Entries by Matthew Vadum

To Save Defined Benefit, Unions Need to Accept Investment Realities

Editor’s Note: The president of the California Professional Firefighters union, Lou Paulson, has criticized Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension reform, stating “His idea of pension reform is, you sign up for one pension system, we’re going to change it now in mid career, and now you’re going to get something different.” But Paulson, and anyone who thinks […]

Union-funded politicians and activists pursue the American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council has long worked to improve government at the state level by limiting it to its proper roles and by preventing unions and other special interest groups from currying political favors. ALEC’s effectiveness may be seen in the fury with which certain senators and left-wing activists are now trying to harass […]

Unions and Obamacare, Part 3: A Financial and Political Resource for Left-Wing Groups

A corrupt union official who orchestrated massive campaigns involving identity fraud in furtherance of voter fraud and who covered up a million-dollar embezzlement will soon have unfettered access to confidential information on thousands of people seeking health insurance. That man is disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke, and his shady union will soon be helping people […]