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None of the 12 States With the Greatest Absolute State-and-Local Government Debt Per Capita Protects Employees From Being Fired For Refusal to Bankroll an Unwanted Union Twenty-five years ago this May, as state officials across the nation were raising taxes and curtailing essential services to patch over large and widening budget gaps…(Read More)

Shock: Simon Poll Finds Majority of Illinois Voters Support Right-To-Work, March 10, 2016 The poll also found more than 60 percent of respondents favor so-called “right-to-work” laws that prohibit mandatory union membership in union-represented workplaces. Teacher files Right-to-Work unfair labor practice against unions…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

Right to Work for New Mexico


David Dowd Muska writes on the advantage a Right to Work law would bring to New Mexico. New Mexico doesn’t have a jobs problem. It has a jobs crisis. There are many tools state policymakers can use to restore vibrant job growth, but perhaps no reform offers more promise than passage of a right…(Read More)

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s victory in the Harris v. Quinn case before the Supreme Court is freeing thousands of workers from having to pay tribute to unions they never wanted to join or support in the first place.   Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner Online. A Seattle…(Read More)

ABC Driver Discriminated Against by Teamsters Union Bosses Finally Awarded Back Pay After Union Appeals Fail, October 14, 2015 After six years of legal maneuvering, Teamster Local 509 union officials are finally paying a worker more than $55,000 in pay he lost when it prevented him from working. The U.S. Circuit…(Read More)

  Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows, September 30, 2015 State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of…(Read More)