Based on Demographics Alone, Poverty Should Be Higher in Right to Work States — But It’s Lower

On October 23, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

If Right to Work laws had no economic impact whatsoever, the share of people residing in Right to Work states who are poor would surely be higher by roughly a percentage point than the share of people residing in states where compulsory union dues and fees are permitted. The reason is simple demographics.  As a […]

Another Forced Unionization Scheme

On October 23, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

SEIU makes no bones about their latest forced unionism scheme.  The campaign to increase the minimum wage really doesn’t have anything to do with increasing the minimum wage.  Here’s a surprise – it’s all about forced dues and forced membership.  Brady Cremeens has the story on Illinois Watchdog.com. The effort to raise the minimum wage in Chicago […]

Union Violence Rampant in Philadelphia

On October 22, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses in Philadelphia are being brought to justice after waging a war against nonunion workers and contractors in Philadelphia.  Their deeds include arson and intimidation, sabotage and threats.  Tim Walker has the story in the Free Patriot. “The Helpful Union Guys,” or as some may call them “thugs” for short, a systematic team of […]

Another UAW Organizing Scheme

On October 21, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

After their unsuccessful attempt to organize the Volkswagen automobile plant in Right To Work Chattanooga, UAW union officials are attempting another end-run around workers in Alabama.  Patrick Rupinski as the story in tuscaloosa.com. The United Auto Workers adopted a new tactic this month in its drive to organize Southeastern auto plants. It formed a new […]

UAW Coercion in Right to Work Michgan

On October 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are stepping up their coercion and intimidation tactics now that Michigan’s Right to Work Law is allowing all workers to choose whether they wish to accept union representation.  Kathleen Sulkowski, represented with free legal advice by the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, is challenging the requirement that union […]

Union Bosses Have Frequently Favored Schemes to Underfund Public Employee Pensions

On October 19, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a column appearing in RealClearMarkets this past week (see the link below), Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute cites a new study by Moody’s finding that from 2004 to 2012 unfunded liabilities in America’s biggest government pension funds nearly tripled to just under $2 trillion dollars. When confronted with such alarming data, the government […]

Grant Leads to Union Organizing, Corruption

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

Subcontracted by a non-profit to enroll people in Affordable Care Act coverage, union workers ended up recruiting more union members.  The whole scheme came to light when a union worker sued for unpaid overtime.  Perry Chiaramonte has the story on foxnews.com.  Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to […]

Trumka Reveals Unprecedented Spending on State Elections

On October 17, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

AFl-CIO President Richard Trumka intends on spending hundreds of millions of forced-dues dollars on the upcoming midterm elections, pouring more into state level races than before. Tom Hamburger has the story in the Washington Post. Union spending this election cycle is likely to be in the range it was for the last midterm election in […]