April 6, 2015 11:49 AM
A recent article in the Yakima Herald-Republic describes a union subsidy, which pays 75 percent of the teachers' union president's salary, as "unusual." Unfortunately, that is far from the case, and similar compensation packages are common across the country at every level of government.
March 31, 2015 6:20 PM
Congress has held numerous hearings and passed a resolution of disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board regulation known as the "ambush election" rule due to its overt bias toward labor unions at the expense of employee and employer rights.
March 26, 2015 1:20 PM
One would expect government employers to know where and what its employees are doing while paid by the taxpayer. Unfortunately, in Missouri, that is not the case.
March 24, 2015 11:28 AM
Last week, Congress introduced a bill that would restore decades-old National Labor Relations Board precedent by overturning a decision that inappropriately eased union organizing drives.
March 18, 2015 11:51 AM
Last week, Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work (RTW) state, meaning workers cannot be forced to pay dues to a union which they may disagree with.
March 13, 2015 11:39 AM
Workers should find the union lawsuit against Wisconsin's recently enacted right-to-work law (RTW) bizarre and, probably, offensive. The argument put forth by unions is that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property. In other words, unions view a chunk of workers' paychecks as their property even if that worker does not want union representation.
March 12, 2015 12:36 PM
Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin's legislature are not alone. A number of states are introducing legislation that enhances worker freedom and holds unions accountable to the workers they represent.
March 11, 2015 1:24 PM
On February 1, the United Steelworkers (USW) instigated a strike at several oil refineries around the country, a first since the 1980s. After contract negotiations deteriorated between the union and Shell Oil, thousands of USW's members went on strike, which is still ongoing.
March 5, 2015 12:18 PM
No individual should be forced to financially support an organization they disagree with or risk penalty. Thankfully, Governor Scott Walker is determined to ensure that Wisconsin law won't let that happen anymore by planning to sign the right-to-work (RTW) bill into law on Monday.
March 3, 2015 12:04 PM
Public-sector workers could soon gain the freedom to decide whether or not to pay union dues if the U.S. Supreme Court hears the impending case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.