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Labor Unions

NEWS: Regulators Aid Union Effort to Kill Franchising

Key officials from the US Labor Department recently participated in a conference sponsored by labor interests and liberal billionaires, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The officials offered remarks about their efforts to impose new regulations on franchise owners that could further empower labor unions but harm small business owners.

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EDITORIAL: Putting The Brakes On Unions' Free Ride On Employee Dues

While labor unions believe workers should be required to pay dues to the union, the Investor's Business Daily editorializes that workers should instead be able to choose for themselves. A recent ruling from the US Supreme Court struck down mandatory union fees paid by health-care workers and encouraged activists who advocate further reforms.

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NEWS: A Crazy California Union Scandal

Many workers at a California family farm are upset because they feel the union supposedly advocating on their behalf does not represent their views and is bullying them into accepting a contract they do not want, reports The Daily Beast. Workers have filed a lawsuit urging results of a vote on whether to reject the union be made public.

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NEWS: Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

The Foundry California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes are seeing their SEIU dues used to support a measure which would require them to get 75 hours of training, which advocates view as counterproductive and burdensome.

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OPINION: It’s ‘Labor’ Day, not ‘Union’ Day

Mark Mix of Bangor Daily News marks this Labor Day by reflecting on the evolution of labor unions into a corrupt political machine, feeding off the funds from dues forced on to nonunion workers, regardless of whether or not they want to be represented by a union.

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