CEI and Crossroads GPS Announce Launch of Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index

With state governments across the country struggling to balance budgets and fund basic services over the demands of big government unions, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in partnership with Crossroads GPS, has launched the Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index – a tool to empower citizens to challenge these unions’ oversized political clout.

Using 1,150 data points, the index ranks each state in 23 different categories to determine where government union lobbyists have maximum sway over policymakers, and where the fiscal concerns of taxpayers are most strongly represented.

The initiative’s interactive map allows citizens to easily navigate the data and find information about government employee union activity in their states. The entire index can be viewed at CEI’s labor policy website, WorkplaceChoice.org.