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Democrats Say Secret Ballot for Me, Card Check for Thee
May 17, 2022 // Instead, unions want to organize employees via “card check,” a coercive process whereby organizers confront employees individually and relentlessly, at work and at home, until they sign a petition card. If the union can collect cards from half of the workforce, it gets certified without a vote.
Orange County Lifeguards Push for Rehearing of First Amendment Challenge to Union Scheme Trapping Them in Union Membership
May 16, 2022 // Restrictions will trap lifeguards in union membership and full dues payments for almost four years after they opted out of union
Inflationary Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages Cost Taxpayers More for Public Works Projects
May 16, 2022 // The DBA turns federal construction spending into a costly welfare system for union workers in some markets,” according to the report. “The DBA gets periodic attention from Congress and various critics as an archaic policy resulting in waste, favoritism and reduced competition for government contracts.”
Nationwide push for unions expands to Capitol Hill after House votes to allow staffers to unionize
May 16, 2022 // The House passed a resolution Tuesday night allowing congressional staff to unionize. House staffers will be able to join a union, if they choose, but it isn’t a requirement under the resolution.
Buffalo teacher resigned, New York union keeps taking dues from her check; now she’s filed a lawsuit
May 16, 2022 //
The year workers said ‘no’
May 16, 2022 // Signs of "waking up" don't always involve unionizing. Some workers are purposefully decreasing their productivity, known as a "slow up" in pursuit of better work-life balance.
Biden’s new charter school rules prioritize teachers’ unions over children
May 16, 2022 // The Biden administration’s proposed regulations would create roadblocks that would make the federal funds hard to access and charter school expansion more difficult. Additionally, the changes would work against charters serving students in urban communities and communities of color, as the proposed rules would require charters to be “racially and socio-economically diverse” — regardless of community needs.
Pennsylvania: Americans for Fair Treatment Releases CBA Database
May 16, 2022 // While the database is a huge step forward in contract transparency, the database can only include contracts that have already been approved by lawmakers. Many public employees still do not have the opportunity to see their full contracts before they are voted on. Trent Bryden, a teacher in Northeastern, PA, explained in a recent op-ed that he and the public do not have appropriate access to the contract that governs most of his work.
Op-Ed: HOW TO FIX AMERICA’S WORKER SHORTAGE: PUSH FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS TO GET A JOB
May 16, 2022 // States should encourage more people to find the independence that comes with employment, which will not only help end America’s worker shortage, but also grow the economy by nearly $160 billion. That matters especially after the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.
FLRA Control Returns to Democrats After Senate Confirms Biden Nominee
May 16, 2022 // With the addition of another Democrat at the FLRA with a background of working for unions, federal agencies can anticipate a change in the direction from that which emerged under the Trump administration. The approach will be to expand bargaining and the role of unions in agencies rather than focusing on the prior approach of seeking to limit the role of unions and emphasizing “efficient government”.
Teachers union urges Washington Supreme Court to uphold capital gains tax
May 16, 2022 // The Washington Education Association has a filed a brief with the state Supreme Court that calls for opening the door to the imposition of a graduated income tax without a constitutional amendment or voter approval.
Opinion: Biden’s political hacks won’t stop charter schools’ growth
May 16, 2022 // Much to the delight of teachers’ union bosses, the Biden administration is quickly becoming history’s most anti-(school) choice political pack, demonstrated most recently in its proposals to make charter schools’ access to federal funding more difficult.
FREEDOM FOUNDATION COMMENTS ON ANTI-JANUS LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA
May 15, 2022 // The law stipulates that, if a government employer so much as mentions the Janus case to his or her employees, government unions can file a complaint and the employer can be hauled before the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
BACKGROUNDER: Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats
May 13, 2022 // Rep. Good said, “Our nation’s small businesses should be able to operate freely without facing the threat of a federal agency imposing mandates that can put them out of business.”
REP. GOOD INTRODUCES THE SMALL BUSINESSES BEFORE BUREAUCRATS ACT
May 13, 2022 // “The Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act brings much needed updates to federal labor law. Congressman Good should be applauded for bringing the NLRB’s jurisdiction back to the levels Congress intended.With inflation rampant and prices skyrocketing it is absurd that these standards have not been updated since the 1950s. The modernization of NLRB’s thresholds will protect small businesses in Virginia and across the country from what many see as a partisan Board seeking to put union interest above workers and job creators.”
EEOC, federal employee union locked in dispute over return to work plans
May 13, 2022 // Workers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will return to the office at least one day a week starting May 16. After a month, in-person work will go up to two days per week for EEOC employees. In response, the American Federation of Government Employees has filed an unfair labor practice complaint, saying that EEOC did not finish union negotiations before announcing the re-entry. The agency is using 2022 re-entry plans as a test run to inform changes to its in-person work policies for next year.
Biden’s personal recovery plan: Pump up unions, squeeze Big Business
May 13, 2022 // The president is hoping his political fate — and the Democrats’ standing among the white working class — can be saved by lifting up organized labor.
AFL-CIO presses Biden to cancel student debt
May 13, 2022 // “Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway to the middle class for everyone, but skyrocketing student loan debt has become an insurmountable obstacle to achieving this goal,” Shuler said.
Give Pro-Life Union Members a Choice, Organized labor backs Planned Parenthood. Not all workers do.
May 12, 2022 // While organized labor sends 90% of its political donations to Democrats, roughly 40% of voters in union households favor Republicans. Members can choose out of supporting their union’s political-action committees, however their dues are nonetheless used to fund concern campaigns, lobbying and advocacy organizations that align with the union leaders’ left-of-center values.
California: Anti-worker or pro-worker? Why labor unions are fighting over a housing bill
May 12, 2022 // Under Wicks’ bill, developers would have to pay union-level wages — which are common to builders of exclusively affordable housing, but rare among market rate developers. Projects larger than 50 units would require health benefits for workers and contractors would need to request the dispatch of apprentices, but if they’re unavailable, the project would move forward anyway.