Labor’s ‘rebirth’ not going as planned

By Richard Berman, NewsOK.com

Toward the end of 2014, a handful of wishful members of the labor press “discovered” a new trend — the rebirth of labor unions. Bolstered by a series of new regulations and edicts designed to push more Americans to become dues-paying members, Big Labor had supposedly caught its second wind.

State-Funded Center Aiding WSLC, Breaking State Law

By Maxford Nelson, Freedom Foundation

Early last year, the Freedom Foundation documented how the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) had partnered with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), to host a series of workshops around the state to educate union members in how to campaign against adoption of a right-to-work (RTW) law in Washington.

Labor’s Wage Smackdown

The Wall Street Journal

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez addressed the AFL-CIO’s National Summit on Raising Wages Wednesday, extolling higher minimum wages as a path to prosperity.

The Gangs of New York

The Wall Street Journal

Tourists converging on New York City for the holidays are often stunned by how expensive the hotels are. Much of that is real estate and seasonal demand, but what may be less apparent to travellers is a shakedown engineered by Big Labor and assorted corporate cronies to force non-union accommodations to organize or leave Gotham.