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February 09, 2010 6:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sherrod Brown: When Republicans Have Nothing To Say, They Invoke ACORN

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November 18, 2009 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Business Groups Fight Against Paid Sick Leave For H1N1 Sufferers

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October 22, 2009 12:44 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Bachmann Repeats Falsehoods About The Employee Free Choice Act

On October 22, 2009, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) wrote a blog post at Townhall.com cheering the hold on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nominee Craig Becker.  In the post, Bachmann falsely claims that the Employee Free Choice Act would eliminate the secret-ballot option and lead to more worker intimidation.

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October 14, 2009 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Odd Couple: Rep. Cantor Touts Union Opposition To Baucus Bill

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July 31, 2009 2:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Report: Special Interests Fuel Newt Gingrich's American Solutions Group

A new exposé from Politico finds that Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future is bankrolled by special interests and huge corporations while it fights to enact their agenda.

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July 17, 2009 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

A Final Word On Americans For Tax Reform's "Card Checked"

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July 16, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Americans For Tax Reform Responds

Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform got a little defensive about our criticism of their ridiculous online video game, "Card Checked."

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July 15, 2009 9:36 am ET filed under Blog

Anti-Card Check Video Game Portrays Union Reps As Thugs (Again)

Opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act has, of late, devolved into all-out union bashing.  It's no longer about protecting the secret ballot, workers' rights, or even small business. The strategy now is simply to depict labor leaders as thugs.

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July 14, 2009 6:45 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Heritage Foundation Video Smears The Employee Free Choice Act

On July 14, 2009, the Heritage Foundation released a web video titled "The Truth Behind The Employee Free Choice Act."  However, the misleading video contains little truth.  Instead, it relies on the same anti-union scare tactics that have come to characterize opposition to the pro-worker bill.

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July 13, 2009 4:37 pm ET filed under Blog

The RNC Doesn't Know How To Read

Despite the RNC's "research," the Economic Policy Institute did NOT warn that the Employee Free Choice Act "would expose workers to harassment."

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July 08, 2009 6:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rick Berman's Employee Freedom Action Committee Expands Inaccurate And Offensive Ad Campaign

Last week, the Employee Freedom Action Network has launched an ad campaign targeting centrist senators whose votes could be crucial in reaching cloture on the Employee Free Choice Act.  After targeting Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) last week, EFAC is now going after Arkansas Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor.  In addition to its offensive portrayal of union representatives as mobsters, the ad falsely claims that "unions want federal bureaucrats to take away your personal rights."

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July 02, 2009 3:52 pm ET filed under Blog

$1 Million Anti-Worker Ad Campaign Likens Teamsters To The Mafia

In a new ad, Rick Berman's misnamed Employee Freedom Action Center portrays union representatives as mobsters.

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June 25, 2009 11:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Coalition For A Democratic Workplace Smears The Employee Free Choice Act As "Poison"

In a new video, the misnamed Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) makes several false claims about the Employee Free Choice Act.

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June 18, 2009 3:42 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Kline: Bad For American Workers

On June 17, 2009, Rep. John Kline (R-MN) was named the new ranking member on the House Education and Labor Committee. However, a quick review of his record reveals that Rep. Kline is more concerned about big business than protecting the rights of American workers.

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June 15, 2009 11:51 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cantor Misinforms On Jobs

In a New York Daily News op-ed on June 15, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor criticized President Obama's stimulus plan and repeated the popular and false GOP claim that their package would have created twice as many jobs.

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June 09, 2009 6:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cantor Repeats False Claim That GOP Plan Would Create "Twice As Many Jobs" - For The Second Time In Two Days

On June 9, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor criticized the administration's stimulus plan while once again echoing Rep. John Boehner in falsely claiming that a GOP plan would create twice as many jobs. But why bother working on legislation to actually help the economy when you can just repeat claims that aren't true?

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June 09, 2009 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Anti-Labor Group's New Report Doesn't Actually "Report" Anything

While conservative groups struggle to paint labor unions as the bad guys, they're the ones opposing a bill that would increase wages and benefits, help revive the middle class, and restore workers' rights.

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June 08, 2009 1:37 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Twice The Misinformation: Rep. Cantor Repeats False Claim That GOP Plan Would Create "Twice As Many Jobs"

On June 8, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor criticized the administration's job creation while echoing Rep. John Boehner in falsely claiming that a GOP plan would create twice as many jobs.

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June 05, 2009 4:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Confused Tweet Alert: Rep. Schock

On June 5, 2009, Rep. Aaron Schock tweeted, "Watch me speak on the House Floor against the misguided the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act." But Rep. Schock made the same point in support of the bill that Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who authored the bill, made herself.

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June 05, 2009 9:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Job Loss Numbers Better Than Expected

Job loss numbers in May were better than expected for the second straight month. However, instead of reassuring the American people that conditions are starting to improve, Republicans are still fear mongering about President Obama's economic policies.

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June 04, 2009 12:53 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Claims Offering Four Weeks Of Paid Parental Leave Will Lead To The Next French Revolution

In a June 4, 2009 op-ed in Human Events titled "Taxpayers on the Hook for New Employee Benefit?" Rep. Darrell Issa claims that four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees will lead to a French Revolution in America.  Additionally, he compares this basic benefit to the millions of dollars CEOs received in bonuses during the bailout of the financial industry.

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June 01, 2009 3:31 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Rep. Don Young: It's "Not True" That The Employee Free Choice Act Eliminates The Secret Ballot

During an appearance in Alaska last week, GOP Rep. Don Young refuted one of his party's favorite talking points.

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May 27, 2009 5:24 pm ET filed under Fact Check

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Repeats Myths About The Employee Free Choice Act

In a new ad, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce falsely claims that the Employee Free Choice Act would "strip away the secret ballot." It goes on to state: "Congress needs to fix the economy, not worry about trying to bail out the big unions."

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May 21, 2009 10:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Martinez Repeats False Claims About The Employee Free Choice Act

On May 21, 2009, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) wrote an op-ed in Politico titled "Card check: A false solution." In reality, it is Sen. Martinez's worn out talking points that are false.

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May 20, 2009 5:11 pm ET filed under Blog

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May 19, 2009 5:17 pm ET filed under Blog

The Coalition For A Democratic Workplace's Anti-Card Check Straw Man

A deceptively named lobbying group with ties to Dick Cheney's daughter is attempting to mislead the public about the Employee Free Choice Act.

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May 18, 2009 1:42 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Randel K. Johnson: Wrong On Labor

On May 18, 2009, Randel K. Johnson, vice president of labor, immigration and employee benefits at the U.S Chamber of Commerce, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call insisting that: "While we don't know exactly what sectors of the economy will form the basis for economic growth and the creation of high-paying jobs in the years ahead, we do know that...None of these requirements are compatible with enactment of the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act or the rest of organized labor's agenda, which is tied to a view of the workplace that is frozen in time with the early post-war period where employers provided few benefits and unsafe workplaces and there was little international competition." But Johnson's statements don't hold up to the facts.

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May 15, 2009 6:04 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Heritage Foundation Video Is Full Of Falsehoods About The Employee Free Choice Act

The Heritage Foundation produced an anti-Employee Free Choice Act video featuring Rian Wathen, reportedly a "former labor union official." In the video, Wathen continues to disseminate previously debunked falsehoods about the Employee Free Choice Act.

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May 14, 2009 6:31 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The Cheney Clan: Anti-Labor's Newest Stars

Hard-working Americans hurting in today's economy are desperate to turn the page on the last eight years, yet the Cheney Clan is still standing in their way.  Middle class workers across the country want the ability to join a union without being faced with severe intimidation by their superiors and the Employee Free Choice Act would allow them to do just that.

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May 14, 2009 5:08 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Anti-Worker Group Makes Outrageous Claims About Employee Free Choice Act

On May 14, 2009, LaborPains.org, a project of lobbyist Richard Berman's Center for Union Facts, published a blog post claiming that President Obama admitted that the Employee Free Choice Act eliminates secret-ball elections.  In addition, the post uses faulty logic to argue that "the scales are actually tilted for unions, not against."

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