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Obama’s Sudden Detroit Bailout is no Ordinary Bailout

Somehow, amid Washington’s budget battles and government showdown, the Obama White House was able to find a $320 million bailout for bankrupt Detroit.  But what about so many other cities in similar tough spots?  Detroit, remember, is no ordinary city.  And, this … Continue reading

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Return Of The Twinkies: A Sweet, Big Labor-Free Comeback

By WFI Staff It’s the comeback we’ve all been waiting for.  The fresh, sweet and delicious taste of Twinkies, one of the most celebrated and respected icons of American pastries.  Twinkies not only define the true American experience, they also … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Force Feeds a Side of Davis-Bacon, but D.C. Doesn’t Want It

By WFI Staff It is a rare development when the District of Columbia government disagrees with the Obama Administration, but that’s what’s transpiring over Davis-Bacon rules.  Yet, today, they are suing their friends in the federal government.  It was recently … Continue reading

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The Future Of Big Labor’s Central States Pension Plan Precarious, At Best

By WFI Staff Credit Suisse reported in 2012 that multi-employer pensions managed by union bosses in 2012 were just 52 percent funded.  According to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Board (PBGB), in 2012, there were well over 150 union-managed funds classified … Continue reading

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After Several Difficult Weeks, Obama Labor Board Seeks Relief

by Fred Wszolek (originally published in Real Clear Politics) Recent weeks have not been kind to President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board. In the days since the historic ruling against the Board by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

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Writing Is On The Wall: Time For Griffin & Block To Go

by Fred Wszolek (originally appeared in Townhall.com) At this stage, it should seem glaringly obvious to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block that they should step down from the government agency. Both the legitimacy of … Continue reading

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Obama Labor Board Checked By The Courts

by Fred Wszolek (first appeared in Real Clear Policy) On January 4th of last year, President Obama decided to thumb his nose at the United States Senate. He purported to recess-appoint Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: “Packing the NLRB”

Editorial (originally published in Wall Street Journal) One hallmark of the Obama Presidency is its habit of running roughshod over Congressional prerogatives. A test of that arrogation of power comes Wednesday when the Administration has to defend its imperial treatment … Continue reading

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