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Bernie Sanders is willing to distinguish between Big Labor Money and Big Corporate Money, since the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are endorsing him for president. Sanders’ rationalization carefully skirts the issue of forced dues dollars which CWA bosses collect.  CWA spokesman Candice Johnson agrees with Sanders:  “We do have a super PAC, but it…(Read More)

  Group hits labor unions as VW Chattanooga vote nears Chattanooga Times Free Press Online, November 23, 2015 The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, said his department is ignoring IG Metall’s failure to file federal disclosure papers. Union bosses smear teachers…(Read More)

International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) officials made it clear they mean to consolidate their power by announcing their endorsement of Hillary Clinton in Right to Work South Carolina.  She peppered her acceptance speech with references to The Palmetto State being a Right to Work state.  Schulyer Kropf has the story in the Post And Courier…(Read More)

Union calls for full investigation into Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore Sun Online, October 23, 2015 Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a “full investigation” into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs. Why 8,737 UPS retirees are bracing…(Read More)

Officials of the Amercan Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President in the  2016 elections.  AFSCME has 1.6 million members. John Wagner and David Weigel have the story in the Washington Post online. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday won the endorsement of the American Federation of…(Read More)

  Unions Are Choking Reform Efforts At The VA, Says Committee Chairman The Daily Caller Online, October 22, 2015 There are a quarter of a million union members that work for the Department of Veterans Affairs,” he told The Washington Free Beacon. “They have a stranglehold not only on the agency but the leadership there…(Read More)

  A chance to make union dues a choice The Supreme Court could end a corrupt practice of public-sector labor Washington Times Online, September 6, 2015   Mark Mix Thanks largely to favors granted by pliant politicians, government union officials enjoy extraordinary special privileges and wield immense political clout. This influence often comes at the…(Read More)

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired nrtw.org, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an…(Read More)

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