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Mary Kramer, Crain’s Detroit Business News, examines whether union bosses’ tactics are rendering unions more and more irrelevant. In a couple of weeks, the United Auto Workers and Detroit automakers will kick off contract talks to replace four-year pacts that expire Sept. 14. As Dave Barkholz has reported for our sibling publication Automotive…(Read More)

ALRB’s top lawyer named to governor’s staff Fresno Bee Online, June 24, 2015 Sylvia Torres-Guillen, 49, of Los Angeles will become special counsel to the governor. She had been the ALRB’s general counsel since 2011. Beyond the Gerawan case, Torres-Guillén has been sparring with the ALRB’s new chairman…(Read More)

UAW Loses Monopoly Bid

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In what can be described as a crushing blow, Volkswagen has decided to recognize a German-style works council at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Plant workers have never voted unanimously to be represented by the United Auto Workers, despite UAW union bosses’ best efforts.  Jalopnik has the story. The UAW has been pushing for…(Read More)

VW recognizes anti-UAW worker group ACE at Tennessee plant Reuters.com, February 16, 2014 Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers. The ACE is…(Read More)

  Illinois Governor Fights Forced Unionism Western Journalism.com, February 11, 2015 Patrick Semmens of the National Right to Work Foundation commented on Rauner’s executive order: “This executive action is a bold step to protect the rights of Illinois state employees from being forced to pay tribute to union bosses as a condition of…(Read More)

NILRR News Clips

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Laborers have no say in their contract U-T SanDiego.com, February 4, 2015 Farm laborers at one of the nation’s largest fruit farms, Gerawan Farming, have been pleading with the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board — an agency formed, ironically, to give farm workers a voice in their own contracts — to count their votes…(Read More)

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political…(Read More)

NILRR Clips October 31, 2014

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After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines Watchdog.org, October 30, 2014 Formerly a heavy-hitter in Pennsylvania politics, at least in Philadelphia and its suburbs, Ironworkers’ Local 401 has spent far less during the 2014 election cycle than any others in recent history. UAW’s Tennessee Trick Or Treat Forbes.com, October…(Read More)