Do Unions Represent The American Worker?

By Lloyd Billingsley, The Daily Caller

Democrats are divided over President Obama’s new Trans-Pacific trade deal, but AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka doesn’t like it at all. “This agreement is not worthy of the American people and the American worker,” Trumka recently told Gwen Ifill of the PBS NewsHour. For their part, the American people and the American worker might question Mr. Trumka’s presumption to speak for them.

Reconnecting labor spending with members’ interests

By Richard Berman, The Washington Times

The Laborers Union is bucking orthodoxy and a temporary AFL-CIO spending moratorium. They are steering the majority of their political contributions to candidates based not on their party affiliations, but on their positions that matter to union members.


By Steve Early, Beyond Chron

Before President Obama gave up on labor law reform in 2010, the national AFL-CIO and major unions spent several years and many millions of dollars promoting “employee free choice.” Long-overdue statutory reform, based on this concept, would have allowed workers to unionize quickly without as much management interference in their decision to embrace or reject collective bargaining.

Unions cannot block right-to-work law, state DOJ says

By Ed Treleven, Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two other labor organizations shouldn’t be allowed to block the state’s new right-to-work law because the law doesn’t unconstitutionally take union property as the unions allege, lawyers for the state wrote Tuesday, responding to a lawsuit the unions filed last week.