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    :: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 ::

    Full-Page Ads Launch Anti-Union Drive - By Amy Joyce, Washington Post
    The advertisements in The Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, introduced the Center for Union Facts and its Web site, UnionFacts.com. The group was created by Richard Berman, a lobbyist behind often unpopular campaigns, including one that aims to dismiss concerns about mercury in fish (FishScam.com), another that challenges Mothers Against Drunk Driving and its efforts to lower the legal blood alcohol content limit, and one that dismisses concern about obesity as 'hype.'

    Berman is also executive director of the Center for Consumer Freedom, a decade-old group founded with tobacco company and restaurant money to fight smoking curbs in restaurants. He is also founder of the American Beverage Institute, which fights restrictions on alcohol use, and the Employment Policies Institute Foundation, which has argued against raising the minimum wage.

    How Corporate Right Lies About Union Corruption - By Nathan Newman, Labor Blog
    In fact, almost all of the big money associated with the $400 million figure in labor racketeering was committed by private industry AGAINST unions, not by union officials.

    But that's how you lie with statistics. Throw around a word like 'labor racketeering' while only talking about union officials and leave the impression that the crime only involves acts by unions, not acts where unions and their members are the victims.
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