Center for Union Facts
Founded in February 2006, the Center for Union Facts (CUF) is a nonprofit organization “supported by foundations, businesses, union members, and the general public.” According to its website, Center for Union Facts is a watchdog group “dedicated to showing Americans the truth about today’s union leadership.” The organization provides information about labor unions on a variety of websites and blogs, releases reports on union activities, and runs ad campaigns in major newspapers, on television, and on billboards. Unlike some philosophically “anti-union” organizations, CUF opposes corrupt labor leaders and the misused trust of the millions of American union members.
Center for Union Facts website:
CUF’s UnionFacts.com tracks how union dues are spent and records the salaries and expense-account details for more than 20,000 unions and union-related organizations.
The website also chronicles unions’ own labor-law violations, equal-opportunity employment complaints, and political donations. More than 120 of the largest and most prominent unions are profiled in depth.
An Online Empire Exposing “Big Labor”
- Labor Pains: This daily blog includes constant news and insider commentary about union bosses, union corruption, and political activities in the labor movement.
- SEIU Exposed: Focusing specifically on issues related to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a labor union with more than 2.1 million members, the website provides information about corruption and crime, union busting, legal action against the union, organizing tactics, and the SEIU’s political activities.
- Teachers Unions Exposed: This comprehensive website profiles the largest education unions and organizations. It also provides information about failed education-reform efforts, American competitiveness, union contracts, political activities, corruption, and union dues paid by teachers. Here, educators and parents can find state-specific information about teachers’ unions and union organizations.
- Unite Here Exposed: This exposé is exclusively devoted to Unite Here, a labor union that represents employees in the hospitality, foodservice, textile, manufacturing, laundry, and other industries. It has information about fraud, benefit cuts, corruption, misused dues, and other related incidents.