NILRR News Clips May 15, 2015

On May 15, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Big Labor Gave $2 Million to Clinton Foundation nilrr.org, May 15, 2015 U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for […]

Oregon Unions Spend $2.3 Million on Elections

On November 6, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions spentmore than $2.3 million in forced-dues money to elect hand-picked candidates, and sway ballot initiatives.  And that was just in the past two months.  Hannah Hoffman has the story in the Statesman Journal. The unions collectively oppose Measure 90, which would allow for an open primary election, and they […]

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 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 […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, November 22, 2013

On November 22, 2013, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Regent Law Students Participate in Two Supreme Court Cases Networkedblogs.com, November 20, 2013 Through the Right to Work Practicum at Regent University School of Law, Regent’s law students have recently had the incredible opportunity to participate in not one, but two cases being heard by the United States Supreme Court. The United States Supreme […]

Colbert-Busch’s Union Push No Big Surprise

On May 9, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

A Big Labor payback that is nothing short of outrageous, but no big surprise.  Betsy Woodruff has the story in National Review Online.   On a dreary, humid Sunday in front of a Charleston library named for her father, Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Representative James Clyburn (D., S.C.) talked up organized labor in this right-to-work state, […]

SEIU Has Big Plans for Midwest Workers

On February 6, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

SEIU Local 1’s 2013 Strategic Plan reveals a goal of forcing thousands of guards and airport workers into unwanted representation. A majority of the workers perform janitorial or security duties.  The plan also boasts it will help the “99%” achieve equity with the “1%.”  This “1%” must include some SEIU officials, considering their hefty salaries. Luke Rosiak […]