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Does Part of Workers’ Wages Belong to Their Monopoly Bargaining Agent, Even If They Aren’t Union Members? Raymond LaJeunesse, The Federalist Society, November 02, 2017 In an October 5 posting on the blog “On Labor,” Harvard Professor of Labor Law Benjamin Sachs argues ingeniously, but erroneously, that “there is no first amendment problem with…(Read More)

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Illinois loses Toyota-Mazda plant because of right to work www.ilnews.org, October 19, 2017 Patrick Semmens with the National Right to Work Defense Foundation says it’s not just Toyota and Mazda that’s passing over Illinois. He said many job creators simply won’t look at a state that doesn’t give…(Read More)

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear First Amendment Challenge to Forced Union Fees for Government Workers The following press release was issued this morning in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement today that it is granting a writ of certiorari in Janus v. AFSCME, Tim Meads Coverage on Janus Cert. Grant…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(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

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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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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