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!

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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. 

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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.)

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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.
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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.
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Another Perspective

Obama’s Waterfront

By 8.3.09

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