Big Labor millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  National, News, unions  /  No Comments

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Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”

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Settlement reduces Ohio teachers’ forced union fees

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

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Ohio’s largest labor union will issue partial fee refunds and reduce mandatory “fair share” fees taken from teachers under a class-action settlement approved by a federal judge on Sept. 9.

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Union group coordinated with elected officials to defeat anti-living wage bill

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Open Records, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. — A political nonprofit funded by Service Employees International Union coordinated with public officials to defeat legislation to eliminate local “living wages” that rely on state and federal funding, Wisconsin Reporter has learned.

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Ohio teachers, paid an average of $61,000, ready to strike

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

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A teachers union whose members are paid an average of over $61,000 announced on Monday its intent to strike starting Sept. 19 after weeks of what the school district describes as “bad faith bargaining.”

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Big money flows to top brass of pipe welders union

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Oklahoma, unions  /  No Comments

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A Tulsa, Okla.,-based plumbers and pipe welders union is clearly flush with cash as a dozen of their top officials make more than $200,000 last year, federal records show.

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Michigan fast food strike protests ‘slave wages’

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Jobs + Growth, Michigan, unions, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Michigan fast food workers took to the streets and social media in search of a higher wage and a union. One reverend compared their wages to slave wages.

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