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 8, 2014

On August 8, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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 dues demands,” stated […]

The Labor Union That Runs the Media

On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

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-line writers, […]

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 […]