Freedom to Bankroll or Not Bankroll a Union ‘Protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution’

On July 18, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As has been widely reported in media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling in Harris v. Quinn, the 37-year-old High Court precedent that first upheld the constitutionality of laws and other public policies authorizing the termination of public employees for refusal to pay union dues or fees for bargaining activities appears to […]

Memo to Justice Kagan: Monopoly Bargaining Alone Puts Individual Employee ‘Under Powerful Compulsion’ to Join a Union

On July 6, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Blogging July 2 over at the National Right to Work Committee web site, I discussed how Justice Elena Kagan’s dissent in the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-won U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn disingenuously overlooks key concessions made by union lawyer Paul Smith during the Harris oral arguments back in January.  Smith […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

‘Overall Success of Progressive Politics’ Is No Concern of Public Labor Policy

On June 25, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Rock-ribbed proponents of the American employee’s personal freedom to join or not a join a union and dyed-in-the-wool advocates of compulsory unionism alike are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, in which a decision will almost certainly be issued by June 30 at the latest. The High Court […]

Pro-Forced Unionism Columnist Tries to Airbrush Rod Blagojevich Out of the Harris v.Quinn Case

On June 10, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

One of the most-watched cases still to be decided in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term is Harris v. Quinn, in which the plaintiffs are being represented by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys.  A ruling in Harris could come as soon as this Thursday. In Harris, the High Court is considering whether […]

First Amendment Protects a Public Servant’s Freedom Not to Join — a Labor Union

On June 1, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Forty-five years ago this February, a federal court overturned North Carolina statutory provisions restricting municipal employees’ right to join, aid and assist labor organizations, finding them to be “an abridgment of the freedom of association protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments” of the U.S. Constitution. This conclusion by a three judge panel on the […]

Government Unions May ‘Interfere . . . With an Employee’s Freedom to Associate’

On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

There are many problems with rabidly pro-forced unionism California labor studies professor John Logan’s attack op-ed, published by The Hill today (see the link below), against the plaintiffs and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys who have represented them in Harris v. Quinn, a case the U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly […]

An End to Forced Unionization?

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

Kevin Mooney reviews the connidition of home child care providers and the litigation fighting for freedom on behalf of these workers.  The full story appears on AmericanThinker.com. Without a steady stream of water and electricity, child-care service providers who typically operate out of their own homes could go out of business. Yet, hundreds of Rhode […]