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 […]

Prominent Editor: Public Sector Bargaining Not in Public Interest

On January 30, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Charles Lane opposes public sector bargaining as well as forced dues.  Charles Lane is a Post editorial writer, specializing in economic policy, financial issues and trade, and a contributor to the PostPartisan blog. In 2009 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing. He is the author of two books: “The Day Freedom […]

Background on Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Case

On January 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

National Right to Work President Mark Mix reviews the background on the upcoming Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court case, in the Washington Times. Today, more than 18 states have laws on the books explicitly requiring all or some public employees to pay dues or fees to a union they may not want as a condition […]

‘The Silent Majority Would Like to See Bankruptcy’

On January 18, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Famous fictional Scrantonian Michael Scott tried out an impromptu oral declaration of bankruptcy when he faced financial difficulties in Season Four of “The Office” (NBC-TV), but it turned out all he needed to do was to rein in his household’s spending. Unfortunately for taxpayers and elected officials in the real Scranton, they have far less […]

Does UFCW Speak For Its Members?

On December 30, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

UFCW union bosses are not practicing what they preach, according to a report by the Manhattan Institute’s Economics21 division.  Here’s the story: The United Food and Commercial Workers union is funding campaigns to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 and unionize fast food workers. But an examination of UFCW contracts with the Kroger Company […]