UAW ‘Scab Lists’ Pop Up in More Right to Work States

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The Kansas chapter of the United Auto Workers union is using its website to draw attention to GM workers who choose not to pay union dues.

UAW Local 31 dedicates an entire page of its website to listing the names and work stations of employees who have opted to exercise their rights not to be in the union. UAW Local 31 lists nearly 30 workers at the Fairfax, Kansas GM plant who are not in the union. The “Scab List” is published under the union website’s “Important Information” section.

Union Front Group Peddles Questionable Poll on Sexual Harassment

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A union front group relied on seriously flawed polling to paint a picture of rampant sexual harassment in the restaurant industry, according to labor watchdogs.

Restaurant Opportunities Center, a union-founded non-profit worker center, released a report on Tuesday saying that the majority of tipped employees experience sexual harassment on a weekly basis.

Teachers Union Backing Landrieu Files Anti-Charter School Lawsuit

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A teachers union that endorsed Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) is suing the state of Louisiana to restrict funding for charter schools.

The Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) filed a lawsuit in the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge on Monday that would eliminate $60 million for dozens of schools.

Campbell Brown: Teacher Tenure Must End

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The first grader stood at the front of the classroom, the rest of his class looking on, laughing, as he scratched “Um” on the blackboard over and over.

The teacher, angry with the child for not speaking clearly, brought the child to the front of the classroom to mock and humiliate him. The boy’s crime was that he stuttered. And that teacher, Richard Parlini, is still teaching at the Queens elementary school where this event—and others like it—occurred.

Watchdogs Slam President’s Perez Power Play

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Rumors that President Barack Obama may tap controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are drawing fire from government and labor watchdogs.

The White House is considering naming Perez to be the nation’s top law enforcement official, according to a report published Monday by Politico. Perez, a two-time Obama appointee at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor, would succeed Holder, whose tenure was marred by controversy, scandal, and calls for his resignation.