Cease and Desist

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against a major union for using front groups to stage disruptive Black Friday protests in a Michigan Walmart.

Worker Centers Worry Union Rules Might Apply

Labor Pains

The New York Times recently covered the debate over “worker centers,” the latest incarnation of union front groups. Worker Centers like Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) and OUR Walmart — a subsidiary organization of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union — continue to exploit a loophole in labor law.

Groceries, UFCW ready for another round

By Jack Katzanek, The Press-Enterprise

Southern California’s three largest supermarket chains and the union that represents most of their employees will move to the negotiating table in about a week, renewing what has been, for more than a decade, usually a dramatic and difficult process.

Big Labor didn’t build the middle class

By Ken Braun, Mlive.com

Following an August decision to hike dues on its rank and file members, more than 200 big labor bosses from the United Food and Commercial Workers headed to the luxurious Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World this week for their annual board meeting. The union’s 1.4 million members are “some of the nation’s lowest paid workers,” according to an article about the resort visit in the Washington Free Beacon.

The NLRB Flexes Its Muscles

By Andrew Stiles, National Review Online

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was given new life earlier this year when the Senate agreed to staff the agency fully for the first time since 2003. The pro-union board is now a beacon of hope for Big Labor, which has been having a rough year.