Posts Posts by: "Stan Greer"

A new National Institute for Labor Relations Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau (BOC) data shows that the average cost of living-adjusted, after-tax income per household in Right to Work states last year was $64,572, roughly $4,300 higher than the forced-unionism state average. In addition to the BOC, the…(Read More)

A recently issued report shows that the 22 states* with Right to Work laws prohibiting forced union dues and fees on the books in 2009 enjoyed overall employment growth of 16.9% over the next decade. Meanwhile, aggregate employment growth languished in the 23 states that have chosen, up to now, not to adopt Right…(Read More)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of additional jobs are “insourced” into the United States by foreign companies. By 2017, there were more than 7.4 million insourced jobs across the country, which “represented 5.9% of all private sector U.S. jobs,” as University of Michigan-Flint economist Mark Perry reported last month in a…(Read More)

A recent U.S. Census Bureau (BOC) report furnishes data on the average share of residents living in poverty in each of the 50 states from 2016-18. BOC supplemental poverty measure (SPM) data show a population-weighted average forced-dues-state poverty rate of 13.4%. That’s more than 2% higher than the…(Read More)

For many years, observers of American public policy-making have recognized that Big Labor officials, and especially the bosses of government-sector unions, are our country’s most powerful lobby for Tax-and-Spend politics. In an early 2011 Wall Street Journal op-ed, for example, Steven Malanga of the Manhattan Institute pointed to union…(Read More)

People abandoning  LA  pay a “huge premium” for U-Haul trucks “leaving California” (the largest-population state without Right to Work protections for employees) “for Texas” (the largest-population Right to Work state).  On the flip-side, should Texans want to go West, there is a “huge discount for trucks leaving Texas for California,” according…(Read More)