NILRR Weekly News Clips March 14, 2014

On March 14, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

  Right-to-work bill dies in Kentucky House committee wave3.com, March 14, 2014 A Kentucky House committee’s vote killed right-to-work legislation for the rest of the year, but both sides say the issue will play a key role in November’s elections. Is It Really News to UAW Bosses That Their Political Partisanship Offends Many Workers? www.nilrr.org […]

The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs

On March 8, 2014, in Forced-Dues for Politcs, News Clips, by CLJ

Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel on union political spending and forced dues. It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working on part 89 of […]

AFL-CIO Targeting 5 Governors

On February 27, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

The AFL-CIO will target 5 governors who have supported efforts to free workers.  Yolanda Weinberger has the story in Wisconsinfree.com. Five Republican governors who have supported legislation unpopular with labor unions are on a ‘Big Labor political hit list’. Recently in Houston, AFL-CIO leaders announced that they intend to spend a staggering amount of money–at […]

Union Political Power Stronger Than Ever

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

An editorial from the Orange County Register outlines why  Big Labor must rely on its political power. Despite favoritism from the Obama administration – privileging the United Auto Workers over secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies; steering stimulus funds towards unions; taking legal action against Boeing for opening a new plant in right-to-work […]

Former Labor Secretary Mentioned in Suit by Rank And File

On February 12, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Rank and file members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have filed suit against Vice President William Wagonner, alleging he embezzled money from Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who made no secret of her ties to Big Labor, was mentioned in a complaint filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12 […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, February 7, 2014

On February 7, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Worker Advocate Reacts to Volkswagen’s Request for NLRB Union Election www.nrtw.org, February 3, 2014 Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement after the announcement today that Volkswagen America has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a rapid-fire United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization election in its Chattanooga […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, January 24, 2014

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

  Unions Raise More than 80 Percent of Cash Raised for San Diego Dem National Review Online, January 20, 2014 Four out of every five dollars spent to support one of the leading candidates to fill disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s seat comes from organized labor. The U-T San Diego reports that approximately $2.7 […]

Union Bosses Pour Money into California Mayoral Campaign

On January 21, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Millions in forced dues are being poured into the San Diego mayoral race by union bosses.  Mark Walker of UTSanDiego.com, has the story: Of the more than $3.3 million Alvarez and independent expenditure committees working on his behalf have amassed since the campaign began before the November election, nearly 82 percent has come from union sources and […]