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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…(Read More)

  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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

  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…(Read More)

Two Wisconsin unions failed to file a timely petition to represent several government employees, as required by Act 10. The Wisconsin Public Relations Commission is sticking to its guns, and the law. Molly Williams has the story in Courthouse News. The Wisconsin Association of State Prosecutors and Local 150 of the Service Employees International Union…(Read More)

In an effort to ensure the vote went their way, SEIU organizers harassed and intimidated adjunct workers during a recent organizing campaign.  Matt Lamb has the story in collegefix.com. Adjunct faculty at Washington University in St. Louis voted narrowly to unionize this month, in a campaign marked by accusations of union intimidation and administration…(Read More)

The U.S. Supreme Court is One Decision Away from Curtailing Union Power in California Fox and Hounds Online, January 9, 2015 Last year marked a legal turning point for California’s teachers’ unions and public employee unions across the nation. First, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in June that some…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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