NILRR Right to Work in the News January 20, 2017

On January 20, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

  History indicates wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri Springfield (MO) News-Leader Online, January 11, 2017 History indicates that wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri. Since early 2012, four states have banned compulsory union dues, and in two of these states — Indiana and Michigan — unionism has now been voluntary […]

NILRR Right to Work News Clips December 30, 2016

On December 30, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  It’s time for Pa. to get serious about ‘Right to Work’: Colin McNickle pennlive.com, December 30, 2016 The principle of the right to work is gaining steam across America. Will Pennsylvania stoke the boilers of real progress and hop aboard the train? Ex-union boss charged with bribery likens himself to Jesus New York Post […]

Federal Data Indicate Forced Unionism Helped Impoverish Monessen, Pa.

On July 11, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

With Pennsylvania emerging as a potential “battleground” state in the fall 2016 presidential contest, the Trump and Clinton campaigns are both claiming they will, if elected, revive the fortunes of the former steel towns along the Monongahela River. Economically depressed Monessen, located 35 miles south of Pittsburgh, is a notable example. What went wrong in […]

Big Labor-Dominated States Headed Down Puerto Rico’s Disastrous Path

On May 10, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In 1998, public-sector union bosses and lobbyists arm-twisted elected officials in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico into handing Big Labor statutory monopoly-bargaining power to negotiate municipal employees’ working conditions. At the time, the union-label politicians who bore the responsibility for adopting the monopoly-bargaining law vowed that it would not hurt taxpayers or undermine the territory’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Union Boss Clashes with Nonunion Contractor

On February 24, 2016, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by CLJ

Nonunion contractor Joshua Keesee claims John J. Dougherty broke his nose and hit him in the eye in an incident on February 21 of this year.  Dougherty, Business Manager for the notorious International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, is also a prominent Philadelphia politician who has helped many politicians.  Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah and Dylan […]

Right to Work for New Mexico

On November 5, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

David Dowd Muska writes on the advantage a Right to Work law would bring to New Mexico. New Mexico doesn’t have a jobs problem. It has a jobs crisis. There are many tools state policymakers can use to restore vibrant job growth, but perhaps no reform offers more promise than passage of a right-to-work (RTW) […]