‘Members-Only Unions Are Not a Theoretical Construct or Historical Remnant’

On October 12, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

An issue brief published early this month by the New York City-based and Big Labor-“friendly” Century Foundation (see the link below to read the whole thing) discusses a labor-relations topic that, as coauthors Moshe Marvit and Leigh Anne Schriever acknowledge up front, is unfamiliar  to many Americans who are otherwise knowledgeable about unions and how […]

Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Credit Union Lawyer’s ‘Big Lie’ Regarding Right to Work Laws

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For more than three-quarters of a century, federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have explicitly declared it is permissible for employers to recognize and bargain with unions that represent their members only, and not workers who opt not to join or pay dues.  It is permissible regardless of whether only a minority […]

Operating Engineers Union Lawyer Flat-Out Lies to Indiana Supreme Court

On September 12, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Currently, the top bosses of two unions, the United Steelworkers (USW) and Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), have cases before the Indiana Supreme Court in which they are trying to get Right to Work protections for Hoosier employees approved by state legislators two-and-a-half years ago judicially overturned. In a petition […]

Is Judge Diane Wood Ignorant of Federal Labor Law, or Dishonest About It?

On September 5, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood obviously feels strongly that federal labor policy should empower union bosses in all 50 states to cut deals with employers forcing employees subject to “exclusive” union representation in the workplace to pay union fees, or be fired.  However, judging by her long and angry dissent (see […]

Big Labor Academic Wants to Have It Both Ways With Workplace ‘Majority Rule’

On August 24, 2013, in NILRR Research, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

Charles J. Morris on Labor Relations For a decade or more, Charles J. Morris, professor emeritus at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and a lifelong cheerleader for monopolistic unionism, has been crusading for the expansion of “members-only bargaining” as a means for union officials who are seeking monopoly-bargaining privileges at a workplace to […]