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While pundits believe Washington state will not pass it, a Right to Work bill has been introduced in the State. Labor bosses, leading legislators around by the nose, fiddle while the Washington’s aerospace industry crashes because they will not pass a Right to Work law, and Boeing is making massive investment in factories in South [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Brian Bollman Bollman, , Southeast Missourian, asks why all workers have not joined a union if unions are so great. The Missouri Legislature is considering SB29, which would give public employees a right to choose whether labor unions can withhold dues or use fees for political purposes. The CWA Union response email: ” … it is a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]