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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)

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A Big Union Payback?

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Two bills designed to eliminate Right to Work, are expected to be reintroduced in this year’s Congress.  With union membership at an all-time low private sector union bosses are desperately seeking ways to increase their membership.  Their political activity, funded in part by millions of forced dues, has always been a…(Read More)

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Former president of the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association Norman Seabrook will go to jail for 4 years after taking a $60,000 kickback.  The kickback was in exchange for a $20 million investment of members’ retirement investments in a company that eventually filed for bankruptcy, leaving the pension fund with a fraction of its…(Read More)