Forced Union Dues For Detrimental ‘Representation’

On August 30, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

An article I recently contributed to The Federalist web site (see the link below) attempts to separate fact from fiction regarding government union officials in the U.S. and how they operate.  The article focuses primarily on the issues considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. Quinn, a National Right to Work Legal Defense […]

None of the 12 States With the Greatest Total Public Debt Per Capita Has a Right to Work Law

On August 25, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

For several years now, the nonpartisan taxpayer watchdog group State Budget Solutions (SBS) has been issuing annual reports on state finances that present “an all-inclusive view of state obligations not conventionally presented but that both lawmakers and taxpayers nonetheless must confront.”  The 2014 report, linked below, compiles data on each state’s “market-valued unfunded pension liabilities, […]

Why Do New York City Union Bosses Oppose Safer Pensions For Their Members?

On August 15, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In city after city where government union bosses acquired monopoly power to negotiate public employee, pay benefits, and work rules several decades ago, looming public pension shortfalls represent a grave fiscal threat. Whenever they are compelled by an imminent or existing crisis to even talk about pension shortfalls, Big Labor spokesmen routinely adopt one of […]

NILRR Clips August 15, 2014

On August 15, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Poll Shows State Supports Philosophy Behind ‘Right-To-Work’ ctnewsjunkie.com, August 15, 2014 A poll of 500 residents, conducted in July by Google Consumer Surveys, found that 75 percent of respondents said “yes” when asked: “Should employees have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union?” Wisconsin public […]

NILRR Clips August 8, 2014

On August 8, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

National Right to Work Supreme Court Victory Forces SEIU to Abandon Forced Dues Demands in Illinois, Minnesota, & Massachusetts nrtw.org, August 5, 2014 “Thanks to a National Right to Work Foundation-won victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, SEIU bosses across the country are being forced to back down from their forced union dues demands,” stated […]

NILRR Clips August 1, 2014

On August 1, 2014, in Davis-Bacon, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different People’s World Online, July 31, 2014 When he came out of a closed door session of the council here July 30 Larry Cohen, the chair of the AFL-CIO’s organizing committee, said that from here on out union organizing is going to take on a […]

Forced-Unionism States Are Missing 1.7 Million People in Their Peak Earnings Years

On July 28, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Considered together, recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2013 and comparable data for 2003 indicate that, as of last year, roughly 1.7 million people in their peak earnings years (ages 35-54) were missing in the 26 states that do not have Right to Work laws barring the exaction of compulsory union dues and fees […]

NILRR Clipsheet, July 25, 2014

On July 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  It’s unions that treat nonmembers as ‘whipping boys’: Guest opinion Oregonlive.com, July 22, 2014 The normally calm Nesbitt states that the high court has made “whipping boys” of both unions and home care workers. I disagree. It is government employee unions that have been treating home care workers as whipping boys. Until the Supreme […]