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Assemblyman Eric Bulison is ready to introduce a Right to Work law in the Missouri Assembly in the next session. Jonathan Shoreman has the story in the News-Leader. Springfield lawmaker Eric Burlison has been trying to get so-called Right to Work legislation passed for years and is now tying his argument for the bill to […]
It appears Service Employees International Union officials continue ploughing money and workers into an organizing campaign directed towards fast-food workers. These workers so far have not responded to the SEIU’s overtures, and disruption of their workplace is unlikely to convince anyone to join. Demonstrations are set for tomorrow. Sean Higgins has the story in the […]
Detroit is the largest city to be forced to declare bankruputcy, in part due to union officials’ extorting huge sums of money from taxpayers to pay for incredibly lucrative pensions for city union members. Nathan Bomey, Brett Snavely, and Alissa Priddle, have the story in the Detroit Free Press. The city of Detroit today […]
Under Oregon labor law provisions authorizing monopoly bargaining in government workplaces, public employees who don’t wish to join a union are forced to allow union officials to negotiate with their employer over their pay, benefits, and working conditions. They are prohibited from negotiating on their own behalf. There is no exception if the employer and […]
President Obama is seeking to restrain political activity of nonprofits, including corporations, but perhaps not unions. Nicholas Confessore has the story in the New York Times. New rules proposed by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service would clarify both how the I.R.S. defines political activity and how much nonprofits are allowed to spend on […]
Taxpayers will be left holding the bag on the Big Labor bailout of GM and union officials. Realclearmarkets.com has the story. Federal Meddling: Remember the promise that taxpayers would get back every dollar taken from them and dumped into the General Motors bailout? The promise is coming up about $10 billion short. All told, GM ended […]
Dislike freeloaders? Change state law The Detroit News Online, November 26, 2013 The 24 states with right to work are grappling with this issue of fairness. Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, says there’s not a lot of precedent in the public sector for solutions. Wisconsin unions struggle to […]
Former NLRB member Peter Schaumber discusses union officials’ use of “worker centers” as organizing centers. Because the centers are not subject to federal law, union officials find they are a useful way to circumvent regulations on union organizing. Peter Schaumber has the story in the Hill. Two weeks ago, in a sharply worded decision, a […]