New Mexico Union Bosses Defend Alleged Violent Perpetrator

On April 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Mexico taxpayers are at the mercy of public employee monopoly bargaining agreements which forced Bernalillo County officials to keep a corrections officer whose victims were awarded almost $1 million as settlement to 3 of his alleged victims.  The Editorial Board of the Albuquerque Journal provide the story. This editorial has been modified. An earlier version […]

NILRR Weekly Clipsheet March 28, 2014

On March 28, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Pro-Union Monopoly Statutes Menace U.S. Cities www.nrtw.org, March 27, 2014 In addition to affirming the Motor City’s insolvency, Judge Rhodes made it clear that Detroit has the legal authority to reduce public employee pension benefits negotiated by government union chiefs who have for decades wielded monopoly-bargaining power under Michigan law. Reflecting on last month’s […]

Will Illinois be the Next Wisconsin?

On March 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Jonathan S. Tobin takes a look at the Illinois primary, where political novice Bruce Rauner, primary winner, intends to reduce government employee union power over the state government, in Commentary Magazine.  In the past few years, public-sector unions have faced severe challenges to their ability to dictate pension and benefit packages to states and municipalities […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips March 14, 2014

On March 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Right-to-work bill dies in Kentucky House committee wave3.com, March 14, 2014 A Kentucky House committee’s vote killed right-to-work legislation for the rest of the year, but both sides say the issue will play a key role in November’s elections. Is It Really News to UAW Bosses That Their Political Partisanship Offends Many Workers? www.nilrr.org […]

Hofstra University Professor Calls for “Civil Disobedience” to Save Big Labor

On March 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

University Professor Alan Singer, recommends breaking laws in light to Big Labor’s declining membership, and the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision, in huffingtonpost.com The entire organized labor movement is in a prolonged state of decline, especially in the private sector as industrial jobs are shipped overseas and retail employers like Walmart and McDonalds remain staunchly anti-union. […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, February 28, 2014

On February 28, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn Illinoisreviewtypepad.com, 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-so-veiled threat […]

NY Teacher Union Defies Police, Protects Heroin-Using School Teacher; Parents Furious

On February 26, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Here’s another example of teacher union bosses protecting their own interests over that of the students and the public.  It seems teacher union bosses of Fallsburg, New York, now have authority over even the police.  Union officials in the town are blocking police attempts to find a drug user by refusing to allow the suspects to […]

Union Political Power Stronger Than Ever

On February 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why  Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]