Oregon Unions Spend $2.3 Million on Elections

On November 6, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions spentmore than $2.3 million in forced-dues money to elect hand-picked candidates, and sway ballot initiatives.  And that was just in the past two months.  Hannah Hoffman has the story in the Statesman Journal. The unions collectively oppose Measure 90, which would allow for an open primary election, and they […]

 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 […]

ILWU Bosses Found Guilty of Slowdowns

On June 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

The National Labor Relations Board has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) guilty of intentional slowdowns at the Port of Portland.   Joseph Rose has the story at the Oregonian. The 18-page decision, (PDF) written by administrative law judge Jeffrey D. Wedekind in San Francisco, orders ILWU and its Local 8 and Local 40 […]

Union Bosses Threaten Harm to Children

On March 10, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Authorities are investigating allegatons of threats and violence to workers as well as their children, in a year-long strike filled with violence and threats.  Richard Read has the story on Oregonlive.com The National Labor Relations Board accused longshoremen this week of assaulting United Grain Corp. security officers and threatening to rape a manager’s daughter and […]

Right to Work Kansas Is Eating Forced-Unionism Missouri’s ‘Economic Lunch’

On February 24, 2014, in Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

Border-County Data Strengthen Case That Right to Work Law Would Boost Missouri’s Private-Sector Job Growth By Stan Greer (Download Pdf version of Fact Sheet) This winter, grass-roots proponents of making Missouri America’s 25th Right to Work state are facing off against union officials and other supporters of the current policies that empower Organized Labor to […]

Union Spending against Right-to-Work Efforts

On December 24, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

As Right to Work initiatives gain momentum, union bosses and their allies use forced dues to keep workers in chains.  Trey Kovacs has the story in workplacechoice.org. States considering adopting right-to-work legislation include Missouri, Ohio, and Oregon. In those states, right-to-work could be on the statewide ballot as soon as 2014. At the same time, […]

Beaver State Judiciary Does Spin Control For Big Labor

On December 1, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Under Oregon labor law provisions authorizing monopoly bargaining in government workplaces, public employees who don’t wish to join a union are forced to allow union officials to negotiate with their employer over their pay, benefits, and working conditions.  They are prohibited from negotiating on their own behalf. There is no exception if the employer and […]

Oregon and Washington Longshoremen Bosses Cited for Picketing

On November 4, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

International Longshore and Warehouse Union bosses continue to ignore safety and flaunt court orders to cease picketing grain barges on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, threatening barge workers who only want to do their jobs.  Mateusz Perkowski has the story in the Capital Press Online.    A federal judge has sanctioned the longshoremen’s union for ignoring an […]