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Illinois Education Association union officials know what they are doing when they persuaded the legislature to double the bump retiring teachers receive just before they ride off into the sunset.   When legislators decreased the cap on retiring teachers salaries (this cap or bump, allows teachers larger salaries a few years before they retire so their…(Read More)

While Wisconsin was busy curtailing monopoly bargaining privileges to its government employees, Nevada Big labor has snagged a huge payback from Governor Steve Sisolak. Since 1965 there has been a law on the books prohibiting monopoly bargaining for public employees in Nevada.  Governor Sisolak recently signed legislation granting government employees the right negotiate wages, pensions…(Read More)

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An op-ed recently published by CNS News documents the link between special legal privileges for union officials and public-sector insolvency.  All of the six states with the greatest per capita government pension liability foist forced union dues and fees on employees, but all of the nine states with the lowest per capita pension…(Read More)

In an op-ed recently published by CNS News, I discuss pension shortfalls that have already hit the pocketbooks of tens of thousands of unionized retirees across the country, and will surely be faced by millions of additional workers over the next two decades: Hundreds of the roughly 1,400 multiemployer pension plans across the…(Read More)

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School Bus Drivers Sue to Remove Union They Never Wanted libertyheadlines.com, November 29, 2018 Two school-bus drivers in Pennsylvania want to remove a union from their workplace, but the National Labor Relations Board isn’t letting them. Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation, said: “The National Labor Relations Act…(Read More)

Featured Video — I Was a Union President. Now I Support Right to Work capitalresearch.org, March 20, 2018 Ben Johnson spent the last decade as treasurer and then president of AFT Vermont, the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the second-largest teachers union in the country. For three of those years, Johnson…(Read More)

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Right to Work States Hold 2:1 Job-Growth Advantage Over Forced Union States CNS News Online, March 14, 2018 The 22 states that already had Right to Work laws prohibiting forced union dues and fees on the books back in 2007 enjoyed overall household employment growth of 8.8 percent over the next year…(Read More)

The “gig economy” is often driven by new mobile apps that empower individual entrepreneurs such as independent Uber and Lyft Drivers. But Seattle city bosses have teamed up with their union-boss friends to put the squeeze on these entrepreneurs. They passed a city ordinance to force Uber and Lyft drivers to pay union dues…(Read More)