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 cnn.com. 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 […]

Union Bosses Have Frequently Favored Schemes to Underfund Public Employee Pensions

On October 19, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a column appearing in RealClearMarkets this past week (see the link below), Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute cites a new study by Moody’s finding that from 2004 to 2012 unfunded liabilities in America’s biggest government pension funds nearly tripled to just under $2 trillion dollars. When confronted with such alarming data, the government […]

“Union Official” Time

On October 16, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

A new report published by the Office of Personnel Management reveals over $1.5 million of taxpayer money are spent paying federal workers to conduct union official business.  Misnamed “official time,” the only aspect of the time that is “official” is the fact that it is spent by union “officials”. Diana Furchtgott-Roth has the story in […]