December 26, 2017
- Worker Freedom
A landmark case...
December 15, 2017overturning thousands of years of precedent that stacked the deck for the benefit of Big Labor. As a...
October 31, 20174,559 years of precedent. Nearly every decision made by...
October 25, 2017
Employers in Illinois really didn’t need another reason to bypass or move out of the state, but the legislature gave them one. On October 24, 2017, state senators voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that would prohibit local right-to-work laws.
Right-to-work laws give workers the freedom to opt out of paying dues to a union they do not support. It is commonsense policy that has been adopted in a majority of states, including all of Illinois’ neighbors. Many businesses consider a state’s right-to-work status when deciding where to locate a new facility....
September 8, 2017
In a world full of tweets, Instagram posts, and BuzzFeed quizzes, many Millennials haven’t taken time to think about big government and its implications, but I’m here to drop some knowledge on you as to why we should want to shrink government bureaucracy.
Let’s look at the big picture. Government agencies are ridiculously inefficient, they regulate pretty much every aspect of our lives, and they waste billions of tax dollars a year.
Now, let’s take a look at some agencies in particular, starting with the Environmental...
August 22, 2017
It is of little surprise that workers would like more of a say in who represents them...
August 22, 2017much needed progress toward filling the vacancies at the five-member National Labor Relations Board, an agency tasked with protecting worker rights and balancing the interests of employers and unions in labor disputes. It is imperative to make...
August 4, 2017
Today, for the second time this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision that criticized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for failing to engage in a reasoned decision making. There are several issues discussed in the case, NLRB v CNN, but this post will only focus on the joint employer standard.
Joint employment is when one employer is liable for the actions of another employer and assumes collective bargaining responsibilities.
July 27, 2017
July 21, 2017
Protecting workers from identity theft and stalking should be a bipartisan issue. While Republicans and Democrats can hardly agree on whether the sky is blue, both political parties should agree everyone should have the right to work without fear for his or her privacy or safety. At the very least, there should be consequences if someone jeopardizes their privacy or security.
To that end, Reps. Drew Ferguson and Buddy Carter (both Georgia Republicans) have introduced the Freedom from Union Identity Theft and Freedom from Union Stalking Act. These bills ensure that federal labor law does not preempt common sense state protections against identity theft and stalking.
Here is a real world example why these bills are necessary. In 2008, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3602...