When the AFL-CIO and other critics of right-to-work laws describe them as “right-to-work-for-less” laws, they aren’t merely being rhetorical; research demonstrates that right-to-work promotes inferior working conditions.
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback to the union movement Monday, ruling personal home care employees cannot be forced to pay dues to a union. In a 5-4 ruling written Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., the court said these employees, some of whom care for their […]
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A contentious effort to unionize a foreign brand’s automobile factory is scheduled to reach a courtroom Monday, and the case appears far from resolution. A U.S. senator, the Tennessee governor and several state lawmakers are fighting subpoenas served by the United Automobile Workers union ordering them to appear in court […]
By Kathleen Gray, Paul Egan and Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press LANSING, Michigan — It was the ultimate split decision when Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that the nearly 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday are legal but won’t be recognized by the state because of a stay put on the judicial decision that Michigan’s ban […]
This Sunday on the National Mall, the nation dedicates a monument to, arguably, the greatest American of the 20th century. It is, as Lincoln said at another dedication, altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. When heroes die, it is human nature to wrap their lives in metal, marble and granite. We do […]
Not a surprise, but a sign that Obama’s education “reform” efforts haven’t alienated a powerful ally, despite their frustration with him: The nation’s largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid, during a raucous convention that highlighted widespread unhappiness with the president’s education policies. The vote, during the annual convention […]