Forced-Unionism Illinois: The ‘Just-Above Junk’ State

On June 9, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For years, government union monopolists have been ripping off ordinary taxpayers in Illinois, a state where both private- and public-sector employees may be forced to pay Big Labor dues or fees as a job condition, in a host of ways. Meanwhile, the Prairie State’s economic performance has been abysmal. From 2006 to 2016, for example, […]

Illinois Union Bosses Given Access to Workers’ Personal Information

On March 21, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

  Employers’ personnel files hold lots of private information about employees, including their Social Security numbers and those of their next of kin.  If identity thieves gain access to employees’ names along with their personal information, they can use what they’ve stolen to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, and create false work documents. Consequently, […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

    In fast ruling, judge upholds SEIU Local 1000 dues collection The Sacramento Bee Online, February 08, 2017 A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a right-to-work lawsuit that sought to upend the way state government’s largest union collects dues from employees who do not want to fund political activities. James Young of the National […]

Government Union Bosses’ Gloating Is Premature

On February 29, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Just a few short weeks ago, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments of a landmark case challenging forced financial support of government unions on First Amendment grounds, observers of the High Court overwhelmingly agreed it was poised to bar compulsory dues and fees in the public sector by a […]

Friedrichs’ Oral Arguments Completed

On January 12, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Richard Wolf, USA Today Online, reports on the now closed oral arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the Supreme Court.  The case could free public sector workers from being forced to support or join a labor union in order to get or keep their jobs. The Supreme Court left little doubt […]

Why We Should End Compulsory Union Dues

On January 11, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

In her own words, Rebecca Friedrichs explains why the Supreme Court should end compulsory unionism for all, on Rebecca Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of the case on Monday. She has been teaching for 28 years and is an elementary school teacher in the […]

Union Bosses Smear Teachers

On November 30, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses are demonizing one of their own who has dared to disagree with their policies.  Faced with losing billions of dollars at a critical time, union officials, from the AFL_CIO to teacher union officials themselves, all are desperate to keep their forced-dues windfall operating.  Friedrichs v. CTA, a case currently before the Supreme Court, […]

Will Government Union Bosses Break Their Pension Promises to Future Retirees, or Foist Massive Additional Burdens on Taxpayers?

On May 12, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As of last year, according to data compiled by economists Barry Hirsch and David Macpherson, state and local government employees across the U.S. were roughly seven-and-a-half times as likely to be unionized as their counterparts in the private sector.  Government-sector union density is so high, in fact, that even the compensation plans of non-union public […]