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    Conventional Wisdom and the ISO

    As conventional wisdom reminds us: You are known by the company you keep. So what is one to make of the AFL-CIO and Jobs with Justice, two labor-movement heavyweights, allying themselves with the International Socialist Organization (ISO)? According to the ISO’s North Texas branch, last night, the AFL-CIO and Jobs … More

    Our Economy Does Not Need Creative Coercion

    Imagine the following scenario: After work you and a couple of your co-workers gather at the local pizza joint for a few slices and a beer. They are buying! When you arrive, one of your co-workers puts a “sign in” sheet (see below) under your nose while you are choosing … More

    Secret Ballot for Mexico, But Not for U.S. Workers

    The DC Examiner has an editorial out today highlighting a 2001 letter from big labor friendly legislators urging Mexican officials to protect Mexican workers’ electoral privacy. This despite the fact that all of these legislators still in Congress are now sponsoring card check legislation in Congress that would strip American … More

    Big Labor to Target Workers at Home

    Townhall‘s Amanda Carpenter has obtained a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union that should send shiver’s down every worker’s spine: “You’ll probe and start organizing campaigns, develop worker committees and conduct house calls to workers,” it says. House calls to workers? Notice it doesn’t say “to members.” It says … More

    Solis' McCain-Feingold Ethics Problem

    Barack Obama can’t seem to win for losing when it comes to his nominees. Earlier this week, I wrote about the possible ethics violations committed by Congresswoman Hilda Solis, who has been nominated by President Obama to head the Labor Department. Not only was she the treasurer and on the … More

    Is 'Card Check' Really a Free Choice?

    Aside from the Stimulus Package, the Liberals in Congress have something else up their sleeve on their agenda. It is known as the “Employee Free Choice Act”, but names can be misleading. The premise of this bill is to “establish stronger penalties for violation of employee rights when workers seek … More

    Big Labor Does Not Need Any More Help

    Sen. Reid has said he wants the Senate to vote on the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) this summer. The bill, Big Labor’s highest legislative priority, effectively eliminates secret ballot organizing elections. Instead of letting workers decide whether or not they want union representation in the privacy of the … More

    Freedom, Growth and Organized Labor

    Last week both the AFL-CIO and the Center for American Progress claimed that seven out of the top ten countries on our 2009 Index of Economic Freedom do not require secret ballot elections for union organizing elections. Of course, being strong supporters of card check, CAP and big labor don’t … More

    Save Our Secret Ballot Takes on Employee Free Choice Act

    WASHINGTON – Ernest Istook, Chairman of the National Advisory Board for Save Our Secret Ballot, described at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing yesterday a grassroots, state-level strategy to nullify the effects of the Employee Free Choice Act should it be passed by Congress. SOSBallot.org, a 501 c(4) organization, is currently pushing for constitutional … More

    Morning Bell: Workers Deserve Better Than a Big Labor Lackey

    Today may well turn out to be a major turning point in the history of the labor movement, and not because Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) will face questions at her Secretary of Labor confirmation hearings in the Senate. No, the bigger story is the voice vote conference call Service Employees … More