March 16, 2011 NILRR News Clips

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Labor Leaders say unions are important

The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
3/15/11
LEWISBURG — Interestingly, the president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the president of the National Right to Work Committee agreed that unions were necessary.

Citizens have the power to fight court corruption

Washington Examiner Online
3/15/11
However, Manship pointed out that Wetsel had become “actively involved” with a previous request for a special grand jury submitted by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund in a 1996 case involving a severed cow’s head that was dumped on a car hood during a United Auto Workers strike.
Shucheng Huang, a Vietnamese mother of four, was targeted by union thugs for crossing a picket line; they even sent a photo of her face superimposed on the cow’s to intimidate her family. Huang and other victimized workers eventually settled a lawsuit NRTW filed against UAW. Either Judge Wetsel “forgot” about the cow’s head — or he was deliberately misleading grand jurors.

Schoeller: Right to work will bring jobs to Missouri

News-Leader.com
Springfield, MO
3/16/11
Right to work is about putting workers back in control and creating competition. Giving workers the freedom to choose whether to have union representation will compel unions to be accountable to their members and work in their best interests.
According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, from 2000 to 2009 Missouri’s manufacturing GDP decreased by 12.9 percent while it increased by over 14.7 percent in right to work states.

Politics Behind Attacks on Public Workers In Numerous States, IAFF Conference Told

Daily Labor Report Online
3/15/11
Conservative lawmakers, emboldened by the results of the 2010 federal, state, and local elections, are attacking public employees in an effort to strike a fatal blow against unions, Naomi Walker, AFL-CIO director of state government affairs, said March 14 at the International Association of Fire Fighters’ annual legislative conference.

Wis. unions rush deals ahead of bargaining law

Greenwichtime.com
3/14/11
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect and erases their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.

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