The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace.
WFI is funded by and advocates on behalf of business owners who enjoy good working relationships with their employees, and would like to maintain those good relationships without the unfair interference of government bureaucrats, union organizers and special interests. These business owners recognize that if you treat your employees with fairness, respect and dignity, you will have a stable workforce and a profitable company. WFI does not represent any one business or industry.
The goal of WFI is to educate the public on issues related to workforce fairness, and to build greater public awareness of efforts that interfere with the good employer/employee relationships that most businesses enjoy. WFI will inform employees and employers about issues, pending legislation and regulations that could upset the balance within their workplace and will educate them about how to take action to prevent it.
WFI is NOT anti-Union. We believe that employees have the right to organize if they believe that it would improve their work life. We strongly believe in fair workplace elections, where both sides have the ability to share information and educate employees. Most importantly, we believe that employees must be permitted to cast their vote in private and have a voice in contract negotiations.
Currently, WFI is focused on attempts by Washington politicians to pay back their union campaign donors through bailouts of various forms. Legacy costs have many labor unions overextended and in need of a government relief. Their best chance to recover is to ensure that the regulatory bodies they are subject to - including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the National Mediation Board (NMB) - are stacked with hand-picked individuals who heavily favor union positions - and in many cases have been directly affiliated with Big Labor. The fact that union membership is in decline and that labor bosses have made promises they can no longer keep shouldn't lead to biased regulators altering the basic rules of labor relations hurting workers and small businesses.