$1.1 Million on Monopoly Bargaining

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

San Antonio, Texas, spent $1.1 million on monopoly bargaining negotiations. Dillon Collier has the story on KENS live. The city of San Antonio has spent more than $1.1 million dollars on collective bargaining negotiations, city records revealed this week. The figure, which covers January 1, 2014 to May 18, 2015, is made up of outside […]

NEA Union Lawyers, Meet the NEA Representative Assembly

On July 5, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Any educator, parent, or other concerned citizen who wants to know where officers of the National Education Association (NEA) teacher union and its thousands of local and statewide affiliates stand on how employees of K-12 public schools ought to be compensated can learn a great deal by looking at the NEA’s resolutions and other policy […]

Case Could Outlaw Forced Public Sector Union Dues

On July 1, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is an important step towards finally respecting the First Amendment rights of America’s […]

New Labor Scheme for Bernie Sanders

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network for […]

Are Bosses Endangering Uinons’ Relevancy?

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mary Kramer, Crain’s Detroit Business News, examines whether union bosses’ tactics are rendering unions more and more irrelevant. In a couple of weeks, the United Auto Workers and Detroit automakers will kick off contract talks to replace four-year pacts that expire Sept. 14. As Dave Barkholz has reported for our sibling publication Automotive News, the […]

Ten Forced-Unionism States Have Seen Their ‘Peak Earning-Year’ Population Fall By More Than 10% Over the Past 10 Years

On June 26, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Considered together, age-grouped state population data for 2014 released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday and comparable data for 2004 show that, over the past decade, the total population of people in their peak-earning years (aged 35-54) for the 26 states that still lacked Right to Work protections for employees in 2014 fell from […]

NILRR Clipsheet June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman, William Gould, who has wanted to take […]

The Specter of Public Sector Unionism

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

Tom Patterson, former Arizona state senator, writes about the unchecked power of public sector union bosses and the consequences of it, in the Ahwatukee Foothills News Online. Government employment traditionally was compensated somewhat less for similar jobs, but this was offset by less demanding employment, good benefits and ironclad job security. Today government unions, with […]