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House Committee Seeks Answers on Affordable Care Act's Funding of Worker Centers

On November 1, key House lawmakers sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, requesting information on Affordable Care Act funding of so-called “worker centers.”  Worker centers, also known as Union Front Organizations (UFOs), are typically non-profit organizations that offer a variety of services to their members, including education, training, employment services and legal advice.  However, as discussed during a House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions hearing in September, these organization have also been...

Littler Shareholder Stefan Marculewicz Discusses Rise of "Worker Centers" During Congressional Hearing

During a hearing conducted by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Littler Shareholder Stefan Marculewicz explained the role that worker centers, also referred to as union front organizations (UFOs), play in modern labor organizing. Such worker centers, Marculewicz testified, are typically non-profit organizations that “offer a variety of services to their members, including education, training, employment services and legal advice.” The problem with these rapidly growing organizations, however, is that they are:directly engaging employers or groups...

Littler Shareholder Stefan Marculewicz Discusses Rise of "Worker Centers" During Congressional Hearing

During a hearing conducted by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Littler Shareholder Stefan Marculewicz explained the role that worker centers, also referred to as union front organizations (UFOs), play in modern labor organizing.  Such worker centers, Marculewicz testified, are typically non-profit organizations that “offer a variety of services to their members, including education, training, employment services and legal advice.”  The problem with these rapidly growing organizations, however, is that they are:directly engaging...

Report on AFL-CIO Convention: Day 2

As expected, the second day of the annual AFL-CIO convention focused on ways to create and promote “new forms” of union membership that would appeal to younger workers and nonunion members.  In his keynote address, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka strongly supported aligning labor with non-labor groups. An integral part of this initiative is to promote membership with Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate designed to provide services to nonunion workers.  According to the AFL-CIO, “Working America . . . is the fastest-growing organization...

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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31