2013 National Lawyers Convention
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin addressed attendees of the Federalist Society's 2013 National Lawyers Convention on Friday, November 15, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Governor Walker was introduced by Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups for the Federalist Society. [Watch or listen now!] 2012 National Lawyers Convention
The Labor & Employment Law Practice Group hosted this panel on "Arizona v. U.S.: Immigration Policy & the Economy" on Thursday, November 15, 2012, during the 2012 National Lawyers Convention.
Labor & Employment: Arizona v. U.S.: Immigration Policy & the Economy
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Ms. Ana Avendaño, Assistant to the President and Director of Immigration and Community Action, AFL-CIO
- Mr. H. Christopher Bartolomucci, Partner, Bancroft PLLC
- Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
- Prof. Margaret D. Stock, Counsel, Lane Powell PC and Adjunct Instructor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
- Moderator: Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Big Labor's Tyranny of the Minority: Forced Union Dues in Politics Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
The AFL-CIO has received much attention for its $35 million campaign to bring a Democratic majority back to Congress. Federal Election Commission reports show union political action committees spent $95 million on politics in 1992. However, labor experts estimate that three to five times as much -- $300-$500 million in soft-money largesse -- is doled out directly from union dues coffers, collected as compulsory dues from individuals nationwide.
For years, the increased radicalism of Big Labor officials has been politically divorcing AFL-CIO and NEA bosses from their membership. The 40% of union members who voted for the Republican candidates in 1994 saw nearly 100% of union political spending go to Democratic candidates. The millions of dollars provided by these compulsory fee-paying employees is probably the single largest element of unreported political spending -- garnered through the federal privilege granted to labor unions to collect forced dues from individual employees as a condition of employment.