More Official Time Cases in Pennsylvania

On June 19, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

James Sherk and Nate Bohlander describe the case of the “missing” teacher.  Missing from the classroom, that is, as this teacher currently takes care of union business full time but will enjoy all of the perks of a Pennsylvania teacher courtesy of the Pennsylvania taxpayer.  This practice, known as “official” or “release” time, and is paid […]

Union Bosses Finance Philly Mayoral Race

On June 18, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union boss Johnny Dougherty, head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, demonstrates his influence on the Philadelphia mayoral election spending hundreds of thousands in dues.  Brooke Rogers has the story in National Review Online. Kenney’s margin of victory in the mayoral primary, which essentially guarantees a general-election win,  would have been difficult, […]

Unions and Democrats

On December 30, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

While public sector unions remain the largest contributors to the Democrat Party, they are costing the government more, leaving less for Democrat causes.  Daniel Di Salvo has the story in The Daily Beast. Public sector unions create a genuine political conundrum for Democrats. On the one hand, they are genuinely powerful, and Democrats rely on […]

NAGE Union Benefits from Massive Payback

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

  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hustled 500 state jobs into the waiting arms of the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) two weeks before the 2014 elections.  Details are scarce.  Sharman Sacchetti ahs the story on My Fox Boston. The Patrick administration has released a list of the 500 managerial positions transferred into the state’s […]

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, […]