‘Tax Freedom Day’ Coming Two Weeks Sooner in Right to Work States Than in Forced-Unionism States This Year

On April 18, 2017, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Today, the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation announced its estimate that “Tax Freedom Day” in 2017 will occur on April 23, 113 days into the year.  (The Tax Foundation’s entire published analysis is available at the link below.) As the Tax Foundation explains, Tax Freedom Day (TFD) is “the day when the nation as a whole […]

Right to Work States Enjoy 2:1 Advantage in New Single-Unit Housing

On April 13, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

American families have long aspired to buy and live in their own single-unit homes. But in recent years this aspiration has fallen on hard times. From 2004 to 2016, the share of Americans living in their homes fell from 69.0% to 63.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC). Some pundits claim the […]

Health Insurance Coverage UP 7.6% in Right to Work States, DOWN in Pennsylvania

On April 7, 2017, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Since 2008, Private Health Insurance Coverage Has Risen by 7.6% in Right to Work States, Fallen by 1% in Forced-Unionism Pennsylvania Big Labor’s allies sometimes concede that states with Right to Work laws, which bar the firing of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to their “exclusive” (monopolistic) union bargaining agents, enjoy accelerated […]

NILRR Right to Work Clips March 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, by CLJ

“Backfire” Possible, says Right to Work Group Alton Daily News Online, March 07, 2017 Regardless, NRTW President Mark Mix said the real possibility of a strike means the union, which is a private entity, could call a strike and withhold services taxpayers deserve. “That’s just wrong,” he said. “The idea of letting people join unions […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

    In fast ruling, judge upholds SEIU Local 1000 dues collection The Sacramento Bee Online, February 08, 2017 A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a right-to-work lawsuit that sought to upend the way state government’s largest union collects dues from employees who do not want to fund political activities. James Young of the National […]

On January 27, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

      Right to work passes Missouri Senate, moves back to House Columbia Missourian Online, January 26, 2017 The Senate’s version of the legislation has been sent to the House, which already voted in favor of a similar bill earlier this session. Republican leadership plans to continue fast-tracking the measure. Right to Work clears […]

NILRR Right to Work in the News January 20, 2017

On January 20, 2017, in News Clips, by CLJ

  History indicates wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri Springfield (MO) News-Leader Online, January 11, 2017 History indicates that wages will rise in Right to Work Missouri. Since early 2012, four states have banned compulsory union dues, and in two of these states — Indiana and Michigan — unionism has now been voluntary […]

NILRR Right to Work News Clips December 23, 2016

On December 23, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Right to Work on the March Wall Street Journal Online, December 19, 2016 The New Year will bring change in the states as well as Washington, D.C., and that includes the likely expansion of right-to-work laws to help the economic competitiveness of Missouri, Kentucky and even New Hampshire. Ninth Circuit Sides With Growers Against […]