Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Whites Are All Fleeing Big Labor-Dominated Metropolitan Areas

On May 29, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

While forced union dues-funded “think tanks” like the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute and Big Labor bosses themselves like to portray monopolistic unionism as a balm for America’s racial and ethnic minorities, year after year vast numbers of blacks,  Asians and Hispanics send a clear message that they don’t agree by flocking to jurisdictions where […]

Will Famously Garrulous Leftist Noam Chomsky Elaborate on Why He Supports Forced Union Dues?

On March 27, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For decades, Big Labor bosses have sought to perpetuate and expand upon their special legal privileges to get workers fired for refusal to join or bankroll a union they don’t want, and never asked for, by impugning the motives of such workers. This is the very tactic adopted by veteran leftist Noam Chomsky, perhaps best […]

Forced-Unionism States Were on Average 22% More Costly to Live in Than Right to Work States in 2014

On March 10, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) published its latest set of comparative cost-of-living indices for the 50 states.  (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2014 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used these data to […]

‘Intergenerational Optimism’ Far Higher in Right to Work States

On December 10, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Last week’s announcement from the National Center for Health Statistics that the number of births in the U.S. fell for the sixth year in a row has been recognized by a number of commentators of varying political stripes  as a clear sign that young adults are continuing to struggle in the wake of the Great […]

Right to Work States Far Outpace Forced-Dues States in Net Growth in Businesses With 20 or More Employees

On September 27, 2014, in News Clips, NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

While small businesses with fewer than 20 employees constitute a critical part of the U.S. economy, they are not the principal source of jobs today or of job creation for the future.  More than three quarters of all private-sector employees across America work for enterprises with 20 or more people on their payrolls.  For the […]

Forced-Unionism States Are Missing 1.7 Million People in Their Peak Earnings Years

On July 28, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Considered together, recently released U.S. Census Bureau data for 2013 and comparable data for 2003 indicate that, as of last year, roughly 1.7 million people in their peak earnings years (ages 35-54) were missing in the 26 states that do not have Right to Work laws barring the exaction of compulsory union dues and fees […]

Big Labor Badger State Gubernatorial Candidate Accused of Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With Taxpayers’ Money

On June 30, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision regarding whether key provisions of the three-and-a-half-year-old budgetary and public-labor-policy reform known as Act 10 violate either the Wisconsin or the U.S. Constitution.  And, as Media Trackers pointed out in a news analysis last Thursday (see the link below), “all […]

Even in Right to Work States, It’s Very Likely More Employees Pay Union Dues Than Benefit From ‘Exclusive’ Union Representation

On April 1, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In December 2012, union-label Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D) spoke for many politicians who share his views on labor policy when he decried the announcement by the GOP governor from his home state, Rick Snyder, that he would sign Right to Work legislation then on the way to his desk. Levin insisted that the […]