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Union federal disclosure reports show over $1.3 billion spent on “political and lobbying activities” from forced dues-funded union treasuries in 2017-18 (Washington, DC) – The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) has released a new analysis of publicly available union political spending data during the 2017-2018 election cycle, finding record levels…(Read More)

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2019 USDOL Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) On April 9, 2019, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Newport News Division, Benjamin Wisecarver, former President of International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 264 (located in Hampton, Va.), was sentenced to five months in prison, five months…(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)

Perhaps the most decided disadvantage to being a union boss must be that you deal with unionized employees who turn your own tactics against you as an employer.  Service Employees International Union bosses were stopped dead in their tracks as they resorted to tactics other employers use to stay in business.  The local…(Read More)

At the end of last month, the U.S. Labor Department issued new and revised data regarding the number of civilian household jobs (a broad measure that includes the self-employed and contractors as well as workers on employer payrolls) in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the aggregate, the…(Read More)