NILLR New Clips – April 27, 2012


A One-Sided ‘Right’ to Unionize?!, April 9, 2012 

A guest commentary by Stan Greer, senior research associate for the National Institute for Labor Relations Research

The claim that there is a civil right to join a union, but no equivalent right not to join a union was summarily rejected by a unanimous High Court in January 1949.  It was preposterous then, and it remains preposterous now.  Workers’ civil rights shouldn’t hinge on their views about unions.

Lyons Latino express bus drivers petition to remove Teamster union

my, April 26, 2012

 Led by Ramiro Lopez, who learned about his legal rights from the National Right to Work Foundation, over 50 of the 76 total drivers signed the petition.

Big Labor’s big moment, April 25, 2012

“I guess it depends on your definition of ‘resurgence,’” said Patrick Semmens, a spokesman for the anti-union National Right to Work Committee. He noted that unions failed to block Indiana from becoming the 23rd right-to-work state and couldn’t hold off efforts to curtail labor’s power in traditionally union friendly states like Ohio and Wisconsin, even though the Ohio measure was later defeated on the ballot.

CSEA Must Refund Union Dues, Court Says

Daily Labor Report Online, April 26, 2012

 “Employees should not have to go to federal court to stop use of their forced union dues being illegally spent on union boss politics and organizing,” National Right to Work President Mark Mix said in a statement. “This is why New York desperately needs to pass a Right to Work law making union affiliation and dues payments completely voluntary.”

In Your Corner: Political Calls Lead To Investigation

Video Indiana News Center, April 20, 2012

The complaints identify the group as the “Lunch Pail Republicans”. The group was launched at the end of last year mainly in opposition to the GOP’s stance on labor issues like Right to Work. The group did not return two requests for comment about the calls. Their website lists six candidates they identify with in various statehouse races.

The Great & Mighty Union Machine

Workforce Fairness Institute Online, April 25, 2012 

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House Passes Monopoly Bargaining Bill, April 20, 2012

In an effort to codify two controversial executive orders, the House spent six hours Friday debating a bill that would allow personal care attendants and daycare workers to collectively bargain with the state.

Union Lawsuit Claims ‘Slavery’, April 23, 2012

“Compulsory membership and coerced dues and fees are the hallmarks of the union movement, yet they claim that giving workers more choice is an act of enslavement,” Wright pointed out.

Kathleen Falk’s Fading Hopes

National Review online, April 24, 2012

 Falk, who became the “union candidate” by promising to veto any future budget that didn’t fully restore the collective-bargaining power scaled back by Walker, has begun sliding in the polls, and is currently trailing her primary Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, by 14 percentage points.

Payne: The Obama Coalition train wreck

Detroit News Online, April 24, 2012

 By Wednesday, Obama Big Labor ally and UAW President Bob King hopes his organization of the Obama-supported Occupy Wall Street movement, the “99 Percent Spring,” will reach its crescendo against Obama Big Business ally Jeffrey Immelt and his GE shareholders meeting at the Obama-bailed out General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit.

Developer Accuses Unions of Dirty Tricks

Courthouse News Reporter Online, April 24, 2012

 Nine unions angry about its hiring of nonunion workers resorted to asbestos and urine as tools of intimidation, a real-estate developer claims in state court.

Unions vs. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: It’s All About Jobs

New American Online, April 27, 2012

Wisconsin is now dead last in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for job loss . . .  Conniff assumed that it was Walker’s budget bill that caused the alleged loss of jobs. In reality, however, Walker didn’t take office until January 3, 2011 and attempting to ascribe the perceived loss of any jobs to him from that moment is, at the least, not only being disingenuous but also ascribing miraculous powers to the executive branch in Madison!

Governor Punishes Cities For Using Good Sense

Daily Labor Report Online, April 26, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) April 26 signed legislation that clarifies a prohibition on state funding for construction projects in municipalities with ordinances that restrict the use of project labor agreements.

WI Teacher Union Threatening Parent for Challenging Union Abuses

Education Action,  April 25, 2012

In an interview with, Dey said he was somewhat surprised by the threatening letter he received from the WEAC earlier this month, but the experience has only strengthened his resolve to speak out about union abuses and the benefits of Act 10 in Wisconsin’s public schools.

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Oklahoma teachers really care about their students. Check out our newest video that tells this story., April 25, 2012