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Compensation of employees by industry (SA06, SA06N) In early 2012, roughly 21 months ago, Indiana legislators approved, and then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law, a measure prohibiting the termination of private-sector employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union. Big Labor bosses melodramatically proclaimed it was a dark day for Indiana. […]
SHABAZZ: Lake County liberal unlikely to derail right-to-work law In a column this week (see the link above), Indiana attorney and publisher Abdul Hakim Shabazz dissects an ongoing lawsuit brought by the bosses of suburban Chicago-based Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) to overturn the Hoosier State’s 20 month-old Right to Work […]
NILRR shows how Right to Work can improve a state’s good economy. Kristina Roegner has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Here in the Buckeye State, we’ve made major economic strides over the past two and a half years. Facing an $8 billion budget deficit in 2011 and unemployment over 9%, Gov. John Kasich and […]
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 […]