Terminated Carpenters Union Managed Pension Annually Resuscitated by PBGC

On July 24, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Will Livingston

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 first being established […]

Taxpayers Pay SEIU $4 Million for Discredited Pseudo-Medicine Green Jobs

On July 12, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Will Livingston

The universal life force of Reiki has not been shown to exist, but the power of unions to access taxpayer dollars is real. The Service Employment International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) received a grant for $4,637,551 of taxpayer money through President Obama’s trillion-dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[*] Some of […]

Voting With Feet, Breadwinners Flee Forced-Unionism States

On July 8, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

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 in forced-unionism states. Considered together, […]

Monopolistic Unionism Is Taxpayers’ Enemy

On June 26, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

  For the better part of a century, scientific opinion polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose compulsory unionism, and it is indisputable that, if union officials did not rely on laws authorizing the termination of employees for refusal to join or bankroll their organizations to maintain and expand their wealth and power, they would […]

Raspberries for Compulsory Unionism

On May 22, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

  One very significant point for Right to Work legislation is that it fosters the creation and retention of high-paying, family-supporting jobs. As regular National Institute for Labor Relations Research website visitors know, there is a mountain of evidence indicating that legislation outlawing compulsory financial support of unions is economically beneficial. A particularly powerful example […]

Right To Work States Factory Job Growth Doubles Others

On May 18, 2017, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2011, Right to Work States Outpaced Forced-Unionism States in Factory Job Growth, 2:1 Today 28 states have Right to Work laws on the books protecting employees from termination for refusal to join or bankroll a union.  Six years ago, just 22 states had a Right to Work statute and/or constitutional amendment on the books. […]

Right to Work States Enjoy 2-to-1 Advantage in Civilian Household Employment Growth

On May 9, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

The five states with the highest annual salaries for nurses, in purchasing-power terms, are Wyoming, Nevada, Michigan, Texas and Arizona — all Right to Work states. Meanwhile, the five bottom-ranking jurisdictions for nurses’ purchasing power are Maryland, New York, Vermont, the District of Columbia, and Hawaii — all forced-unionism. On Monday, NILRR began a series of […]

Growth in Private-Sector Employment, Household Expenditures Far More Rapid in Right to Work States

On May 8, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Late last month, the Institute released its spring 2017 update of its triannual fact sheet comparing Right to Work and forced-unionism states according to an array of key economic criteria. In this blog post and several others to be published over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will take a closer look […]