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Federal Union Lawyers Rediscover Freedom of Non-Association National Institute for Labor Relations Research, July 16, 2015 In November, 2011, Jarman, a security guard at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas, applied for membership in Local 2189 of the NFFE union after being promoted to a job that put him under that union…(Read More)

Labor Union Report has an interesting story about Mary Beth Maxwell, who, prior to joining the Labor Department, served as an officer in the American Rights at Work, which attempted to ensure the Employee Free Choice Act was passed, thereby enshrining forced union membership in federal law.  Here’s the story. With billions of potential…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

  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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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