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In 1998, public-sector union bosses and lobbyists arm-twisted elected officials in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico into handing Big Labor statutory monopoly-bargaining power to negotiate municipal employees’ working conditions. At the time, the union-label politicians who bore the responsibility for adopting the monopoly-bargaining law vowed that it would not hurt…(Read More)

Another business has moved from California to Texas because of the  better business climate, including Texas’ Right to Work law.  Brandi Grissom has the story in the  Dallas News Online. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be here in Texas,” said Jim Zaferis, principal of the Los Angeles-based company…(Read More)

None of the 12 States With the Greatest Absolute State-and-Local Government Debt Per Capita Protects Employees From Being Fired For Refusal to Bankroll an Unwanted Union Twenty-five years ago this May, as state officials across the nation were raising taxes and curtailing essential services to patch over large and widening budget gaps…(Read More)

  Union Fees Case is Not Over Legal team plans to move for Friedrichs case to be re-heard Center for Individual Rights www.cir-usa.org, February 17, 2016 The Court could decide on its own to set the case for re-argument next term. If instead it issues a 4-4 decision, the…(Read More)

Richard Wolf, USA Today Online, reports on the now closed oral arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the Supreme Court.  The case could free public sector workers from being forced to support or join a labor union in order to get or keep their jobs. The Supreme Court left little doubt…(Read More)

In her own words, Rebecca Friedrichs explains why the Supreme Court should end compulsory unionism for all, on cnn.com. Rebecca Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of the case on Monday. She has been teaching for 28 years and is an elementary school teacher…(Read More)

Documents Show Teachers Unions Spent Millions on Luxury Hotels, Overseas Travel, Car Services The74Million.org, November 29, 2015 A cursory scan of the line items on the union’s annual financial filings shows that the American Federation of Teachers spent more than $1.3 million on luxury hotels, more than $300,000 on foreign travel…(Read More)

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