Now that the secret ballot is off the table, abuses that come from the peer-to-peer intimidation to sign cards are in playSEIU scores big win in Miami May 02, 2006
SEIU's rhetoric is akin to that of a hostage taker: Meet my demands or someone might get hurtSEIU-supported fast leaves four ill Apr 18, 2006
If you're so against secret ballot elections when forming a union, why are you so in favor of them when it comes time to decertify a union because of poor leadership? If the employees want to form a union, just let them voteBusinesses, unions in Good Friday brawl Apr 14, 2006
The pharmaceutical and weight loss industry has manufactured an 'epidemic' to have the cost of its weight loss drugs and treatments underwritten by taxpayersHealthBiz: Walking the walk on obesity Jul 20, 2004
Richard Berman (born 1942) is a Washington-based lobbyist. Through his public affairs firm Berman and Company, Berman runs several industry-funded non-profit organizations such as the Center for Consumer Freedom and the Center for Union Facts. Berman's companies have run numerous media campaigns downplaying the dangers of obesity, smoking, mad cow disease and drunk driving, as well as criticizing the minimum wage.
60 Minutes has called him "the booze and food industries' weapon of mass destruction," and his nickname (from both friends and enemies) is "Dr. Evil", an alias in which he takes pride.
Berman grew up in New York City. His father was an entrepreneur who ran gas stations and car washes. Berman did general labor at these businesses on weekends and summers while he was growing up.