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, […]

NM May Be Next Right to Work State

On November 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

New Mexico Senate Minority Leader Jim Lingle believes the recent elections will facilitate passage of a New Mexico Right to Work law, making the land of Enchantment even more enchanting by allowing workers to choose whether or not to be represented by a union.  Dan Mayfield has the story in the Albuquerque Business Journal. But […]

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 […]