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(Originally published on January 1, 2002) For well over three decades, congressional debates and recorded votes on the Right to Work issue have consistently benefited proponents and harmed opponents in subsequent election campaigns. The inverse has proven equally true: Whenever federal politicians who publicly purport to support Right to Work have chosen, supposedly for “tactical…(Read More)

(Download 2019 Fall Right To Work Benefits Fact Sheet) Explanatory notes: *The term “Tax Freedom Day” was coined and popularized by the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C. based Tax Foundation. As the Tax Foundation has explained, it is “the day when Americans … finally have earned enough money to pay off their total [federal, state and local…(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)

Virginia IATSE Union Corruption Case Ends, Union Membership Left Years Before 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 was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of home…(Read More)

From the Institute’s Stan Greer Op-Ed at the Reno Gazette Journal: With a matter of days left before the Nevada Legislature ends its session, national union officials visited the Silver State recently to lobby for more union monopoly power. Big Labor-backed proposals SB 135 and 459 would tighten union officials’ stranglehold over…(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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From a CNS Op-Ed by Stan Greer, National Institute for Labor Relations Research senior research associate: Forced-Unionism States Face $200B Income Loss as Taxpayers Flee Slow-Growth States.  Click here to read the full CNSNews.com piece. For decades, hardworking taxpayers have been fleeing the slow-growth states that permit the firing of…(Read More)