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 […]

‘Many Teachers Have Welcomed the Opportunity to Earn More Money’

On June 19, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Wisconsin’s experience demonstrates that, even when government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining privileges are dramatically rolled back, they may well be able to wield their political clout over local elected officials to keep counterproductive and collectivist public policies in place. But the Badger State experience also shows that curtailing union bosses’ special privileges does make genuine and […]

Forced-Unionism Illinois: The ‘Just-Above Junk’ State

On June 9, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For years, government union monopolists have been ripping off ordinary taxpayers in Illinois, a state where both private- and public-sector employees may be forced to pay Big Labor dues or fees as a job condition, in a host of ways. Meanwhile, the Prairie State’s economic performance has been abysmal. From 2006 to 2016, for example, […]

NILRR Right to Work Clips May 26, 2017

On May 26, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

No Love for Forced Unionism freebeacon.com, May 24, 2017 Chief Executive magazine surveyed CEOs across the country about the economic environments that are best suited for their companies. The survey found that right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment, play a large role in attracting business. Of the 500 CEOs […]

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship List of Related Subjects

On May 25, 2017, in News Releases, by NILRR Staff

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research annually awards the  William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship, which honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase “Right to Work” and contributed greatly to the movement’s advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the […]

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 […]