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 […]

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 […]