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James Sherk refutes Ezra Klein’s assertion that America has a “. . . deeply unbalanced political system . . .” by highlighting Big Labor’s ability to donate huge “in-kind” contributions and maintaining total control over politicians. Read more at The Corner: The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein recently lamented that America has “a deeply unbalanced political [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
AMERICA’S GROWTH CORRIDORS: The Key to National Revival A recent report for the Manhattan Institute by economic demographer Joel Kotkin on what he calls America’s “economic growth corridors” (see the link above) is full of interesting data and observations, but the section regarding the rise of high-tech industries in the Rocky Mountain states is especially [...]
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 [...]
The Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins examines the Executive Order the president signed in 2009 which created a council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, which gives federal government employee union officials a conduit to government agency heads over and above that of the monopoly bargaining contract. This is not only a Big Labor payback, but an unheard of ploy [...]
In a stunning reversal, Big Labor puts individual choice before the “collective good” when it comes to organizing marijuana growers. Jillian Kay Melchior has the story in National Review Online today. Dropping membership is the waking nightmare of American unionism. To cope, Big Labor is turning to pot. Cannabis holds out promise as a growth industry, [...]
Pay Up or Get Sued Washington Free Beacon, January 23, 2013 Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, circulated an email to local union officials and staff instructing them to monitor revenue streams in light of the right-to-work laws, which are set to go into effect on March 27, 2013. The law allows [...]