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 […]

Illinois’ Union Debacle

On August 10, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

An editorial in the Chicago Tribune outlines the state’s creeping budget crisis and the role of government employee unions in the debacle.  Even state legislators are beginning to question union bosses’ absolute power which keeps the state’s coffers plummeting. The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to lower its personnel […]

NILRR Clipsheet July 31, 2015

On July 31, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers freep.com, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on state workers, even before the controversial law […]

The Specter of Public Sector Unionism

On June 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Tom Patterson, former Arizona state senator, writes about the unchecked power of public sector union bosses and the consequences of it, in the Ahwatukee Foothills News Online. Government employment traditionally was compensated somewhat less for similar jobs, but this was offset by less demanding employment, good benefits and ironclad job security. Today government unions, with […]

Right to Work Helps Economic Recovery

On June 24, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments and claim credit […]

Why I stopped paying the SEIU

On June 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Laura Baston recounts her experience as a victim of compulsory unionism in the News Gazette online. In 1989, I worked as an accountant for the Marathon Pipeline company in Martinsville. I had two small children, and like many mothers, I was torn between my career and wanting to spend time with my family. So I […]

NILRR News Clips June 05, 2015

On June 5, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

11 Million Workers Are Forced To Pay Union Dues: Congress Should Help Them The Daily Caller Online, June 03, 2015 The National Right to Work Act (S. 391/H.R. 612) was introduced in both chambers of Congress earlier this year. This easy to read, one-page bill does not add one single word to federal law, it […]