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No more forced union dues for UAW autoworkers in 3 Midwest states Wisconsinwatchdog.org, September 23, 2015 The United Auto Workers may extend its current contract with the Big Three automakers, but that doesn’t mean UAW-represented employees in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana have to continue to pay union dues. But the National Right…(Read More)

Right to Work, business-friendly Texas offers a sensible alternative to New Hampshire’s high taxes and lack of incentives for businesses.  Andrew Cline  has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Granite State Democrats are spooked by a man more than 1,000 miles away: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. This summer Mr. Abbott helped…(Read More)

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’re likely one of the millions of Americans living in one of 25 Right to Work states, including Oklahoma. You might not know it from Right to Work opponents’ heated rhetoric, but Right to Work laws aren’t hard to understand. They simply ensure that no employee can…(Read More)

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired nrtw.org, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an…(Read More)

Wages Up in RTW States

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Natalie Johnson has the good news about Right to Work states in the Daily Signal.   Private sector wages are not reduced in right-to-work states as union advocates have argued, according to a new report released Tuesday by The Heritage Foundation. James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation…(Read More)

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers freep.com, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on…(Read More)

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman…(Read More)

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments…(Read More)

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