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Laborers have no say in their contract U-T SanDiego.com, February 4, 2015 Farm laborers at one of the nation’s largest fruit farms, Gerawan Farming, have been pleading with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board — an agency formed, ironically, to give farm workers a voice in their own contracts — to count their votes…(Read More)

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political…(Read More)

NILRR Clips October 31, 2014

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After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines Watchdog.org, October 30, 2014 Formerly a heavy-hitter in Pennsylvania politics, at least in Philadelphia and its suburbs, Ironworkers’ Local 401 has spent far less during the 2014 election cycle than any others in recent history. UAW’s Tennessee Trick Or Treat Forbes.com, October…(Read More)

Desperate for new sources of dues revenue, UAW union officials offering a “trick” to Chattanooga Volkswagen workers.  Even Labor Secretary Tom Perez is getting in on the act, declaring the U.S. will import German-style work councils. These co-called councils must operate under a union in the United States. And Volkswagen workers, having…(Read More)

NILRR Clips October 10, 2014

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  Roy Exum: The UAW’s New Scab List The Chattanoogan Online, October 10, 2014 There is a special page that is popping up on union websites in right-to-work states such as Tennessee that is called “The Scab List,” according to an article in Washington. Glenn Taubmann, a lawyer at the National Right…(Read More)

Eight of the Nine States With the Highest Government Debt-to-Income Ratios Lack Right to Work Protections (Click to download fact sheet) By Stan Greer As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades.  As recently as 1981, the…(Read More)

  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…(Read More)

New UAW president, Dennis Williams, facing declining membership and a recent failed organizing campaign, vows to tolerate no concessions in future negotiations.  United Auto Worker rank and file members believe Williams can turn the union’s fortunes after UAW bosses were defeated in an organizing campaign at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Management remained neutral throughout…(Read More)

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