Hey, Prof. Krugman: Lowering Workers’ Housing Costs Raises Their Real Earnings!

On July 11, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

As the many “pay calculators” available on the Internet that can help you figure out how far your wage or salary would go in another locality attest, people seeking a better job or a first job routinely factor in cost of living in assessing how good an offer from an employer really is.  Consequently, employers in […]

Right to Work Helps Economic Recovery

On June 24, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments and claim credit […]

RTW States’ Manufacturing Edge

On June 15, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

According to U.S. Commerce Department data released on June 10, last year a record 47.9% of the entire U.S. manufacturing output, measured in current dollars, occurred in states that had prohibited compulsory union dues and fees.  (A link to the entire release may be found at the end of this post.)  Stan Greer  has the story […]

Forced Unionism Correlated With Greater Income Inequality

On June 7, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Judging by the many publications of the Big Labor-funded Economic Policy Institute, the academics who work or volunteer for this organization love compulsory unionism, and detest income inequality.  But the EPI’s own data show that, almost certainly to its chagrin, household incomes in forced-unionism states are on average more unequal than are household incomes in […]

Indiana Tops for Growth

On May 20, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Indiana, which passed its Right to Work Law in 2012, continues to top the charts in economic development.  Inside Indiana Business Journal has the story. Indiana ranked first in the Midwest and sixth nationwide as the best place to do business by Chief Executive magazine. It is the only Midwestern state ranked in the top […]

Right to Work States Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power

On May 13, 2015, in Fact Sheets, by NILRR Staff

Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power Spring 2015 Update  (Click here to download the 2015 Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power Fact Sheet)

NILRR Clips April 17, 2015

On April 17, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

NLRB takes on right-to-work — Finance to hold hearing on TPA today politico.com, April 17, 2015 NLRB TAKES ON RIGHT-TO-WORK: The National Labor Relations Board’s newest target is the right-to-work movement. In a call for briefs yesterday, the agency said it may allow a union to collect a fee from a non-member in a right-to-work […]

Right to Work States Win Again

On April 14, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Stephen Moore comments on findings about economic growth in states, and finds that 5 Right to Work states beat out non-Right To work states for population growth and taxes. In recent years, though, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota adopted this very strategy, and they raised taxes on their […]