Why I stopped paying the SEIU

On June 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Laura Baston recounts her experience as a victim of compulsory unionism in the News Gazette online. In 1989, I worked as an accountant for the Marathon Pipeline company in Martinsville. I had two small children, and like many mothers, I was torn between my career and wanting to spend time with my family. So I […]

NILRR News Clips June 12, 2015

On June 12, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  State workers challenge constitutionality of compulsory union fees; Suit says AFSCME doesn’t appreciate state fiscal crisis Madison Record Online, June 10, 2015 State employees who replaced Gov. Bruce Rauner as plaintiffs in a suit against unions have notified a federal judge that they challenge the constitutionality of compulsory union fees. William Messenger and Aaron […]

NLRB Flaunts Right to Work Laws

On May 18, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Chairman and General Counsel will both be called before the Senate to answer questions about recent decisions that clearly favor Big Labor.  Michael J. Lotito has the story in Workplace Policy Update. During a May 14 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to discuss the National Labor Relations Board’s FY 2016 budget, NLRB Chairman […]

Big Labor Gave $2 Million to Clinton Foundations

On May 15, 2015, in Fact Sheets, Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by NILRR Staff

U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for refusing to pay. As Mrs. Clinton became closer to her current run […]

NILRR News Clips February 20, 2015

On February 20, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

VW recognizes anti-UAW worker group ACE at Tennessee plant Reuters.com, February 16, 2014 Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers. The ACE is an alternative to […]

NILRR News Clips January 19, 2015

On January 19, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political […]

NILRR Clips November 7, 2014

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Hey, unions: Don’t freak out about Scott Walker’s big victory The Week, November 6, 2014 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) pulled off a stunner of a solid victory on Tuesday. And after his very public fights with Wisconsin’s public sector unions, the governor’s re-election is being billed as a major blow to Big Labor. Still, […]

Oregon Unions Spend $2.3 Million on Elections

On November 6, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions spentmore than $2.3 million in forced-dues money to elect hand-picked candidates, and sway ballot initiatives.  And that was just in the past two months.  Hannah Hoffman has the story in the Statesman Journal. The unions collectively oppose Measure 90, which would allow for an open primary election, and they […]