‘Many Teachers Have Welcomed the Opportunity to Earn More Money’

On June 19, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Wisconsin’s experience demonstrates that, even when government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining privileges are dramatically rolled back, they may well be able to wield their political clout over local elected officials to keep counterproductive and collectivist public policies in place. But the Badger State experience also shows that curtailing union bosses’ special privileges does make genuine and […]

Illinois Union Bosses Given Access to Workers’ Personal Information

On March 21, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

  Employers’ personnel files hold lots of private information about employees, including their Social Security numbers and those of their next of kin.  If identity thieves gain access to employees’ names along with their personal information, they can use what they’ve stolen to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, and create false work documents. Consequently, […]

‘More Energetic and Lower-Paid’ Teachers Get Thrown Under the Bus

On March 14, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today more than 30 states have laws on the books empowering government union bosses to speak for all public servants who choose not to join their organizations as well as those who do in discussions with the employer regarding pay, benefits, and work rules. Big Labor insists that corralling workers who don’t belong to a […]

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 […]