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The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s victory in the Harris v. Quinn case before the Supreme Court is freeing thousands of workers from having to pay tribute to unions they never wanted to join or support in the first place.   Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner Online. A Seattle…(Read More)

Vice president Joe Biden makes it clear he will support forced unionism if he runs for president, and eulogizes union bosses for their power to force workers to pay dues.  The Leo Gerard Biden refers to is president of the United Steelworkers Union.  Byron York has the story in the Washington Examiner. Vice President Joe…(Read More)

Waste Management Worker Illegally Threatened by Operating Engineers Union Official: Join or Be Fired nrtw.org, August 31, 2015 John Woodall, a California worker, has filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 (IUOE) after a union official threatened Woodall with an…(Read More)

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Laborers have no say in their contract U-T SanDiego.com, February 4, 2015 Farm laborers at one of the nation’s largest fruit farms, Gerawan Farming, have been pleading with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board — an agency formed, ironically, to give farm workers a voice in their own contracts — to count their votes…(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)

Congressman Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs (VA), has requested that all VA employees performing “official time” or union work, return to tending to VA affairs.  With 271 employees devoted solely to working on union businesss, the Department of Veterans Affairs employs the largest number of “official time” employees.  Mark Flatten…(Read More)

In California, it’s all about the students for once.  Things will soon change in the Golden State, renowned for its powerful teacher unions.  Refusing to bow to this teacher union power, California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu found in favor of students who only asked to receive a quality education.  Sean Higgins has the…(Read More)

A cautionary tale about a worker who inadvertently signed cards supporting the Teamsters.  Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner. Florida bus driver April Perez was a vocal opponent of having a union at her workplace, Durham School Services. She even served as the company’s election observer during a failed organizing bid…(Read More)

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