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Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating gives a polished review of “Unintimidated,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s book about the passage of Act 10. As Governor of Oklahoma, Keating proposed a state referendum on Right to Work, which passed in September, 2001. In his review, Keating concentrates on government employee monopoly bargaining as the root of the […]
Detroit is the largest city to be forced to declare bankruputcy, in part due to union officials’ extorting huge sums of money from taxpayers to pay for incredibly lucrative pensions for city union members. Nathan Bomey, Brett Snavely, and Alissa Priddle, have the story in the Detroit Free Press. The city of Detroit today […]
An editorial in USA Today reviews the bad news about government employee union pension funds, which are seriously underfunded in many cities and states. It is interesting to note that all of the states where bankruptcies have occurred were forced unionism states at the time of the bankruptcies. Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings began before Michigan became […]
Group files complaint about Unified’s vote to negotiate with unions Kenosha News Online, November 08, 2013 According to a statement from the Institute, the complaint was filed on behalf of Kristi Lacroix, who they identify as a district taxpayer. Lacroix is a former teacher at Lakeview Technology Academy who left her job this […]
The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is protesting San Bernardino’s bankruptcy case, pointing out it’s their job to protect the pension fund. Who protects taxpayers from CalPERS and union officials who demand more and more money from taxpayers and unwilling union members, to provide more and more outrageous benefits to them? And, as the author points out, […]
National Right to Work Committee to Hold Candlelight Vigil at AFL-CIO Headquarters Online candlelight vigil to commemorate victims of union violence being held at www.EndUnionViolence.com Washington, DC (August 30, 2013) – Friday afternoon, Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, will be making a speech to launch a candlelight vigil […]
A Union Run Amok National Review Online, August 8, 2013 John Raudabaugh, a staff attorney with the National Right to Work Foundation, is representing Clark. He says the union failed to inform employees of their rights to opt out of membership and pay reduced dues so that their money wouldn’t go to the union’s political […]
Judge Aquilina, who is in charge of the Detroit city bankruptcy filing, has ordered Governor Snyder to have the Detroit city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, to withdraw the filing because it might “. . . impair . . . accrued pension plans. . . “ Since President Obama ordered taxpayers to bail out the auto industry, the […]