Does UAW Speak for Its Members?

On November 24, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The United Auto Workers union bosses find themselves unable to control rank and file members for many reasons, one of which is Michigan’s Right to Work Law. With workers having a choice about union membership, many are choosing to refrain, and the UAW is having difficulties meeting its annual budget.  Joann Muller has the story in […]

Right to Work Clipsheet November 20, 2015

On November 20, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Friedrichs Amicus Brief: National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, November 18, 2015 “This point is dispositive,” the foundation claims, because “Abood‘s ‘free rider’ rationale is predicated on the opposite presumption: that exclusivity is a burden imposed on unions that impedes their ability to recruit members. This supposition turns reality on its head. […]

NILRR Right to Work Clipsheet October 30, 2015

On October 30, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union calls for full investigation into Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore Sun Online, October 23, 2015 Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a “full investigation” into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs. Why 8,737 UPS retirees are bracing for […]

UAW Attempts Chattanooga Again

On October 27, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

UAW union officials are once again attempting to organize the Volkswagen automobile factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first attempt to organize the plant in 2014 failed, but UAW officials are back for another round.  Christina Rogers has the story in The Wall Street Journal Online. The union hopes to win recognition for a smaller group of skilled traded workers at […]

NILRR Clipsheet September 25, 2015

On September 25, 2015, in Davis-Bacon, News Clips, by CLJ

No more forced union dues for UAW autoworkers in 3 Midwest states, September 23, 2015 The United Auto Workers may extend its current contract with the Big Three automakers, but that doesn’t mean UAW-represented employees in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana have to continue to pay union dues. But the National Right to Work Legal […]

NILRR Clipsheet September 18, 2015

On September 18, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Legislators in Missouri Take Aim at Union Dues New York Times Online, September 15, 2015 “I know we’ve flipped some,” said Greg Mourad, a vice president at the National Right to Work Committee, which supports the legislation. “Whether we’ve flipped enough or not, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.” Seattle kids […]

Right to work brings new era for autoworkers

On September 10, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Right to work brings new era for autoworkers September 07, 2015 Mark Mix            Are you an autoworker? A member of the UAW? Are you tired of paying dues or fed up with your union’s policies? When the UAW’s contracts with the Big Three automakers expire later this month, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin autoworkers will finally […]

NILRR Clipsheet July 31, 2015

On July 31, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on state workers, even before the controversial law […]