Posts Posts by: "Stan Greer"

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)

As seasoned supporters of the Right to Work cause already know, there is a mountain of evidence indicating that laws and legislation authorizing and promoting compulsory union financial support as a job condition are economically harmful. One particularly powerful example is the survey of CEOs from around the country that Chief Executive magazine annually conducts…(Read More)

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An op-ed recently published by CNS News documents the link between special legal privileges for union officials and public-sector insolvency.  All of the six states with the greatest per capita government pension liability foist forced union dues and fees on employees, but all of the nine states with the lowest per capita pension…(Read More)

Recently, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released Fiscal 2018 data regarding participation in all 50 states in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Among other things, the ACF reported the total annual average number of residents of each state…(Read More)

In an op-ed recently published by CNS News, I discuss pension shortfalls that have already hit the pocketbooks of tens of thousands of unionized retirees across the country, and will surely be faced by millions of additional workers over the next two decades: Hundreds of the roughly 1,400 multiemployer pension plans across the…(Read More)