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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…(Read More)

11 Million Workers Are Forced To Pay Union Dues: Congress Should Help Them The Daily Caller Online, June 03, 2015 The National Right to Work Act (S. 391/H.R. 612) was introduced in both chambers of Congress earlier this year. This easy to read, one-page bill does not add one single word to…(Read More)

NLRB takes on right-to-work — Finance to hold hearing on TPA today politico.com, April 17, 2015 NLRB TAKES ON RIGHT-TO-WORK: The National Labor Relations Board’s newest target is the right-to-work movement. In a call for briefs yesterday, the agency said it may allow a union to collect a…(Read More)

35K Union Membership?

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Union members and officials have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes to allow workers to join Steamfitters Local 638.  MaryAnn Spoto has the story on nj.com. A Middletown man has admitted to helping an official in his union accept bribes in return for granting memberships. Christopher Lupino, 51, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal…(Read More)

Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 have pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, but the judge is refusing to accept the charges without further information.  U. S. District Judge Michael Baylson, indicated he believed in “proportionality.”  That is, the more culpability the client has, the more severe the sentence.  Julie Shaw has the…(Read More)

A worthy union will not have to force workers into membership.  A bad union should  not have the power to force workers to pay it dues.  As the article points out, New York is not a  Right to Work state, where workers can refrain from joining or supporting labor unions.  And the rank and file…(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)

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)

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