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“Union Official” Time

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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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

  Bus company cuts ties with union in Spring Grove Hanover (PA) Evening Sun, March 14, 2014 More than half the drivers of Teamsters Local 776 signed a petition asking that they no longer be represented by the union, according to Aaron Solem, legal counsel for drivers circulating the petition. That, he said, is an…(Read More)

Charles Lane opposes public sector bargaining as well as forced dues.  Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, financial issues and trade, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog. In 2009 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing. He is the author of two books: “The Day…(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)

  NRTW Foundation starts Pgh ads Pittsburgh Post Gazette Online, July 23, 2013 The conservative National Right To Work Foundation is starting a decent-sized ad buy in the Pittsburgh market today that warns of union harassment in hospital work places. UPDATE: The NRTW takes issue with the headline of this post calling it “anti…(Read More)

The Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins examines the Executive Order the president signed in 2009 which created a council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, which gives federal government employee union officials a conduit to government agency heads over and above that of the monopoly bargaining contract.   This is not only a Big Labor payback, but…(Read More)

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