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The Law Should Not Enable Union Violence

A general contractor is approached by a representative of a local union and told he “needed to hire a certain number of his guys.” When the contractor declines, union members proceed to destroy some of his equipment, including a forklift. The contractor doesn’t bother reporting the vandalism to police stating, “I didn’t think anything would happen.” Other employers, taking the threats seriously, hire the union members, who then perform little or no work.

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Vermont Child Care Unionization Bill Is Back

In Vermont, home child care providers have rallied together to fend off unwanted legislation that would allow unions to organize providers in the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions, despite union intimidation of Vermont elected officials and intense lobbying for the bill.

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UAW Cites “Interference,” Appeals Volkswagen Vote

In an example of the pot calling the kettle black, the United Auto Workers union has filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board asking for a re-vote, citing political “interference” in the union’s narrow defeat in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen union election.