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Right to work brings new era for autoworkers September 07, 2015 Mark Mix            Are you an autoworker? A member of the UAW? Are you tired of paying dues or fed up with your union’s policies? When the UAW’s contracts with the Big Three automakers expire later this month, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin autoworkers…(Read More)

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments…(Read More)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, having just signed a state Right to Work law for the Badger State, recently commented he would support a national Right To Work law also.  O. Kay Henderson has the story on Iowa Radio. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he has the “courage…and capacity” to take on powerful interests, including…(Read More)

UPDATE: Assembly passes right-to-work on party line vote, ABC, March 06, 2015 After a marathon session, the Wisconsin Assembly has passed the right-to-work bill. Republicans said the bill was called good for workers. “We’re fighting for the right of every single worker in this state to have their…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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  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…(Read More)

WEAC’s Not the Only One


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…(Read More)