UAW Coercion in Right to Work Michgan

On October 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are stepping up their coercion and intimidation tactics now that Michigan’s Right to Work Law is allowing all workers to choose whether they wish to accept union representation.  Kathleen Sulkowski, represented with free legal advice by the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, is challenging the requirement that union […]

Forced Political Contributions?

On October 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

This  Washington Examiner editorial explores union bosses’ power to force workers into paying for politics they do not support. How would you react if your employer informed you he would be taking a modest cut from your paycheck each month for his political action committee? What if he told you that if you try to […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

The Labor Union That Runs the Media

On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Cliff Kincaid reports on the Communicaitons Workers of America (CWA), union political activity, media bias and where CWA forced dues go, in the Canada Free Press. One of the major speakers at last week’s “New Populism” conference was Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union which represents on-line writers, […]

Will Illinois be the Next Wisconsin?

On March 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Jonathan S. Tobin takes a look at the Illinois primary, where political novice Bruce Rauner, primary winner, intends to reduce government employee union power over the state government, in Commentary Magazine.  In the past few years, public-sector unions have faced severe challenges to their ability to dictate pension and benefit packages to states and municipalities […]

NY Teacher Union Defies Police, Protects Heroin-Using School Teacher; Parents Furious

On February 26, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Here’s another example of teacher union bosses protecting their own interests over that of the students and the public.  It seems teacher union bosses of Fallsburg, New York, now have authority over even the police.  Union officials in the town are blocking police attempts to find a drug user by refusing to allow the suspects to […]

Ironworkers Local is Stuck at an Earlier Evolutionary State

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

Karen Heller delves into details of the Reign of Terror perpetrated by Ironworkers Local 401 bosses in the Philadelphia area, in Philadelphia Inquirer.   The Ironworkers were such busy, industrious goons. They allegedly destroyed sites and threatened developers who dared not hire them. Their specialties were not iron and steel, according to the recent federal […]

Union Political Power Stronger Than Ever

On February 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why  Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]