Posts Posts by: "NILRR Staff"

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear First Amendment Challenge to Forced Union Fees for Government Workers The following press release was issued this morning in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement today that it is granting a writ of certiorari in Janus v. AFSCME, Tim Meads Coverage on Janus Cert. Grant…(Read More)


One typical effect of union monopoly bargaining in all kinds of workplaces, but especially in the public sector, is to make it very difficult for the employer to reward good employees or to discipline employees who slack off. A recent study by Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s senior research and policy associate David Griffith furnishes…(Read More)


Warren, Gillibrand, Brown Echo Canadian Call to Scrap Union Busting “Right to Work” Laws During NAFTA Talks, September 20, 2017 Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make it tougher for states to bust unions. The trio are seeking…(Read More)

Wisconsin Grocery Driver Wins Settlement with Teamster Union Officials in Case Over Illegally Seized Union Fees, September 14, 2017 With free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, a Milwaukee employee has successfully won a settlement from Teamsters Local 200 union officials. The settlement requires that Teamsters…(Read More)

Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power Fall 2017 Update (download pdf file of Fact Sheet) Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power — Fall 2017 Update Percentage Growth in Total Private Sector, Non-Farm Employment (2005-2015) Right To Work States 15.4% Forced-Unionism…(Read More)


Supreme Court Asked To Weigh-In On The Legality Of Union Fees, August 30, 2017 The Right to Work Foundation submitted a brief Tuesday asking the high court to consider the case of Illinois state worker Mark Janus. The foundation, which is representing Janus, argues that required fees for government employees are illegal…(Read More)

The fact is, even many union bosses and Big Labor politicians are already openly preparing for the day when forced dues and fees will no longer be permitted in the government sector, even in states without statutory Right to Work protections for public servants. A cynical special-interest California measure known as A.B.119…(Read More)