Ex-Florida Teacher Union Boss, Already Awaiting Trial For Racketeering and Grand Theft, Indicted For Mail Fraud

On August 23, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Florida is one of just a handful of states in which the monopoly-bargaining privileges of government union officials, including teacher union bosses, are constitutionally enshrined.  In practice, what this means is that in order to eliminate or even roll back substantially the scope of Big Labor’s effective veto power over proposed reforms in the way […]

NILRR Clipsheet August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

AZ Court Rejects Taxpayers Pay for Union Workers Washington Free Beacon Online, August 12, 2015 The Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) wrongfully used taxpayer dollars to pay union representatives who had ceased to perform the duties of their government jobs in order to serve their labor representatives. […]

Illinois’ Union Debacle

On August 10, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

An editorial in the Chicago Tribune outlines the state’s creeping budget crisis and the role of government employee unions in the debacle.  Even state legislators are beginning to question union bosses’ absolute power which keeps the state’s coffers plummeting. The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to lower its personnel […]

NILRR Clipsheet July 31, 2015

On July 31, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers freep.com, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on state workers, even before the controversial law […]

NILRR CLIPSHEET July 24, 2015

On July 24, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Michigan Hospital Employees Win Settlement After SEIU Union Bosses Blocked Workers from Exercising Right to Work www.nrtw.org, July 23, 2015 Seven workers at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, MI have won a settlement from Service Employees International Union Local 79 (SEIU) in a case challenging SEIU officials’ failure to obey Michigan’s new Right to Work […]

“a very blatant and ugly quid pro quo”

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

Greg Mourad, Vice President of the National  Right to Work Committee, explains why laws before the California legislature will harm workers on Watchdog.org. Small businesses in California will suffer, closing their doors or laying off workers, and the cost of tax-funded school construction projects will skyrocket, if a handful of bills make it through the […]

NILRR Clipsheet July 17, 2015

On July 17, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Federal Union Lawyers Rediscover Freedom of Non-Association National Institute for Labor Relations Research, July 16, 2015 In November, 2011, Jarman, a security guard at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas, applied for membership in Local 2189 of the NFFE union after being promoted to a job that put him under that union’s “exclusive” […]

Hey, Prof. Krugman: Lowering Workers’ Housing Costs Raises Their Real Earnings!

On July 11, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As the many “pay calculators” available on the Internet that can help you figure out how far your wage or salary would go in another locality attest, people seeking a better job or a first job routinely factor in cost of living in assessing how good an offer from an employer really is.  Consequently, employers in […]