March 21, 2011 NILRR News Clips
Makeup truck driver from Wilmington awarded lost wages in dispute
WECT News Online
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation sent out a news release today touting the victory for Thomas Coghill.
Judge: Union owes driver back pay
A state judge has ruled that a Teamsters union discriminated against a North Carolina trucker and owes the driver $55,500 in back pay for preventing him from working on the television series “Army Wives.”
The Lifetime cable drama currently is filming locally its fifth seasonThe labor dispute arose during the show’s third season, which left a makeup truck driver from Wilmington, N.C., named Thomas Troy Coghill out of work.
Judge rules for truck driver: Union must pay him $55,500 in ‘Army Wives’ case
The Post and Courier Online, SC
A state judge has ruled that a Teamsters union local discriminated against a North Carolina trucker and owes the driver $55,500 in back pay for preventing him from working on the television series “Army Wives.”
The Volokh Conspiracy Online
Althouse does not say how this communication was received; the link from her post goes to a Scribd document with the full statement. I am of course not in a position to vouch for anything about its veracity, nor do I offer any view on its legal status or how one might legally respond to it, as I am not an expert in these areas of law (though I would welcome thoughts from Co-Conspirators who are).
The Washington Times
Prison guards at a Western Maryland correctional facility say a union boss berated and tried to intimidate them after they raised questions at a pre-shift meeting about how their fees are spent and the benefits of belonging to a union.
The meeting took an unexpected twist, they say, when Mr. Berger opened the floor to questions. When asked about the benefit of belonging to a union, why non-union members must pay a fee to AFSCME and whether the fees go into the same pot that helped the union give millions to Democratic candidates and causes in the 2010 elections, the representative launched into a threatening and profanity-laced tirade.
Death Threats by the Dozens in Wisconsin
National Review Online
‘We will hunt you down. We will slit your throats. We will drink your blood. I will have your decapitated head on a pike in the Madison town square. This is your last warning.”
Concord Monitor Online
For years, New Hampshire lawmakers who didn’t want the state’s workers to join the race to economic bottom, routinely rebuffed the anti-union campaign by the National Right to Work Committee. But this year the group, which enjoys the support of conservative foundations and corporations, found kindred spirits in the House of Representatives.
|20110321 NILRR Clips (Public).pdf||152.1 KB|