It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

By Mark Mix, The State Journal-Register

Most Americans realize Labor Day is about celebrating workers and their contribution to our free society, but that won’t stop union bosses from stealing the spotlight to push their own agenda.

The United Auto Workers on the Skids?

By Vincent Vernuccio, Capital Research Center

It’s been a long, slow slide for the United Auto Workers, which hit its peak in the early 1950s. Defeated in a critical unionization election in the South and facing a critical change in state law in its home base in Michigan, the UAW has responded to the challenge by raising dues and by staying the course on policy and leadership.

Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers’ union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year. That’s because the Michigan Education Association has decided that it will only accept opt-out requests during August. The union doesn’t put much effort behind alerting teachers to this, either.

national employee freedom week

Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week

National Employee Freedom Week, which started August 10 and runs until August 16, is a countrywide effort by 70 groups in 41 states that’s goal is to educate workers of their rights they have to opt out of union membership. This worker education is necessary because many workers are unaware of this freedom and unions do as little as possible to inform workers of their right to end their union membership.

Auto workers not in line with dues increase

By Brian Pannebecker, dailytribune.com

As a Ford Motor Company employee, and a compulsory dues-payer to the United Auto Workers, I continue to be amazed by the brazen lack of fiduciary responsibility the UAW bosses exhibit with the funds taken from the hard-working members of the domestic auto workers.