This Chart Proves Unions Cannot Offer Job Security

On March 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 qz.com.   A few weeks ago, […]

Former Labor Secretary Mentioned in Suit by Rank And File

On February 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

Does UFCW Speak For Its Members?

On December 30, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 Kroger Company […]

Right to Work Legal Foundation Aids Unwilling Union Members to Recoup Close to $1 Million in Dues

On April 23, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses continue to abuse workers’ rights by simply ignoring the law.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys are helping workers who were unwilling to continue union membership during a strike to recoup a fine of almost $1 million against Local 851 of the International Association of Machinists. Cindy Wojdyla Cain has the […]

Philadelphia Union Boss Boasts About Union Violence

On February 13, 2013, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by CLJ

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 suffer […]

Union Member: “It Sounds Like We’re Getting Robbed”

On January 14, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

Obama NLRB Serving Union Bosses Everywhere

On January 10, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 and time again, both publicly and behind-the-scenes, […]

Union Bosses Want To Keep Union Power To Themselves

On January 3, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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, tnr.com, misses this point telling the story of union “dissident” Jerry Tucker. It’s not surprising Tucker’s voice was drowned […]