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    NEA General Counsel: Union Dues, Not Education, Are Our Top Priority

    General Counsel Bob Chanin explains to NEA convention why Big Labor is so powerful: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-piPkgAUo0w[/youtube]

    Big Labor Admits Employer Violations Rare in Elections

    Heritage fellow James Sherk reports: Organized labor argues that Congress should effectively take away workers’ right to vote in secret ballot elections because employers allegedly intimidate workers in the run-up to elections by firing and threatening to fire pro-union workers. However, a recently released study commissioned by two union-funded organizations, … More

    The Real Reason Behind the Card Check Push

    The Wall Street Journal reports today: As recently as 2000, the [AFL-CIO's] 8.5 million members had a $45 million surplus. By June of last year it had $90.6 million in liabilities, or $2.3 million more than its $88.3 million in assets. … As for the SEIU, as recently as 2002 … More

    Buy Canadian

    Considering how Big Labor has been forcing our government to treat them, the only surprise is that this didn’t happen sooner: WHISTLER, B.C. — Canadian mayors have ended their annual conference with a renewed call to shut out U.S. bidders from municipal stimulus spending. Mayors narrowly passed a resolution saying … More

    CNN's Wingnut of the Week

    This week the House is set to debate the “Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009” which would provide 4 weeks of PAID leave to federal government workers. At a time when public sector employees are already seeing their wages rise while private sector workers deal with the recession, … More

    Morning Bell: How Big Labor Hurts You

    Earlier this month, Service Employee International Union President Andy Stern told the Las Vegas Sun, “We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it.” Stern should be proud of his $60.7 million investment. There is a good chance that … More

    In Britain, Government Pays Out, While Private Pay Shrinks

    The recession is hitting hard in Britain. Unemployment has hit a 13 year high, at 2.2 million, and the last quarter saw the biggest rise in 28 years, so the bottom is nowhere in sight. But what’s particularly galling is that even those with jobs are worse off: over the … More

    The SEIU’s Counter-Espionage Campaign ... Against Its Own Members

    For some time now, it’s been clear that Organized Labor—and the SEIU in particular—is adamantly opposed to allowing its members to have any say over union representation. Thanks to a lawsuit filed against the SEIU, new details are surfacing that demonstrate the lengths to which big labor is willing to … More

    Public Sector Unions Gone Wild

    This morning we warned you about the The Public-Sector Union Threat to Economic Recovery. Reason.tv’s Nick Gillespie has a new video out showing how even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) failed to terminate their big spending influence.

    Morning Bell: The Public-Sector Union Threat to Economic Recovery

    Last week the Department of Labor reported that employers shed a net 539,000 jobs in the month of April, bringing the nation’s unemployment rate to 8.9%. The manufacturing sector lost 149,000 jobs, business services lost 122,000 jobs, and construction lost 110,000 jobs. All told, the private sector lost 611,000 jobs. … More