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Most Americans today believe, with ample justification, that government is too big and tries to do too much, and therefore it may seem surprising at first that, according to new and revised data from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) published at the end of September, total state and local public employment […]
Moreover, the Burden of Economic Proof Should Be on Apologists For Compulsory Unionism (Click to download Fact Sheet) As of the end of 2012, 22 states had Right to Work laws on the books prohibiting the termination of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union for a decade or more. […]
Real GDP Even before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 brought a long period of low national unemployment rates in the U.S. to an abrupt end, concerns about a secular employment decline in the manufacturing sector were widespread. However, as many economists have pointed out, the decline of U.S. manufacturing employment is primarily a result […]
State and Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings : Multi-Screen … State Annual Personal Income & Employment Early this week, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its estimates for total 2012 private-sector payroll employment in the 50 states. The BLS simultaneously released other an array of other jobs data for 2012 and revised data […]
Noted Economist Mark Perry Shows Right to Work’s Advantage in Job Creation Michigan joins states creating jobs at almost 3X the rate of forced unionism states The chart above (data here) shows that since the recession ended in June 2009, more than two jobs have been created in right-to-work (RTW) states for every one job created […]
Meanwhile, Right to Work States’ ‘K-12 Contingent’ Has Grown by Nearly 1.8 Million Since 2000 (Click here to download the School-Age Population Falling In Forced-Unionism States fact sheet) The state Right to Work law adopted by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels this February does not directly affect […]
Oklahoman Op-Ed by Stan Greer: A little more than nine years ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a two-year-long campaign by labor union lawyers to get the state’s right-to-work law invalidated. Chief Justice Joseph Watt rebuffed union lawyers: “[T]o hold the right to work amendment unconstitutional under the circumstances presented here would be to thwart […]
Today the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis posted annual personal income data for 2011 on its web site. The data show that Right to Work states continue to enjoy a substantial income growth advantage over forced-unionism states. The Right to Work growth advantage is especially strong when it comes to private-sector compensation – […]