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Extravagant Union Bosses Exploit Their Members

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 7:29 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive PayWatch report, it strived for sensationalism. The report alleges that the average S&P 500 CEO received $12.4 million in total compensation last year, compared to $36,875 for the “average nonsupervisory worker.” This comes out to a 335:1 CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But numerous […]

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Oregon’s IP 28, Wealth Redistribution

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In a previous article, I put the spotlight on Oregon’s Initiative Petition 28 (IP 28), a gross receipts tax to be paid by C corporations nationwide on all sales of $25 million and above whether or not the company is profitable or not. According to its proponents, it’s all being done in the name of large corporations paying their “fair share” of taxes, but that’s only one goal. I dug a lot deeper into this and found that the consortium of supporters, including teachers’ unions, the SEIU and AFSME among others, are engaged in committing what amounts to a business assassination attempt on the Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries.

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New York’s $15 Minimum Wage Called ‘Too Much, Too Fast’ for Small Business Owners

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 8:56 am   /   Politics

“I think most business owners’ gut feeling is: ‘It’s not going to be good,’” Rod Dion, who owns a small business in Albany, N.Y., said of New York’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. “I think there is a lot of concern, because I don’t think any of us understand what [the wage increase] […]

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Your Pay Is Now Union Property

Posted: April 9, 2016 at 9:19 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In Wisconsin, unions have won a challenge to Governor Scott Walker’s “right to work” law that prohibits requiring non-union employees to pay union dues. In court, the unions argued that the law is an “unconstitutional seizure of union property,” and Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust agreed. With that ruling, the judge and the unions have […]

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Who’s Really Behind the Fight for $15

Posted: April 8, 2016 at 6:28 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the Fight for $15 hosts its “Day of Action for Worker Justice” on Thursday, the picket signs might as well have “SEIU” written all over them in big letters. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been pulling the strings for a $15 minimum wage from the start. According to the SEIU’s federal filings with […]

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Friedrichs Fallout: Compelling Union Participation—The Progressive Citizens United

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 8:26 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Money in politics. Is there any more interesting topic? Money, after all, is free speech per Citizens United (Established Super PAC/corporate spending unfettered as people). Money in politics, whatever your opinion of its impact or propriety, has generally been limited to individual contributions and private entities determining what to invest (Within legal limits, of course). […]

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What the 2016 Election is Missing

Posted: February 29, 2016 at 7:37 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Entering Super Tuesday, the 2016 election has encompassed a breadth of issues—immigration, national security, even Supreme Court politics. But what about the workplace? Not a single candidate has made it a priority to address labor policy. Yet the workplace is an integral part of daily life: Americans work almost 35 hours a week on average, longer than their […]

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Employee Rights Act Needed in Arizona—and Nationwide

Posted: February 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

How do we help American workers? Union bosses claim that a $15 minimum wage would do the trick—even though a majority of Democrat-aligned economists suggest such lofty minimum wage mandates are already killing jobs. A better and often neglected idea is to protect American employees’ rights in the workplace. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a […]

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Will Supreme Court Deal a Major Blow to Public Sector Unions?

Posted: January 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm   /   Politics

(John Hinderaker) Public sector unions are probably, nationwide, the number one obstacle to progress. Today a critically important case relating to public employee unions, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was argued in the Supreme Court. My colleague Kim Crockett, who works with me at the Center of the American Experiment, is a leading voice in […]

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