More numbers behind the “2016 Big Labor $1.7 Billion Political Spending”

On April 19, 2017, in Fact Sheets, NILRR Research, by NILRR Staff

More political spenders exposed from Monday’s  “2016 Election Cycle: Big Labor Exceeds $1.7 Billion Political Spending” data. Which union officials spent their union’s money to reach the Top 35 Total Political Spenders from Union Treasuries according to USDOL data? (Psst… the Top 35 accounted for $801,639,265 of the 2016 Election Cycle from union treasuries.) Which […]

Right to Work States Enjoy 2:1 Advantage in New Single-Unit Housing

On April 13, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

American families have long aspired to buy and live in their own single-unit homes. But in recent years this aspiration has fallen on hard times. From 2004 to 2016, the share of Americans living in their homes fell from 69.0% to 63.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC). Some pundits claim the […]

Health Insurance Coverage UP 7.6% in Right to Work States, DOWN in Pennsylvania

On April 7, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2008, Private Health Insurance Coverage Has Risen by 7.6% in Right to Work States, Fallen by 1% in Forced-Unionism Pennsylvania Big Labor’s allies sometimes concede that states with Right to Work laws, which bar the firing of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to their “exclusive” (monopolistic) union bargaining agents, enjoy accelerated […]

Factory Employee Compensation Growth Almost 1.5 Times as Fast in Right to Work States

On March 29, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Over the past five years manufacturing employment in the 22 states that had Right to Work laws on the books in 2011 has grown by 5.9%, or roughly double the percentage increase in the current 24 states where compulsory union dues were still permitted.   This analysis is based on U.S. Labor Department payroll jobs data recently […]

Fourteen Least-Affordable States Are All Forced-Unionism

On February 21, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Early last week, the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a state government agency, published its latest set of state comparative cost-of-living indices.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2016 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used […]

Most-Indebted States Favor Forced Dues

On November 18, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

A recent report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) adds to the evidence that government union officials endowed with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges routinely wield them to jack up governments’ long-term spending commitments. As a consequence of Big Labor’s compulsory dues-financed lobbying successes, states that give more special privileges to public-sector union officials routinely […]

Workers and Their Family Members Have Just Been Forced to Bankroll a Presidential Ticket They Opposed

On November 10, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

From exit polls and other readily accessible data, it’s easy to ascertain that the vast majority of unionized employees, their spouses, and other adults living in their households either backed Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, or some other third-party or independent candidate for President, or didn’t cast any presidential ballot this […]

Since 2005, Forced-Unionism States’ Aggregate ‘Peak Earning-Year’ Population Has Fallen by 2.9 Million

On June 24, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Considered together, age-grouped state population data for 2015 released by the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday and comparable data for 2005 show that, over the past decade, the total population of people in their peak-earning years (aged 35-54) for the 25 states that still lacked Right to Work protections for employees in 2015 fell from 46.77 […]