NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Right To Work Statute Illegal — Now What? Forbes.com, April 20, 2016 RJL helped with article So, why is RTW illegal in Wisconsin? Judge Foust states that under RTW, “a free-rider problem is born – the ability of nonmembers to refuse to pay for services unions are compelled to provide by […]

Statement on Deadlocked Supreme Court Friedrichs Ruling

On March 29, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

National Right to Work Foundation Releases Statement on Deadlocked Supreme Court Friedrichs Ruling   4-4 decision leaves public sector union officials’ forced-dues powers in place Washington, DC (March 29, 2016) – Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 Friedrichs ruling: “While we are disappointed […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet March 11, 2016

On March 11, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Shock: Simon Poll Finds Majority of Illinois Voters Support Right-To-Work huffingtonpost.com, March 10, 2016 The poll also found more than 60 percent of respondents favor so-called “right-to-work” laws that prohibit mandatory union membership in union-represented workplaces. Teacher files Right-to-Work unfair labor practice against unions mlive.com, March 10, 2016 Becky Lapham accuses the unions of violating […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet March 04, 2016

On March 4, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  WHEN IVIES SIDE WITH THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE Politico Morning Shift Online, March 01, 2016 MIT and the Ivy League teamed up Monday on an amicus brief urging the NLRB not to allow graduate student teaching assistants to form unions at Columbia. The schools said there’s no “compelling reason,” to reverse the […]

Right to Work Attorney Defends Wisconsin Right to Work Law

On February 25, 2016, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Today, veteran National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorney Milton Chappell will defend Wisconsin’s Right to Work law in Dane County Circuit Court against a lawsuit filed by International Association of Machinist (IAM) union lawyers. Chappell represents four Wisconsin employees who believe they should not be forced to pay union dues to keep […]

UAW Violates Right to Work Law

On February 11, 2016, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  United Auto Workers union bosses ignored the Hoosier state’s Right to Work Law by forcing Tropicana casino dealer Willie Smith to join United Auto Workers Local 3048.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys have filed suit on Smith’s behalf.  Chris Cheney has the story on www.nrtw.org. In late January 2016, a union official told Smith that […]

Friedrichs’ Oral Arguments Completed

On January 12, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Richard Wolf, USA Today Online, reports on the now closed oral arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the Supreme Court.  The case could free public sector workers from being forced to support or join a labor union in order to get or keep their jobs. The Supreme Court left little doubt […]

Pay will be diverted for Uber Drivers

On December 18, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

In his guest column “Uber and other drivers want flexibility, not union bosses” [Opinion, Dec. 9], Michael Beckerman correctly highlights several reasons why the City Council’s ordinance to impose forced unionization on independent drivers is wrong for Seattle. Yet his argument left out perhaps the most egregious consequence of the proposed ordinance: The scheme empowers […]