NILRR Weekly Clipsheet June 1, 2013




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 legislature just passed a law unionizing day-care providers at the behest of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Employees of large day-care centers could already unionize. This bill applies to self-employed day-care providers, many of whom run day-care centers out of their homes.

Left Blames NLRB Delays For Teamster Rep Losing Home Without Asking: Where Was His Union?, May 23, 2013

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, union bosses are demanding that the NLRB stay open for business.

As part of their disingenuous campaign, union bosses have chosen a Teamster representative who was allegedly wrongfully fired from his job as the poster child for their NLRB campaign.

Public sector unions = higher debt, May 24, 2013

States with more heavily unionized public-sector workforces are more likely to have higher total debt, according to this new study from the Beacon Hill Institute in Boston. Specifically, the study finds that each percentage point increase in public sector unionization equates to an added $78 in per-capita debt.