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NILRR Clips October 31, 2014


After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines, 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, 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


  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, 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, 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)

AFL-CIO Targeting 5 Governors


The AFL-CIO will target 5 governors who have supported efforts to free workers.  Yolanda Weinberger has the story in 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…(Read More)