NILRR Newsclips 02 10 2012

Labor on the Line  Mark Mix at Labor Hearings

Congressional Quarterly Weekly, 2/04/2012

While private employers are free to negotiate with unions,
governments should not be forced to deal with a “monopoly bargaining agent,”
says Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation. “What we’re
doing here is we’re taking a private organization and we’re putting them between
taxpayers and their elected officials.”

Indiana and the last crusade: Do right-to-work acts work?

Globe and Mail Online, 2/07/2012

Contrast that with the National Institute for Labor
Relations Research in Springfield, Va., which is clearly on the other side of
the table, describing itself as a non-profit body “analyzing and exposing the
inequities of compulsory unionism.”

Its study found that employment growth in right-to-work
states outpaced the others from 2000 to 2010 (in fact, employment fell in the
others). At the same 10-year span, manufacturing growth climbed, as did
compensation in the private sector.

Toyota To Build More Highlander SUVs in the U.S.

Wall Street Journal Online, 2/09/2012

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will increase production of the
Highlander at its Princeton, Ind., factory. The ramp-up is to begin late next
year and is expected to add about 400 jobs at the plant, known as Toyota Motor
Manufacturing Indiana Inc., or TMMI.

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