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In an unprecedented power play, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled the United Food and Commercial Workers bosses paying nonunion people to protest at Wal-Mart last year, was not illegal. Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner. OUR Walmart, which presents itself as a group of disaffected Walmart workers, is identified […]
A Union Run Amok National Review Online, August 8, 2013 John Raudabaugh, a staff attorney with the National Right to Work Foundation, is representing Clark. He says the union failed to inform employees of their rights to opt out of membership and pay reduced dues so that their money wouldn’t go to the union’s political […]
The United Food and Commercial workers, part of the original Change to Win Coalition, appears to be doing just that. After 8 years, it looks as if they may be willing to throw their lot back with the AFL-CIO. Richard Trumka and other AFL-CIO bosses must be overjoyed to have this prodigal producer of forced dues back […]
Right to Work and a Test for Republicans Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2013 Still, a ranking of 22nd out of 50 states leaves plenty of room for improvement and begs the question: What do the top 10 states for business—Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Arizona, Virginia, South Carolina, Nevada and Georgia—have in […]
Tennessee helps lead resurgence in U.S. manufacturing jobs blogs.tennessean.com, May 23, 2013 Tennessee was among the leaders in U.S. manufacturing resurgence during the first quarter of 2013, with a nearly 5 percent gain in jobs over the same period last year, according to a report from IHS Global Insight. Left Blames NLRB […]
Big Labor bosses who spent forced dues on President Obama’s reelection and pushed President Obama’s healthcare reforms on everyone, including their own members. Now, it turns out that wasn’t such a good idea. Peter Suderman has the story in reason.com At the beginning of the year, labor groups began to publicly grumble about the potential […]
In a stunning reversal, Big Labor puts individual choice before the “collective good” when it comes to organizing marijuana growers. Jillian Kay Melchior has the story in National Review Online today. Dropping membership is the waking nightmare of American unionism. To cope, Big Labor is turning to pot. Cannabis holds out promise as a growth industry, […]
James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst with the Heritage Foundation, explains why unions do not speak for their members, and consequently continue to lose members. The story is on National Review Online. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday that unions lost 400,000 members in 2012. Union membership fell from 11.8 to 11.3 percent of all […]