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, 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 […]

Freedom to Bankroll or Not Bankroll a Union ‘Protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution’

On July 18, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As has been widely reported in media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling in Harris v. Quinn, the 37-year-old High Court precedent that first upheld the constitutionality of laws and other public policies authorizing the termination of public employees for refusal to pay union dues or fees for bargaining activities appears to […]

Memo to Justice Kagan: Monopoly Bargaining Alone Puts Individual Employee ‘Under Powerful Compulsion’ to Join a Union

On July 6, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Blogging July 2 over at the National Right to Work Committee web site, I discussed how Justice Elena Kagan’s dissent in the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-won U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn disingenuously overlooks key concessions made by union lawyer Paul Smith during the Harris oral arguments back in January.  Smith […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

Big Labor Badger State Gubernatorial Candidate Accused of Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With Taxpayers’ Money

On June 30, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision regarding whether key provisions of the three-and-a-half-year-old budgetary and public-labor-policy reform known as Act 10 violate either the Wisconsin or the U.S. Constitution.  And, as Media Trackers pointed out in a news analysis last Thursday (see the link below), “all […]

‘Overall Success of Progressive Politics’ Is No Concern of Public Labor Policy

On June 25, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Rock-ribbed proponents of the American employee’s personal freedom to join or not a join a union and dyed-in-the-wool advocates of compulsory unionism alike are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, in which a decision will almost certainly be issued by June 30 at the latest. The High Court […]

Right to Work States Now Dominate U.S. Automotive Manufacturing

On June 16, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Though the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis has yet to issue its estimates for manufacturing output of motor vehicles, bodies and trailers, and parts manufacturing in the 50 states in 2013  (see the link below for data for previous years), it is already safe to say, based on 2012 data and ongoing trends, […]