‘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 […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

    In fast ruling, judge upholds SEIU Local 1000 dues collection The Sacramento Bee Online, February 08, 2017 A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a right-to-work lawsuit that sought to upend the way state government’s largest union collects dues from employees who do not want to fund political activities. James Young of the National […]

NILRR Right to Work News Clips December 23, 2016

On December 23, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Right to Work on the March Wall Street Journal Online, December 19, 2016 The New Year will bring change in the states as well as Washington, D.C., and that includes the likely expansion of right-to-work laws to help the economic competitiveness of Missouri, Kentucky and even New Hampshire. Ninth Circuit Sides With Growers Against […]

Milwaukee Newspaper Investigation Shows How Act 10 Reforms Have Changed Wisconsin For the Better

On December 7, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In the summer of 2011, roughly five-and-a-half years ago, Wisconsin became the first state in U.S. history to implement a major legislative rollback of government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges. The rollback and the comprehensive public-spending reform package of which it was a part, commonly known as Act 10, have been successful by all […]

Act 10 Allows ‘Good Teachers to Move to Districts That Can Provide a Better Opportunity’

On November 4, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For roughly half a century, government union bosses in Wisconsin wielded statutory power to act as public educators’ “exclusive” bargaining agents with school officials regarding matters of pay, benefits, and work rules. And for roughly four decades starting in 1971, government union bosses also had the power to get teachers fired for refusal to pay […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet

On June 24, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Hillary Pledges Support for Union Agenda Free Beacon, June 22, 2016 “We should strengthen unions that have formed the bedrock of a strong middle class. It should be easier to bargain collectively,” she said. “That’s not only fair, it makes workers more productive and strengthens our economy.” ABC’s Fight Against Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Right To Work Statute Illegal — Now What? Forbes.com, April 20, 2016 RJL helped with article So, why is RTW illegal in Wisconsin? Judge Foust states that under RTW, “a free-rider problem is born – the ability of nonmembers to refuse to pay for services unions are compelled to provide by […]

Wisconsin Act 10 “Breath of Fresh Air”

On March 21, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

The MacIver Institute gathered comments from local government executives on the solid benefits of Act 10.  The Wisconsin law, passed in 2011, tightened the rein on public employee unionism. Local officials joined Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday to describe how Act 10 has benefited their communities in the five years since the landmark law’s enactment in 2011. […]