it into law March 9, 2015.

But fewer people know the story of how right-to-work landed on the Governor’s desk. The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson and Margaret Mire told the untold story recently in the American Spectator, writing:

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The Next Great Siege of Detroit?

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

UAW prepares for a strike of the Big Three that could potentially crumble Motor City

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UFW Tactics Called into Question

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Permalink

According to Katy Grimes of the Flash Report, the UFW has been up to no good in California.

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CWF Supports Legislation That Would Hold Unions Accountable for Violating Worker Privacy

Posted by Margaret Mire on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 9:49 am - Permalink

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2015

The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) support H.R 1431 and H.R. 1432, sponsored by Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA).

These bills would hold unions accountable to the same identity theft and stalking laws as every other American by amending the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Railway Labor Act (RLA).

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Unions Choose the ‘Thug Life’

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Permalink

In a recent Forbes article, the Center for Worker Freedom Executive Director, Matt Patterson explained the derivation of the word thug. It comes from an Indian word thugee, who were, “organized bands of brigands, [who] would roam the countryside, accosting and robbing travelers after first gaining their trust.”

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CWF in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s Matt Patterson was quoted in the Washington Free Beacon commenting on a possible city-owned casino in Chicago:

‘“We understand Chicago officials want to create jobs, and a new casino may be one way to do that. However, if these new jobs add to the unionized public-sector workforce, the whole scheme may amount to nothing more than a huge gift to the mayor’s friends at UNITE HERE, and enlarge the already-unsustainable public pension obligations that are bankrupting the city and state…”’

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Video Coverage of CWF’s Town Hall in Kentucky

Posted by Margaret Mire on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:31 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom hosted a town hall at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Monday, May 18th. The panel of experts and lawmakers educated workers, business owners and Kentuckians on the benefits of right-to-work.

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‘IAM’ A Bully

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Permalink

Kansas Machinist Union bosses ordered to stop their elementary-school bullying

By Samantha Zinnen

Much like a blue moon, or a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it’s not every day that you see the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) call out a union on their intimidation tactics. Recently, we saw just that.

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UAW? Unwanted Angry Whiners

Posted by Samantha Zinnen on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Permalink

Apparently, it takes the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1990 five decertification elections before they might condescend to accept that the workers at the Hamilton NTN-Bower do not in fact want them around.

Workers at the NTB-Bower manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Alabama have now voted five times to kick out the union in the last eighteen months. This latest vote taken was taken on May 19th, and the union lost 74-52.

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