Wall Street Journal Online, March 6, 2014
It’s an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, “darkest” spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are “outing” corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working on part 89 of her New Yorker series on the “covert” Kochs. Yet the unions glide blissfully, unmolestedly along. This lack of oversight has led to a union world that today acts with a level of campaign-finance impunity that no other political giver—conservative outfits, corporate donors, individuals, trade groups—could even fathom
reason.com, March 7, 2014
Texas, according to a new paper, outstrips the rest of the country when it comes to creating not just jobs, but jobs that pay well.
Washington Free Beacon, March 6, 2014
Glenn Taubman, an attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, said that the company’s unwillingness to support the decision of its employees demonstrates that VW is committed to unionizing the plant.
Courier-journal.com, March 6, 2014
Frankly, there is no effective, intellectually honest argument against passing a right-to-work law.
National Law Journal Online, March 6, 2014
It will be interesting to see the estimated representation case filings for FY 2016 in the next proposed budget if the NLRB’s proposed “quickie” election rule becomes final and effective this year.
Labor Notes Online, March 06, 2014
Enter Clare Shropshire, a rank-and-file pipefitter from Oregon. A featured speaker in the “Running for Union Office” workshop at the 2012 Labor Notes Conference, Shropshire explained that she matched all contacts in her campaign database with the person who knew them and had collected their phone numbers. Her phonebanking rule: no one gets a call unless they are called by someone they know.
qz.com, March 6, 2014
A few weeks ago, the auto-assembly workers at the Chattooga Volkswagen plant also voted against joining the UAW. That even autoworkers are rejecting the union designed for them speaks volumes about the problem with unions today, and the problem my department once had with the UAW: there is no economic incentive to join
National Review Online, March 6, 2014
Labor organizers and union enforcers are exempt from important criminal laws in some of the country’s largest states. California, Illinois, and Wisconsin are among the states that allow union members to stalk, harass, and threaten victims — so long as they are putatively doing “legitimate” union business.
nilrr.org, March 3, 2014
When they are making propagandistic economic arguments against Right to Work laws and legislation, AFL-CIO union officials nd their allies routinely pretend either that there is no difference whatsoever between the aggregate cost of living for states with such statutes on the books and states that lack them, or that any difference is minimal.
Detroit News Online, March 3, 2013
Bowman, a conservative UAW worker who successfully fought to outlaw paying union dues as a condition of employment, said Saturday he wants to succeed U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the Dearborn Democrat who decried the right-to-work legislation as “poison” for labor-management relations.
U-T San Diego, March 2, 2014
The idea that hospitals are obscenely profitable and need such microscopic bureaucratic oversight/harassment is dubious enough. But the goal of the SEIU isn’t really to help patients. Instead, as union officials acknowledge, it’s to encourage — read, blackmail — hospitals into accepting conditions that strongly boost SEIU chances of adding to the 90,000 members it already has at California hospitals.