Why Wisconsin Right to Work

On December 19, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mike Nichols, president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, makes the case for a Wisconsin Right to Work law. Even if you don’t pay the union, you’ll still be part of the “bargaining unit,” the union leaders would argue. You’ll still “benefit” from the collective bargaining process. So pony up. I declined for a variety […]

Prophet Pleads Guilty in Philly Racketeering

On December 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 have pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, but the judge is refusing to accept the charges without further information.  U. S. District Judge Michael Baylson, indicated he believed in “proportionality.”  That is, the more culpability the client has, the more severe the sentence.  Julie Shaw has the story on philly.com. […]

Nevada Group’s Top 10 Labor Reforms

On December 17, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Nevada Policy Research Institute lists its top 9 Labor Law Reforms for 2015.  Geoffrey Lawrence, Director of Research and Legislative Affairs, published the list of 9 labor law reforms that directly address union power in Nevada. At the forefront of that last component will be changing the state’s collective-bargaining process for government workers in ways […]

Big Labor Partisan Scot Ross Makes a Phony Case Against a Wisconsin Right to Work Law

On December 16, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

To take an informed position in the rapidly heating up debate over whether Wisconsin should become the 25th Right to Work state, you need first to be aware of the fact that, under federal law, a private-sector employee in a unionized business can be and virtually always is forced to accept the union as his […]

‘Intergenerational Optimism’ Far Higher in Right to Work States

On December 10, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Last week’s announcement from the National Center for Health Statistics that the number of births in the U.S. fell for the sixth year in a row has been recognized by a number of commentators of varying political stripes  as a clear sign that young adults are continuing to struggle in the wake of the Great […]

Wisconsin Ready for Right To Work Law

On December 10, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Rep. Chris Kapenga speaks with Nick Novak of the MacIver Institute about his plans to introduce a Right To Work bill in Wisconsin. “To me it is the single most important thing we can do to help move this economy forward,” Kapenga said. The possibility of passing Right to Work was given a boost on […]

New Jersey Public Pension Funds In Trouble

On December 9, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Jersey public sector pension funds are in trouble, now predicted to go broke in 10 years.  John Reitmeyer and Melissa Hayes have the story in northjersey.com. [Governor Chris] Christie Christie believes these new figures, called “depletion dates” by analysts. They reinforce his view that reforms to benefits and the pension system as a whole […]

Court Bars WalMart Union Agitators

On December 8, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Jason Hart, Ohio Watchdog, examines how WalMart obtained an injunction against union officials and paid agitators from demonstating in their stores, disrupting legitimate business.   Hart also comments on other news media playing down union participation in the protests. In a Nov. 24 court order, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert C. Winkler granted a preliminary injunction forbidding […]