Milwaukee Newspaper Investigation Shows How Act 10 Reforms Have Changed Wisconsin For the Better

On December 7, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In the summer of 2011, roughly five-and-a-half years ago, Wisconsin became the first state in U.S. history to implement a major legislative rollback of government union bosses’ monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges. The rollback and the comprehensive public-spending reform package of which it was a part, commonly known as Act 10, have been successful by all […]

Act 10 Allows ‘Good Teachers to Move to Districts That Can Provide a Better Opportunity’

On November 4, 2016, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

For roughly half a century, government union bosses in Wisconsin wielded statutory power to act as public educators’ “exclusive” bargaining agents with school officials regarding matters of pay, benefits, and work rules. And for roughly four decades starting in 1971, government union bosses also had the power to get teachers fired for refusal to pay […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet November 13, 2015

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

  UMWA endorses Jim Justice for governor WV Metro News, November 12, 2015 When asked about how he would handle a right-to-work bill as governor, Justice said he would veto it. Why bond-buyers prefer red states Your Daily Journal Online, November 12, 2015 States with strong public-employee unions — which they measured with membership rates, […]

Teacher Union Lawyers Tacitly Admit Many Educators Get Paid Less as a Consequence of Monopolistic Unionism

On November 9, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Under an array of federal court precedents such as Atkins v. City of Charlotte and the labor statutes of every state in the union, K-12 public educators have the right to join and financially support a union without being fired as a consequence.  But otherwise the state laws and policies governing labor-management relations in public […]

Sauk Prairie Union Contract Could Cost Taxpayers

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

The school board of Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin, has ignored stipulations of Act 10 and taken up a potentially illegal monopoly bargaining union contract.  If enforced, the contract could once again force teachers into compulsory unionism, and cost taxpayers who would have to pay for any ensuing litigation.  Tim McCumber, Wisconsin News, has the story. Last […]

Union Hypocrisy, Michgan Style

On November 28, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Detroit News’ editorial says it all.   Teacher union officials cry foul over representing teachers who are nonmembers under an exclusive representation contract they themselves have foisted on these unwilling teachers.  Perhaps that’s why teachers are exercising their right to refrain. No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number. As more public school teachers […]

Pennsylvania Teacher Union Officials Hurting Students

On November 16, 2013, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, NILRR Research, by CLJ

Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation, demonstrates how teacher union officials are hurting students by preventing school reform, and pressing more and more teachers into paying for agendas they do not believe in.  But, then, Pennsylvania allows union officials to collect dues from teachers in agency shop districts.  The story is in The Hill. Teachers’ […]

Students Stop Teachers Union From Killing Their Education

On May 15, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

A heartwarming story of courage as highschoolers wrest their band, and volunteer teacher from the jaws of the teacher union doomsday machine.    Volunteers are the last thing unions want to see in any field.  Volunteers take away an opportunity for union officials, not only to milk the taxpayer, but to add a new forced-dues payor to […]