A chance to make union dues a choice

On September 9, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  By Mark Mix September 6, 2015 The Gilded Age. The Spoils System. Tammany Hall. In American politics, corrupt bargains between politicians and their supporters are supposed to be a thing of the past. But in the public sector, a troubling relationship persists between elected officials and one powerful constituency. Thanks largely to favors granted […]

NILRR Clipsheet September 04, 2015

On September 4, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired nrtw.org, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an ultimatum […]


On July 24, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Michigan Hospital Employees Win Settlement After SEIU Union Bosses Blocked Workers from Exercising Right to Work www.nrtw.org, July 23, 2015 Seven workers at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, MI have won a settlement from Service Employees International Union Local 79 (SEIU) in a case challenging SEIU officials’ failure to obey Michigan’s new Right to Work […]

Case Could Outlaw Forced Public Sector Union Dues

On July 1, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is an important step towards finally respecting the First Amendment rights of America’s […]

Labor Dept Pushes Unionization

On June 23, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor Union Report has an interesting story about Mary Beth Maxwell, who, prior to joining the Labor Department, served as an officer in the American Rights at Work, which attempted to ensure the Employee Free Choice Act was passed, thereby enshrining forced union membership in federal law.  Here’s the story. With billions of potential dues dollars […]

NILRR Clipsheet June 19, 2015

On June 19, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Most of U.S. Manufacturing GDP Now Emanates From Right to Work States www.nrtwc.org, June 15, 2015 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 […]

Why I stopped paying the SEIU

On June 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Laura Baston recounts her experience as a victim of compulsory unionism in the News Gazette online. In 1989, I worked as an accountant for the Marathon Pipeline company in Martinsville. I had two small children, and like many mothers, I was torn between my career and wanting to spend time with my family. So I […]

NILRR News Clips April 10, 2015

On April 10, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Former labor union official pleads guilty in federal database case Buffalo News Online, April 09, 2015 Jeffrey A. Peterson, 51, of Freedom, a former business agent of Local 17 of the Operating Engineers International, AFL-CIO, pleaded guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to a federal charge of exceeding his […]