Another UAW Organizing Scheme

On October 21, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

After their unsuccessful attempt to organize the Volkswagen automobile plant in Right To Work Chattanooga, UAW union officials are attempting another end-run around workers in Alabama.  Patrick Rupinski as the story in The United Auto Workers adopted a new tactic this month in its drive to organize Southeastern auto plants. It formed a new […]

UAW Coercion in Right to Work Michgan

On October 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are stepping up their coercion and intimidation tactics now that Michigan’s Right to Work Law is allowing all workers to choose whether they wish to accept union representation.  Kathleen Sulkowski, represented with free legal advice by the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, is challenging the requirement that union […]

Union Bosses Have Frequently Favored Schemes to Underfund Public Employee Pensions

On October 19, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a column appearing in RealClearMarkets this past week (see the link below), Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute cites a new study by Moody’s finding that from 2004 to 2012 unfunded liabilities in America’s biggest government pension funds nearly tripled to just under $2 trillion dollars. When confronted with such alarming data, the government […]

Grant Leads to Union Organizing, Corruption

On October 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Subcontracted by a non-profit to enroll people in Affordable Care Act coverage, union workers ended up recruiting more union members.  The whole scheme came to light when a union worker sued for unpaid overtime.  Perry Chiaramonte has the story on  Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to […]

Trumka Reveals Unprecedented Spending on State Elections

On October 17, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

AFl-CIO President Richard Trumka intends on spending hundreds of millions of forced-dues dollars on the upcoming midterm elections, pouring more into state level races than before. Tom Hamburger has the story in the Washington Post. Union spending this election cycle is likely to be in the range it was for the last midterm election in […]

“Union Official” Time

On October 16, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

A new report published by the Office of Personnel Management reveals over $1.5 million of taxpayer money are spent paying federal workers to conduct union official business.  Misnamed “official time,” the only aspect of the time that is “official” is the fact that it is spent by union “officials”. Diana Furchtgott-Roth has the story in […]

A Reign of Terror Begins in Tennessee

On October 15, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Having lost a representation election bid at a Volkswagen plan in Tennessee, the UAW has begun a Reign of Terror at the Spring Hill plant in Right to Work Tennessee.  Already an employee has been harassed and threatened for standing up for his Right to Refrain.  Glenn  Taubman, attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense […]

Forced Political Contributions?

On October 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

This  Washington Examiner editorial explores union bosses’ power to force workers into paying for politics they do not support. How would you react if your employer informed you he would be taking a modest cut from your paycheck each month for his political action committee? What if he told you that if you try to […]