New Jersey Public Pension Funds In Trouble

On December 9, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Jersey public sector pension funds are in trouble, now predicted to go broke in 10 years.  John Reitmeyer and Melissa Hayes have the story in [Governor Chris] Christie Christie believes these new figures, called “depletion dates” by analysts. They reinforce his view that reforms to benefits and the pension system as a whole […]

 Opportunities For the ‘Middle-Educated’ and the College-Educated   

On October 31, 2014, in Fact Sheets, by NILRR Staff

NILRR Fact Sheet — College-Educated and ‘Middle-Educated’ Employee web Census Bureau Data Show That Non-Holders, Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees Are Flocking to Right to Work States By Stan Greer As a number of workforce analysts have noted, one way in which Americans in their teens and their twenties have attempted to shield themselves from the […]

Future Employees, Employers Are Migrating to Right to Work States

On January 9, 2014, in Fact Sheets, NILRR Research, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Compulsory-Unionism States’ ‘Under 18’ Population Is on Track to Plummet by 2.16 Million From 2010 to 2020 By Stan Greer (Click to download Adobe pdf file) U.S. Census Bureau data covering the period from July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013, the three most recent years now available, suggest that the population-growth advantage of Right […]

Top 10 Business States Are Right to Work States; Bottom 3 Forced Unionism States

On May 9, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Chief Executive Magazine’s survey of CEO’s brought some good, but not necessarily new news.  The top 10 states for business are Right to Work states, and 3 of the bottom 10 are forced-dues states.  While Michigan ranks near the bottom, its Right to Work Law has only been in effect for little over a month. Charlie […]

ILA, Charged With Racketeering, Attempts to Strong-Arm Shipping Terminal Operator

On February 25, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

American Stevedoring alleges International Longshoreman’s Union officials have put the company out of business because of their connection to organized crime schemes.  Steve Strunksy has the story in the Ledger-Times. A former shipping terminal operator in Newark and Brooklyn is suing the International Logshoremen’s Association for $160 million, charging that leaders of the 65,000-member dockworkers’ […]

New Jersey Senator: Pro-union bill benefits no one

On January 22, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Gerald Cardinale, Republican State Senator from New Jersey, explains why he opposed a PLA bill for Hurricane Sandy recovery.  PLAs swell project costs because they eliminate competition. ON JAN. 14, many of my colleagues and I voted against an expansion of project labor agreements, which allow elected officials to funnel more public projects to labor […]

Profiting on Disaster: NJ Senate Votes To Exclude Non-Union Construction Workers For Hurricane Sandy Work

On January 18, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Nonunion contractors and workers don’t stand a chance with this bill.  Labor Union Report has the story:  A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers’ union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreements–to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction–passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13. The Ironworkers’ union organizer who drafted […]

Forced-Unionism States Encumber Citizens With More Debt as Well as Higher Taxes

On October 16, 2012, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Total Debt as a Share of Annual Personal Income 50% Higher Than in Right to Work States (Click here to download Fact Sheet) As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades.  As recently as 1980, the year Ronald Reagan was elected […]