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Chief Executive Magazine’s survey of CEO’s brought some good, but not necessarily new news. The top 10 states for business are Right to Work states, and 3 of the bottom 10 are forced-dues states. While Michigan ranks near the bottom, its Right to Work Law has only been in effect for little over a month. Charlie [...]
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 [...]
Indiana’s Right To Work Law is giving Ohio a run for its money. Heather Rutz has the story in The Lima News Online. Officials from Allen and Van Wert counties gathered Wednesday for a Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon, sponsored by CenturyLink. After the presentations, an audience member asked about Ohio better competing [...]
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 [...]
SEIU Local 1′s 2013 Strategic Plan reveals a goal of forcing thousands of guards and airport workers into unwanted representation. A majority of the workers perform janitorial or security duties. The plan also boasts it will help the “99%” achieve equity with the “1%.” This “1%” must include some SEIU officials, considering their hefty salaries. Luke Rosiak [...]
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 [...]
Indiana rank and file Teamsters are questioning unprecedented and unannounced dues increases. With the passage of a Right to Work Law last year, perhaps Indiana Teamster union bosses are “missing” the thousands of forced dues dollars they were able to collect before the law went into effect. In any case, it seems that Indiana Teamster [...]
FrontPage.com Blogger Earl Capps reviews 2012 moves toward worker freedom, including the events in Wisconsin, and teh passage of Right To Work Laws in Indiana and Michigan. These political upsets were just the latest in a string of recent setbacks for organized labor which signify a growing erosion of the once-formidable power of labor [...]