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California Leading Unionized Job Growth The U.S. Labor Department reported on Wednesday that the number of union members nationwide fell by 400,000 from 2011 to 2012, and the share of workers in unions dropped from 11.8% to 11.3%. Many reporters and pundits have tried to connect this undoubtedly bad news for Big Labor to the passage of [...]
Byron York, Washington Examiner, gives Hilda Solis the farewell she deserves after 4 years of using the Department of Labor to promote froced-dues, union boss mentality in an agency that is supposed to ensure all workers are able to work in freedom. When Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Wednesday that she is leaving the Obama [...]
Dave Jamieson has the story at the Huffington Post. A lot of people would think the passage of right-to-work legislation in union-stronghold Michigan signifies broader troubles for an embattled labor movement. But Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO labor federation, said he thinks that Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) signing of the controversial anti-union bill suggests [...]
From Michelle Malkin, a short overview on union violence, including the incidents which accompanied passage of Michigan’s Right to Work Law. Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to “make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” He Who Heals [...]
Our State Government Victory Nine-and-a-half months ago, on January 25, the Hoosier House of Representatives voted 54-44 to adopt H.B.1001, legislation making Indiana 23rd Right to Work state. On February 1, the Indiana Senate, which had already passed another version of the Right to Work legislation, 28-22, approved H.B.1001 and sent it GOP Gov. Mitch [...]
Apparently unions are alive and well and working on the Democratic National Convention, which will take place next week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite all of the brouhaha over holding the convention in a Right to Work state, thousands of union workers are setting the convention up. Of course, Right to Work supporters already know [...]