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The title says it all.  Economist Allison Schrager uses the UAW representation election failure at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen plant to illustrate how union bosses can no longer ensure job security for members.  Another so-called “union benefit” goes down the way of the dinosaurs.  Check out her article in   A few weeks…(Read More)

Rank and file members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have filed suit against Vice President William Wagonner, alleging he embezzled money from Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made no secret of her ties to Big Labor, was mentioned in a complaint filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12…(Read More)

UFCW union bosses are not practicing what they preach, according to a report by the Manhattan Institute’s Economics21 division.  Here’s the story: The United Food and Commercial Workers union is funding campaigns to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 and unionize fast food workers. But an examination of UFCW contracts with the…(Read More)

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has tracked violence incidents since 1975.  While much of their information comes from news media accounts, it is obvious that many incidents go unreported, even to police, out of fear of retaliation.  Union bosses  use tough economic times and free speech to exculpate union violence, their victims still…(Read More)

Stanley Oubre, retired Boilermaker, may have been correct when he made this comment.  Again, another example of union bosses’ putting their own agenda before the needs of their members.  Do union bosses speak for their members? Luke Rosiak has the story in The Washington Times. There can be riches in standing up for the working…(Read More)

More examples of how union bosses and their supporters don’t have their members’ welfare in mind.  The Obama NLRB has become Big Labor’s servant, sanctioning union violence and endangering workers testifying on behalf of their employers.  Labor Union Report Diary has the story:    Notwithstanding the union-backed effort to end Senate filibusters, time…(Read More)

Big Labor bosses don’t want the rank and file wresting more power from them, for fear they will lose their power to force workers, and to live the good life on forced union dues. Alec McGillis,, misses this point telling the story of union “dissident” Jerry Tucker. It’s not surprising Tucker…(Read More)