NILRR Right to Work in the News February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

    In fast ruling, judge upholds SEIU Local 1000 dues collection The Sacramento Bee Online, February 08, 2017 A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a right-to-work lawsuit that sought to upend the way state government’s largest union collects dues from employees who do not want to fund political activities. James Young of the National […]

Milwaukee Newspaper Investigation Shows How Act 10 Reforms Have Changed Wisconsin For the Better

On December 7, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In the summer of 2011, roughly five-and-a-half years ago, Wisconsin became the first state in U.S. history to implement a major legislative rollback of government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges. The rollback and the comprehensive public-spending reform package of which it was a part, commonly known as Act 10, have been successful by all […]

Act 10 Allows ‘Good Teachers to Move to Districts That Can Provide a Better Opportunity’

On November 4, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For roughly half a century, government union bosses in Wisconsin wielded statutory power to act as public educators’ “exclusive” bargaining agents with school officials regarding matters of pay, benefits, and work rules. And for roughly four decades starting in 1971, government union bosses also had the power to get teachers fired for refusal to pay […]

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. […]

Government Union Bosses Battle to Keep Massachusetts Teachers Under Their Control

On October 4, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

From the 2000-2001 through the 2015-2016 school years, enrollment in charter schools across the U.S. skyrocketed from 400,000 to 2.9 million.  During the 2015-2016 academic year alone, more than 400 new charter schools opened. Charters are public institutions that furnish their services to K-12 schoolchildren free of charge, but are subject to fewer regulations than […]

Lose Your Freedom, Then Forfeit Part of Your Paycheck?

On September 3, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For decades, Right to Work supporters have known government-authorized “exclusive” union representation turns dissenting employees into Big Labor’s “captive passengers.” The employees’ personal liberty is denied. Legislation that grants agents of private organizations, known as unions,  to exclusively negotiate with a business or public employer on matters of employees’ pay, benefits, and work rules takes […]

Blame Monopolistic Unionism For Port Authority’s Outrageous Fees

On June 10, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. a joint venture between the Empire and Garden States, controls a substantial share of the transportation infrastructure in the New York City region, including bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports. As Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute reports in a new article for the MI-published City Journal,  today […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Right To Work Statute Illegal — Now What? Forbes.com, April 20, 2016 RJL helped with article So, why is RTW illegal in Wisconsin? Judge Foust states that under RTW, “a free-rider problem is born – the ability of nonmembers to refuse to pay for services unions are compelled to provide by […]