Illinois Governor Frees State Employees

On February 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Scott Reeder, veteran statehouse reporter, comments on Governor Bruce Rauner’s executive order freeing Illinois state employees from paying forced dues.  The order was prompted by the Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn case, brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.  This order will free Illinois public employees from paying forced dues. In fact, the Harris case […]

NILRR News Clips February 13, 2015

On February 13, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of working as […]

NILRR News Clips January 02, 2015

On January 2, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

What A Year Labor Unions Had In 2014 The Daily Caller Online, January 1, 2015 Here are six major labor issues that defined the year. Harris v. Quinn. The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois home health care workers could not be compelled to join a union because they were hired by […]

NILRR Clips December 05, 2014

On December 5, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Union Organizers, Not Actual Employees, Turn Out for Walmart Black Friday Protests My Freedom Foundation Online, December 3, 2014 Many of the same individuals appear repeatedly in the photos. All told, it appears that about 17 different individuals participated in at least one of the eight “actions” at local Walmarts. Wisconsin Senate to quickly […]

SEIU Circumvents Supreme Court Ruling

On November 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

In a blatant attempt to circumvent the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court ruling, the Service Employees International Union has devised a scheme where Illinois home care workers are still required to listen to SEIU officials’ union membership pitch and receive membership cards.  These mandatory sessions are paid for by the state of Illinois.  The Supreme Court ruled […]

UAW Organizes Desperate Measures

On November 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

United Auto Worker union bosses are seeking help from concerns outside the United States in their desperate attempt to bring Volkwagen workers under their thumb.  In February, workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted to eschew union representation, but UAW bosses refuse to listen.  Mike Pare has the story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Saying […]

NILRR Clips November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated krwg.org, TV and FM radio, November 13, 2014 A Republican legislative leader says the GOP’s capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.  The idea is controversial because it […]

NILRR Clips November 7, 2014

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Hey, unions: Don’t freak out about Scott Walker’s big victory The Week, November 6, 2014 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) pulled off a stunner of a solid victory on Tuesday. And after his very public fights with Wisconsin’s public sector unions, the governor’s re-election is being billed as a major blow to Big Labor. Still, […]