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Kansas outperforms ranking on employment Topeka Capital Journal Online, May 4, 2013 Factors considered in the report are the state’s highest personal income tax rate, highest corporate income tax rate, personal income tax progressivity (meaning how much more higher-income taxpayers pay than low-income ones), property tax burden, sales tax burden, whether the state [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Nevada think tank’s figures on public employee salaries gives a glimpse into the huge cost monopoly bargaining costs the taxpayer in that state. Victor Joecks has the story in nevadabusiness.com. This information comes from TransparentNevada.com — a website provided by the Nevada Policy Research Institute and dedicated to serving Nevada’s public by shining sunlight [...]
Public employee union bosses continue “business as usual” even after Wisconsin’s Act 10 has been upheld, and eliminates bargaining on anythign other then wages for government employees. Government union bosses, however, think the law is something made to be ignored, or, at the very least, cicrumvented. Daniel Bice explains the debacle in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee, March 13, 2013 Links to Foundation Story In January 2012, President Obama installed three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was not in recess. In the wake of the president’s unprecedented action, efforts [...]