New Labor Scheme for Bernie Sanders

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Labor for Bernie intends to engage rank and file union members to get out the vote for Bernie Sanders using forced dues to realize their goals. But it seems that only union bosses are currently engaged in the campaign.   Mario Vasquez has the story on In These Times. Labor for Bernie, a new nationwide network for […]

Are Bosses Endangering Unions’ Relevancy?

On June 29, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Mary Kramer, Crain’s Detroit Business News, examines whether union bosses’ tactics are rendering unions more and more irrelevant. In a couple of weeks, the United Auto Workers and Detroit automakers will kick off contract talks to replace four-year pacts that expire Sept. 14. As Dave Barkholz has reported for our sibling publication Automotive News, the […]

NILRR Clipsheet June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman, William Gould, who has wanted to take […]

Missouri Gov Gets Donation After Veto

On June 17, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Missouri Governor Nixon’s veto of a Right to Work law earned him a sizeable donation from United Auto Workers’ union bosses.  The story appears in the Kansas City Business Journal. A major union showed its gratitude — $50,000 worth — to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for his veto of “right-to-work” legislation, KSHB reports. Nixon received […]

UAW Loses Monopoly Bid

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

In what can be described as a crushing blow, Volkswagen has decided to recognize a German-style works council at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Plant workers have never voted unanimously to be represented by the United Auto Workers, despite UAW union bosses’ best efforts.  Jalopnik has the story. The UAW has been pushing for what […]

Big Labor Gave $2 Million to Clinton Foundations

On May 15, 2015, in Fact Sheets, Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by NILRR Staff

U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for refusing to pay. As Mrs. Clinton became closer to her current run […]

NILRR News Clips May 08, 2015

On May 8, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

NLRB Schedules Fifth Vote to Decertify Local UAW Washington Free Beacon Online, May 07, 2015 Alabama workers are being forced to take a fifth vote to kick out a local UAW chapter despite giving the union the boot in February. Top N.J. lawmaker helping embattled ironworkers union rebuild as criminal case wanes nj.com, May 01, […]

NILRR News Clips May 01 2015

On May 1, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, by CLJ

UAW members get information on how to leave union freep.com, April 29, 2015 About three dozen UAW workers gathered today in Sterling Heights to get advice on how leave the union or stop paying dues after Michigan’s right-to-work law starts applying to the Detroit-based union. Freedom’s just another word for mandatory dues, union says watchdog.org, […]