Influence Watch Podcast #131: Confronting Big Labor

If it walks like a labor union, talks like a labor union, acts like a labor union, and is funded by labor unions, is it a labor union? That is the question my guest, Maxford Nelsen, Director of Labor Policy at the Freedom Foundation, is asking about Working Washington, a Service Employees International Union front group active in the state of Washington. The Freedom Foundation, alongside the Center for Union Facts, filed a complaint with the Department of Labor asking the Labor Department to regulate Working Washington as a labor union because it advocates for changes in workers’ wages, hours, and conditions of employment while taking over $15.5 million in payments from labor unions—most notably the SEIU.

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Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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