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    Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

    While union workers go door to door in California to recruit dues-paying providers of home care services, union officials push a ballot initiative that could unravel the family ties in those same services. If voters approve the proposal, California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes … More

    Exclusive: Home-Care Mom Questions Union’s ‘Fine Print’ Dues Drive

    Linda Dobbs was confused. Because she had been paying union dues each month for 15 months, Dobbs thought she already was a card-carrying union member. So why did the United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union send two representatives to her home with membership forms in hand? She eventually came to the … More

    Morning Bell: Can Hostess Save the Twinkies from the Union?

    Taking down the Twinkie. Clogging Wal-Mart parking lots on Black Friday. Messing with a major airport on the day before Thanksgiving. If unions are trying to be more popular with the American people, they’re doing it wrong. Americans have gone crazy over the possible loss of Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, Ding … More

    California Union Members Demand Transparency from Union Bosses

    Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have launched a protest against their own union in California over waste and corruption. They rallied outside SEIU headquarters last week and plan to be in Sacramento on Wednesday. The protestors are calling for transparency, accountability, and audits of the 2 million … More

    House Considers RAISE-ing Workers' Wages

    The RAISE Act would rewrite the National Labor Relations Act to make union rates only a minimum wage. If employers wanted to, they could always pay hard-working union members more. Unions would lose the power to turn down raises on workers’ behalf. The House Education and Workforce Committee held a … More

    Supreme Court Upholds Workers’ Rights Not to Fund Union Politics

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of nonunion workers in Knox v. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) significantly strengthens nonunion members’ First Amendment rights not to contribute to union political activities. California requires state employees who choose not to join a government union to nonetheless pay the union for expenses … More

    'Occupy Wall Street' Steadily Becoming Just Another Big Labor Protest

    News that two major labor unions will co-opt an “Occupy” protest in Washington next month solidifies two facts about the waning protest movement: it is an entirely ordinary function of left-wing activism, and it is wholly unserious about addressing special interests’ influence over the political process. The Washington Post reports … More

    SEIU Tells Workers to 'Disobey Laws' In Effort to Undermine Employers

    A Service Employees International Union “contract campaign manual,” recently released as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the union, reveals a host of unseemly tactics the SEIU recommends using against employers who resist unionization efforts. Those include efforts to undermine a business financially, intimidate individual managers, and use political pressure … More

    NEW VIDEO: Collective Bargaining 101

    The fight to balance Wisconsin’s state budget intensified yesterday as Governor Scott Walker issued an ultimatum to Democratic Senators who have refused to return to the capital to vote on the budget repair bill. The ultimatum comes as Wisconsin approaches a crucial deadline to restructure its debt. But while the … More

    When the Going Gets Tough, Unions Protest

    What happens when the going gets tough for unions? They protest, even if they don’t have a legitimate reason to do it (other than an inability to compete and their plummeting membership rolls). Take the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters (MRCC), for example. As The Mackinac Center for Public Policy … More