Fourteen Least-Affordable States Are All Forced-Unionism

On February 21, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Early last week, the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a state government agency, published its latest set of state comparative cost-of-living indices.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2016 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

    In fast ruling, judge upholds SEIU Local 1000 dues collection The Sacramento Bee Online, February 08, 2017 A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a right-to-work lawsuit that sought to upend the way state government’s largest union collects dues from employees who do not want to fund political activities. James Young of the National […]

Right to Work States’ Magneticism

On February 8, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Forced-unionism apologist Mark Fernald tacitly acknowledges that New Hampshire’s workforce growth is far too slow. But he ignores U.S. Census Bureau data indicating a Right to Work law would help the Granite State attract and retain talented employees. Image: Cheryl Senter/Boston Globe Union-Label Lobbyist Mark Fernald Is Wrong: Right to Work States Do Attract Workers […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News February 03, 2017

On February 3, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

National right-to-work bill introduced in Congress Washington Examiner Online, February 02, 2017 Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit workers from being required to support a union, making right-to-work laws the national standard. If enacted, the legislation would be a major challenge for organized labor, which has long counted on union-management contracts that force […]

On January 27, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

      Right to work passes Missouri Senate, moves back to House Columbia Missourian Online, January 26, 2017 The Senate’s version of the legislation has been sent to the House, which already voted in favor of a similar bill earlier this session. Republican leadership plans to continue fast-tracking the measure. Right to Work clears […]

‘What Business Owner Wants to Move There and, by Default, Own a Piece of That?’

On January 25, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Early this month, freelance journalist Stephen Beale highlighted efforts by Ken Block, a software engineer and 2014 Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate, and former Hasbro CEO and Chairman Alan Hassenfeld to focus public attention on out-of-control government spending in Providence, their state’s capital city. (See the link below to read the whole thing.) Reasonable people may […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News January 20, 2017

On January 20, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

  History indicates wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri Springfield (MO) News-Leader Online, January 11, 2017 History indicates that wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri. Since early 2012, four states have banned compulsory union dues, and in two of these states — Indiana and Michigan — unionism has now been voluntary […]

Research Bolsters Economic Case For State Right to Work Laws

On January 17, 2017, in Fact Sheets, by Stan Greer

‘The Evidence Suggests That There Is a Positive Relationship Between Economic Growth and the Presence of [a Right to Work] Law and That the Magnitude of the Legislation’s Effects May Be Substantial’ (Download Fact Sheet PDF) All across America, Right to Work states have long benefited from economic growth far superior to that of states […]