UFCW Officials Plan Black Friday Protests

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

http://www.nilrr.org/wp-admin/post-new.phpHiding behind the name OUR Walmart, union officials are planning to disrupt Black Friday sales by engineering hundreds of protests across the country.  While the name, OUR Walmart, implies the movement enjoys the support of Walmart employees, but the distinct lack of involvement among Walmart workers is clearly evident.  Bill McMorris has the story in […]

SEIU Circumvents Supreme Court Ruling

On November 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

In a blatant attempt to circumvent the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court ruling, the Service Employees International Union has devised a scheme where Illinois home care workers are still required to listen to SEIU officials’ union membership pitch and receive membership cards.  These mandatory sessions are paid for by the state of Illinois.  The Supreme Court ruled […]

Forced-Unionism States’ Unfunded Pension Liabilities Equal Nearly a Third of Their Combined GDP

On November 23, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A new report by State Budget Solutions (or SBS, see the link below) adds to the evidence that, as good as government union officials empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges are at pushing for higher taxes, they are even better at jacking up governments’ long-term spending commitments.  As a consequence, states that give more special […]

UAW Organizes Desperate Measures

On November 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

United Auto Worker union bosses are seeking help from concerns outside the United States in their desperate attempt to bring Volkwagen workers under their thumb.  In February, workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted to eschew union representation, but UAW bosses refuse to listen.  Mike Pare has the story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Saying […]

Union Membership Is Declining Less in Right to Work States

On November 15, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As even casual observers of U.S. labor policy know, union membership in the U.S. has been declining for a long time, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the workforce. Is union membership falling more precipitously in Right to Work states, where employees are legally protected from being fired for refusal to join […]

NILRR Clips November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated krwg.org, TV and FM radio, November 13, 2014 A Republican legislative leader says the GOP’s capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.  The idea is controversial because it […]

West Virginia Right to Work?

On November 13, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

18 year-old West Virginia legislator wants to make West Virginia the next Right to Work state.  Eliza Gray has the story for Time Magazine.  She is the daughter of Craig Blair, a state Senator. She donated $3,600 of her own money to the campaign. Blair is staunchly conservative, holding anti-abortion, pro-gun, and anti-gay marriage views, […]

NM May Be Next Right to Work State

On November 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Mexico Senate Minority Leader Jim Lingle believes the recent elections will facilitate passage of a New Mexico Right to Work law, making the land of Enchantment even more enchanting by allowing workers to choose whether or not to be represented by a union.  Dan Mayfield has the story in the Albuquerque Business Journal. But […]