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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is wasting no time , meeting with Old Dominion labor officials barely 2 weeks after the election. What’s the rush? Anna Palmer has the answer on Politico.com The facetime with union heads is notable because Virginia is a “right to work” state, though union organizing wasn’t a major issue in the election. McAuliffe, a […]
Virginians must be on the lookout for possible changes to worker freedom in 2014. The commonwealth’s governor-elect, Terry McAuliffe, refuses to say whether he will uphold the commonwealth’s treasured Right ot Work Law, which allows all workers, both in the public and private sectors, to freely choose whether or not to join a labor union. […]
NILRR shows how Right to Work can improve a state’s good economy. Kristina Roegner has the story in the Wall Street Journal. Here in the Buckeye State, we’ve made major economic strides over the past two and a half years. Facing an $8 billion budget deficit in 2011 and unemployment over 9%, Gov. John Kasich and […]
Total Debt as a Share of Annual Personal Income 50% Higher Than in Right to Work States (Click here to download Fact Sheet) As many observers of Organized Labor have noted, there has been an enormous shift of power within union officialdom over the past few decades. As recently as 1980, the year Ronald Reagan was elected […]
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: In America, one of the keys to success is the ability to compete on a level playing field. And states looking for a competitive advantage in this lagging economy should look to Virginia as an example. Virginia ranks 10th in the nation in unemployment (5.9 percent in July), had a budget […]
Mike Antonucci Looks at Membership Numbers After Officials “. . .Tried Every Tactic Imaginable” NEA had a total of 3,166,761 members of all types, of whom 2,807,332 were active and employed in the public school system. Be aware that these are individual souls, not full-time equivalents. Forty-four state affiliates lost active members in 2010-11. The following […]
Meanwhile, Right to Work States’ ‘K-12 Contingent’ Has Grown by Nearly 1.8 Million Since 2000 (Click here to download the School-Age Population Falling In Forced-Unionism States fact sheet) The state Right to Work law adopted by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels this February does not directly affect […]