NILRR Clips August 1, 2014

On August 1, 2014, in Davis-Bacon, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different People’s World Online, July 31, 2014 When he came out of a closed door session of the council here July 30 Larry Cohen, the chair of the AFL-CIO’s organizing committee, said that from here on out union organizing is going to take on a […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

NILRR Weekly Clips June 13, 2014

On June 13, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

NASA Employee Given the Runaround by Own Union Washington Free Beacon, June 11, 2014 Walsh and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTWLDF) are now fighting to overturn the technicality that eliminated the possibility of an election. Walsh’s attorney, Bruce Cameron, filed a brief to the three-member FLRA challenging the regional director’s decision. […]

Missouri UFCW Boss’s Apologia For Forced Unionism Misrepresents the Facts

On April 25, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A long article appearing in the Columbia Missourian yesterday (see the link below) about grass-roots efforts to make Missouri America’s 25th Right to Work state is a mixed bag.  Reporter Casey Bischel uncritically repeats several standard Big Labor canards regarding government-promoted union monopoly bargaining in the workplace and the compulsory union dues and fees for […]

Obama NLRB Wants to Control Business Decisions

On April 8, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Not content with forcing all workers to join or support labor unions in order to get or keep a job, NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin wants to force employers to bargain with union bosses over relocation issues.  Kevin Glass on Hot Air has the story. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin wants to force employers to consult […]

Even in Right to Work States, It’s Very Likely More Employees Pay Union Dues Than Benefit From ‘Exclusive’ Union Representation

On April 1, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In December 2012, union-label Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D) spoke for many politicians who share his views on labor policy when he decried the announcement by the GOP governor from his home state, Rick Snyder, that he would sign Right to Work legislation then on the way to his desk. Levin insisted that the […]

Union Bosses ‘Are Not Forced by Federal Law to Be Exclusive Bargaining Representatives; They Seek This Power of Their Own Volition’

On March 11, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Ever since then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill making Indiana America’s 23rd Right to Work state a little more than two years ago, top bosses of suburban Chicago-based Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have been making outrageous legal arguments to try to get the freedom-protecting statute overturned in court. For […]

Pro-Forced Unionism Columnist Bill Knight Begs a Key Question in the Harris Case

On February 21, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

At the January 21 hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, Justice Sam Alito repeatedly grilled Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lawyer Paul Smith about whether it is permissible, under the First Amendment, for the government to force public employees to bankroll a private organization, e.g. a union, that they reasonably believe […]