NILRR Right to Work News Clips December 09, 2016

On December 9, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Kanawha circuit judge holds hearing on right-to-work law West Virginia Record Online, December 06, 2016 Mark Mix, the president for the National Right to Work Foundation, said in a press release that “Big Labor’s” latest attack on Right to Work is in a state where there is “overwhelmingly support for the measure.” “Big Labor’s lawyers […]

Milwaukee Newspaper Investigation Shows How Act 10 Reforms Have Changed Wisconsin For the Better

On December 7, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In the summer of 2011, roughly five-and-a-half years ago, Wisconsin became the first state in U.S. history to implement a major legislative rollback of government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges. The rollback and the comprehensive public-spending reform package of which it was a part, commonly known as Act 10, have been successful by all […]

Pension Crisis a ‘Direct Consequence’ of Union Bosses’ ‘Enormous Political Power’

On December 2, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a commentary for the New York Post published late last week, American Enterprise Institute adjunct scholar Mike Lilley, tersely describes the horrendous fiscal crisis in which the Garden State finds itself: New Jersey has a severe pension crisis: Its unfunded pension liabilities are $95 billion. The state’s retiree health-care obligations add another $65 billion, for […]

NILRR Right to Work News Clips, November 30, 2016

On November 30, 2016, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Statement to the Workers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Online, November 28, 2016 According to reports, workers at O’Hare International Airport have been ordered by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) union bosses to strike beginning November 29. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, […]

Act 10 Allows ‘Good Teachers to Move to Districts That Can Provide a Better Opportunity’

On November 4, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For roughly half a century, government union bosses in Wisconsin wielded statutory power to act as public educators’ “exclusive” bargaining agents with school officials regarding matters of pay, benefits, and work rules. And for roughly four decades starting in 1971, government union bosses also had the power to get teachers fired for refusal to pay […]

Roads Worse in Forced-Unionism States

On October 26, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As the National Institute for Labor Relations Research reported early this year (see the first link below for more information), state and local taxes consume, on average, a 25% higher share of personal income in forced-unionism states than in Right to Work states. What do residents of Big Labor-dominated states get in exchange for all […]

Philadelphia Union Bully & Clinton Crony Breaks Electrician’s Nose

On October 20, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a lawsuit filed early this week, Philadelphian Joshua Keesee, who owns and runs a small, union-free electrical contracting business, charges that union bigwig John Dougherty sucker punched him and broke his nose in January. When that failed to cow Keesee to Dougherty’s satisfaction, the business manager of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union and […]

NLRB 3-0, Exclusivity a Thing of Value, No Forced Fees

On October 12, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Who benefits from the federal labor laws that authorize union officials to act as the “exclusive” (monopoly) bargaining agents of all the front-line employees in  a business with regard to their pay, benefits, and work rules?  Early this year, three of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointees were confronted with this question. […]