Forced-Unionism States Are Missing 1.7 Million People in Their Peak Earnings Years

On July 28, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Considered together, recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2013 and comparable data for 2003 indicate that, as of last year, roughly 1.7 million people in their peak earnings years (ages 35-54) were missing in the 26 states that do not have Right to Work laws barring the exaction of compulsory union dues and fees […]

NILRR Clipsheet, July 25, 2014

On July 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  It’s unions that treat nonmembers as ‘whipping boys’: Guest opinion Oregonlive.com, July 22, 2014 The normally calm Nesbitt states that the high court has made “whipping boys” of both unions and home care workers. I disagree. It is government employee unions that have been treating home care workers as whipping boys. Until the Supreme […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

Big Labor Badger State Gubernatorial Candidate Accused of Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With Taxpayers’ Money

On June 30, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision regarding whether key provisions of the three-and-a-half-year-old budgetary and public-labor-policy reform known as Act 10 violate either the Wisconsin or the U.S. Constitution.  And, as Media Trackers pointed out in a news analysis last Thursday (see the link below), “all […]

‘Overall Success of Progressive Politics’ Is No Concern of Public Labor Policy

On June 25, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Rock-ribbed proponents of the American employee’s personal freedom to join or not a join a union and dyed-in-the-wool advocates of compulsory unionism alike are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, in which a decision will almost certainly be issued by June 30 at the latest. The High Court […]

UAW President – No Concessions

On June 16, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New UAW president, Dennis Williams, facing declining membership and a recent failed organizing campaign, vows to tolerate no concessions in future negotiations.  United Auto Worker rank and file members believe Williams can turn the union’s fortunes after UAW bosses were defeated in an organizing campaign at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Management remained neutral throughout the campaign.  The workers, however, voted uinon representation down, a signifigant loss […]

Sauk Prairie Union Contract Could Cost Taxpayers

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

The school board of Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin, has ignored stipulations of Act 10 and taken up a potentially illegal monopoly bargaining union contract.  If enforced, the contract could once again force teachers into compulsory unionism, and cost taxpayers who would have to pay for any ensuing litigation.  Tim McCumber, Wisconsin News, has the story. Last […]

NILRR Weekly Clips June 13, 2014

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

NASA Employee Given the Runaround by Own Union Washington Free Beacon, June 11, 2014 Walsh and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTWLDF) are now fighting to overturn the technicality that eliminated the possibility of an election. Walsh’s attorney, Bruce Cameron, filed a brief to the three-member FLRA challenging the regional director’s decision. […]