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Ever since then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill making Indiana America’s 23rd Right to Work state a little more than two years ago, top bosses of suburban Chicago-based Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have been making outrageous legal arguments to try to get the freedom-protecting statute overturned in court. For […]
Authorities are investigating allegatons of threats and violence to workers as well as their children, in a year-long strike filled with violence and threats. Richard Read has the story on Oregonlive.com The National Labor Relations Board accused longshoremen this week of assaulting United Grain Corp. security officers and threatening to rape a manager’s daughter and […]
Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel on union political spending and forced dues. It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working on part 89 of […]
The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs Wall Street Journal Online, March 6, 2014 It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working […]
It is a truism that economic statistics are easily susceptible to misinterpretation, and this is perhaps especially true of relative rates of per capita personal income growth in different parts of the U.S. At first glance, a reader of a political magazine such as the Washington Monthly might assume that, if State A’s per capita […]
University Professor Alan Singer, recommends breaking laws in light to Big Labor’s declining membership, and the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision, in huffingtonpost.com The entire organized labor movement is in a prolonged state of decline, especially in the private sector as industrial jobs are shipped overseas and retail employers like Walmart and McDonalds remain staunchly anti-union. […]
When they are making propagandistic economic arguments against Right to Work laws and legislation, AFL-CIO union officials nd their allies routinely pretend either that there is no difference whatsoever between the aggregate cost of living for states with such statutes on the books and states that lack them, or that any difference is minimal. In […]
Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn Illinoisreviewtypepad.com, February 23, 2014 CHICAGO – Yesterday, Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, called for “aggressive, illegal actions” as “the only way” to save America’s labor movement. His statement was read as a not-so-veiled threat […]