Monopoly Bargaining Hurts Everyone

On July 8, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

$1.1 Million on Monopoly Bargaining

On July 6, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 of outside […]

The Specter of Public Sector Unionism

On June 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

Illinois Pension Reform Dead

On May 13, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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.  […]

Will Government Union Bosses Break Their Pension Promises to Future Retirees, or Foist Massive Additional Burdens on Taxpayers?

On May 12, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As of last year, according to data compiled by economists Barry Hirsch and David Macpherson, state and local government employees across the U.S. were roughly seven-and-a-half times as likely to be unionized as their counterparts in the private sector.  Government-sector union density is so high, in fact, that even the compensation plans of non-union public […]

Corporate Campaign Gamble

On May 4, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

UNITE/HERE union bosses allegedly sent letters to Trump casino customers urging them to shun the casino shortly before the casino’s management asked for the collective bargaining agreement to be cancelled.  Wayne Parry has the story on Fox Business News. A bankruptcy judge in Delaware will consider a request Wednesday by Trump Entertainment Resorts to force Local […]

WEAC’s Not the Only One

On February 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Apparently other Wisconsin public sector unions are reeling from the curtailment in the scope of monopoly bargaining (Act 10), as reflected in the staggering membership losses experienced by other public sector unions.  Robert Samuels comments in the Washington Post. Walker had vowed that union power would shrink, workers would be judged on their merits, and […]

Nevada Group’s Top 10 Labor Reforms

On December 17, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Nevada Policy Research Institute lists its top 9 Labor Law Reforms for 2015.  Geoffrey Lawrence, Director of Research and Legislative Affairs, published the list of 9 labor law reforms that directly address union power in Nevada. At the forefront of that last component will be changing the state’s collective-bargaining process for government workers in ways […]