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The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs Wall Street Journal Online, March 6, 2014 It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working […]
University Professor Alan Singer, recommends breaking laws in light to Big Labor’s declining membership, and the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision, in huffingtonpost.com The entire organized labor movement is in a prolonged state of decline, especially in the private sector as industrial jobs are shipped overseas and retail employers like Walmart and McDonalds remain staunchly anti-union. […]
An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]
Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization election in its Chattanooga […]
Millions in forced dues are being poured into the San Diego mayoral race by union bosses. Mark Walker of UTSanDiego.com, has the story: Of the more than $3.3 million Alvarez and independent expenditure committees working on his behalf have amassed since the campaign began before the November election, nearly 82 percent has come from union sources and […]
Federal Labor Law Is Anti-Free Speech NILRR, December 25, 2013 Now imagine that, after Smith has been formally seated on the council, you attend a public meeting sponsored by the mayor, as you always have in the past. But when you start to state your opinion about a current issue, the mayor stops you. […]
One Breach of Basic Legal Principles Doesn’t Warrant Another www.nilrr.org, December 15, 2013 Unfortunately, in the U.S. federal labor policy routinely breaches the personal right to choose one’s own representative. If a majority of the front-line employees in a workplace sign authorization cards indicating they wish to be represented by a particular union on compensation […]
Sean Higgins comments on the notable lack of response from the UAW and the AFL-CIO. The sale meant that taxpayers were losing $10 billion, so some extra justification was necessary. GM officials have taken a similar stance even as they say they are glad to be out of receivership. One group that was noticeably quiet was […]