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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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

International Longshore and Warehouse Union bosses continue to ignore safety and flaunt court orders to cease picketing grain barges on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, threatening barge workers who only want to do their jobs.  Mateusz Perkowski has the story in the Capital Press Online.    A federal judge has sanctioned the longshoremen’s union…(Read More)

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