NILRR News Clips January 09, 2015

On January 12, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The U.S. Supreme Court is One Decision Away from Curtailing Union Power in California Fox and Hounds Online, January 9, 2015 Last year marked a legal turning point for California’s teachers’ unions and public employee unions across the nation. First, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled in June that some of the […]

NILRR News Clips January 02, 2015

On January 2, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

What A Year Labor Unions Had In 2014 The Daily Caller Online, January 1, 2015 Here are six major labor issues that defined the year. Harris v. Quinn. The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois home health care workers could not be compelled to join a union because they were hired by […]

Prophet Pleads Guilty in Philly Racketeering

On December 18, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 have pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering, but the judge is refusing to accept the charges without further information.  U. S. District Judge Michael Baylson, indicated he believed in “proportionality.”  That is, the more culpability the client has, the more severe the sentence.  Julie Shaw has the story on philly.com. […]

Union Violence Rampant in Philadelphia

On October 22, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses in Philadelphia are being brought to justice after waging a war against nonunion workers and contractors in Philadelphia.  Their deeds include arson and intimidation, sabotage and threats.  Tim Walker has the story in the Free Patriot. “The Helpful Union Guys,” or as some may call them “thugs” for short, a systematic team of […]

A Reign of Terror Begins in Tennessee

On October 15, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Having lost a representation election bid at a Volkswagen plan in Tennessee, the UAW has begun a Reign of Terror at the Spring Hill plant in Right to Work Tennessee.  Already an employee has been harassed and threatened for standing up for his Right to Refrain.  Glenn  Taubman, attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense […]

ILWU Bosses Found Guilty of Slowdowns

On June 4, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

The National Labor Relations Board has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) guilty of intentional slowdowns at the Port of Portland.   Joseph Rose has the story at the Oregonian. The 18-page decision, (PDF) written by administrative law judge Jeffrey D. Wedekind in San Francisco, orders ILWU and its Local 8 and Local 40 […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips June 03 2014

On June 3, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

High Court Has Long Admitted Compulsory Payments to Government Unions May ‘Interfere . . . With an Employee’s Freedom to Associate’ On May 29, 2014, in News Clips, by Stan Greer There are many problems with rabidly pro-forced unionism California labor studies professor John Logan’s attack op-ed, published by The Hill today, against the plaintiffs […]

On the Waterfront, Continued

On May 24, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Three New Jersey International Longshoreman’s Association bosses have pleaded guilty to various threats to union members to pay “tribute.”  Thomas Zambito has the story in the Star-Ledger. Three former officials with the International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty today to conspiring to extort Christmastime tributes from members who worked on New Jersey’s piers, federal prosecutors […]