Unions Fail to File in Time, Lose Representation

On January 20, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 filed their […]

SEIU Organizers Harass Before Vote

On January 13, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 pressure […]

NILRR News Clips January 09, 2015

On January 12, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 of the […]

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 7, 2014

On November 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Hey, unions: Don’t freak out about Scott Walker’s big victory The Week, November 6, 2014 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) pulled off a stunner of a solid victory on Tuesday. And after his very public fights with Wisconsin’s public sector unions, the governor’s re-election is being billed as a major blow to Big Labor. Still, […]

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 […]

Clipsheet Harris V. Quinn July 3, 2014

On July 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court’s Labor Ruling Likely to Weaken Union Clout in More States NewsMax Online, July 1, 2014 Messenger pointed out that two specific groups that were the targets of such “unionization schemes” are now protected. “The first group are personal-care providers,” he told Newsmax, “who provide home personal care to disabled, chronically ill, or elderly […]

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 […]