NILRR Clipsheet September 04, 2015

On September 4, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an ultimatum […]

Wages Up in RTW States

On September 3, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Natalie Johnson has the good news about Right to Work states in the Daily Signal.   Private sector wages are not reduced in right-to-work states as union advocates have argued, according to a new report released Tuesday by The Heritage Foundation. James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation and the […]

Big Labor Allies Should Stop Smearing Teachers Who Don’t Want a Union

On August 31, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

One book that every citizen who is interested in debating the question of voluntary versus compulsory union membership ought to review and ponder is Dr. Sheldon Leader’s Freedom of Association: A Study in Labor Law and Political Theory. Leader is a legal scholar who lectures at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and at […]

NILRR Clipsheet August 28, 2015

On August 28, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

      Symposium: Will the Court continue to recognize a distinction between bargaining with government and lobbying the government?, August 25, 2015 Leaving aside the positive impact on public policy of reducing the unique power and financial resources of public-sector unions, the Friedrichs decision will have profound implications for the First Amendment rights […]

Ex-Florida Teacher Union Boss, Already Awaiting Trial For Racketeering and Grand Theft, Indicted For Mail Fraud

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

Florida is one of just a handful of states in which the monopoly-bargaining privileges of government union officials, including teacher union bosses, are constitutionally enshrined.  In practice, what this means is that in order to eliminate or even roll back substantially the scope of Big Labor’s effective veto power over proposed reforms in the way […]

NILRR Clipsheet August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

AZ Court Rejects Taxpayers Pay for Union Workers Washington Free Beacon Online, August 12, 2015 The Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) wrongfully used taxpayer dollars to pay union representatives who had ceased to perform the duties of their government jobs in order to serve their labor representatives. […]

A Trillion-Dollar, Federal Taxpayer-Funded Bailout For Government Union Bosses?

On August 11, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

It is well-documented that public-sector union officials who are empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges routinely wield them to jack up governments’ long-term spending commitments. Moreover, as a consequence of Big Labor’s compulsory dues-financed lobbying successes, states that give more special privileges to public-sector union officials burden their citizens with more debt as as heavier […]

Illinois’ Union Debacle

On August 10, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

An editorial in the Chicago Tribune outlines the state’s creeping budget crisis and the role of government employee unions in the debacle.  Even state legislators are beginning to question union bosses’ absolute power which keeps the state’s coffers plummeting. The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to lower its personnel […]