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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 [...]
Right to Work has helped put Kansas on map for low unemployment and high labor force participation. Megan Hart has the story in Topeka Capital Journal online.com Kansas ranked among the 10 best states for unemployment and labor force participation in 2012, besting some states whose business climates are more often held up as models. [...]
Big Labor’s power in many states is so great it can make the government do its bidding, and make it virtually impossible for workers to resign their union membership. Even in Kansas, a Right to Work State, where workers have the freedom to refrain from union support of membership, union bosses have rigged an agreement [...]
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 [...]