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With Pennsylvania emerging as a potential “battleground” state in the fall 2016 presidential contest, the Trump and Clinton campaigns are both claiming they will, if elected, revive the fortunes of the former steel towns along the Monongahela River. Economically depressed Monessen, located 35 miles south of Pittsburgh, is a notable example. What went wrong in…(Read More)

Late last month, federal judges in courts located more than 1100 miles from one another sharply chastised Obama-appointed U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for attempting, by bureaucratic fiat, to prevent employees from hearing all the key relevant facts before they are subjected to union monopoly control. And one of those judges enjoined Perez…(Read More)

The National  Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has taken on a case for a group of 10 employees of Maysteel Industries in what appears to be a violatio of Wisconsin’s new Right to Work Law.  Arthur Thomas has the story in the Milwaukee Biz Times. Attorneys for Maysteel Industries and the union at…(Read More)

  Union Fees Case is Not Over Legal team plans to move for Friedrichs case to be re-heard Center for Individual Rights www.cir-usa.org, February 17, 2016 The Court could decide on its own to set the case for re-argument next term. If instead it issues a 4-4 decision, the…(Read More)

Recently the Jefferson City-based Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a state government agency, published its latest set of state comparative cost-of-living indices.  (See the link below. Because late 2015 data for New Mexico could not be obtained, it is excluded.) MERIC’s new indices estimate the average annual cost of…(Read More)

In her own words, Rebecca Friedrichs explains why the Supreme Court should end compulsory unionism for all, on cnn.com. Rebecca Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of the case on Monday. She has been teaching for 28 years and is an elementary school teacher…(Read More)

Union Bosses Smear Teachers

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Union bosses are demonizing one of their own who has dared to disagree with their policies.  Faced with losing billions of dollars at a critical time, union officials, from the AFL_CIO to teacher union officials themselves, all are desperate to keep their forced-dues windfall operating.  Friedrichs v. CTA, a case currently before the Supreme…(Read More)