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Annette Jones in Las Vegas (source: AFGE331 Facebook) Annette Jones, while serving as Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 331 (located in Perry Point, Md.), embezzled at least $82,180 from the union by writing checks to herself, forging the signature of other union officers on 355 checks, and making personal…(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)

The California Democratic Party convention drew all 24 Democrat to San Francisco this week.  While all were invited, only six of the 24 Democrat presidential candidates made a special visit  to a Service Employees International (SEIU) meeting.  Amy Klobuchar stumped the hardest, proclaiming her union pedigree and advocating for GETTING RID OF RIGHT TO WORK…(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)

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For years federal investigators have been scrutinizing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 officers’ management of its forced-dues filled union treasury.  Thanks to Local 98’s 2016 federal financial disclosure reports, we have a peek inside federal investigators’ concerns. (Note: At the time of publication of this post, IBEW Local 98 had…(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)