Wisconsin = 25th Right to Work State

On March 6, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Wisconsin legislature has voted for freedom for all workers, passing a Right to Work bill making the Badger state the 25th Right to Work state in the union.  Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill on Monday.  The Associated Press has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday […]

Right to Work Brings Jobs

On March 5, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The President and CEO of a local meter manufacturing company states the case for Right to Work.  If the Wisconsin legislature passes the law, the company will bring in new jobs.  Tom Held has the story in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Rich Meeusen, president and CEO of Badger Meter Inc., threatened to move more than […]

Wisconsin Right to Work Advances

On February 25, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

The latest on the Wisconsin Right to Work bill and the surrounding union boss protests.  Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Jason Stein have the story on jsonline.com.  In an abrupt vote recalling the chaotic labor protests of 2011, Republicans pushed so-called right-to-work legislation out of a committee Tuesday night after a day of impassioned testimony […]

WEAC’s Not the Only One

On February 25, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Apparently other Wisconsin public sector unions are reeling from the curtailment in the scope of monopoly bargaining (Act 10), as reflected in the staggering membership losses experienced by other public sector unions.  Robert Samuels comments in the Washington Post. Walker had vowed that union power would shrink, workers would be judged on their merits, and […]

WEAC Scrambles for Power

On February 24, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Passage of Act 10 gave Wisconsin teachers the power to refrain from supporting or joining a teachers’ labor union in order to get or keep a job.  With a 50% loss in membership, the Wisconsin Education Association Council is turning its money and power to local races in an effort to recoup some of their […]

Wisconsin Right to Work Bill Considered

On February 18, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

Steven Walters predicts the Wisconsin legislature will seriously consider the Right to Work Bill during this session. The list of other major decisions that Republican legislators will be making—and many of them in the next few months—is stunning: — Right-to-work law: If former Rep. Duey Stroebel wins Tuesday’s three-way GOP primary in the 20th Senate […]

NILRR News Clips February 13, 2015

On February 13, 2015, in News Clips, Right To Work, by CLJ

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of working as […]

‘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 […]