Posts Posts 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…(Read More)

The Supreme Court Case, Harris V. Quinn, brought by the National Right to Work Foundation, could decide the fate of public employees across America, and may be decided by the end of the current week.  The Constitution Center’s Nicandro Iannacci has the story. At issue are two critical questions. First, can the state actually…(Read More)

The Freedom to Refrain

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National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix calls upon the National Labor Relations Board to preserve a worker’s right to refrain from union membership.  The story appears in the Pittsburgh Tribune. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the principal federal law regulating employee-employer relations in America’s private sector, purports to uphold…(Read More)

Three New Jersey International Longshoreman’s Association bosses have pleaded guilty to various threats to union members to pay “tribute.”  Thomas Zambito has the story in the Star-Ledger. Three former officials with the International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty today to conspiring to extort Christmastime tributes from members who worked on New Jersey…(Read More)

  Top federal leaders suggest dismissal of lawsuit against UAW/VW nooga.com, May 23, 2014 Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, said in a prepared statement that: This extremely unusual move by the Obama administration to file a brief at the District Court level shows just how much they…(Read More)

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 has taken Gian Eagle Foods to court over raises the grocery store gave some union members.  James Sherk questions if unions really do speak for their members in The Foundry. Managers at the Giant Eagle grocery in Edinboro, Pa., wanted to reward hard work. So they boosted the…(Read More)

A cautionary tale about a worker who inadvertently signed cards supporting the Teamsters.  Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner. Florida bus driver April Perez was a vocal opponent of having a union at her workplace, Durham School Services. She even served as the company’s election observer during a failed organizing bid…(Read More)

The Wall Street Journal reports how workers in Michigan left the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in droves after passage of the 2012 Right to Work law passed in Michigan.  The dramatic decrease in membership serves to prove that if a union is beneficial for workers it does not have to coerce people into joining…(Read More)