July 1, 2015 1:10 PM
Every worker should be able to get and keep a job without being forced to pay union dues. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a case that could make that a reality by ending compulsory union dues payments in state and local public employment.
June 30, 2015 10:46 AM
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to a case that could give all public employees right-to-work protections. If SCOTUS rules in favor of the plaintiff, California teacher Rebecca Friedrich, government unions would lose their power to compel non-members to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
June 24, 2015 11:43 AM
Public resources should be used to promote public purposes, meaning tax dollars should not go toward efforts that exclusively financially assist a private entity.
June 23, 2015 1:22 PM
On June 4, Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon vetoed right-to-work legislation, which would end forced union dues payments, and was joined by UAW Local 249 members at a Kansas City auto assembly plant.
June 19, 2015 10:27 AM
In a recent Forbes article my colleague Wayne Crews explains that "federal regulation matters more than spending." On the flip side, one of the only ways the current Congress can rein in federal agency regulation is to defund agencies that no longer serve the public good.
June 18, 2015 10:25 AM
A recent ruling by the California Labor Commission found that an Uber driver is an employee, not independent contractor as the ridesharing company argues. The order requires Uber to pay the driver $4,000 in expenses. Uber plans to appeal the decision, but if it stands, it could potentially destroy the popular ridesharing company's business model and others like it.
June 16, 2015 4:21 PM
Stamped June 15, 2015 (5:55PM), the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Department on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has produced a draft bill for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16).
Virtually every year this Labor-HHS-Ed bill faces significant challenges for individual enactment. However, every year the bill is enacted, albeit normally as part of a larger appropriations act.
In every case, the initial draft of the bill sets the tone for the eventual enactment and frames the issues for debate.
This initial FY16 draft contains the following significant verbatim provisions for increasing employment, bettering incentives for workers, reducing deadweight loss to the economy, augmenting workers’ income growth, and improving worker freedom:
June 15, 2015 4:36 PM
Nearly all action to come out of the Obama administration's National Labor Relations Board has sought to ease union organizing campaigns in order to funnel workers' money into union coffers.
June 10, 2015 1:50 PM
The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor conducts criminal investigations to unearth union wrongdoing that violates the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
June 5, 2015 12:11 PM
Under the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board has gone to great lengths to expand employee Section 7 rights to the point of absurdity.