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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 [...]
Saginaw County government employee union officials were defeated by County Commissioners in their desperate attempt to avoid the expansive reduction in membership and forced dues expected when Michigan’s Right to Work Law is finally implemented this month. The proposition was the same as the Wayne State Univeristy and the Taylor School District one: give us [...]
Maine Democrat, Terry Hayes, has signed on to a bill which would allow all Maine government employees the freedom of choice, the right to join, or refrain, from union membership. Matthew Stone has the story in the Bangor Daily News. Rep. Terry Hayes, D-Buckfield, will be the only Democratic co-sponsor of the bill, LD 786, proposed by Rep. [...]
While union officials tried to force nurse Jeanette Geary to pay dues or be fired, the NLRB upheld union officials’ right to do so. Ms. Geary appealed to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation for help. The Foundation has taken her case and run with it. David L. Streck, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, has [...]
Mark Mix, President of the National Right ot Work Legal Defense Foundation, comments on a victory for workers in Massachusetts. Ira Kantor has the story in the Boston Herald. Workers caught in a battle between a local union and Lynn-based Complete Cleaning Inc. have won a federal settlement from the union after officials illegally claimed [...]
Elijah Grajkowski,Wisconsin public school teacher, explains why he would rather teach in freedom. Read his entire story in the Journal-Sentinel Online. If the teachers union is as wonderful as it claims, then it should have no problem attracting members, without the need to force teachers to join. For years, I have chosen not to be [...]
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 [...]
Phyllis Schlafly, on moralliberal.com comments on union bosses’ use of forced dues to elect President Obama to his second term. Today we are inaugurating Barack Obama for his second term. Let’s talk about just one of the reasons he won his campaign for reelection. The union called SEIU was the top spender on Democratic campaigns this year, [...]