NILRR Weekly News Clips, January 24, 2014




Unions Raise More than 80 Percent of Cash Raised for San Diego Dem

National Review Online, January 20, 2014

Four out of every five dollars spent to support one of the leading candidates to fill disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s seat comes from organized labor. The U-T San Diego reports that approximately $2.7 million of Democratic councilman David Alvarez’s $3.3 million (82 percent) has come from unions.

Unions back super-PAC supporting Republican centrists

The Hill Online, January 16, 2014   

Labor unions are funneling cash to a super-PAC tied to a former lawmaker that is working to elect centrist Republicans to Congress.

Unions angered by post office outlets at Staples, January 20, 2014

The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions.

This is how Wal-Mart is bringing jobs back to the U.S.

Washington Post Online, January 24, 2014

So Kamler started looking for a place to site a new plant, starting in the company’s home state of New Jersey. Ultimately, though, he became leery of the state’s lack of a right-to-work law, which would make it easier for unions to organize the staff. “New Jersey gave us really nice incentives, and were very excited,” Kamler said. “But when we had our plant in the U.S. previously, we were non-union, but we battled 24-7 to stay so.”

‘Right-to-work’ bill for lawyers introduced in Lansing, January 23, 2014

Attorneys would no longer be required to pay membership dues to the State Bar of Michigan, under a new bill in Lansing.

National Labor Relations Board recommends dismissal of charges filed against UAW, VW, January 23, 2014

With help from the National Right to Work Legal Foundation, employees had filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Volkswagen America and the United Auto Workers Union, stemming from the efforts to form a union at the local plant.

Senate panel backs ‘right-to-work’ bill on party-line vote

Union Leader, January 23, 2014

The Republican-controlled Senate Finance Committee backed the latest version of a right-to-work bill for New Hampshire Thursday after hearing familiar arguments on both sides of the always-controversial issue.