NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet April 22, 2016

On April 22, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Right To Work Statute Illegal — Now What? Forbes.com, April 20, 2016 RJL helped with article So, why is RTW illegal in Wisconsin? Judge Foust states that under RTW, “a free-rider problem is born – the ability of nonmembers to refuse to pay for services unions are compelled to provide by […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet March 18, 2016

On March 18, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Virginia, Alabama voters asked to reaffirm ‘right-to-work’ status Washington Examiner Online, March 18, 2016 “Right-to-work is popular in Alabama and protecting worker freedom has been good for Alabama’s economy, so naturally legislators in the state want to find ways to promote Alabama’s right-to-work status,” said Greg Mourad, vice president of the National Right to Work […]

Are Some Michigan Workers ‘More Equal’ Than Others?

On March 7, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Under the principles of limited government, public decisions are generally made by majority rule, but private decisions are not unless all parties affected by the decision agree to it. Preserving the ability of the individual to make personal decisions without being bound by others’ dictates was a key objective of our Founding Fathers when they […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet February 19, 2016

On February 19, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Union Fees Case is Not Over Legal team plans to move for Friedrichs case to be re-heard Center for Individual Rights www.cir-usa.org, February 17, 2016 The Court could decide on its own to set the case for re-argument next term. If instead it issues a 4-4 decision, the lawyers for Friedrichs plan to file […]

Forced-Unionism States Far More Costly to Live in

On February 15, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a state government agency, published its latest set of state comparative cost-of-living indices.  (See the link below. Because late 2015 data for New Mexico could not be obtained, it is excluded.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of living in 2015 for each […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet February 12, 2016

On February 12, 2016, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  National Right to Work Committee Congratulates West Virginia on Becoming 26th Right to Work State nrtwc.org, February 12, 2016 “Today marks a tremendous victory in the fight to protect every West Virginian’s right to get or keep a job without having to pay union dues or fees. With the House of Delegates and Senate […]

In Forced-Unionism States, State and Local Taxes Consume an Average of 10.8% of Personal Income

On January 23, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Taken in conjunction with personal income data supplied by the U.S. Commerce Department, data from a report on “Tax Freedom Day 2015” published by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation last spring show that federal, state and local taxes consume nearly 33% of all income for the residents of the 25 forced-unionism states, compared to a […]

Why Are Breadwinners Fleeing West Virginia and Other Forced-Unionism States?

On January 15, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

The vehemently anti-Right to Work Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has issued a new briefing paper suggesting that it’s impossible to say  whether or not enactment of a state Right to Work law will foster accelerated economic growth in West Virginia. And the EPI’s partisan academics appear to assume the entire case for passing Right to […]