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Detroit News’ editorial says it all. Teacher union officials cry foul over representing teachers who are nonmembers under an exclusive representation contract they themselves have foisted on these unwilling teachers. Perhaps that’s why teachers are exercising their right to refrain. No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number. As more public school teachers […]
Vindy.com Fresh from the heady defeat of Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, Ohio labor union bosses are setting their sights on the 2014 gubernatorial race. Bell supported Governor John Kasich’s attempt to restrict government employee union monopoly bargaining in Ohio. While the attempt to restrict monopoly bargaining for government employees was voted down by Ohio citizens, Big Labor […]
Most Americans today believe, with ample justification, that government is too big and tries to do too much, and therefore it may seem surprising at first that, according to new and revised data from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) published at the end of September, total state and local public employment […]
Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation, demonstrates how teacher union officials are hurting students by preventing school reform, and pressing more and more teachers into paying for agendas they do not believe in. But, then, Pennsylvania allows union officials to collect dues from teachers in agency shop districts. The story is in The Hill. Teachers’ […]
UAW hopes to get recognition at Chattanooga … – The Tennessean Why is it that top bosses of the United Auto Workers union are pressuring Volkswagen executives to recognize the UAW as the “exclusive” bargaining agent over employees at the firm’s facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., solely on the basis of union “authorization” cards signed by […]
Fact Sheet: Union Monopoly Bargaining Contracts Hurtful In a fact sheet now available for reading or downloading from the National Institute for Labor Relations Research web site, I explain why vast numbers of union nonmembers and reluctant union members who are legally compelled to accept the officers of a single union as their monopoly-bargaining agents […]
Right-to-Work Debate Heats Up in Missouri - The Missourian: State … As I often point out in blog posts on this web page, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) hands union officials a number of extraordinary special privileges vis-a-vis employees as well as employers. Most fundamentally, union bosses are authorized by the NLRA to negotiate with businesses employment contracts […]
Labor Unions Against the Public Interest The DC Metro system is still tripping up - Washington Post Recently, the detrimental impact of government union monopoly bargaining on public transportation was highlighted by a disruptive strike against the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), which is supposed to serve San Francisco and its surrounding regions. Hundreds of thousands of […]