Census Data Show College-Educated Employees Are Flocking to Right to Work States

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

A recent assessment of business climates in the 50 states prepared for USA Today by the financial news site 24/7 Wall Street assumes that a higher-than-average share of the adult population holding a bachelor’s degree in a state in any given year is invariably an indication that the state is doing well at attracting and […]

NILRR News Clips January 09, 2015

On January 12, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The U.S. Supreme Court is One Decision Away from Curtailing Union Power in California Fox and Hounds Online, January 9, 2015 Last year marked a legal turning point for California’s teachers’ unions and public employee unions across the nation. First, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in June that some of the […]

Forced-Unionism States’ Aggregate Youth Population Has Fallen by Nearly 1.6 Million Over the Past Decade

On January 1, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

U.S. Census Bureau data released just before Christmas show that 44 of the 50 states experienced overall population increases last year.  (See the news account linked below for more information.)  But many states are home to steadily decreasing numbers of residents under age 18.  And declines in youth population are closely correlated with a lack […]

James Sherk on Right to Work Laws

On December 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

James Sherk, explains the value of Right to Work laws, and reviews campaigns for more laws across the country.  He is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair recently made history as the youngest person elected to the West Virginia legislature. She may make history again as a lawmaker by securing […]

Nevada Group’s Top 10 Labor Reforms

On December 17, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Nevada Policy Research Institute lists its top 9 Labor Law Reforms for 2015.  Geoffrey Lawrence, Director of Research and Legislative Affairs, published the list of 9 labor law reforms that directly address union power in Nevada. At the forefront of that last component will be changing the state’s collective-bargaining process for government workers in ways […]

Forced-Unionism States’ Unfunded Pension Liabilities Equal Nearly a Third of Their Combined GDP

On November 23, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

A new report by State Budget Solutions (or SBS, see the link below) adds to the evidence that, as good as government union officials empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges are at pushing for higher taxes, they are even better at jacking up governments’ long-term spending commitments.  As a consequence, states that give more special […]

Union Membership Is Declining Less in Right to Work States

On November 15, 2014, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

As even casual observers of U.S. labor policy know, union membership in the U.S. has been declining for a long time, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the workforce. Is union membership falling more precipitously in Right to Work states, where employees are legally protected from being fired for refusal to join […]

West Virginia Right to Work?

On November 13, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

18 year-old West Virginia legislator wants to make West Virginia the next Right to Work state.  Eliza Gray has the story for Time Magazine.  She is the daughter of Craig Blair, a state Senator. She donated $3,600 of her own money to the campaign. Blair is staunchly conservative, holding anti-abortion, pro-gun, and anti-gay marriage views, […]