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In an op-ed published this week regarding a landmark legal case about to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and part-time pundit, gets one important thing right. As Chemerinsky says, the High Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v…(Read More)

Right to work brings new era for autoworkers September 07, 2015 Mark Mix            Are you an autoworker? A member of the UAW? Are you tired of paying dues or fed up with your union’s policies? When the UAW’s contracts with the Big Three automakers expire later this month, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin autoworkers…(Read More)

Federal Union Lawyers Rediscover Freedom of Non-Association National Institute for Labor Relations Research, July 16, 2015 In November, 2011, Jarman, a security guard at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas, applied for membership in Local 2189 of the NFFE union after being promoted to a job that put him under that union…(Read More)

San Bernadino Firefighter union boss ignores the facts and demands the city come up with more revenue, depsite the fac the city filed for bankruptcy in 2012.  Monopoly bargaining is sanctioned by a charter which calls for government employee salaries to be decided by an archaic formula which has allowed for government employee raises even…(Read More)

San Antonio, Texas, spent $1.1 million on monopoly bargaining negotiations. Dillon Collier has the story on KENS live. The city of San Antonio has spent more than $1.1 million dollars on collective bargaining negotiations, city records revealed this week. The figure, which covers January 1, 2014 to May 18, 2015, is made up…(Read More)

Tom Patterson, former Arizona state senator, writes about the unchecked power of public sector union bosses and the consequences of it, in the Ahwatukee Foothills News Online. Government employment traditionally was compensated somewhat less for similar jobs, but this was offset by less demanding employment, good benefits and ironclad job security. Today government unions, with…(Read More)

The Illinois Supreme Court has blown government employee pension reform efforts out of the water, claiming it violates the state constitution.  Taxpayers will continue to be on the hook  for union bosses’ extravagant demands for more, more, more, that has brought the state to the point of a $111 billion underfunding of the pension system…(Read More)

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