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James Sherk refutes Ezra Klein’s assertion that America has a “. . . deeply unbalanced political system . . .” by highlighting Big Labor’s ability to donate huge “in-kind” contributions and maintaining total control over politicians. Read more at The Corner: The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein recently lamented that America has “a deeply unbalanced political [...]
A Big Labor payback that is nothing short of outrageous, but no big surprise. Betsy Woodruff has the story in National Review Online. On a dreary, humid Sunday in front of a Charleston library named for her father, Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Representative James Clyburn (D., S.C.) talked up organized labor in this right-to-work state, [...]
While union officials tried to force nurse Jeanette Geary to pay dues or be fired, the NLRB upheld union officials’ right to do so. Ms. Geary appealed to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation for help. The Foundation has taken her case and run with it. David L. Streck, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, has [...]
Elijah Grajkowski,Wisconsin public school teacher, explains why he would rather teach in freedom. Read his entire story in the Journal-Sentinel Online. If the teachers union is as wonderful as it claims, then it should have no problem attracting members, without the need to force teachers to join. For years, I have chosen not to be [...]
Government employee unions are expanding their power with more and more political spending. The Wasington Examiner Watchdog Staff has the story. Approximately half of the federal government’s 2.1 million career employees are union members, and the largest of those unions is the American Federation of Government Employees, an AFL-CIO affiliate that saw a 43 percent [...]
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 [...]
Big Labor’s threat to pull funds from Democrats was only a lovers’ quarrel. LaborPains.org has the story: This summer, organized labor went out of its way to say it was no longer beholden to the Democratic Party’s agenda. But the checks coming in now show that the Democrats and labor never really broke up. But [...]
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation President Mark Mix comments on federal court reaffirmation of Wisconsin’s government union reforms in Wisconsin, as reported in Green Mountain Scribes. With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, three Wisconsin public employees moved to intervene in [...]