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  Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn, February 23, 2014 CHICAGO – Yesterday, Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, called for “aggressive, illegal actions” as “the only way” to save America’s labor movement. His statement was read as a not…(Read More)

Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization…(Read More)

Unions lash out at ObamaCare regs The Hill Online, January 29, 2014 In a letter dated Monday, leaders of major unions told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would do nothing to help union health plans. Local…(Read More)

  Federal Labor Law Is Anti-Free Speech NILRR, December 25, 2013 Now imagine that, after Smith has been formally seated on the council, you attend a public meeting sponsored by the mayor, as you always have in the past.  But when you start to state your opinion about a current issue, the mayor stops…(Read More)

Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating gives a polished review of “Unintimidated,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s book about the passage of Act 10.  As Governor of Oklahoma, Keating proposed a state referendum on Right to Work, which passed in September, 2001.  In his review, Keating concentrates on government employee monopoly bargaining as the root of…(Read More)

Detroit is the largest city to be forced to declare bankruputcy, in part due to union officials’ extorting huge sums of money from taxpayers to pay for incredibly lucrative pensions for city union members. Nathan Bomey, Brett Snavely, and Alissa Priddle, have the story in the Detroit Free Press.   The city of Detroit today…(Read More)

An editorial in USA Today reviews the bad news about government employee union pension funds, which are seriously underfunded in many cities and states.  It is interesting to note that all of the states where bankruptcies have occurred were forced unionism states at the time of the bankruptcies.  Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings began before Michigan…(Read More)

    Group files complaint about Unified’s vote to negotiate with unions Kenosha News Online, November 08, 2013 According to a statement from the Institute, the complaint was filed on behalf of Kristi Lacroix, who they identify as a district taxpayer. Lacroix is a former teacher at Lakeview Technology Academy who left her job…(Read More)