Big Labor Applauds Griffin’s NLRB Confirmation

On November 2, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

It’s no wonder Big Labor is rejoicing at Richard Griffin’s confirmation as the National Labor Relations Board general counsel.  Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner. The Senate voted 62-37 to end a filibuster against Griffin’s nomination and 55-44 to confirm him. The NLRB oversees labor-management conflicts in the private sector. “With today’s […]

Trumka sees the Light — 30 years of Stagnation

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

The AFL-CIO has been toying iwth the idea of organizing nonunion workers for a while now.  On Thursday, Richard Trumka announced intentions to put this idea into action by courting left-wing ideological groups.  It seems the Sierra Club is considering “aligning” itself with the AFL-CIO.  How long will it be until Sierra Club members are […]

Change to Win Union Contemplates Reunion With AFL-CIO

On July 15, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The United Food and Commercial workers, part of the original Change to Win Coalition, appears to be doing just that.  After 8 years, it looks as if they may be willing to throw their lot back with the AFL-CIO.  Richard Trumka and other AFL-CIO bosses must be overjoyed to have this prodigal producer of forced dues back […]

Obama’s Big Labor Payback Includes Federal Employees

On February 21, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins examines the Executive Order the president signed in 2009 which created a council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, which gives federal government employee union officials a conduit to government agency heads over and above that of the monopoly bargaining contract.   This is not only a Big Labor payback, but an unheard of ploy […]

‘s Resignation Leaves NLRB With Partisan Board

On December 20, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

Sean Higgins discusses the high probability of an all-Democrat National Labor Relations Board in the Washington Times:   Like much of the rest of Washington, the supposedly independent National Labor Relations Board has been the scene of bare-knuckled partisan conflict for years now. But the White House may have finally found a way to resolve that: […]

Major media outlets fail to explain what right-to-work laws do

On December 13, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner: My column in today’s paper is about how critics of right-to-work laws almost never bother to explain exactly what the laws do. That’s because a clear explanation tends to undermine the critics’ cases, revealing that they are essentially arguing for the right of Big Labor to force people to […]