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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 [...]
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. [...]
A Nevada think tank’s figures on public employee salaries gives a glimpse into the huge cost monopoly bargaining costs the taxpayer in that state. Victor Joecks has the story in nevadabusiness.com. This information comes from TransparentNevada.com — a website provided by the Nevada Policy Research Institute and dedicated to serving Nevada’s public by shining sunlight [...]
Larry Sand, President of California Teacher Empowerment Network, has hit the nail on the head once again. What other private organization (and unions are private organizations) can thrust itself into a government operation and take over control of the government’s employees? Thank you, Larry, for telling the truth about compulsory unionism! Read Larry’s Op Ed [...]
NLRB Sneak Attack on First Amendment Shopfloor.org, February 15, 2013 The NLRB is up to its sneaky ways and they are hoping to slip another precedent shattering decision under the radar. According to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Beck decision, employees can object to a portion of union dues’ expenditures if the [...]
Rod Boshart has the story in the GlobeGazette.com: Republicans seeking to amend Iowa’s Constitution with right-to-work protection weathered a stormy subcommittee meeting Wednesday by steering through strong union opposition. House Joint Resolution 1, which advanced on a 2-1 subcommittee vote, would ask Iowa voters to inscribe current right-to-work law into the state constitution. The 1947 [...]
Pay Up or Get Sued Washington Free Beacon, January 23, 2013 Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, circulated an email to local union officials and staff instructing them to monitor revenue streams in light of the right-to-work laws, which are set to go into effect on March 27, 2013. The law allows [...]