Rank and File Teamsters Rail Against Boss “Parasites”

On November 10, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 […]

NILRR Clips October 31, 2014

On October 31, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 30, 2014 The treat […]

NILRR Clips October 10, 2014

On October 10, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  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 to Work Legal […]

NILRR Clips August 15, 2014

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

  Poll Shows State Supports Philosophy Behind ‘Right-To-Work’ ctnewsjunkie.com, August 15, 2014 A poll of 500 residents, conducted in July by Google Consumer Surveys, found that 75 percent of respondents said “yes” when asked: “Should employees have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union?” Wisconsin public […]

NILRR Clips August 1, 2014

On August 1, 2014, in Davis-Bacon, News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different People’s World Online, July 31, 2014 When he came out of a closed door session of the council here July 30 Larry Cohen, the chair of the AFL-CIO’s organizing committee, said that from here on out union organizing is going to take on a […]

NILRR Clipsheet, July 25, 2014

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

  It’s unions that treat nonmembers as ‘whipping boys’: Guest opinion Oregonlive.com, July 22, 2014 The normally calm Nesbitt states that the high court has made “whipping boys” of both unions and home care workers. I disagree. It is government employee unions that have been treating home care workers as whipping boys. Until the Supreme […]

On the Waterfront, Continued

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

Three New Jersey International Longshoreman’s Association bosses have pleaded guilty to various threats to union members to pay “tribute.”  Thomas Zambito has the story in the Star-Ledger. Three former officials with the International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty today to conspiring to extort Christmastime tributes from members who worked on New Jersey’s piers, federal prosecutors […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips May 23, 2014

On May 23, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Top federal leaders suggest dismissal of lawsuit against UAW/VW nooga.com, May 23, 2014 Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, said in a prepared statement that: This extremely unusual move by the Obama administration to file a brief at the District Court level shows just how much they are in […]