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National right-to-work bill introduced in Congress Washington Examiner Online, February 02, 2017 Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit workers from being required to support a union, making right-to-work laws the national standard. If enacted, the legislation would be a major challenge for organized labor, which has long counted on…(Read More)

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      Right to work passes Missouri Senate, moves back to House Columbia Missourian Online, January 26, 2017 The Senate’s version of the legislation has been sent to the House, which already voted in favor of a similar bill earlier this session. Republican leadership plans to continue fast-tracking the measure. Right to…(Read More)

  Right to Work on the March Wall Street Journal Online, December 19, 2016 The New Year will bring change in the states as well as Washington, D.C., and that includes the likely expansion of right-to-work laws to help the economic competitiveness of Missouri, Kentucky and even New Hampshire. Ninth Circuit Sides…(Read More)

  Statement to the Workers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Online, November 28, 2016 According to reports, workers at O’Hare International Airport have been ordered by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) union bosses to strike beginning November 29. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to…(Read More)

Shock: Simon Poll Finds Majority of Illinois Voters Support Right-To-Work huffingtonpost.com, March 10, 2016 The poll also found more than 60 percent of respondents favor so-called “right-to-work” laws that prohibit mandatory union membership in union-represented workplaces. Teacher files Right-to-Work unfair labor practice against unions mlive.com…(Read More)

  WHEN IVIES SIDE WITH THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE Politico Morning Shift Online, March 01, 2016 MIT and the Ivy League teamed up Monday on an amicus brief urging the NLRB not to allow graduate student teaching assistants to form unions at Columbia. The schools said there’s no “compelling reason,” to reverse…(Read More)

ABC Driver Discriminated Against by Teamsters Union Bosses Finally Awarded Back Pay After Union Appeals Fail nrtw.org, October 14, 2015 After six years of legal maneuvering, Teamster Local 509 union officials are finally paying a worker more than $55,000 in pay he lost when it prevented him from working. The U.S. Circuit…(Read More)

Illinois’ Union Debacle

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An editorial in the Chicago Tribune outlines the state’s creeping budget crisis and the role of government employee unions in the debacle.  Even state legislators are beginning to question union bosses’ absolute power which keeps the state’s coffers plummeting. The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to…(Read More)

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