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Unions and Democrats

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While public sector unions remain the largest contributors to the Democrat Party, they are costing the government more, leaving less for Democrat causes.  Daniel Di Salvo has the story in The Daily Beast. Public sector unions create a genuine political conundrum for Democrats. On the one hand, they are genuinely powerful, and Democrats rely on…(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)

This  Washington Examiner editorial explores union bosses’ power to force workers into paying for politics they do not support. How would you react if your employer informed you he would be taking a modest cut from your paycheck each month for his political action committee? What if he told you that if you try to…(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)

National Right to Work Supreme Court Victory Forces SEIU to Abandon Forced Dues Demands in Illinois, Minnesota, & Massachusetts nrtw.org, August 5, 2014 “Thanks to a National Right to Work Foundation-won victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, SEIU bosses across the country are being forced to back down from their forced union…(Read More)

Cliff Kincaid reports on the Communicaitons Workers of America (CWA), union political activity, media bias and where CWA forced dues go, in the Canada Free Press. One of the major speakers at last week’s “New Populism” conference was Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union which represents on…(Read More)

  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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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