Terminated Carpenters Union Managed Pension Annually Resuscitated by PBGC

On July 24, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Will Livingston

The U.S. Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration keeps track of “Critical and Declining, Critical, and Endangered” multiemployer pension funds. During 2016, 86 of these labor union dominated plans were in Critical Declining Status, 168 were in Critical Status, and 98 were in Endangered Status.[i] Critical and declining status has ballooned since first being established […]

Boston Teamster-Violence Trial to Begin July 31

On July 14, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

On July 31, a federal extortion trial of four Boston Teamster union operatives is set to begin. It is expected to last roughly two weeks. Union henchmen John Fidler, Michael Ross, Robert Cafarelli, and Daniel Redmond are accused of threatening and assaulting the cast and crew of the Emmy Award-winning TV reality show Top Chefthree years […]

Taxpayers Pay Carpenters Union $105 Million For Noncompetitive Contracts

On July 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Will Livingston

From 2009-2016 Taxpayers paid $105 million to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters union for “training”. The U.S. Department of Labor gave the Carpenters Union’s National Jobs Corps training fund an average of $14 million per year of taxpayer money through lucrative non-competitive government contracts.[i] Non-competitive government contracts prevent the market from determining the best use […]

Taxpayers Pay SEIU $4 Million for Discredited Pseudo-Medicine Green Jobs

On July 12, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Will Livingston

The universal life force of Reiki has not been shown to exist, but the power of unions to access taxpayer dollars is real. The Service Employment International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) received a grant for $4,637,551 of taxpayer money through President Obama’s trillion-dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[*] Some of […]

Voting With Feet, Breadwinners Flee Forced-Unionism States

On July 8, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Union propagandists often grossly understate, or “forget” about altogether, regional cost-of-living differences when they are debating living standards in Right to Work states vs. forced-unionism states. What’s hardest of all for Big Labor to explain away is that, when they have a choice, working-age people clearly prefer not to live in forced-unionism states. Considered together, […]

Monopolistic Unionism Is Taxpayers’ Enemy

On June 26, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

  For the better part of a century, scientific opinion polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose compulsory unionism, and it is indisputable that, if union officials did not rely on laws authorizing the termination of employees for refusal to join or bankroll their organizations to maintain and expand their wealth and power, they would […]

‘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, […]