NLRB 3-0, Exclusivity a Thing of Value, No Forced Fees

On October 12, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Who benefits from the federal labor laws that authorize union officials to act as the “exclusive” (monopoly) bargaining agents of all the front-line employees in  a business with regard to their pay, benefits, and work rules?  Early this year, three of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointees were confronted with this question. […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet November 27, 2015

On November 27, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Group hits labor unions as VW Chattanooga vote nears Chattanooga Times Free Press Online, November 23, 2015 The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, said his department is ignoring IG Metall’s failure to file federal disclosure papers. Union bosses smear teachers in Supreme […]

New Labor Scheme for Bernie Sanders

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network for […]

Former Union Member Recounts Reign of Terror in New York

On February 19, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

A former union member recounts union bosses’ reign of terror in Northern New York against nonunion contactors.  Phil Fairbanks has the story in the Buffalo News. Even more important, perhaps, they were co-defendants in a criminal prosecution that rocked the local construction industry with allegations of violence and vandalism against non-union contractors. There was a […]

Former Labor Secretary Mentioned in Suit by Rank And File

On February 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Rank and file members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have filed suit against Vice President William Wagonner, alleging he embezzled money from Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made no secret of her ties to Big Labor, was mentioned in a complaint filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12 […]

‘[I]f You’re Looking at an Illegal Means and a Legal End, You’ll Be OK’

On January 10, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a trial that began this week at a federal court in Buffalo, N.Y., union lawyers are insisting that a four-decade-old U.S. Supreme Court decision gives construction union bosses a license to use violence and threats as organizing tactics without being prosecuted for extortion under the federal Hobbs Act. There is no question whatsoever that […]

Judge Dismisses Indiana Right to Work Challenge

On January 18, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The legal challenge to Indiana’s Right to Work Law, barely a year old, has been stopped dead in its tracks.  Tom Davies has they story in the Associated Press. A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by union members challenging Indiana’s right-to-work law that was enacted last year. U.S. District Court Judge Philip […]

Labor Board Member Under Fire Over Corruption Lawsuit

On January 17, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Workplace Fairness Institute is leading the call for recess appointee Robert Griffin to resign from the National Labor Relations Board, because of his alleged involvement with several corrupt unions.  Dave Boyer, Washington Times has the story: “The time has come for Richard Griffin to put aside his commitment to rewarding his fellow Big Labor […]