nrtw.org, August 5, 2014
“Thanks to a National Right to Work Foundation-won victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, SEIU bosses across the country are being forced to back down from their forced union dues demands,” stated Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation. “SEIU officials are no longer empowered to siphon off money that is designated for low-income and special needs children and adults who receive care at home.”
Fox News, August 6, 2014
“We’re just starting to see the full implication of the Foundation’s win in the Harris case,” Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation. . . “In recent years, Big Labor has increasingly turned to friendly governors whose campaigns they funded to unionize people who aren’t truly government employees so they can skim forced dues from government subsidies. Enforcement of the Harris precedent nationwide will end that.
National Review Online, August 4, 2014
Would you like to own a small business someday? If so, sorry — the Service Employees International Union would rather you didn’t. The SEIU has convinced the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to eviscerate the franchising model that many small-business owners rely on.
natlawreview.com, August 3, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel’s Division of Advice has determined a union violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to provide to an employee a sufficient “Beck” notice and adequate post-objections disclosures and challenge procedures, and by threatening to discharge the employee for nonpayment of service fees before fulfilling its Beck obligations, according to a newly released Advice Memorandum.
thedailybeast.com, August 2, 2014
Golden State agriculture workers say the union that was supposed to protect them has bullied them into a terrible contract.
Post and Courier Online, August 4, 2014
And last week, Boeing announced that it will assemble the newest and longest Dreamliner here beginning in 2017. All of them.
publicsectorinc.org, August 4, 2014
The city of Stockton is hoping to emerge from bankruptcy without trimming its public employees’ pensions, and it has raised sales taxes to help make that happen. Same thing in once-bankrupt Vallejo, which may indeed go bankrupt a second time. In both cities, public services are terrible. And now cities throughout California’s Inland Empire and low desert are raising taxes to pay for increased public-safety costs, most of which are related to runaway salaries and pension costs.
Washington Examiner Online, August 6, 2014
State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision.
The move suggests that the court’s action, already a severe blow to Illinois public sector unions, is also having a profound national impact on Big Labor as well.
The Hill, August 6, 2014
GOP lawmakers are planning to attack the National Labor Relations Board if they take back the Senate this fall.
Portland Press Herald Online, August 4, 2014
In 2012, Workers Voice spent over $22 million during the congressional and presidential contests. It also spent $6.3 million on independent expenditures, which are election communications that target specific candidates. It has spent $4.7 million so far this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.