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The last week of February ended with the gaveled submission of the United States Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME.  The Petitioner Mark Janus asked the country’s Highest Court to end the forced dues permissions found in the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education Supreme Court that compulsory union fees can exist while…(Read More)

In a commentary published on CNS NEWS (see the link below to read the whole thing), I point out that, in a just-resolved Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of forced union dues and fees in the government sector, there was ultimately no difference of opinion between the Right to Work advocates and the…(Read More)

More than 70 years ago, when Steele v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad came before the U.S. Supreme Court, there was no federal law prohibiting race-based job discrimination perpetrated by employers or other private parties. As a consequence, the railroad executives who were the principal defendants in this case were able to contend that…(Read More)

Among the many brazen power grabs, successful and unsuccessful, Big Labor has assayed over the years, a so-called “unfair labor practice” complaint filed by teacher union bosses against the City of Madison, Joint School District 8, with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) back in the early 1970’s must surely be one of…(Read More)

By Repudiating Their Monopoly Privileges, Union Officials Can Restore Their Own Ability to Choose Who May Join A little more than three decades ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan’s majority opinion in Roberts v. U.S. Jaycees[1] cited several ways in which government actions may “unconstitutionally infringe upon” an individual’s…(Read More)

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