Rank-and-File Unionists Overwhelmingly Disagree With AFL-CIO Czar About Right to Work Laws

On July 20, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

While professional political pundits like to think of unionized workers and their family members as a “voting bloc,” the fact is that on a wide array of issues the views of the union rank and file as a group don’t differ substantially from those of other Americans. The Right to Work issue is a case […]

Federal Data Indicate Forced Unionism Helped Impoverish Monessen, Pa.

On July 11, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

With Pennsylvania emerging as a potential “battleground” state in the fall 2016 presidential contest, the Trump and Clinton campaigns are both claiming they will, if elected, revive the fortunes of the former steel towns along the Monongahela River. Economically depressed Monessen, located 35 miles south of Pittsburgh, is a notable example. What went wrong in […]

INVALID — Two Courts Blast Obama DOL For Rewriting Federal Law

On July 1, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Late last month, federal judges in courts located more than 1100 miles from one another sharply chastised Obama-appointed U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for attempting, by bureaucratic fiat, to prevent employees from hearing all the key relevant facts before they are subjected to union monopoly control. And one of those judges enjoined Perez and his […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet

On June 24, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Hillary Pledges Support for Union Agenda Free Beacon, June 22, 2016 “We should strengthen unions that have formed the bedrock of a strong middle class. It should be easier to bargain collectively,” she said. “That’s not only fair, it makes workers more productive and strengthens our economy.” ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements […]

Since 2005, Forced-Unionism States’ Aggregate ‘Peak Earning-Year’ Population Has Fallen by 2.9 Million

On June 24, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Considered together, age-grouped state population data for 2015 released by the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday and comparable data for 2005 show that, over the past decade, the total population of people in their peak-earning years (aged 35-54) for the 25 states that still lacked Right to Work protections for employees in 2015 fell from 46.77 […]

Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Jobs Located in Right to Work States

On June 17, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Long before the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis issued its state-by-state estimates for manufacturing output of motor vehicles, bodies and trailers and parts in 2014 early this week (see the link below for more information), it was easy to predict the data would show more than 70% of U.S. auto production that year […]

Union Bosses Battle to Keep Golden State Housing Costs Outrageously High

On June 13, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Home prices and rent rates in non-Right to Work California are notoriously high.  To be precise, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (a state government agency), last year housing in California was more costly than in every one of the other 47 contiguous states except non-Right to Work New York. The average […]

Blame Monopolistic Unionism For Port Authority’s Outrageous Fees

On June 10, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. a joint venture between the Empire and Garden States, controls a substantial share of the transportation infrastructure in the New York City region, including bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports. As Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute reports in a new article for the MI-published City Journal,  today […]