New Labor Scheme for Bernie Sanders

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network for […]

Are Bosses Endangering Uinons’ Relevancy?

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mary Kramer, Crain’s Detroit Business News, examines whether union bosses’ tactics are rendering unions more and more irrelevant. In a couple of weeks, the United Auto Workers and Detroit automakers will kick off contract talks to replace four-year pacts that expire Sept. 14. As Dave Barkholz has reported for our sibling publication Automotive News, the […]

Ten Forced-Unionism States Have Seen Their ‘Peak Earning-Year’ Population Fall By More Than 10% Over the Past 10 Years

On June 26, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Considered together, age-grouped state population data for 2014 released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday and comparable data for 2004 show that, over the past decade, the total population of people in their peak-earning years (aged 35-54) for the 26 states that still lacked Right to Work protections for employees in 2014 fell from […]

NILRR Clipsheet June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman, William Gould, who has wanted to take […]

The Specter of Public Sector Unionism

On June 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Tom Patterson, former Arizona state senator, writes about the unchecked power of public sector union bosses and the consequences of it, in the Ahwatukee Foothills News Online. Government employment traditionally was compensated somewhat less for similar jobs, but this was offset by less demanding employment, good benefits and ironclad job security. Today government unions, with […]

Right to Work Helps Economic Recovery

On June 24, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments and claim credit […]

Labor Dept Pushes Unionization

On June 23, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor Union Report has an interesting story about Mary Beth Maxwell, who, prior to joining the Labor Department, served as an officer in the American Rights at Work, which attempted to ensure the Employee Free Choice Act was passed, thereby enshrining forced union membership in federal law.  Here’s the story. With billions of potential dues dollars […]

Will the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board Go ‘Chavista’?

On June 20, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For several years, thousands of employees of Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming, the nation’s largest peach grower, have been trying to tell United Farm Workers (UFW) union bosses to go away. If California’s labor law covering farm workers were fair and sensible, any individual worker who wanted to negotiate his or her own employment conditions with […]