NILRR Clipsheet, April 18, 2014



Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty Flouts IRS List Demand

New American, April 18, 2015

“There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” the organization’s Communications Director Megan Stiles told the Washington Examiner in an e-mail April 15. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of their donors in the very same way as Campaign for Liberty. For some reason the IRS has now chosen to single out Campaign for Liberty for special attention. We plan to fight this all the way.”

Temporary workers file suit against UAW, Channel 8, Grand Rapids, MI, April 16, 2014

Labor Activist Pat Meyer of Muskegon filed a lawsuit against the UAW last May. She’s not a lawyer and the union tried to get the case tossed out because of mistakes in the paperwork. Now, she and the workers have an attorney and the suit is on.

Unions Want Federal Money To Plug Detroit Pension Hole

Wall Street Journal Online, April 16, 2014

Union leaders want federal money originally slated for struggling homeowners to help plug a pension hole in Detroit as officials try to finalize a deal in the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Still, the White House has been under pressure from organized labor to help blunt the effects of the bankruptcy on workers in Detroit and beyond. Since the city’s bankruptcy filing in July, union leaders have met directly with the White House, concerned that the city’s bankruptcy case could set a dangerous precedent by cutting public pensions.

ALEC says Indiana economic outlook up significantly, April 17, 2014

“It’s encouraging to see our state recognized for becoming a beacon of economic freedom in the Midwest,” said Chase Downham, state director of the Americans for Prosperity, a national groups that supports reducing the size and intrusiveness of government as the best way to increase prosperity.

OBENSHAIN: How the unions strike gold on the Silver Line

Washington Times, April 17, 2014

The contractor previously certified its work as complete back in February — five months after the September deadline — but it was rejected by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials.

Why do I bring this up? Because this huge project is being built here in Virginia — a right-to-work state — with taxpayer dollars under a contract that has a project labor agreement requirement, effectively making this a union-only project.

Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

Washington Examiner, April 18, 2014

Wisconsin’s public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker’s reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union’s four main branches in the state, has seen its membership slip to just 3,405 by the end of 2013. It had more than 9,000 members as recently as 2010.

U.S. appeals court rejects latest challenge to Wisconsin union law, April 18, 2014

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled against public employee unions that represent workers for the city of Madison and Dane County.

In January 2013, the same court ruled against other unions, including the Wisconsin Education Association Council, in another case that raised similar objections.

AFL-CIO chief calls Warren ‘prototype’ of good president

The Hill, April 16, 2014

“In my opinion she is the prototype of a person we would want to be president of the United States,” Trumka wrote of Warren in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tuesday. “She has a very well defined set of values and unlike many politicians, she actually sticks by those values and fights to implement them. In short, it don’t get no better.”