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New report highlights strength of Tennessee’s auto sector | Nooga.com Drive! Moving Tennessee’s Automotive Sector Up the Value Chain … Late last week, Tennessee news outlets such as the Chattanooga-based web service Nooga.com (see the first link above) reported on a new analysis issued by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution (second link) regarding the Volunteer State’s remarkably […]
State Teacher Union Strength and Student Achievement While grass-roots opponents of compulsory unionism tend to focus on the simple unfairness of laws and legislation under which the individual employee’s Right to Work is contingent on forking over dues or fees to a union even if he or she would never voluntarily join it. But academics […]
Economic Growth and Right-to-Work Laws [Mackinac Center] Today many supporters and practically all opponents of Right to Work laws focus on the question of whether or not such statutes and constitutional amendments lead to higher incomes and more job creation. But the original rationale for Right to Work laws was different. As I recently recalled in […]
NILRR FACT SHEET May 2013 Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power – May 2013 Update SHERK: A union of one Washington Times Online, May 24, 2013 The latest example is Minnesota. The legislature just passed a law unionizing day-care providers at the behest of the American Federation […]
For years, scientific opinion polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose federal labor laws that empower union officials to represent all employees in a company unit and deny union nonmembers the right to bargain for themselves. But Organized Labor’s top priority in the 2009-2010 Congress, the inaptly named “Employee Free Choice” Act, would rewrite federal […]
For years, scientific opinion polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose federal labor laws that empower union officials to represent all employees in a company unit and deny union nonmembers the right to bargain for themselves. But Organized Labor’s top priority in the 2007-2008 Congress, the inaptly named “Employee Free Choice Act,” would rewrite federal […]
### Executive Summary Most mainstream media reporting on the supply and demand for K- 12 public schoolteachers across America ignores the dramatic differences for teachers at different grade levels and in different fields. Around the country, school officials typically report they have no trouble at all finding qualified people to teach in grades K-5 and […]
### More Than Seven Million Private-Sector Workers Forced to Pay Dues or Fees, or Be Fired! All private-sector and a substantial minority of public-sector American unions are required each year to file LM-2 or LM-3 financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Department of Labor. An analysis of the most recent LM-2 and LM-3 forms filed […]