Chapter V:

Employee Rights Act defines efforts to reinvent the union


Policy: Labor

Big Labor turns left even as workers, lawmakers form new union models for the future

By Sean Higgins | 05/02/14 12:00 AM

For nearly two years after the 2008 election, an entire side of the AFL-CIO's Washington headquarters sported a banner calling for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act -- the “Card Check” bill.
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Policy: Labor

Orrin Hatch reaches into his past as a union worker to help reform Big Labor

By Sean Higgins | 05/02/14 12:00 AM

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is one of the few members of Congress who is also a former union worker, having been a skilled tradesman for 10 years in a construction trade union.
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Policy: Labor

Tom Price: The time has come to reform the union-worker relationship

By Sean Higgins | 05/02/14 12:00 AM

Rep. Tom Price is House sponsor of the Employee Rights Act, legislation that would ensure workers have a secret ballot in all union elections, protect their privacy during organizing bids and affirm that those in unions are not forced to contribute to union activities that are unrelated to...
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Policy: Labor

Want to help workers? Reinvent the union

By James Sherk | 05/02/14 12:00 AM

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23 members probably didn't expect their union to fight in court to cut their pay. But in 2011, the local did exactly that to some employees at the Giant Eagle grocery store in Edinboro, Pa.
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Topics: Labor Unions

Employee Rights Act would make unions accountable to members

By Richard Berman | 05/02/14 12:00 AM

For proof that labor unions don't have employees' best interests in mind, look no further than the SEIU's recent decision to snarl rush-hour traffic in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Out Of Touch With America: Are Unions Obsolete?


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Written by

Sean Higgins

Senior Writer
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Edited by

Charles Hoskinson

Deputy Opinion Editor
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