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State Represenaatative Sal Santoro explains why Kentucky should pass a Right to Work Law in cincinnati.com. USA Today recently published a report entitled “The Most Miserable States in the USA” that, based on survey results, ranked Kentucky as the second most miserable state in the country. Only West Virginia was ranked worse in the survey. It’s […]
Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) published its latest set of comparative cost-of-living indices for the 50 states. (See the link below.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2013 for each state. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has now used these data to […]
One obvious, but often overlooked, fact about the unemployment trend in any one of the 50 states over time is that it is the result of two key inputs: employment growth, and labor-force growth. In America, people in general, and employees and job seekers specifically, have always been free to move from state to state. […]
Unions Raise More than 80 Percent of Cash Raised for San Diego Dem National Review Online, January 20, 2014 Four out of every five dollars spent to support one of the leading candidates to fill disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s seat comes from organized labor. The U-T San Diego reports that approximately $2.7 […]
For decades, far more people have been moving out of states where employees may legally be fired for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union and into Right to Work states than vice versa. During the Great Recession of 2008-2009, a number of apologists for monopolistic unionism suggested that this cataclysmic event […]
For many years prior to Michigan’s implementation of the 24th state Right to Work law this past spring, U.S. Census Bureau data and data from independent private sources such as the United Van Lines (UVL) moving company showed that far Americans were moving out of the Wolverine State than were moving into it. For example, […]
As Right to Work initiatives gain momentum, union bosses and their allies use forced dues to keep workers in chains. Trey Kovacs has the story in workplacechoice.org. States considering adopting right-to-work legislation include Missouri, Ohio, and Oregon. In those states, right-to-work could be on the statewide ballot as soon as 2014. At the same time, […]
One standard common-law principal is that anyone is entitled to choose who represents him or her on any matter of personal interest. Assuming your chosen representative agrees to represent you, the law respects your choice. Moreover, the choice of a representative on matters that directly concern you is made individually, not collectively. For example, if […]