NILRR Clips October 31, 2014

On October 31, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines Watchdog.org, October 30, 2014 Formerly a heavy-hitter in Pennsylvania politics, at least in Philadelphia and its suburbs, Ironworkers’ Local 401 has spent far less during the 2014 election cycle than any others in recent history. UAW’s Tennessee Trick Or Treat Forbes.com, October 30, 2014 The treat […]

Based on Demographics Alone, Poverty Should Be Higher in Right to Work States — But It’s Lower

On October 23, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

If Right to Work laws had no economic impact whatsoever, the share of people residing in Right to Work states who are poor would surely be higher by roughly a percentage point than the share of people residing in states where compulsory union dues and fees are permitted. The reason is simple demographics.  As a […]

UAW Coercion in Right to Work Michgan

On October 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are stepping up their coercion and intimidation tactics now that Michigan’s Right to Work Law is allowing all workers to choose whether they wish to accept union representation.  Kathleen Sulkowski, represented with free legal advice by the National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, is challenging the requirement that union […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips June 03 2014

On June 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court Has Long Admitted Compulsory Payments to Government Unions May ‘Interfere . . . With an Employee’s Freedom to Associate’ On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer There are many problems with rabidly pro-forced unionism California labor studies professor John Logan’s attack op-ed, published by The Hill today, against the plaintiffs […]

Rising Compensation For Public Servants Relies on a Growing Private Sector

On May 11, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Many proponents of small government may find it hard to believe that the total compensation of America’s private-sector employees grew more rapidly over the past decade than did the total compensation of state and local government employees. That is indeed what the data show — and the margin is not insignificant.  However, the meaning of […]

By and Large, Forced-Unionism States Tax More Because They Spend More

On April 28, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In an April 20 post, I referenced data from the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation and from the U.S. Commerce Department to show that, in 2011, state and local taxes combined consumed 10.7% of personal income in the 28 states that at that time lacked Right to Work laws, but just 8.6% of personal income in […]

Right to Work States Faster Growth, Higher Purchasing Power

On April 15, 2014, in Fact Sheets, NILRR Research, Right To Work, by NILRR Staff

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Missouri Right to Work Would Bring More Jobs

On April 15, 2014, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Investors Business Daily explores the economic growth potential for the Show Me state if the legislature passes a Right to Work law this week.  The editorial appears in Investors.com. Missouri’s legislature votes this week on whether to become a right-to-work state. More hiring is the goal, and if any state needs a jobs pick-me-up, it’s the Show […]