NILRR News Clips January 19, 2015

On January 19, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political […]

Union Officials’ Demands Bankrupting Scranton

On December 31, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Stephen Moore, Investors Business Daily Online, recounts the latest in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, bankruptcy debacle, brought on mostly by generous pension packages negotiated by union officials. The city also increased various fees, such as for garbage collection, by two-thirds. It’s becoming a tax hell. These taxpayer costs are skyrocketing because the city’s auditors calculate that the […]

Prophet Pleads Guilty in Philly Racketeering

On December 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 have pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, but the judge is refusing to accept the charges without further information.  U. S. District Judge Michael Baylson, indicated he believed in “proportionality.”  That is, the more culpability the client has, the more severe the sentence.  Julie Shaw has the story on philly.com. […]

Philadelpia Teacher Union Monopoly Contract Cancelled

On December 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

In an effort to improve underperforming schools, the Philadelphia school district has cancelled the monopoly bargaining contract with teachers in that district.  Predictably, teacher union officials are grousing about the cancellations, but principals are loving it.  Larry Sand, President of California Teacher Empowerment Network, and teacher union expert, has the story in heartland.org. The teachers […]

FACT SHEET: Working-Age Resident Deficit

On September 4, 2014, in News Clips, by NILRR Staff

Working-Age Resident Deficit Compulsory-Union-Dues States’ Total Population Aged 35-54 Fell by Roughly Two Million from 2003 to 2013 By Stan Greer Because, as a group, they already have plenty of work experience, but are still able to put in a lot of hours on the job, the 84.2 million Americans who were aged 35-54 in […]

NILRR Weekly Clips June 13, 2014

On June 13, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

NASA Employee Given the Runaround by Own Union Washington Free Beacon, June 11, 2014 Walsh and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTWLDF) are now fighting to overturn the technicality that eliminated the possibility of an election. Walsh’s attorney, Bruce Cameron, filed a brief to the three-member FLRA challenging the regional director’s decision. […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips June 03 2014

On June 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court Has Long Admitted Compulsory Payments to Government Unions May ‘Interfere . . . With an Employee’s Freedom to Associate’ On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer There are many problems with rabidly pro-forced unionism California labor studies professor John Logan’s attack op-ed, published by The Hill today, against the plaintiffs […]

Grocery Union Bosses Force Members and Nonmembers Alike to Pay For Mendacious and Cynical TV Ads

On May 22, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Back in 2010, Pennsylvanians who are fed up with the inordinate power wielded by Big Labor over their state’s economy and government  elected a GOP governor and gave the same party control over both chambers of the General Assembly in Harrisburg.  At the time, they hoped newly elected Gov. Tom Corbett and his allies in […]