Taxpayers Pay Carpenters Union $105 Million For Noncompetitive Contracts

On July 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Will Livingston

From 2009-2016 Taxpayers paid $105 million to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters union for “training”. The U.S. Department of Labor gave the Carpenters Union’s National Jobs Corps training fund an average of $14 million per year of taxpayer money through lucrative non-competitive government contracts.[i] Non-competitive government contracts prevent the market from determining the best use […]

Union Rep Has Ties to Healthcare and Lucrative Contracts

On October 10, 2012, in Uncategorized, by CLJ

It’s not what you know, it’s how many close ties you have when you’re a union official.  Dave Low, Executive Director of the California School Employees Association, and is in charge of an organization of other government union employees, Californians for Healthcare and Retirement Security. Records show that he was also a consultant to Blue […]

National Right to Work Podcast – Episode 2: Big Labor's Political Spending Machine At Full Tilt

On October 29, 2008, in Uncategorized, by NILRR Staff

Stanley Greer, program director at the National Institute for Labor Relations Research discusses union politics and Big Labor’s massive fundraising apparatus with National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation VP Stefan Gleason. Greer pegs the amount of money (largely funded with dues collected under from workers forced to pay) that Big Labor will be spending […]

Winners of NILRR Essay Contests Announced

On May 14, 2008, in Uncategorized, by NILRR Staff

### Valerie Bischoff Wins William B. Ruggles Journalism Scholarship and Lisa Bishara Wins Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship The National Institute for Labor Relations Research is pleased to announce the winners of its two annual essay contests on the Right to Work issue, the William B. Ruggles Journalism Scholarship and the Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teachers Scholarship. Valerie […]

Online Scholarship Application

On March 27, 2007, in Uncategorized, by NILRR Staff

The Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks. […]

Union Political Power

On December 13, 2006, in Uncategorized, by NILRR Staff