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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)

In 1998, public-sector union bosses and lobbyists arm-twisted elected officials in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico into handing Big Labor statutory monopoly-bargaining power to negotiate municipal employees’ working conditions. At the time, the union-label politicians who bore the responsibility for adopting the monopoly-bargaining law vowed that it would not hurt…(Read More)

  Judge Rules Wisconsin’s Right to Work Statute Illegal — Now What? Forbes.com, April 20, 2016 RJL helped with article So, why is RTW illegal in Wisconsin? Judge Foust states that under RTW, “a free-rider problem is born – the ability of nonmembers to refuse to pay for services unions are compelled to provide…(Read More)

None of the 12 States With the Greatest Absolute State-and-Local Government Debt Per Capita Protects Employees From Being Fired For Refusal to Bankroll an Unwanted Union Twenty-five years ago this May, as state officials across the nation were raising taxes and curtailing essential services to patch over large and widening budget gaps…(Read More)

Nonunion contractor Joshua Keesee claims John J. Dougherty broke his nose and hit him in the eye in an incident on February 21 of this year.  Dougherty, Business Manager for the notorious International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, is also a prominent Philadelphia politician who has helped many politicians.  Craig R. McCoy, Mark Fazlollah…(Read More)

Right to Work for New Mexico

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David Dowd Muska writes on the advantage a Right to Work law would bring to New Mexico. New Mexico doesn’t have a jobs problem. It has a jobs crisis. There are many tools state policymakers can use to restore vibrant job growth, but perhaps no reform offers more promise than passage of a right…(Read More)

Union calls for full investigation into Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore Sun Online, October 23, 2015 Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a “full investigation” into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs. Why 8,737 UPS retirees are bracing…(Read More)

Big Labor officials are spending money on Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court races in early November, attempting to keep forced dues alive and well for the Keystone State.  John Finnerty has the story in the Meadeville Tribune Online.  Believing political influence of the state Supreme Court hangs in the balance of Nov. 3 polling, labor…(Read More)