Charter Chicanery

By Larry Sand
Teacher union sponsored bill is a serious threat to California’s charter schools. It’s hardly a secret that teachers unions don’t like charter schools. These independent, publicly funded schools are typically not unionized (just 15 percent are in California), and therefore can avoid many of the burdensome rules and regulations which are chiseled into the state...

TAGS: AB 1172, California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Charter schools, Department of Labor, Lance Izumi, Larry Sand, Pacific Research Institute, teachers union

Big Labor and Allies Escalate Tactics as Mid-term Elections Approach

By Dave Bego
Activity by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as several of the largest labor unions, over the past two weeks evidences the Obama Administration’s growing anxiety as the mid-term election approaches. The Administration, facing loss of the Senate and ultimate control in...

TAGS: AFL-CIO, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, seiu, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers

Big Labor's Divide and Conquer Strategy for 2014

By Dave Bego
Shortly before returning from his 17-day vacation in Hawaii, the President resumed divisive rhetoric by reprimanding House Republicans for going on a “holiday break” and not staying in Washington D.C. to pass a measure to extend unemployment benefits for needy Americans. The benefits were allowed to lapse, as they were not included in the budget ...

TAGS: card check, Department of Labor, Neutrality Agreement, seiu, Union "Corporate Campaigns"

OSHA Opens New Door for Big Labor

By Dave Bego
Last week, OSHA joined the ranks of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in furthering the Obama Administration’s push to implement “card check” as pay back for Big Labor’s political contributions and ground game support during the past two Presidential Elections (see past...

TAGS: Dave Bego, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, seiu, Union "Corporate Campaigns"