Change to Win Union Contemplates Reunion With AFL-CIO

On July 15, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The United Food and Commercial workers, part of the original Change to Win Coalition, appears to be doing just that.  After 8 years, it looks as if they may be willing to throw their lot back with the AFL-CIO.  Richard Trumka and other AFL-CIO bosses must be overjoyed to have this prodigal producer of forced dues back […]

Obama’s Big Labor Payback Includes Federal Employees

On February 21, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins examines the Executive Order the president signed in 2009 which created a council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, which gives federal government employee union officials a conduit to government agency heads over and above that of the monopoly bargaining contract.   This is not only a Big Labor payback, but an unheard of ploy […]

Government Employee Unions Spending More on Political Action

On February 4, 2013, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by CLJ

Government employee unions are expanding their power with more and more political spending.  The Wasington Examiner Watchdog Staff has the story. Approximately half of the federal government’s 2.1 million career employees are union members, and the largest of those unions is the American Federation of Government Employees, an AFL-CIO affiliate that saw a 43 percent […]

Op-Ed: Obama NLRB expands unions’ right to nonunion workers’ cash

On January 14, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mark Mix in the Washington Examiner: Federal statutes grant Big Labor extraordinary power over individual workers. Except in right-to-work states, union officials can have workers fired for refusing to fork over forced union dues. But at least in theory, Big Labor cannot to use workers’ forced-dues money to advance a political agenda that those workers […]

Hilda Solis Failed Big Labor Bosses

On January 10, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Byron York, Washington Examiner, gives Hilda Solis the farewell she deserves after 4 years of using the Department of Labor to promote froced-dues, union boss mentality in an agency that is supposed to ensure all workers are able to work in freedom. When Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Wednesday that she is leaving the Obama […]

NLRB Attempts Overturn of Supreme Knox Case

On December 28, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

In an unprecedented power grab, Obama’s all-Democrat National Labor Relations Board, has ruled nonunion workers cannot request an accounting of where their union dures are going:  The Washington Times has the story: But Big Labor may have won the battle that matters the most: the presidential election. In the last month, the White House has since […]

‘s Resignation Leaves NLRB With Partisan Board

On December 20, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

Sean Higgins discusses the high probability of an all-Democrat National Labor Relations Board in the Washington Times:   Like much of the rest of Washington, the supposedly independent National Labor Relations Board has been the scene of bare-knuckled partisan conflict for years now. But the White House may have finally found a way to resolve that: […]

Major media outlets fail to explain what right-to-work laws do

On December 13, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner: My column in today’s paper is about how critics of right-to-work laws almost never bother to explain exactly what the laws do. That’s because a clear explanation tends to undermine the critics’ cases, revealing that they are essentially arguing for the right of Big Labor to force people to […]