NILRR Weekly News Clips, February 7, 2014

On February 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, 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 election in its Chattanooga […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips January31, 2013

On January 31, 2014, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

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 Transit Worker […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips December 27, 2013

On December 27, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  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 you.  […]

“Unintimidated” Blasts Monopoly Bargaining Practices

On December 9, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 the […]

Motor City May Cut Overstuffed Pensions

On December 3, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

Government Employee Pension Funds Force Bankruptcy

On November 20, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 became […]

NILRR Weekly Newsclips, November 08, 2013

On November 8, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

    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 this […]

San Bernadino Declares Bankruptcy

On August 31, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is protesting San Bernardino’s bankruptcy case, pointing out it’s their job to protect the pension fund.  Who protects taxpayers from CalPERS and union officials who demand more and more money from taxpayers and unwilling union  members, to provide more and more outrageous benefits to them? And, as the author points out, […]