Case Could Outlaw Forced Public Sector Union Dues

On July 1, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is an important step towards finally respecting the First Amendment rights of America’s […]

Labor Dept Pushes Unionization

On June 23, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 dues dollars […]

Why I stopped paying the SEIU

On June 16, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

NILRR News Clips February 13, 2015

On February 13, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of working as […]

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 […]