Author Archives: WFI Staff

Trial Lawyers Stimulus?

Bloomberg reports that President Obama has signed an executive order regulating “working conditions for employees of federal contractors, some of whom have gone on strike over what they contend are unfair labor practices by companies doing business with the U.S. government.” … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Decision: Why Does The NLRB Hate Job Creators?

The Chicago Tribune reports that, according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), “McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions with its franchisees who operate roughly 90 percent of its restaurants.” McDonald’s “has long maintained that its franchisees are independent owner-operators … Continue reading

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Big Labor’s Big Hypocrisy On Work Schedules

The Washington Examiner reports that union allies in Congress are promoting legislation (the Schedules that Work Act) that would “give employees more rights to demand flexible work schedules and demand an end to long, irregular work shifts.” The language of … Continue reading

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Obama Labor Board At Center Of Big Labor Giveaways

The Wall Street Journal reports that a “group of cosmetics and fragrances workers at a Macy’s store in Massachusetts are a big enough lot to try to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board decided in a ruling that could advance … Continue reading

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Labor (Election Mobilization) Department?

Check out this Daily Caller article: “The Obama administration’s Department of Labor is running a social media campaign this week to encourage people to lobby Congress for a minimum wage increase – a move raising eyebrows because it is similar … Continue reading

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Berkley & Big Labor: Blurring The Lines Between Academia & Union Activism

It looks like Big Labor has found yet another avenue to advance their pro-union agenda: American universities.  According to The Washington Free Beacon, “a coalition of foundations and union front groups is funding an academic post at the University of California at … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Hike Challenged In Seattle

The effort to raise the minimum wage in Seattle by a staggering 60 percent – from the current $9.32 an hour to $15 an hour – over the next several years is being challenged by a local business group, Forward … Continue reading

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Congress Fights For Workers’ Privacy

Last week, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee introduced legislation in the Senate that would “prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees’ personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing … Continue reading

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