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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)

DETROIT (Reuters) – A former United Auto Workers board member charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars of rank-and-file members’ dues is scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday.The court appearance of Vance Pearson, 58, comes just days after General Motors Co filed…(Read More)

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Washington, DC (November 19, 2019) – Today, attorneys representing Mark Janus are petitioning the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing en banc in the continuation of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31. Janus seeks a ruling from the court requiring AFSCME union officials to return thousands…(Read More)

Members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 will have a chance to vote for the candidates of their choice after the U. S. Department of Labor mooted the March 2, 2019 election of officers, including president, executive vice-president, secretary-treasurer, human resources director, legislative director, area business directors and others.&nbsp…(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)

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Unions have various subtle and not-so-subtle ways of “punishing” those they represent (members and nonmembers) when these workers choose not to go the union way.  National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Vice President Patrick Semmens, offers advice on how teachers who have become disillusioned with their membership can protect themselves.&nbsp…(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)

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Amidst the GM strike of 48,000 members, the government continues to identify and arrest United Auto Workers (UAW) officials.  Jeffery Pietrzyk allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from vendors that manufactured clothing and watches.     Pietrzyk, retired from the UAW in 2014, was charged in an information with…(Read More)