UAW Organizes Desperate Measures

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

United Auto Worker union bosses are seeking help from concerns outside the United States in their desperate attempt to bring Volkwagen workers under their thumb.  In February, workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted to eschew union representation, but UAW bosses refuse to listen.  Mike Pare has the story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Saying […]

NILRR Clips November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated, TV and FM radio, November 13, 2014 A Republican legislative leader says the GOP’s capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.  The idea is controversial because it […]

West Virginia Right to Work?

On November 13, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

18 year-old West Virginia legislator wants to make West Virginia the next Right to Work state.  Eliza Gray has the story for Time Magazine.  She is the daughter of Craig Blair, a state Senator. She donated $3,600 of her own money to the campaign. Blair is staunchly conservative, holding anti-abortion, pro-gun, and anti-gay marriage views, […]

NM May Be Next Right to Work State

On November 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Mexico Senate Minority Leader Jim Lingle believes the recent elections will facilitate passage of a New Mexico Right to Work law, making the land of Enchantment even more enchanting by allowing workers to choose whether or not to be represented by a union.  Dan Mayfield has the story in the Albuquerque Business Journal. But […]

Longshoremen Union Slowdown Drastically Cuts Port Production

On November 11, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

International Longshoremen Workers Union (ILWU) bosses have instituted a work slowdown over a contract dispute.  The slowdown has cut production at the Tacoma and Seattle Ports by as much as 60%.  John Gillie reports on the slowdown in the News Tribune. Trucks awaiting new cargo were forming long lines Monday and ships were missing their […]

Rank and File Teamsters Rail Against Boss “Parasites”

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

A worthy union will not have to force workers into membership.  A bad union should  not have the power to force workers to pay it dues.  As the article points out, New York is not a  Right to Work state, where workers can refrain from joining or supporting labor unions.  And the rank and file […]

Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Credit Union Lawyer’s ‘Big Lie’ Regarding Right to Work Laws

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For more than three-quarters of a century, federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have explicitly declared it is permissible for employers to recognize and bargain with unions that represent their members only, and not workers who opt not to join or pay dues.  It is permissible regardless of whether only a minority […]

NILRR Clips November 7, 2014

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Hey, unions: Don’t freak out about Scott Walker’s big victory The Week, November 6, 2014 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) pulled off a stunner of a solid victory on Tuesday. And after his very public fights with Wisconsin’s public sector unions, the governor’s re-election is being billed as a major blow to Big Labor. Still, […]