NILRR Weekly Clipsheet March 28, 2014

On March 28, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Pro-Union Monopoly Statutes Menace U.S. Cities www.nrtw.org, March 27, 2014 In addition to affirming the Motor City’s insolvency, Judge Rhodes made it clear that Detroit has the legal authority to reduce public employee pension benefits negotiated by government union chiefs who have for decades wielded monopoly-bargaining power under Michigan law. Reflecting on last month’s […]

This Chart Proves Unions Cannot Offer Job Security

On March 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

The title says it all.  Economist Allison Schrager uses the UAW representation election failure at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen plant to illustrate how union bosses can no longer ensure job security for members.  Another so-called “union benefit” goes down the way of the dinosaurs.  Check out her article in qz.com.   A few weeks ago, […]

NILRR Weekly Newsclips, March 21, 2014

On March 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Bus company cuts ties with union in Spring Grove Hanover (PA) Evening Sun, March 14, 2014 More than half the drivers of Teamsters Local 776 signed a petition asking that they no longer be represented by the union, according to Aaron Solem, legal counsel for drivers circulating the petition. That, he said, is an […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips March 14, 2014

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

  Right-to-work bill dies in Kentucky House committee wave3.com, March 14, 2014 A Kentucky House committee’s vote killed right-to-work legislation for the rest of the year, but both sides say the issue will play a key role in November’s elections. Is It Really News to UAW Bosses That Their Political Partisanship Offends Many Workers? www.nilrr.org […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips March 07, 2014

On March 7, 2014, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

    The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs Wall Street Journal Online, March 6, 2014 It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, February 28, 2014

On February 28, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Hofstra Univ. professor calls for “aggressive, illegal actions” in response to Harris vs. Quinn Illinoisreviewtypepad.com, February 23, 2014 CHICAGO – Yesterday, Dr. Alan Singer, a Professor of Secondary Education at Hofstra University, called for “aggressive, illegal actions” as “the only way” to save America’s labor movement. His statement was read as a not-so-veiled threat […]

NILRR Weekly Newsclips February 21, 2014

On February 21, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Clock ticking for UAW to file objection in VW Chattanooga vote Times Free Press Online, February 19, 2014 Raudabaugh, who does work for the anti-union National Right to Work Foundation, said if the board holds a hearing on an objection to the election, it could take months to resolve, he said. “Should the board say […]

VW workers reject UAW organizing drive at Tenn. plant

On February 15, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

The workers at Volkswagen, Chattanooga, have spoken. Gabe Nelson has the story in Automotive News. Workers at Volkswagen AG’s plant here voted to reject UAW representation, dealing a devastating loss to a union that saw the Tennessee factory as its best chance to gain a toehold at a foreign-owned assembly plant in the South.Results of […]