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Right to Work for New Mexico

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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…(Read More)

Union calls for full investigation into Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore Sun Online, October 23, 2015 Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a “full investigation” into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs. Why 8,737 UPS retirees are bracing…(Read More)

Big Labor officials are spending money on Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court races in early November, attempting to keep forced dues alive and well for the Keystone State.  John Finnerty has the story in the Meadeville Tribune Online.  Believing political influence of the state Supreme Court hangs in the balance of Nov. 3 polling, labor…(Read More)

  Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows Watchdog.org, September 30, 2015 State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of…(Read More)

Legislators in Missouri Take Aim at Union Dues New York Times Online, September 15, 2015 “I know we’ve flipped some,” said Greg Mourad, a vice president at the National Right to Work Committee, which supports the legislation. “Whether we’ve flipped enough or not, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find…(Read More)

James Sherk and Nate Bohlander describe the case of the “missing” teacher.  Missing from the classroom, that is, as this teacher currently takes care of union business full time but will enjoy all of the perks of a Pennsylvania teacher courtesy of the Pennsylvania taxpayer.  This practice, known as “official” or “release” time, and is…(Read More)

Union boss Johnny Dougherty, head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, demonstrates his influence on the Philadelphia mayoral election spending hundreds of thousands in dues.  Brooke Rogers has the story in National Review Online. Kenney’s margin of victory in the mayoral primary, which essentially guarantees a general-election win,  would…(Read More)

11 Million Workers Are Forced To Pay Union Dues: Congress Should Help Them The Daily Caller Online, June 03, 2015 The National Right to Work Act (S. 391/H.R. 612) was introduced in both chambers of Congress earlier this year. This easy to read, one-page bill does not add one single word to…(Read More)

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