NILRR Weekly News Clips, December 06, 2013

On December 6, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Unions Bring Chicago Thuggery to California, Oregon Hospitals, December 02, 2013 The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is attempting to force hospitals in California and Oregon to allow it to organize workers by using ballot initiatives that would cap executive pay and charges to patients, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The SEIU […]

Scott Walker Can’t Convince Big Labor to Hate Him Less

On November 24, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In 2011, Wisconsin and Ohio became the first two states to adopt legislation revoking government union bosses’ privilege to get public servants fired for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union after having previously passed a statute explicitly authorizing forced union dues in the government sector. In the Buckeye State, Big Labor […]

Wisconsin Union Thugs Threaten Governor over Act 10

On November 18, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recounts the threats to his family’s safety after passage of Act 10, which severely limited the scope of monopoly bargaining for government employee unions, and gave teachers right to work freedom as well. Tal Kopan has the story in Politico. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced death threats and frightening encounters with […]

Big Labor Milwaukee Mayor Admits Monopolistic Public-Safety Unionism Harmful to Taxpayers

On August 25, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Tom Barrett’s call to expand Act 10 offensive In the spring of 2012, Big Labor bosses in the Badger State rallied behind union-label Democrat Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, who was then challenging GOP Gov. Scott Walker in a special “recall” election.  Union officials had instigated the recall as a means of punishing Walker and a […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips August 1, 2013

On August 2, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Holden postal worker files complaint after dues still taken from paycheck despite quitting union Bangor Daily News Online, August 2, 2013 She said she could not discuss details of the charge because of the ongoing investigation. Staff attorneys from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provided Johnson with free legal assistance and helped […]

NILRR Weekly Clips, July 26, 2013

On July 26, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  NRTW Foundation starts Pgh ads Pittsburgh Post Gazette Online, July 23, 2013 The conservative National Right To Work Foundation is starting a decent-sized ad buy in the Pittsburgh market today that warns of union harassment in hospital work places. UPDATE: The NRTW takes issue with the headline of this post calling it “anti-union.” It […]

NILRR Weekly Clips May 3, 2013

On May 3, 2013, in Issue Briefs, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Anti-Right to Work Campaign in Ohio Roughs up the Truth, April 27th, 2013 While the importance of and need for an Ohio Right to Work law are now being recognized by more and more citizens, grass-roots proponents have yet to agree about what is the most promising approach for reaching their objective.  Nevertheless, Big […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips March 15, 2013

On March 15, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee, March 13, 2013 Links to Foundation Story In January 2012, President Obama installed three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was not in recess. In the wake of the president’s unprecedented action, efforts […]