NILRR Weekly News Clips April 26, 2013

On April 26, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Twinkie Maker Shuns Union Labor Wall Street Journal Online, April 25, 2013 Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won’t be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide […]

Top Union Bosses File U.S. Supreme Court Briefs Contending That Government Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Is Constitutionally Required

On March 11, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

AFL-CIO Files Supreme Court Amicus Briefs to Support Marriage …   Last May, few Democrat party constituencies were quicker and more vociferous than the union brass in commending President Obama’s public endorsement of state court decisions and statutes that change the traditional definition of marriage by formally instituting same-sex unions.  The top bosses of the AFL-CIO, […]

President Obama, Union Bosses Shed Crocodile Tears Over Math-Science Teacher Shortage

On November 2, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

Daily Kos: President Obama’s remarks at Green Bay, WI, campaign … NEA Recognizes Need for STEM Teachers - Michigan Capitol …   As Election Day nears, one of the few specific second-term initiatives President Obama is campaigning on is to “recruit 100,000 math and science teachers so that high-tech, high-wage jobs aren’t created in China, they’re created right here in […]

Seven Lowest-Ranking States For Cost of Living-Adjusted Income Lack Right to Work Laws

On October 18, 2012, in News Clips, Right To Work, by Stan Greer

Despite High Cost of Living, New Jersey Has Yet to Bump Up Its … Professional economists and ordinary Americans alike understand that the purchasing power of a dollar varies widely from state to state.  That’s why employees who are considering relocating to another state and businesses seeking to hire capable out-of-state employees often consult the interstate cost-of-living […]

Mike Antonucci Looks at Membership Numbers After Officials “. . .Tried Every Tactic Imaginable”

On July 11, 2012, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Mike Antonucci Looks at Membership Numbers After Officials “. . .Tried Every Tactic Imaginable” NEA had a total of 3,166,761 members of all types, of whom 2,807,332 were active and employed in the public school system. Be aware that these are individual souls, not full-time equivalents. Forty-four state affiliates lost active members in 2010-11. The following […]

Larry Sand: The Nation’s Biggest Union Finds Itself in a Big Hole and Keeps Digging

On July 11, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

With his impeccable insight, Larry Sand has tied up the problems with the NEA into a neat little package.   He references two of the most notable names in education reform scene today, Terry Moe and Mike Antonucci.     While Terry Moe’s book, Special Interest, predicts an earthquake which will completely change the fact of education reform, […]