Labor

American workers deserve the freedom to participate in the U.S. economy without being pressured to join a union or pay union dues. Organized labor is the antithesis of worker freedom. Right to Work Laws, which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, are critical to ensuring workers are not forced to join a union or pay dues as a condition of their employment. OCC supports worker freedom and will warn the public about the causes and consequences of organized labor.

Additionally, independent contractors and freelancers are a vibrant and critical part of the American economy. These Americans want to be their own boss, and enjoy the flexibility of setting their own hours and adapting their workload to suit their lifestyle. OCC stands with these workers and opposes efforts that restrict their participation in our economy by forcing them into traditional employment arrangements.

Labor

OCC Supports the Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act

The Open Competition Center supports the passage of S. 3074/H.R. 5743, the “Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act,” introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Credit: United States Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons This legislation codifies the DOL’s Payroll Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program established in…

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Bernie Sanders Announces Wasteful, Politicized Senate Budget Hearing

By: Tom Hebert Chairman Bernie Sanders (Socialist-Vt.) has announced a Senate Budget Committee hearing Thursday titled “Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?” The hearing purportedly examines the possibility of ending federal contracts to companies engaging in “illegal anti-union activities.” In reality, this hearing is designed to…

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NYC Amazon Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Unionization In Brutal Defeat for Union Organizers

By: Tom Hebert In a blistering defeat for union bosses and organizers, Amazon workers overwhelmingly voted against unionizing a New York City warehouse according to media reports.  Out of approximately 1,600 workers eligible to vote, 61 percent voted against the union and 38 percent voted in favor of the…

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NLRB Tips Scales in Staten Island

Last week, a labor union attempting to organize an Amazon facility in Staten Island prevailed in a representation election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. The final vote was 2,654 in favor of the Amazon Workers Union and 2,131 against unionization.  The liberal media has ceaselessly praised organizer Chris…