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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 [...]
American Stevedoring alleges International Longshoreman’s Union officials have put the company out of business because of their connection to organized crime schemes. Steve Strunksy has the story in the Ledger-Times. A former shipping terminal operator in Newark and Brooklyn is suing the International Logshoremen’s Association for $160 million, charging that leaders of the 65,000-member dockworkers’ [...]
Gerald Cardinale, Republican State Senator from New Jersey, explains why he opposed a PLA bill for Hurricane Sandy recovery. PLAs swell project costs because they eliminate competition. ON JAN. 14, many of my colleagues and I voted against an expansion of project labor agreements, which allow elected officials to funnel more public projects to labor [...]
Nonunion contractors and workers don’t stand a chance with this bill. Labor Union Report has the story: A bill that was authored by an Ironworkers’ union organizer to expand union-only Project Labor Agreements–to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction–passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday along party lines 23-13. The Ironworkers’ union organizer who drafted [...]
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 [...]
The situation with police union officials in Camden, New Jersey, just keeps getting worse. NILRR previously reported on the mayor’s decision to make union officials actually work as officers in order to alleviate the rank and file officers’ being overworked. The city will receive its protection from the non-union Camden County police force. LaborPains.org has [...]
What better way to relieve police and firefighter rank-and-file union members who are overworked? Send their union officials back onto the street. Camden, New Jersey’s mayor is putting a stop to “official time” for union officials on the city’s police and firefighter forces. NJ.com has the details: Mayor Dana Redd mayor is telling officials in [...]