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Reading like a 1970′s report on the Teamsters, Charles Lane reports on AFSCME’s role in the Baltimore City Detention Center scandal, involving gangs and corruption, financed by mandatory dues checkoff and compulsory unionism. Here’s the story in the Washington Post. Even by the standards of America’s troubled jails and prisons, the scandal at the Baltimore [...]
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 [...]
National Right To Work Foundation Seeks To Bar NLRB Action Due to NLRB’s Lack of a Quorum Seyforth Shaw, LLP, February 19, 2013 On Monday, February 11, 2013 the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) filed its petition for writ of mandamus or prohibition with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals , seeking an [...]
Government employee unions are expanding their power with more and more political spending. The Wasington Examiner Watchdog Staff has the story. Approximately half of the federal government’s 2.1 million career employees are union members, and the largest of those unions is the American Federation of Government Employees, an AFL-CIO affiliate that saw a 43 percent [...]
After passage of Wisconsin Act 10,Columbia County officials have agreed they have no mandate to bargain with the former exclusive representative, AFSCME. County officials, it seems, are finding it effective to sit down and talk with their employees, instead of working with union negotiators until the union is recertified as the sole representative, and County [...]
Connecticutt government unions and binding arbitration have conspired to deplete the state’s coffers through monopoly bargaining benefits. A stunning look at what taxpayers lose through binding arbitration. Zarchary Janowski has the story in Publicsectorinc.org. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011, more than 100 Connecticut state employees fraudulently applied for disaster food aid meant to [...]
Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential, reports on union bosses’ latest threats to worker freedom inMichigan. Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, and Larry Roehrig, secretary treasurer, laid out their plans about how to “attack” the law. “There is going to be retribution,” Garrett said. Garrett predicted that right-to-work law would be repealed in [...]