Will Famously Garrulous Leftist Noam Chomsky Elaborate on Why He Supports Forced Union Dues?

On March 27, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For decades, Big Labor bosses have sought to perpetuate and expand upon their special legal privileges to get workers fired for refusal to join or bankroll a union they don’t want, and never asked for, by impugning the motives of such workers. This is the very tactic adopted by veteran leftist Noam Chomsky, perhaps best […]

US Steel Moves to Right Work State

On March 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

U. S. Steel is establishing two more plants in Alabama, a Right to Work state.  This is an example of another big industry leaving a forced-dues state for the freedom of a Right to Work state, another industry leaving non-right to Work state.  James Anderson has the story in Engineering.com. These investments will directly support U. S. […]

Forced-Unionism Apologists Should at Least Admit Oklahoma Has Been Benefiting From Rapid Economic Growth

On March 19, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today’s decision by a judge in the Dane County Circuit rejecting union officials’ request for an injunction to stop Wisconsin’s new Right to Work law from taking effect underscores the uphill battle Big Labor faces in trying to get this statute overturned in court.  Nevertheless, union lawyers are sure to keep trying.  National Right to […]

Census Data Show College-Educated Employees Are Flocking to Right to Work States

On March 11, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A recent assessment of business climates in the 50 states prepared for USA Today by the financial news site 24/7 Wall Street assumes that a higher-than-average share of the adult population holding a bachelor’s degree in a state in any given year is invariably an indication that the state is doing well at attracting and […]

Forced-Unionism States Were on Average 22% More Costly to Live in Than Right to Work States in 2014

On March 10, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) published its latest set of comparative cost-of-living indices for the 50 states.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2014 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used these data to […]

NILRR News Clips March 07, 2015

On March 7, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

UPDATE: Assembly passes right-to-work on party line vote WAOW.com, ABC, March 06, 2015 After a marathon session, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed the right-to-work bill. Republicans said the bill was called good for workers. “We’re fighting for the right of every single worker in this state to have their own personal liberty,” said Assembly Speaker […]

Wisconsin = 25th Right to Work State

On March 6, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Wisconsin legislature has voted for freedom for all workers, passing a Right to Work bill making the Badger state the 25th Right to Work state in the union.  Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill on Monday.  The Associated Press has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday […]

Right to Work Brings Jobs

On March 5, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The President and CEO of a local meter manufacturing company states the case for Right to Work.  If the Wisconsin legislature passes the law, the company will bring in new jobs.  Tom Held has the story in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Rich Meeusen, president and CEO of Badger Meter Inc., threatened to move more than […]