NILRR Clips April 17, 2015

On April 17, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

NLRB takes on right-to-work — Finance to hold hearing on TPA today politico.com, April 17, 2015 NLRB TAKES ON RIGHT-TO-WORK: The National Labor Relations Board’s newest target is the right-to-work movement. In a call for briefs yesterday, the agency said it may allow a union to collect a fee from a non-member in a right-to-work […]

NLRB Hands Employee Info to Organizers

On April 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has regulated in favor of union bosses.  New representation election rules could deny companies the opportunity to communicate with their employees about union representation, and hands over employee personal information to union organizers.  Bill McMorris has the story in the Washington Free Beacon. Controversial new union election regulations went into […]

Right to Work States Win Again

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

Stephen Moore comments on findings about economic growth in states, and finds that 5 Right to Work states beat out non-Right To work states for population growth and taxes. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their […]

35K Union Membership?

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

Union members and officials have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes to allow workers to join Steamfitters Local 638.  MaryAnn Spoto has the story on nj.com. A Middletown man has admitted to helping an official in his union accept bribes in return for granting memberships. Christopher Lupino, 51, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on […]

Taxes Are Typically Less Burdensome in Right to Work States, Regardless of Your Income Level

On April 13, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Last week, over at the National Right to Work Committee blog, I used the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation’s late March report on “Tax Freedom Day, 2015″ to show that the average total tax burden for Right to Work state residents continues to be significantly lower than for residents of forced-unionism states.  In the aggregate, people […]

NILRR News Clips April 10, 2015

On April 10, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Former labor union official pleads guilty in federal database case Buffalo News Online, April 09, 2015 Jeffrey A. Peterson, 51, of Freedom, a former business agent of Local 17 of the Operating Engineers International, AFL-CIO, pleaded guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to a federal charge of exceeding his […]

Another Kentucky Right to Work County

On April 9, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Boone County becomes Kentucky’s 11th county to pass a local Right to Work law.  Don Weber has the story on mycn2.com. Boone County is the largest county in the state to pass such an ordinance, and the first in Northern Kentucky. The ordinance allows individuals to choose not to join a union and pay dues […]

Forced Union Dues Fuel Billion Dollar Political Machine

On April 8, 2015, in Fact Sheets, News Releases, by NILRR Staff

(click here to download Labor Union Political Spending Fact Sheet) (Springfield, Va.) – The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) has released a new analysis conservatively estimating that Big Labor spent nearly $1.7 billion on politics and lobbying in 2013 and 2014.  The NILRR analysis relies on reporting forms filed by union officials themselves […]