NILRR Right to Work News Clips December 30, 2016


It’s time for Pa. to get serious about ‘Right to Work’: Colin McNickle, December 30, 2016

The principle of the right to work is gaining steam across America. Will Pennsylvania stoke the boilers of real progress and hop aboard the train?

Ex-union boss charged with bribery likens himself to Jesus

New York Post Online, December 30, 2016

Disgraced jail-guard union boss Norman Seabrook likened himself to Jesus and said he forgives those who abandoned him when he was nailed on bribery charges in June, according to a bizarre new video making the rounds.

Federal lawsuit against Philadelphia union boss is withdrawn

Sun Herald Online, December 30, 2016

A nonunion electrical contractor has withdrawn the federal racketeering lawsuit he filed against a powerful Philadelphia labor leader after the two fought at a work site earlier this year.

Op-ed | Right-to-work, making Kentucky open for business

Lane Report Online, December 27, 2016

Being designated as a right-to-work state will be a strong signal to business leaders that Kentucky offers a positive business environment. Many businesses, especially overseas firms, begin their search for new locations by only considering right-to-work states.

Scariest People of 2016: No. 6-Lafe Solomon, December 28, 2016

A man who lodged thousands of labor complaints while serving as acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board — a possibly illegal appointment — had a new job in 2016 that would have been a lot scarier for America’s job creators and working families.

Blurred lines: Farm labor board hires another UFW activist

Fresno Bee Online, December 28, 2016

Did it ever occur to the governor and the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board that the California employer might have an appropriate and just role in the welfare of the farmworker?

You wouldn’t think so after the appointment of yet another UFW-trained activist to the ALRB staff.

Labor boss sued twice, accused of sexual harassment

San Diego Union-Tribune Online, December 28, 2016

In their two separate complaints against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 and union president Mickey Kasparian, two women described a workplace where the labor leader intimidated employees to the point where they were too scared to complain. Four additional women who did not sue but also worked for the union gave similar descriptions of their time working under Kasparian.

Labor Expert: MO Right-to-Work Laws Can Co-Exist with Union, December 26, 2016

“Nevada workers who are covered by union contracts join the union,” said Rosenfeld. “They don’t have to.  It’s a right to work state, but upwards of 90 percent choose to do.”

To help safeguard Democracy, unions must first embrace it

The Hill Online, December 27, 2016

That should come as a surprise to many SEIU members who know that their union has little use for democracy.