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  Friedrichs Amicus Brief: National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation onlabor.org, November 18, 2015 “This point is dispositive,” the foundation claims, because “Abood‘s ‘free rider’ rationale is predicated on the opposite presumption: that exclusivity is a burden imposed on unions that impedes their ability to recruit members. This supposition turns reality on…(Read More)

  UMWA endorses Jim Justice for governor WV Metro News, November 12, 2015 When asked about how he would handle a right-to-work bill as governor, Justice said he would veto it. Why bond-buyers prefer red states Your Daily Journal Online, November 12, 2015 States with strong public-employee unions — which they measured…(Read More)

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network…(Read More)

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman…(Read More)

U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for refusing to pay. As Mrs. Clinton became closer…(Read More)

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Laborers have no say in their contract U-T SanDiego.com, February 4, 2015 Farm laborers at one of the nation’s largest fruit farms, Gerawan Farming, have been pleading with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board — an agency formed, ironically, to give farm workers a voice in their own contracts — to count their votes…(Read More)

  Union Organizers, Not Actual Employees, Turn Out for Walmart Black Friday Protests My Freedom Foundation Online, December 3, 2014 Many of the same individuals appear repeatedly in the photos. All told, it appears that about 17 different individuals participated in at least one of the eight “actions” at local Walmarts. Wisconsin Senate to quickly…(Read More)

The Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) officials and union members currently find themselves at odds with its parent federation, the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the country.  In 2005, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and other unions left the AFL-CIO and formed the…(Read More)

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