Welcome to The National Institute for Labor Relations Research

National Institute for Labor Relations Research Recent Posts

Thank you for visiting!

Welcome to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research

We are your trusted resource for accurate and up-to-date information on labor unions and labor relations. Our mission is to shed light on the injustices related to forced unionism while maintaining a commitment to objectivity and fairness.

At NILRR, we aim to equip you with the knowledge you need to understand labor relations fully. We encourage critical thinking and independent exploration of the facts surrounding this crucial topic. Feel free to explore our resources and form your own informed opinions.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, whose support allows us to provide our services to the public free of charge.

We appreciate the generous support of our donors, who enable us to offer our services for free to the public.

The thought of you winning $100 might put a smile on your face too! (up to 10 winners per month)

Explain the benefits of Right to Work...win $100, up to TEN WINNERS per month!

Multiyear Poll Average Show National Support for Right To Work
Based on the average past three decades of polls asking if people should have the choice to pay or join a labor union without fear of losing their job. 

Notable Quotes

The following quotes are labor union officials' actual comments.

"When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children."

— Albert Shanker
At the time of the quote, Shanker was the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union National President

"So, you tell me how I can possibly separate NEA’s collective bargaining efforts from politics—you just can’t. It’s all politics.”

— Bob Chanin
Then-NEA General Counsel

"We (NEA) want a legislative program led by leaders and staff with sufficient clout that they may roam the halls of Congress and collect votes to reorder the priorities of the United States of America."

— Terry Herndon
Then-Executive Director, National Education Association union.

"We are the biggest potential striking force in this country, and we are determined to control the direction of education.”

— Catherine Barrett
past NEA union president

Another example of why you need and deserve Right To Work laws...

USDOJ: AFSCME Union Boss Stole over $200K to Use for Gambling and other Personal Expenses

April 13, 2023

“Labor unions exist to promote the interests of the working men and women who make up their ranks. But instead of promoting the interests of his members, Clemons used his position to enrich himself and get cash to gamble at casinos,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Cutchin.

Read More

Teamsters Chicago too Corrupt, Union Officers Removed

April 12, 2023

Daily Herald: Teamsters (IBT) say local bosses used positions to ‘enrich themselves’ International union auditors, perhaps based on tips, concerned about “thousands in unauthorized bonuses and lavish spending” and “deeply…

Read More

Union Corruption: IBEW LU98 Boss Brian Fiocca, Niko Rodriguez, Marita Crawford

February 11, 2023

In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Brian Fiocca, former employee of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 (located in Philadelphia, Pa.), pleaded guilty to five counts of embezzlement of union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).

Read More
Currently, there are 26 States with right to work laws which protect employees from being fired from their jobs for not supporting a union in their workplace.

Which states are Right To Work States?

The following states are the current Right to Work States listed in alphabetical order:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.