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Drawing on multi-year data collected and reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) recently pointed out that the rate of workplaces injuries and illnesses is now at an all-time low in the Hoosier State: At 3.5 injuries or illnesses…(Read More)

One important reason why living standards in Indiana have improved relative to in forced-unionism states nationwide since the Hoosier Right to Work law was adopted in early 2012 is the relative reduction in Indianans’ cost of living from 2012 to 2016. In an op-ed published last weekend by the Columbia (Mo.) Tribune (see…(Read More)

In a recent commentary for the Conservative News Service, I explain how union propagandists  routinely misrepresent U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court decisions concerning the “duty of fair representation.”  Led by the High Court, the judiciary has recognized that, whenever union bosses obtain monopoly power to represent all employees in a “bargaining unit…(Read More)

The U.S. Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration keeps track of “Critical and Declining, Critical, and Endangered” multiemployer pension funds. During 2016, 86 of these labor union dominated plans were in Critical Declining Status, 168 were in Critical Status, and 98 were in Endangered Status.[i] Critical and declining status has ballooned since…(Read More)

Union propagandists often grossly understate, or “forget” about altogether, regional cost-of-living differences when they are debating living standards in Right to Work states vs. forced-unionism states. What’s hardest of all for Big Labor to explain away is that, when they have a choice, working-age people clearly prefer not to live…(Read More)

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