Patrick Hauf

Corporate Shakedown

Shareholder activists driving liberal shift of American business

American businesses are adopting increasingly liberal policies and public stances due to pressure from progressive activists within corporate America, rather than social media outrage cycle, according to corporate watchdogs.  

Union Drops Members for Giving Up Forced Dues

AFSCME angered workers agreed to opt-in membership

One of the largest government unions in the U.S. dropped its affiliation with some Connecticut members who negotiated a contract that allows them to choose if they want to pay union dues. 

Suit: Break Up Big Labor

Massachusetts teachers challenge union monopoly power

Four Massachusetts educators are asking the Supreme Court to overturn the union monopoly on collective bargaining, a suit that could further erode the power of government labor groups.

Study Links School Choice to Crime Reduction

Students who participated in voucher program less likely than peers to be arrested

The study, authored by Prof. Patrick J. Wolf of the University of Arkansas and Corey A. DeAngelis, Director of School Choice for the Reason Foundation, found that participation in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) lowered the chances of a student being convicted of a crime in adulthood.

GOP Lawmakers Ask HHS to Eliminate Abortion Charges

Letter asks HHS to finalize proposed rule on Obamacare exchanges

More than 120 members of Congress are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to finalize a new rule that would prevent Obamacare providers from hiding surcharges for elective abortions covered by government health plans. 

AFL-CIO Income Inequality Report Uses Dubious Data

Critics say union's CEO pay report ignores economic reality

America's largest union used suspect data to inflate the divide between workers and their bosses. The study includes part-time and global workers and uses the mean compensation for CEOs, rather than the median figure, which some experts argue creates a more accurate comparison.