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Right to Work for New Mexico

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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 nrtw.org, 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 Watchdog.org, 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)

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…(Read More)

Illinois’ Union Debacle

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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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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