Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Jobs Located in Right to Work States

On June 17, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Long before the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis issued its state-by-state estimates for manufacturing output of motor vehicles, bodies and trailers and parts in 2014 early this week (see the link below for more information), it was easy to predict the data would show more than 70% of U.S. auto production that year […]

Judge William Foust Either Disingenuous or Ignorant Regarding Union Monopoly Bargaining

On May 2, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Nearly a month after it was issued, union officials and their allies in the media and academia are still vigorously applauding Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust’s April 8 decision overturning Wisconsin’s year-old Right to Work law. Even die-hard apologists for Big Labor monopoly privileges admit Foust’s ruling in Machinists Local Lodge 1061 will almost certainly […]

From 2013 to 2014, Forced-Unionism States Lost $18.5 Billion in Adjusted Gross Income Due to Net Domestic Out-Migration of Taxpayers

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

Perhaps the single most effective tool for measuring the long-term, ongoing migration of taxpayers and incomes out of forced-unionism states and into Right to Work states is furnished by the Statistics of Income (SOI) division of the IRS. And today any interested person can easily access SOI data on the “state to state migration” page […]

Forced Fees For Harmful Union ‘Representation’ Upheld, 4-4

On April 2, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In a commentary published on CNS NEWS (see the link below to read the whole thing), I point out that, in a just-resolved Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of forced union dues and fees in the government sector, there was ultimately no difference of opinion between the Right to Work advocates and the proponents of […]

Are Some Michigan Workers ‘More Equal’ Than Others?

On March 7, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Under the principles of limited government, public decisions are generally made by majority rule, but private decisions are not unless all parties affected by the decision agree to it. Preserving the ability of the individual to make personal decisions without being bound by others’ dictates was a key objective of our Founding Fathers when they […]

Forced-Unionism States Far More Costly to Live in

On February 15, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently 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. Because late 2015 data for New Mexico could not be obtained, it is excluded.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2015 for each […]

Federally-Imposed Forced Union Dues Are Unconstitutional

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

More than 70 years ago, when Steele v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad came before the U.S. Supreme Court, there was no federal law prohibiting race-based job discrimination perpetrated by employers or other private parties. As a consequence, the railroad executives who were the principal defendants in this case were able to contend that a racially discriminatory […]

Right to Work States Better For Homebuyers

On February 2, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

According to a nationwide survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 95% of renters aged 34 and under want to own a home in the future. Among renters of all ages, a still-hefty 83% desire to own. The NAR also found that by far the most common reason offered by […]