Forced Fees For Harmful Union ‘Representation’ Upheld, 4-4

On April 2, 2016, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

In a commentary published on CNS NEWS (see the link below to read the whole thing), I point out that, in a just-resolved Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of forced union dues and fees in the government sector, there was ultimately no difference of opinion between the Right to Work advocates and the proponents of […]

Teacher Union Lawyers Tacitly Admit Many Educators Get Paid Less as a Consequence of Monopolistic Unionism

On November 9, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

Under an array of federal court precedents such as Atkins v. City of Charlotte and the labor statutes of every state in the union, K-12 public educators have the right to join and financially support a union without being fired as a consequence.  But otherwise the state laws and policies governing labor-management relations in public […]

A Trillion-Dollar, Federal Taxpayer-Funded Bailout For Government Union Bosses?

On August 11, 2015, in NILRR Research, by Stan Greer

It is well-documented that public-sector union officials who are empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges routinely wield them to jack up governments’ long-term spending commitments. Moreover, as a consequence of Big Labor’s compulsory dues-financed lobbying successes, states that give more special privileges to public-sector union officials burden their citizens with more debt as as heavier […]

NEA Union Lawyers, Meet the NEA Representative Assembly

On July 5, 2015, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Any educator, parent, or other concerned citizen who wants to know where officers of the National Education Association (NEA) teacher union and its thousands of local and statewide affiliates stand on how employees of K-12 public schools ought to be compensated can learn a great deal by looking at the NEA’s resolutions and other policy […]

Is It Really News to UAW Bosses That Their Political Partisanship Offends Many Workers?

On March 13, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In a whiny commentary for The American Prospect published three days after workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga voted decisively against union monopoly bargaining last month, Harold Meyerson, the leftist magazine’s pro-forced unionism editor-at-large, bemoaned the role “cultural” considerations played in the campaign’s outcome.  (See the link below to read Meyerson’s piece.) While […]

‘Unionized Firms Offer Performance-Based Pay Less Than Half as Often’ as Union-Free Businesses

On September 21, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

Why Should the Government Prevent Union Members from Earning RAISEs? Most Americans who aren’t close observers of labor-management relations assume that, whatever other faults they may have, union officials can at least be counted upon to fight consistently for higher pay and benefits for employees. Unfortunately, this assumption is naive and incorrect.  As James Sherk […]