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Motor City Blues Part I: The Myth of Union Detroit
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Motor City Blues Part I: The Myth of Union Detroit

In recent weeks the once proud city of Detroit has been subject to a barrage of embarrassing media reports. The state takeover of the city’s finances and Kwame “The Hip-Hop Mayor” Kilpatrick’s prison sentence have played out on the national stage, bringing bad PR to a city desperately trying to improve its brand. In reality the city has been embarrassing itself for quite some time. This three part blog series seeks to lay out the history behind the epic failure that is Detroit.

04/26/2013
Tell Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the National Right-to-Work Act
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Tell Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the National Right-to-Work Act

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor S. 204, the National Right-to-Work Act.  Introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), this legislation would allow workers the freedom to choose whether they wish to join a union, and would disallow the practice of compulsory union dues.

02/26/2013
Labor Unions and Mandatory Dues
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Labor Unions and Mandatory Dues

Many public and private sector labor unions require mandatory dues from their members or a fee from non-members within the same workplace.  This policy harkens back to a time when union membership was compulsory.  Under the Wagner Act of 1935, employers were forced to collectively bargain with employees under its purview whether they were unionized or not.  This act spurred union membership by 55%, but this alone was not enough.

02/15/2013
Give Right to Work the Chance to Work in Michigan
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Give Right to Work the Chance to Work in Michigan

In December of last year, Michigan passed Right-to-Work legislation.

02/06/2013
Lansing the Boil
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Lansing the Boil

My family has deep roots in Michigan, from the frigid locks of Sault Ste. Marie to the college-town ambience of Kalamazoo. But ultimately, my parents left Michigan and eventually the Midwest in search of jobs. Jobs found in the “right-to-work” state of Arizona.

12/13/2012
Teachers Union Educate Kids on 'Trickle Down' Economics
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Teachers Union Educate Kids on 'Trickle Down' Economics

Teachers are given the incredible responsibility of educating children. Around the world, parents entrust these men and women to spend their days educating children with the expectation that they will stick to the curriculum and leave personal beliefs at home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

12/05/2012
Hostess Foods in Liquidation after Labor Dispute
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Hostess Foods in Liquidation after Labor Dispute

Hostess Brands is now going out of business and 18,500 workers are unemployed after six days of striking at more than 20 plants.

11/16/2012
SEIU Is Deploying for Democrat Party Candidates
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SEIU Is Deploying for Democrat Party Candidates

Who is the biggest spender for democrats in 2012 apart from the Democratic Party? It’s not a PAC. It’s not a superPAC. It’s the SEIU, which has disclosed donations of nearly $70 million to democrats this year.

11/02/2012
7 Important Facts about the Chicago Teachers Union Strike
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7 Important Facts about the Chicago Teachers Union Strike

26,000 teachers went on strike in Chicago Monday, leaving 350,000 students stranded in a political battle they’re too young to understand. Here are seven things you should know about the city’s public school system and the union that controls it.

09/12/2012
Chicago Teachers Want More Than There Is
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Chicago Teachers Want More Than There Is

The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sunday night, citing such issues as compensation, health benefits, and job security. Chicago is out of money, the State of Illinois is even more out of money, and in tough economic times, no one has job security.

09/10/2012

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