NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet November 27, 2015

On November 27, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Group hits labor unions as VW Chattanooga vote nears Chattanooga Times Free Press Online, November 23, 2015 The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, said his department is ignoring IG Metall’s failure to file federal disclosure papers. Union bosses smear teachers in Supreme […]

Missouri’s poor economy Could Bring Right to Work Law

On November 25, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Missouri’s lack of economic vigor and the passage of a Right to Work law twice in the past 2 years could make the probability of passage next year even greater.  Jacob Bogage has the story in The Washington Post. First the General Motors assembly plant in Hazelwood, a St. Louis exurb, closed in 2006. The […]

Does UAW Speak for Its Members?

On November 24, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The United Auto Workers union bosses find themselves unable to control rank and file members for many reasons, one of which is Michigan’s Right to Work Law. With workers having a choice about union membership, many are choosing to refrain, and the UAW is having difficulties meeting its annual budget.  Joann Muller has the story in […]

To Maintain ‘Peace,’ Schools Must Extract Forced Union Fees From Teachers Who Are Harmed by Big Labor ‘Representation’?

On November 23, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In upholding the constitutionality of Big Labor-public employer pacts to fire government employees who refuse to pay fees to a union they would never voluntarily join 38 years ago, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart admitted that such coercion “may well” be thought to “interfere” with dissenting employees’ First Amendment rights. Stewart then […]

60% of West Virginians Support Right to Work

On November 23, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Union bosses in West Virginia are running scared as a public opinion poll shows 60% of West Virginians support a Right To Work law for the Mountain State.  A Right To Work law for West Virginia would realize the state’s motto, “Montani Semper Liberi,” or  “Mountaineers are Always Free.”  Jason Hart has the story on To […]

Right to Work Clipsheet November 20, 2015

On November 20, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Friedrichs Amicus Brief: National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, November 18, 2015 “This point is dispositive,” the foundation claims, because “Abood‘s ‘free rider’ rationale is predicated on the opposite presumption: that exclusivity is a burden imposed on unions that impedes their ability to recruit members. This supposition turns reality on its head. […]

The ‘Facile Generalization That There Is No Constitutionally Protected Right to Public Employment Is to Obscure the Issue’

On November 15, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In their November 6 merits brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (accessible at the first link below), a team of government union lawyers led by David Frederick of the Inside-the-D.C. Beltway firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel make extraordinary explicit and implicit claims regarding how much power over individual educators state […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet November 13, 2015

On November 13, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  UMWA endorses Jim Justice for governor WV Metro News, November 12, 2015 When asked about how he would handle a right-to-work bill as governor, Justice said he would veto it. Why bond-buyers prefer red states Your Daily Journal Online, November 12, 2015 States with strong public-employee unions — which they measured with membership rates, […]