CEI Weekly: SEIU Encourages Members to Break Law

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CEI Weekly
July 22, 2011

>>Featured Story

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

Competitors: Stop That Merger!
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

A Training Manual For Right-Sizing Government

Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

Let There Be Light Bulbs
Myron Ebell’s citation in The Wall Street Journal

NASA’s Inconvenient Ruse

Christopher Horner’s citation in Forbes

>>Best of the Blogs
Consumer Protection Financial Bureau Nominee Richard Cordray Supports Price Controls and Borrower Bailouts
By John Berlau

Climate Change Mission Creep: Will the UN Security Council Establish a ‘Green Helmets’ Peacekeeping Force?
By Marlo Lewis

Flirting With Austerity: Congress Considers Ending Agriculture Direct Payment Subsidies
By Nick DeLong

Killed by Regulations: RIP, New Century Brewing
By Michelle Minton

NYC Bureaucrat Tries to Harsh Urban Apiarist’s Buzz for Not “Watering” Beehive
By Marc Scribner

>> CEI Podcast

July 21, 2011: Stopping the Music

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.