NILRR Right to Work Newsclips February 05, 2016

On February 5, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Kentucky Fights For Jurisdiction Over Its Own Right-To-Work Laws The Daily Caller Online, February 04, 2016 District Court Judge David Hale ruled Wednesday that Hardin County cannot enact their own right-to-work ordinance. The decision found that under current federal law only states can enact the policy. The decision will impact a handful of other counties […]

Right to Work States Better For Homebuyers

On February 2, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

According to a nationwide survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 95% of renters aged 34 and under want to own a home in the future. Among renters of all ages, a still-hefty 83% desire to own. The NAR also found that by far the most common reason offered by […]

In Forced-Unionism States, State and Local Taxes Consume an Average of 10.8% of Personal Income

On January 23, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Taken in conjunction with personal income data supplied by the U.S. Commerce Department, data from a report on “Tax Freedom Day 2015” published by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation last spring show that federal, state and local taxes consume nearly 33% of all income for the residents of the 25 forced-unionism states, compared to a […]

Why Are Breadwinners Fleeing West Virginia and Other Forced-Unionism States?

On January 15, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

The vehemently anti-Right to Work Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has issued a new briefing paper suggesting that it’s impossible to say  whether or not enactment of a state Right to Work law will foster accelerated economic growth in West Virginia. And the EPI’s partisan academics appear to assume the entire case for passing Right to […]

Friedrichs’ Oral Arguments Completed

On January 12, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Richard Wolf, USA Today Online, reports on the now closed oral arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the Supreme Court.  The case could free public sector workers from being forced to support or join a labor union in order to get or keep their jobs. The Supreme Court left little doubt […]

Why We Should End Compulsory Union Dues

On January 11, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

In her own words, Rebecca Friedrichs explains why the Supreme Court should end compulsory unionism for all, on cnn.com. Rebecca Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of the case on Monday. She has been teaching for 28 years and is an elementary school teacher in the […]

“AGENCY SHOP”: Union Dues Required, Competence Ignored

On January 11, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

“AGENCY SHOP”:  Union Dues Required, Competence Ignored Charleen Sciambi, a 13-year veteran California teacher honored in 1983 as the state’s best “Foreign Language Teacher of the year”, was fired for refusing to pay union dues in a lump sum in advance or by payroll education as demanded by union officials. Mrs. Sciambi successfully appealed her […]

Can Forced-Unionism Apologists Handle the Truth?

On January 8, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In an op-ed published this week regarding a landmark legal case about to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and part-time pundit, gets one important thing right. As Chemerinsky says, the High Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education […]