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    LA Times: SEIU Wants It Both Ways On Workers' Rights

    Critics of the Employee Free Choice Act have called it a misnomer – a law that would, in fact, restrict workers’ free choice. EFCA would effectively eliminate secret ballots in union elections and replace them with “card check,” in which workers publicly sign petitions to join unions. Analysts warn that … 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

    The End of Federalism: Big Labor Edition

    Last week we noted that the Obama administration’s stimulus package had made the federal government, for the first time in our nation’s history, the main source of income for state and local governments. We warned at the time: [A]s states become more dependent on federal funding, they begin to lose … More

    You've Been Fired so We Can Lobby Obama

    The Washington Post reports: The Service Employees International Union, considered the most influential union in the nation, has notified the union that represents about 220 of its national field staff and organizers that 75 of them are being laid off. In return, the workers’ union, which goes by the somewhat … 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

    Morning Bell: The Union Threat to Our Economic Recovery

    It has been quite a year for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). As the Los Angeles Times documents today, despite the fact 2008 was filled with SEIU corruption, intimidation, and violence, the largest union in North America still managed to spend $85 million electing Democrats across the country and … More

    Morning Bell: The Ugly Face of Progressive Corporatism

    Just two days ago, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) stood with about 240 union members inside the shuttered factory of Republic Doors and Windows. The company had closed the factory before providing its 240 workers their due severance pay and accrued vacation time. Blagojevich was determined to bring the full … More