NILRR Weekly News Clips March 22, 2013

On March 22, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Private sector union decline dates to the late-50s  Washington Examiner Online, March 21, 2013 Slate columnist Matt Yglesias posted the above chart yesterday  as part of a post arguing that  ”America’s Private Sector Labor Unions Have Always Been in Decline“. He notes: [P]rivate sector labor unions have been in decline in the United States pretty […]

Ohio Officials Near Border – Indiana Is Tough Competition

On March 2, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Indiana’s Right To Work Law is giving Ohio a run for its money.  Heather Rutz has the story in The Lima News Online. Officials from Allen and Van Wert counties gathered Wednesday for a Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon, sponsored by CenturyLink. After the presentations, an audience member asked about Ohio better competing […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips – March 01, 2013

On March 1, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  National Right To Work Foundation Seeks To Bar NLRB Action Due to NLRB’s Lack of a Quorum Seyforth Shaw, LLP, February 19, 2013 On Monday, February  11, 2013  the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) filed its petition for writ of mandamus or prohibition with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals , seeking an […]

SEIU Has Big Plans for Midwest Workers

On February 6, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

SEIU Local 1’s 2013 Strategic Plan reveals a goal of forcing thousands of guards and airport workers into unwanted representation. A majority of the workers perform janitorial or security duties.  The plan also boasts it will help the “99%” achieve equity with the “1%.”  This “1%” must include some SEIU officials, considering their hefty salaries. Luke Rosiak […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips January 25, 2013

On January 25, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Pay Up or Get Sued Washington Free Beacon, January 23, 2013  Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, circulated an email to local union officials and staff instructing them to monitor revenue streams in light of the right-to-work laws, which are set to go into effect on March 27, 2013. The law allows […]

Are Indiana Teamster Bosses Making Sneaky Calculations?

On January 14, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Indiana rank and file Teamsters are questioning unprecedented and unannounced dues increases.  With the passage of a Right to Work Law last year, perhaps Indiana Teamster union bosses are “missing” the thousands of forced dues dollars they were able to collect before the law went into effect.  In any case, it seems that Indiana Teamster […]

2012 Was Not A Good Year for Big Labor

On January 4, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ Blogger Earl Capps reviews 2012 moves toward worker freedom, including the events in Wisconsin, and teh passage of Right To Work Laws in Indiana and Michigan.   These political upsets were just the latest in a string of recent setbacks for organized labor which signify a growing erosion of the once-formidable power of labor […]

Seeking Greener Pastures, SEIU Swarms Minnesota

On December 13, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

Run out of Indiana and Michigan with their newly-passed Right to Work Laws, the SEIU is preying upon Minnesotans for workers to pay unwanted dues.  Jim Ragsdale has the story in the Star Tribune:  DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and incoming DFL House Speaker Paul Thissen say they are open to the idea of allowing an […]