Pyongyang, Tennessee?

On February 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  German union boss Detlef Wetzel of Germany’s IG Metall, compared nonunionized Southern states to North Korea.  Huh?  Yes.  Holman Jenkins, Jr., has the story in the Wall Street Journal. North Korea? That’s the analogy Germany’s top labor leader recently applied to the American South because, in the American South, nonunion auto plants are permitted […]

NILRR News Clips August 16, 2013

On August 16, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Job, Income Data Indicate Right to Work Laws Economically Beneficial National Institute for Labor Relations Research Right to Work Fact Sheet, August 13, 2013 As of the end of 2012, 22 states had Right to Work laws on the books prohibiting the termination of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted […]

United Auto Workers Union Chief: China’s Labor Policy Better Than America’s

On May 19, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today’s UAW: A Struggle for Stability (Show #1716) on Autoline This … Regardless of what they think about current labor policy in the U.S., virtually all Americans would surely agree that Chinese labor laws are not a model we would ever want to follow. As the web site of the group Human Rights in China (HRIC), an international, […]

Why United Auto Workers Union Czar Bob King Is Targeting Casino Employees

On March 9, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

UAW’s King juggles diversification, southern strategy   As Reuters reported earlier this week (see the news article linked above), United Auto Workers (UAW/AFL-CIO) union chieftain Bob King is now publicly suggesting his operation can survive and thrive in the future simply by acquiring “exclusive” bargaining control over additional employees in sectors like gambling, health care, […]

Will Anti-Right to Work Proposal 2 Backfire on Big Labor in Michigan?

On October 20, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

Forget Republicans: Unions could destroy Democrats again (Susan J. Demas column) As recently as 1980, a candidate for U.S. President could carry every single Right to Work state and still amass just 173 electoral votes, or nearly 100 fewer than the 270 needed to secure the nation’s highest office.  But this year, a presidential candidate sweeping […]