Illinois Pension Reform Dead

On May 13, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Illinois Supreme Court has blown government employee pension reform efforts out of the water, claiming it violates the state constitution.  Taxpayers will continue to be on the hook  for union bosses’ extravagant demands for more, more, more, that has brought the state to the point of a $111 billion underfunding of the pension system.  […]

‘It’s So Old-Fashioned, It’s A Brand New Idea’   

On February 3, 2015, in Fact Sheets, by NILRR Staff

(National Institute for Labor Relations Research Fact Sheet) Recent State Election Returns Indicate Support For Right to Work Is an Increasingly Valuable Political Asset By Stan Greer On June 5, 2012, Badger State Republican Scott Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a “recall” election.  He defeated his union-label Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor […]

Michigan Right to Work Law Frees Workers

On May 21, 2014, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The Wall Street Journal reports how workers in Michigan left the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in droves after passage of the 2012 Right to Work law passed in Michigan.  The dramatic decrease in membership serves to prove that if a union is beneficial for workers it does not have to coerce people into joining. […]

NLRB Certifies Vote Rejecting UAW

On April 25, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Volkswagen plant workers won a victory as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certifed election results from a February vote which rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys represented workers who just wanted to work free from union boss interference. Melanie Trottman has the […]

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 […]

Pyongyang, Tennessee?

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

  German union boss Detlef Wetzel of Germany’s IG Metall, compared nonunionized Southern states to North Korea.  Huh?  Yes.  Holman Jenkins, Jr., has the story in the Wall Street Journal. North Korea? That’s the analogy Germany’s top labor leader recently applied to the American South because, in the American South, nonunion auto plants are permitted […]

Governor Kasich: No Right to Work for Ohio

On August 15, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

Ohio Governor Kasich has caved to Big Labor demands to keep Ohio workers under union rule.  The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King, Jr.,  has the story.   Job growth is up. The Republican governor just signed what he calls “the biggest tax cut in the country” after converting a looming $7.7 billion budget deficit into […]

NILRR Weekly Clips, July 26, 2013

On July 26, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

  NRTW Foundation starts Pgh ads Pittsburgh Post Gazette Online, July 23, 2013 The conservative National Right To Work Foundation is starting a decent-sized ad buy in the Pittsburgh market today that warns of union harassment in hospital work places. UPDATE: The NRTW takes issue with the headline of this post calling it “anti-union.” It […]