WV Union Bosses Want Judges to End Right To Work Protections

On May 18, 2016, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

West Virginia Union Bosses Twisting Facts About ‘Exclusivity’ On May 5, West Virginia union bosses informed the state attorney general and labor commissioner of their intention to sue to overturn S.B.1, the state Right to Work law adopted by legislators over the veto of union-label Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) in February. The union brass’s […]

Why Are Breadwinners Fleeing West Virginia and Other Forced-Unionism States?

On January 15, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

The vehemently anti-Right to Work Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has issued a new briefing paper suggesting that it’s impossible to say  whether or not enactment of a state Right to Work law will foster accelerated economic growth in West Virginia. And the EPI’s partisan academics appear to assume the entire case for passing Right to […]

Forced Unionism Correlated With Greater Income Inequality

On June 7, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Judging by the many publications of the Big Labor-funded Economic Policy Institute, the academics who work or volunteer for this organization love compulsory unionism, and detest income inequality.  But the EPI’s own data show that, almost certainly to its chagrin, household incomes in forced-unionism states are on average more unequal than are household incomes in […]

Forced-Unionism Apologists Should at Least Admit Oklahoma Has Been Benefiting From Rapid Economic Growth

On March 19, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today’s decision by a judge in the Dane County Circuit rejecting union officials’ request for an injunction to stop Wisconsin’s new Right to Work law from taking effect underscores the uphill battle Big Labor faces in trying to get this statute overturned in court.  Nevertheless, union lawyers are sure to keep trying.  National Right to […]

Best Available Evidence Indicates Right to Work Laws Foster Faster Growth in Employee Compensation

On January 15, 2015, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As I noted in a post on this web site last week, the editors of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s (MJS) editorial page admit that state Right to Work laws protect employees’ “freedom to choose whether to be in a union.”  But judging by the rest of their January 6 editorial opposing consideration of any Right to Work […]

Did Michigan’s Climate Suddenly Get a Lot Better in 2013?

On December 26, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For many years prior to Michigan’s implementation of the 24th state Right to Work law this past spring, U.S. Census Bureau data and data from independent private sources such as the United Van Lines (UVL) moving company showed that far Americans were moving out of the Wolverine State than were moving into it. For example, […]

Job, Income Data Indicate Right to Work Laws Are Economically Beneficial

On August 13, 2013, in Fact Sheets, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Moreover, the Burden of Economic Proof Should Be on Apologists For Compulsory Unionism (Click to download Fact Sheet) 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 union for a decade or more.  […]

Exactly How Does the Big Labor-Funded Economic Policy Institute Incorporate Interstate Differences in Living Costs Into Its Data?

On May 13, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

State Rep. Ron Maag says employees earn more money in ‘right-to . Two years ago this February, the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI), which acknowledges it gets a very substantial share of its funding from forced dues-fueled union treasuries, issued a report comparing employee compensation in Right to Work and compulsory-unionism states. Frequently, data cited […]