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The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs Wall Street Journal Online, March 6, 2014 It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working […]
Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn Illinoisreviewtypepad.com, February 23, 2014 CHICAGO – Yesterday, Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, called for “aggressive, illegal actions” as “the only way” to save America’s labor movement. His statement was read as a not-so-veiled threat […]
Clock ticking for UAW to file objection in VW Chattanooga vote Times Free Press Online, February 19, 2014 Raudabaugh, who does work for the anti-union National Right to Work Foundation, said if the board holds a hearing on an objection to the election, it could take months to resolve, he said. “Should the board say […]
The workers at Volkswagen, Chattanooga, have spoken. Gabe Nelson has the story in Automotive News. Workers at Volkswagen AG’s plant here voted to reject UAW representation, dealing a devastating loss to a union that saw the Tennessee factory as its best chance to gain a toehold at a foreign-owned assembly plant in the South.Results of […]
Tennessee taxpayers have poured more than a half-billion dollars in incentives into the Volkswagen plant. Matt Patterson tells the story in the Tenneseean.com. In fact, the more than a half-billion dollars in subsidies that the company received to come to Tennessee amounted to the “richest incentive package — and perhaps the most government assistance and […]
Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization election in its Chattanooga […]
Unions lash out at ObamaCare regs The Hill Online, January 29, 2014 In a letter dated Monday, leaders of major unions told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would do nothing to help union health plans. Local Transit Worker […]