Big Labor

Unions and their war against the public

By on 4.6.14 | 3:13PM

Thanks to the Cato Institute's Walter Olson, a former colleague of mine, for highlighting public employee unions and their war against the public. Via his Facebook page, Olson gave his characteristically sharp take on an article about a recent train crash at Chicago's O'Hare Airport:

Don't you love unions? "The CTA's contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union authorizes the agency to fire rail operators who have had *two* [emphasis added - W.O.] serious safety violations in a short period of time, and officials said the two incidents when Haywood dozed off qualify her for termination." Falling asleep just once at the controls of a train wasn't enough!

Obama’s NLRB Stretches the Law to Push Pro-Union Agenda

By on 4.29.11 | 2:33PM

How far is the Obama administration willing to go to promote organized labor's agenda? The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) recent decisions to pursue legal action against a private company and some state governments provide an answer to that question. 

On April 20, NLRB Acting Genral Counsel Lafe Solomon (who is recess-appointed and has not been confirmed by the Senate) issued a formal complaint against Boeing for deciding to build some of its new 787 Dreamliner jets in a new facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. 

Union Members: Where Do Your Dues Go?

By on 11.19.10 | 2:40PM

A new video from the Competitive Enterprise Institute asks unions members: "Do you know where your dues money is going?" It's not all for representation and bargaining. (For more on labor from CEI, see here and here.)

The Public Policy

Beyond Card Check

By 12.1.09

Card check may be unpopular, but a repackaged version of the Employee Free Choice Act remains in the works.

Another Perspective

More Cowbell

By and 11.24.09

How do you turn a company from a small Internet start-up into a billion-dollar-a-year business?

Special Report

Taking Care of Big Labor

By 11.2.09

The union perks hidden inside health care reform.

Political Hay

Fruitless Labor

By 9.25.09

Placating the unions only hurts the GOP.

The Public Policy

Big Labor’s Benefits

By and 9.4.09

This Labor Day, union bosses have much to celebrate.

Special Report

ACORN’s Labor Pains

By 8.7.09

Given how it treats its workers, the notorious group is a PR disaster waiting to happen.

Another Perspective

Obama’s Waterfront

By 8.3.09

Tonight, a special Washington screening of a great labor movie.