Right to Work Clipsheet November 20, 2015

On November 20, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Friedrichs Amicus Brief: National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation onlabor.org, November 18, 2015 “This point is dispositive,” the foundation claims, because “Abood‘s ‘free rider’ rationale is predicated on the opposite presumption: that exclusivity is a burden imposed on unions that impedes their ability to recruit members. This supposition turns reality on its head. […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet November 13, 2015

On November 13, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  UMWA endorses Jim Justice for governor WV Metro News, November 12, 2015 When asked about how he would handle a right-to-work bill as governor, Justice said he would veto it. Why bond-buyers prefer red states Your Daily Journal Online, November 12, 2015 States with strong public-employee unions — which they measured with membership rates, […]

Longshoremen’s Association Endorses Hillary Clinton

On November 2, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) officials made it clear they mean to consolidate their power by announcing their endorsement of Hillary Clinton in Right to Work South Carolina.  She peppered her acceptance speech with references to The Palmetto State being a Right to Work state.  Schulyer Kropf has the story in the Post And Courier Online. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet October 30, 2015

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

Union calls for full investigation into Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore Sun Online, October 23, 2015 Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a “full investigation” into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs. Why 8,737 UPS retirees are bracing for […]

Hillary Clinton Garners AFSCME endorsement

On October 26, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Officials of the Amercan Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President in the  2016 elections.  AFSCME has 1.6 million members. John Wagner and David Weigel have the story in the Washington Post online. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday won the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet

On October 23, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Unions Are Choking Reform Efforts At The VA, Says Committee Chairman The Daily Caller Online, October 22, 2015 There are a quarter of a million union members that work for the Department of Veterans Affairs,” he told The Washington Free Beacon. “They have a stranglehold not only on the agency but the leadership there […]

NILRR Clipsheet September 04, 2015

On September 4, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired nrtw.org, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an ultimatum […]

Ex-Florida Teacher Union Boss, Already Awaiting Trial For Racketeering and Grand Theft, Indicted For Mail Fraud

On August 23, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Florida is one of just a handful of states in which the monopoly-bargaining privileges of government union officials, including teacher union bosses, are constitutionally enshrined.  In practice, what this means is that in order to eliminate or even roll back substantially the scope of Big Labor’s effective veto power over proposed reforms in the way […]