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”
The flagship “Union Facts” website also connects to other related sites including SEIUexposed.org, LaborPains.org, TeachersUnionsExposed.com, and UniteHereExposed.com.
- 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.