NILRR Clipsheet, April 18, 2014

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

  Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty Flouts IRS List Demand New American, April 18, 2015 “There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” the organization’s Communications Director Megan Stiles told the Washington Examiner in an e-mail April 15. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side […]

NILRR Clipsheet, April 11, 2014

On April 11, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Ambush is Coming shopfloor.org, April 10, 2014 While the idea of having this public hearing on its face would fit the definition of an open and transparent government rulemaking process, the hearing itself is more reminiscent of other public “hearings,” which have been held lately. Hearings where only one side is permitted to ask questions […]

Will Illinois be the Next Wisconsin?

On March 20, 2014, in News Clips, by CLJ

Jonathan S. Tobin takes a look at the Illinois primary, where political novice Bruce Rauner, primary winner, intends to reduce government employee union power over the state government, in Commentary Magazine.  In the past few years, public-sector unions have faced severe challenges to their ability to dictate pension and benefit packages to states and municipalities […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, December 20, 2013

On December 23, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

One Breach of Basic Legal Principles Doesn’t Warrant Another www.nilrr.org, December 15, 2013 Unfortunately, in the U.S. federal labor policy routinely breaches the personal right to choose one’s own representative. If a majority of the front-line employees in a workplace sign authorization cards indicating they wish to be represented by a particular union on compensation […]

A Unionization Election Isn’t Remotely Like a Public Election

On December 9, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In November 2012, roughly 63 million Americans nationwide voted against the winning candidate for U.S. President, Barack Obama. People who cast their ballots for Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and the numerous other candidates who didn’t win were undoubtedly disappointed. But many have been able to take consolation in the fact that, as citizens, […]

“Unintimidated” Blasts Monopoly Bargaining Practices

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

Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating gives a polished review of “Unintimidated,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s book about the passage of Act 10.  As Governor of Oklahoma, Keating proposed a state referendum on Right to Work, which passed in September, 2001.  In his review, Keating concentrates on government employee monopoly bargaining as the root of the […]

NILRR Weekly News Clips, December 06, 2013

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

  Unions Bring Chicago Thuggery to California, Oregon Hospitals Breitbart.com, December 02, 2013 The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is attempting to force hospitals in California and Oregon to allow it to organize workers by using ballot initiatives that would cap executive pay and charges to patients, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The SEIU […]

Scott Walker Can’t Convince Big Labor to Hate Him Less

On November 24, 2013, in News Clips, by Stan Greer

In 2011, Wisconsin and Ohio became the first two states to adopt legislation revoking government union bosses’ privilege to get public servants fired for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union after having previously passed a statute explicitly authorizing forced union dues in the government sector. In the Buckeye State, Big Labor […]