The Department of Union Busting
These days, it's hard to believe that the Department of Labor was created to promote unionization. Jordan Barab of Confined Space takes a look at how times have changed.
His post is about the cozy relationship between an anti-union lobby group and the Department of Labor.
So what is the Center for Union Facts and why do we care if they've got a close, personal relationship with the powers-that-be over at the Labor Department? I've written a couple of times recently about the Center. According to its website, the Center is "dedicated to showing Americans the truth about today’s union leadership. The real purpose is to fight the labor movements increasingly successful move to card check organizing.
To learn more about the importance of card check organizing, see David Moberg's article in In These Times.