SEIU Circumvents Supreme Court Ruling

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

In a blatant attempt to circumvent the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court ruling, the Service Employees International Union has devised a scheme where Illinois home care workers are still required to listen to SEIU officials’ union membership pitch and receive membership cards.  These mandatory sessions are paid for by the state of Illinois.  The Supreme Court ruled […]

NILRR Clips November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Push For New Mexico “Right To Work” Law Anticipated krwg.org, TV and FM radio, November 13, 2014 A Republican legislative leader says the GOP’s capture of majority control of the state House means New Mexico may enact legislation to bar labor contracts that require workers to be union members.  The idea is controversial because it […]

Oregon Unions Spend $2.3 Million on Elections

On November 6, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions spentmore than $2.3 million in forced-dues money to elect hand-picked candidates, and sway ballot initiatives.  And that was just in the past two months.  Hannah Hoffman has the story in the Statesman Journal. The unions collectively oppose Measure 90, which would allow for an open primary election, and they […]

Another Forced Unionization Scheme

On October 23, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

SEIU makes no bones about their latest forced unionism scheme.  The campaign to increase the minimum wage really doesn’t have anything to do with increasing the minimum wage.  Here’s a surprise – it’s all about forced dues and forced membership.  Brady Cremeens has the story on Illinois Watchdog.com. The effort to raise the minimum wage in Chicago […]

2014 Labor Union Pension Plan Critical Status Notices

On October 2, 2014, in News Clips, by NILRR Staff

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has updated its page listing the Critical Status Notices sent out by the U.S. Department of Labor to “multiemployer pension plans,” which are mostly controlled by Labor Union Officials. This year and several past years of status notices go to NILRR,org’s Pensions in Critical Status page. US DOL information […]

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 […]