‘Many Teachers Have Welcomed the Opportunity to Earn More Money’

On June 19, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Wisconsin’s experience demonstrates that, even when government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining privileges are dramatically rolled back, they may well be able to wield their political clout over local elected officials to keep counterproductive and collectivist public policies in place. But the Badger State experience also shows that curtailing union bosses’ special privileges does make genuine and […]

Forced-Unionism Illinois: The ‘Just-Above Junk’ State

On June 9, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For years, government union monopolists have been ripping off ordinary taxpayers in Illinois, a state where both private- and public-sector employees may be forced to pay Big Labor dues or fees as a job condition, in a host of ways. Meanwhile, the Prairie State’s economic performance has been abysmal. From 2006 to 2016, for example, […]

NILRR Right to Work Clips May 26, 2017

On May 26, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

No Love for Forced Unionism freebeacon.com, May 24, 2017 Chief Executive magazine surveyed CEOs across the country about the economic environments that are best suited for their companies. The survey found that right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment, play a large role in attracting business. Of the 500 CEOs […]

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship List of Related Subjects

On May 25, 2017, in News Releases, by NILRR Staff

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research annually awards the  William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship, which honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase “Right to Work” and contributed greatly to the movement’s advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the […]

Raspberries for Compulsory Unionism

On May 22, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

  One very significant point for Right to Work legislation is that it fosters the creation and retention of high-paying, family-supporting jobs. As regular National Institute for Labor Relations Research website visitors know, there is a mountain of evidence indicating that legislation outlawing compulsory financial support of unions is economically beneficial. A particularly powerful example […]

NILRR Right to Work News

On May 19, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

Appeals Ct. to Hear Illinois Homecare Providers’ Forced Union Dues Case Seeking Over $32M CNSNews Online, May 17, 2017 Today, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorney Bill Messenger will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of Illinois homecare personal assistants in Riffey v. SEIU. The […]

Right To Work States Factory Job Growth Doubles Others

On May 18, 2017, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2011, Right to Work States Outpaced Forced-Unionism States in Factory Job Growth, 2:1 Today 28 states have Right to Work laws on the books protecting employees from termination for refusal to join or bankroll a union.  Six years ago, just 22 states had a Right to Work statute and/or constitutional amendment on the books. […]

Per Capita Income Higher in Right To Work States

On May 12, 2017, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, by Stan Greer

Cost of Living-Adjusted, After-Tax Income Per Capita More Than $2,400 Higher in Right to Work States Than in Forced-Unionism States An ever-growing mountain of scholarly research and countless Americans’ personal experience confirm that nominal income per capita, unadjusted for regional differences in cost of living, is quite misleading as a measure of living standards within […]