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The last week of February ended with the gaveled submission of the United States Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME.  The Petitioner Mark Janus asked the country’s Highest Court to end the forced dues permissions found in the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education Supreme Court that compulsory union fees can exist while…(Read More)

Right-to-work attorney challenging SEIU 1000 dues collection Jackson Observer Online, December 27, 2017 A right-to-work attorney acknowledged in court on Monday that he’s trying to “change the law” with a lawsuit that challenges the way state government‘s largest union collects dues. “Nowhere can we find a compelling state interest…(Read More)

Among the many brazen power grabs, successful and unsuccessful, Big Labor has assayed over the years, a so-called “unfair labor practice” complaint filed by teacher union bosses against the City of Madison, Joint School District 8, with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) back in the early 1970’s must surely be one of…(Read More)

In their November 6 merits brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (accessible at the first link below), a team of government union lawyers led by David Frederick of the Inside-the-D.C. Beltway firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel make extraordinary explicit and implicit claims regarding how much power over…(Read More)

By Repudiating Their Monopoly Privileges, Union Officials Can Restore Their Own Ability to Choose Who May Join A little more than three decades ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan’s majority opinion in Roberts v. U.S. Jaycees[1] cited several ways in which government actions may “unconstitutionally infringe upon” an individual’s…(Read More)

Mark Mix president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, writes in investors.com Labor Day editorial:         Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But that won’t stop Big Labor’s apologists from seizing the spotlight to demand more power. Fact is, modern unions are built…(Read More)

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