Teacher Union Lawyers Tacitly Admit Many Educators Get Paid Less as a Consequence of Monopolistic Unionism

On November 9, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Under an array of federal court precedents such as Atkins v. City of Charlotte and the labor statutes of every state in the union, K-12 public educators have the right to join and financially support a union without being fired as a consequence.  But otherwise the state laws and policies governing labor-management relations in public […]

NILRR Clipsheet October 2, 2015

On October 2, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows Watchdog.org, September 30, 2015 State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of Ohioans moving to other states. With the […]

Worker Advocate Files Amicus Brief in Friedrichs v. CTA Case

On September 17, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys have just filed an amicus curiae (‘friend of the court’) brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, urging the United States Supreme Court to outlaw forced union dues in the public sector. Nearly 40 years ago, the Court ruled in the Foundation’s Abood v. Detroit Board of Education […]

A Nonmember ‘Has to Pay for the Union to Bargain’ With the State to ‘Achieve Something’s That’s Contrary to That Person’s Interest’

On September 14, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As a number of media reports over the past few days such as the Breitbart account linked below have pointed out, the U.S. Supreme Court case in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the High Court agreed to hear back in late June, is now underway. On September 4, Orange County elementary school educator Rebecca […]

A chance to make union dues a choice

On September 9, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  By Mark Mix September 6, 2015 The Gilded Age. The Spoils System. Tammany Hall. In American politics, corrupt bargains between politicians and their supporters are supposed to be a thing of the past. But in the public sector, a troubling relationship persists between elected officials and one powerful constituency. Thanks largely to favors granted […]

Big Labor Allies Should Stop Smearing Teachers Who Don’t Want a Union

On August 31, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

One book that every citizen who is interested in debating the question of voluntary versus compulsory union membership ought to review and ponder is Dr. Sheldon Leader’s Freedom of Association: A Study in Labor Law and Political Theory. Leader is a legal scholar who lectures at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and at […]

Sorry, NEA Union Lawyers, Supreme Court Has Already Admitted That Monopoly Bargaining Strips Union Nonmembers of ‘Valuable . . . Rights’

On July 20, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

For more than 70 years, federal courts have concocted an array of excuses to avoid finding  as unconstitutional federal and state statutes that force employers to recognize a single union as the monopoly-bargaining agent of all their front-line employees, including employees who choose not to join the union, on matters concerning pay, benefits, and work […]

NEA Union Lawyers, Meet the NEA Representative Assembly

On July 5, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Any educator, parent, or other concerned citizen who wants to know where officers of the National Education Association (NEA) teacher union and its thousands of local and statewide affiliates stand on how employees of K-12 public schools ought to be compensated can learn a great deal by looking at the NEA’s resolutions and other policy […]