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Kansas outperforms ranking on employment Topeka Capital Journal Online, May 4, 2013 Factors considered in the report are the state’s highest personal income tax rate, highest corporate income tax rate, personal income tax progressivity (meaning how much more higher-income taxpayers pay than low-income ones), property tax burden, sales tax burden, whether the state [...]
Wage freeze for teachers starting to melt | Wausau Daily Herald … Back in the early 1960′s, American Federation of Teachers (AFT/AFL-CIO) union pioneers Dave Selden and Al Shanker crafted a teacher pay system that is now dominant in school districts across America. In unionized school systems, AFT-affiliated and other teacher union bosses routinely resist changes [...]
Anti-Right to Work Campaign in Ohio Roughs up the Truth www.nilrr.org, April 27th, 2013 While the importance of and need for an Ohio Right to Work law are now being recognized by more and more citizens, grass-roots proponents have yet to agree about what is the most promising approach for reaching their objective. Nevertheless, Big [...]
Public employee union bosses continue “business as usual” even after Wisconsin’s Act 10 has been upheld, and eliminates bargaining on anythign other then wages for government employees. Government union bosses, however, think the law is something made to be ignored, or, at the very least, cicrumvented. Daniel Bice explains the debacle in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [...]
New Twinkie Maker Shuns Union Labor Wall Street Journal Online, April 25, 2013 Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won’t be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide [...]
Private sector union decline dates to the late-50s Washington Examiner Online, March 21, 2013 Slate columnist Matt Yglesias posted the above chart yesterday as part of a post arguing that ”America’s Private Sector Labor Unions Have Always Been in Decline“. He notes: [P]rivate sector labor unions have been in decline in the United States pretty [...]
Explaining the Latest Act 10 Court Action – Right Wisconsin … Big Labor bosses and other proponents of reinstating compulsory union dues and fees and wide-ranging union monopoly bargaining in Wisconsin government workplaces where these practices have been curtailed by Act 10, which the Legislature adopted two years ago, are currently gloating about a state court decision issued [...]
Union Membership and Coverage Database Two years ago this month, Wisconsin and Ohio made history by becoming the first two states to adopt legislation revoking government union bosses’ privilege to force civil servants to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment after having previously passed laws authorizing public-sector compulsory unionism. Wisconsin’s Act [...]