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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 [...]
Michigan Government union officials are still demanding the courts give them back their forced-dues privileges. Paul Egan has the story in the Detroit Free Press. More than three months after Gov. Rick Snyder asked for it, the Michigan Supreme Court is still mulling whether to give him an advisory opinion on whether Michigan’s controversial right-to-work [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Can Autoworkers Union Bosses Really Kick the Job-Killing Habit? Don’t Bet On It! www.nilrr.org, April 14th, 2013 UAW seeks toehold in South with Tennessee Volkswagen plan Writing in George Mason University’[...] Record Indicates Right to Work Law Would Economically Benefit Missouri Employees, Businesses www.nilrr.org, April 12th, 2013 House Makes History Regarding Right To Work Legislation [...]
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 [...]
Saginaw County government employee union officials were defeated by County Commissioners in their desperate attempt to avoid the expansive reduction in membership and forced dues expected when Michigan’s Right to Work Law is finally implemented this month. The proposition was the same as the Wayne State Univeristy and the Taylor School District one: give us [...]