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Rod Boshart has the story in the GlobeGazette.com: Republicans seeking to amend Iowa’s Constitution with right-to-work protection weathered a stormy subcommittee meeting Wednesday by steering through strong union opposition. House Joint Resolution 1, which advanced on a 2-1 subcommittee vote, would ask Iowa voters to inscribe current right-to-work law into the state constitution. The 1947 [...]
Total Debt as a Share of Annual Personal Income 50% Higher Than in Right to Work States (Click here to download Fact Sheet) As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades. As recently as 1980, the year Ronald Reagan was elected [...]
Maggie Haberman, Politico.com, reports: The labor union AFSCME, along with SEIU and the pro-Democratic candidate House Majority PAC, are pooling resources for a $400,000, four-week ad buy against Iowa Rep. Steve King, officials said. King is facing a challenge from former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack. This is the second ad the three are airing [...]
Mike Antonucci Looks at Membership Numbers After Officials “. . .Tried Every Tactic Imaginable” NEA had a total of 3,166,761 members of all types, of whom 2,807,332 were active and employed in the public school system. Be aware that these are individual souls, not full-time equivalents. Forty-four state affiliates lost active members in 2010-11. The following [...]
The screed linked below, by Big Labor Minnesota state Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville, pictured) is a typical example of pro-forced unionism boilerplate. Sen. Marty simply assumes ALL employees subject to union monopoly bargaining thereby “benefit” economically. He offers no proof of that. And no wonder. Even Richard Rothstein, a research associate for the Organized Labor-allied [...]