Forced-Unionism Statutes Suppress Job Growth in Many Business Sectors, Including Traditionally Union-Free Ones

On January 19, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today apologists for compulsory union dues and fees often suggest that, because only a little more than seven percent of private-sector employees in the U.S. are covered by a union contract according to the most recent available data, there is no way monopolistic unions could significantly suppress job growth in jurisdictions where they are encouraged. […]

‘The Silent Majority Would Like to See Bankruptcy’

On January 18, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Famous fictional Scrantonian Michael Scott tried out an impromptu oral declaration of bankruptcy when he faced financial difficulties in Season Four of “The Office” (NBC-TV), but it turned out all he needed to do was to rein in his household’s spending. Unfortunately for taxpayers and elected officials in the real Scranton, they have far less […]

Motor City May Cut Overstuffed Pensions

On December 3, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Detroit is the largest city to be forced to declare bankruputcy, in part due to union officials’ extorting huge sums of money from taxpayers to pay for incredibly lucrative pensions for city union members. Nathan Bomey, Brett Snavely, and Alissa Priddle, have the story in the Detroit Free Press.   The city of Detroit today […]

Mich. Judge – Detroit Bankruptcy ‘Not Honoring’ President

On July 22, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Judge Aquilina, who is in charge of the Detroit city bankruptcy filing, has ordered Governor Snyder to have the Detroit city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, to withdraw the filing because it might “. . . impair . . . accrued pension plans. . . ” Since President Obama ordered taxpayers to bail out the auto industry, the […]

Union Boss Maneuvers Causes Nursing Home to Declare Bankruptcy

On March 3, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Despite concerted efforts, monopoly bargaining costs have forced HealthBridge Management, LLC, to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, thanks to SEIU Local 1199 union bosses’ outrageous demands.  Jason Oliva has the story in seniorhousingnews.com Management LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for five of its Connecticut nursing home facilities, citing employee pension and benefit […]

NILRR Newsclips – March 30, 2012

On March 30, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

Kill sneaky union dues gambit Detroit News Online, 3/27/2012 State lawmakers are on the verge of calling a halt to the questionable setup that has allowed the Service Employees International Union to extract nearly $30 million in dues from 40,000 Michigan providers of home health care since 2007. The Economic Freedom of Workers Enhances Prosperity […]