NILRR Clips August 1, 2014

On August 1, 2014, in Davis-Bacon, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different People’s World Online, July 31, 2014 When he came out of a closed door session of the council here July 30 Larry Cohen, the chair of the AFL-CIO’s organizing committee, said that from here on out union organizing is going to take on a […]

NILRR Clipsheet, July 25, 2014

On July 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  It’s unions that treat nonmembers as ‘whipping boys’: Guest opinion Oregonlive.com, July 22, 2014 The normally calm Nesbitt states that the high court has made “whipping boys” of both unions and home care workers. I disagree. It is government employee unions that have been treating home care workers as whipping boys. Until the Supreme […]

Labor Department Funds Union Apprenticeship Program

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

Taxpayers, through the Department of Labor, could be sponsoring union organizing under the auspices of an apprenticeship program to train home care workers.  These apprentices are likely to be forced into paying dues to the SEIU after they take up jobs as healthcare specialists.  Charissa Raynor, the executive director of the SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership […]

Union-led Demonstrations Barred

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

Courts are increasingly finding union-led demonstrations violate numerous laws.  Ryan Williams has the story in The Hill. Last year the state’s Benton County Circuit Court issued a restraining order prohibiting the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and its “subsidiary” OUR Walmart from any actions on company property or at Walmart events. As a […]

Michigan Right to Work Law Frees Workers

On May 21, 2014, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The Wall Street Journal reports how workers in Michigan left the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in droves after passage of the 2012 Right to Work law passed in Michigan.  The dramatic decrease in membership serves to prove that if a union is beneficial for workers it does not have to coerce people into joining. […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, May 05 2014

On May 5, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Finally Free to Leave SEIU, Michigan Home Care Workers Do Exactly That openmarket.org, May 1, 2013 In short, a union-friendly administration created a state body to pose as the “employer” of home care workers receiving state assistance, and then conducted a stealth organizing campaign by mail. (A similar effort in Connecticut led CEI to […]

NILRR Clipsheet, April 11, 2014

On April 11, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Ambush is Coming shopfloor.org, April 10, 2014 While the idea of having this public hearing on its face would fit the definition of an open and transparent government rulemaking process, the hearing itself is more reminiscent of other public “hearings,” which have been held lately. Hearings where only one side is permitted to ask questions […]

NILRR Weekly Clipsheet April 04, 2014

On April 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

    Sens. McConnell, Paul Introduce National Right to Work Amendment www.mcconnell.senate.gov, April 02, 2014 “But right now, I’d like to talk about another jobs proposal Senator Paul and I have again introduced – national Right to Work legislation. It would allow American workers to choose whether or not they’d like to join a union […]