Taxpayers Pay Carpenters Union $105 Million For Noncompetitive Contracts

On July 13, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Will Livingston

From 2009-2016 Taxpayers paid $105 million to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters union for “training”. The U.S. Department of Labor gave the Carpenters Union’s National Jobs Corps training fund an average of $14 million per year of taxpayer money through lucrative non-competitive government contracts.[i] Non-competitive government contracts prevent the market from determining the best use […]

Taxpayers Pay SEIU $4 Million for Discredited Pseudo-Medicine Green Jobs

On July 12, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Will Livingston

The universal life force of Reiki has not been shown to exist, but the power of unions to access taxpayer dollars is real. The Service Employment International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) received a grant for $4,637,551 of taxpayer money through President Obama’s trillion-dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[*] Some of […]

Big Labor Representation Without Benefit

On August 24, 2016, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, by NILRR Staff

Can Big Labor Representation That Cuts Your Pay Really Be a Benefit? Even Pro-Forced Unionism California Attorney General and U.S. Senate Candidate Kamala Harris Admits Labor Laws Give Union Bosses ‘Substantial Latitude to Advance Bargaining Positions’ That Hurt Talented Employees (Click Download and Share this Fact Sheet) The two sides in Friedrichs v. California Teachers […]

Compulsory Unionism Plunges States Deep Into Red

On March 16, 2016, in Fact Sheets, by Stan Greer

None of the 12 States With the Greatest Absolute State-and-Local Government Debt Per Capita Protects Employees From Being Fired For Refusal to Bankroll an Unwanted Union Twenty-five years ago this May, as state officials across the nation were raising taxes and curtailing essential services to patch over large and widening budget gaps, a prescient cover […]

Forced Union Dues Fuel Billion Dollar Political Machine

On April 8, 2015, in Fact Sheets, News Releases, by NILRR Staff

(click here to download Labor Union Political Spending Fact Sheet) (Springfield, Va.) – The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) has released a new analysis conservatively estimating that Big Labor spent nearly $1.7 billion on politics and lobbying in 2013 and 2014.  The NILRR analysis relies on reporting forms filed by union officials themselves […]