Federally-Imposed Forced Union Dues Are Unconstitutional

On February 10, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

More than 70 years ago, when Steele v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad came before the U.S. Supreme Court, there was no federal law prohibiting race-based job discrimination perpetrated by employers or other private parties. As a consequence, the railroad executives who were the principal defendants in this case were able to contend that a racially discriminatory […]

‘Shroom Producers Get 1st Amendment Rights, not U.S. employees

On July 20, 2012, in Fact Sheets, News Clips, by NILRR Staff

First Amendment Equally Protects Rights of Independent-Minded Workers, Business Owners  Dissenting Workers Should Be Free to Refuse to Bankroll ‘Messages . . . Favored by a Majority’   (Download Fact Sheet) Last month, in his majority opinion in Knox v. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito observed that, in virtually all cases concerning private organizations other than labor […]

Labor Emancipation No Imposition on States’ Rights

On July 11, 2012, in News Clips, by NILRR Staff

FACT SHEET July 6, 2012 ‘Freedom Rests on Choice, and Where Choice Is Denied Freedom Is Destroyed as Well’ (Download .pdf file click here) S.2173 and H.R.2040, the National Right to Work Act, would not add a single word to federal labor law.  This legislation would simply repeal all sections of the National Labor Relations […]