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Right to Work States’ Real Manufacturing GDP Increase For 2002-2012 More Than 50% Greater Than Forced-Unionism States’ Gain

Real GDP   Even before the Great Recession of 2008-2009 brought a long period of low national unemployment rates in the U.S. to an abrupt end, concerns about a secular employment decline in the manufacturing sector were widespread. However, as…

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Ten States With the Lowest 2002-2012 Real GDP Growth All Lack Right to Work Laws

Gross Domestic Product by State On June 6, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis reported 2012 data for annual gross domestic product (GDP) in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, plus revised data for…

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Maryland’s Fair Share Act is misnamed

Marta Mossberg of the Baltimore Sun shows why the Fair S hare Act is misnamed. The only people who call forced dues “fair share” are union officials. Contrary to union officials’ statements at the time of the law’s passage that…

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Forced-Unionism Apologists Try to Hide Big Labor’s Segregationist Past

Tim Hudak Takes a Page Out of the U.S. Labour Policy Playbook As a forthcoming fact sheet contributed to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research by Stacy Swimp, president and CFO of the Flint, Mich.-based Frederick Douglass Society reminds us, race-based…

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The Price of NLRB Defiance

The Wall Street Journal’s Review and Outlook section discusses the effect of the NLRB’s power and arrogance. Cablevision is petitioning the D.C. Circuit to issue a writ of mandamus—a direct court order—prohibiting the NLRB from proceeding with unfair-labor-practice complaints against…

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NILRR Weekly Clipsheet June 1, 2013

    NILRR FACT SHEET May 2013 Right to Work States Benefit From Faster Growth, Higher Real Purchasing Power – May 2013 Update SHERK: A union of one Washington Times Online, May 24, 2013 The latest example is Minnesota. The…

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Right to Work Status Continues to Be Positively Correlated With Job and Compensation Growth

Right to Work States Faster Growth, Higher Purchasing Power   This week, the National Institute for Labor Relations Research published the spring 2013 edition of an analysis comparing Right to Work and forced-unionism states according to 11 different economic and…

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Demographic Evidence: Forced Unionism Is Bad For People of All Races, Ethnicities

(click to download fact sheet) By Stacy Swimp As I have already contended in a number of different forums, the monopolistic type of unionism now authorized and promoted by federal labor policy for more than three quarters of a century…

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The Cost of Government Union Monopoly Bargaining – Shocking

The Beacon Hill Institute’s latest report,“Without cost saving reforms, public sector unions pose future liability crisis for states,” contains some shocking figures about the cost governments incur when they allow government employee unions free rein with monopoly bargaining.    …

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Sherk: A union of One; AFSCME Pulls a Fast One on Daycare Workers

James Sherk, in the Washington Times, makes excellent points about the political power unions possess, passing a law that would allow self-employed workers to unionize.  That’s correct – self-employed daycare workers.     Desperate times call for desperate measures, but…

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