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July 22, 2011
The Service Employees International Union has an organizing tactics manual for members, and the manual instructs members to dig up dirt on employers, harass employers’ families, and break the law when necessary. CEI Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio was on Fox Business and Fox News this week to expose the SEIU manual for what it is—a playbook on intimidation. Vernuccio also penned an op-ed in The Washington Times and was featured in a Washington Examiner editorial on the SEIU’s controversial tactics.
>>Shaping the Debate
Labor Unions Stop the Music
Vincent Vernuccio and Adam Michel’s op-ed in The New York Daily News
President Obama Doesn’t Know the First Thing About Economics
Iain Murray’s op-ed on Fox News
It’s For the Children
An excerpt of Iain Murray’s Stealing You Blind in National Review
Dodd-Frank’s Fannie Trap
John Berlau and Matthew Melchiorre’s op-ed in National Review
>>Best of the Blogs
Consumer Protection Financial Bureau Nominee Richard Cordray Supports Price Controls and Borrower Bailouts
By John Berlau
Killed by Regulations: RIP, New Century Brewing
By Michelle Minton
>> CEI Podcast
Tough economic times are forcing symphony orchestras across the country to cut budgets and lay off staff, and in some cases shut down entirely. Labor Policy Counsel Vinnie Vernuccio, who coauthored a recent op-ed in the New York Daily News, finds that labor unions, by resisting necessary changes and limiting organizations’ ability to adapt to hard times, are doing more harm than good for the arts.