NILRR Weekly Newsclips, March 21, 2014

On March 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Bus company cuts ties with union in Spring Grove Hanover (PA) Evening Sun, March 14, 2014 More than half the drivers of Teamsters Local 776 signed a petition asking that they no longer be represented by the union, according to Aaron Solem, legal counsel for drivers circulating the petition. That, he said, is an […]

Bid to remove Pa. exemption in labor disputes advances

On March 15, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Pennsylvania union bosses have used a little-known legal exemption to avoid prosecution for stalking and harassment.  With the recent spate of violence in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania House has voted to remove that exemption, but notably no politicians from Philadelphia voting in favor of revocation the exemption.  Reflecting upon the recent spate of litigation brought against Philadelphia  Jeremy […]

Ironworkers Local is Stuck at an Earlier Evolutionary State

On February 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Karen Heller delves into details of the Reign of Terror perpetrated by Ironworkers Local 401 bosses in the Philadelphia area, in Philadelphia Inquirer.   The Ironworkers were such busy, industrious goons. They allegedly destroyed sites and threatened developers who dared not hire them. Their specialties were not iron and steel, according to the recent federal […]

Pennsylvania Teacher Union Officials Hurting Students

On November 16, 2013, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, NILRR Research, by CLJ

Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation, demonstrates how teacher union officials are hurting students by preventing school reform, and pressing more and more teachers into paying for agendas they do not believe in.  But, then, Pennsylvania allows union officials to collect dues from teachers in agency shop districts.  The story is in The Hill. Teachers’ […]

NILRR Weekly Newsclips November 1, 2013

On November 1, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

    Top Teamster official may be sanctioned for threats Washington Examiner Online, October 31, 2013 International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James Hoffa will review possible charges against Sean O’Brien, president of IBT’s Local 25, which represents the Boston area. The charges were recommended by the Teamsters’ Independent Review Board after O’Brien threatened members […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips August 30, 2013

On August 30, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

    National Right to Work Committee to Hold Candlelight Vigil at AFL-CIO Headquarters Online candlelight vigil to commemorate victims of union violence being held at Washington, DC (August 30, 2013) – Friday afternoon, Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, will be making a speech to launch a candlelight vigil […]

NILRR Weekly Clipsheet July 12, 2013

On July 12, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Right to Work and a Test for Republicans Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2013 Still, a ranking of 22nd out of 50 states leaves plenty of room for improvement and begs the question: What do the top 10 states for business—Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Arizona, Virginia, South Carolina, Nevada and Georgia—have in […]

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 […]