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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Unions, Right To Work

The Red-State Trend That’s Coming To A Blue State Near You

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.

March 12, 2017
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Uber Drivers In U.S. Cities To Join Planned Worker Protests

Hundreds of Uber drivers in two dozen cities, including San Francisco, Miami and Boston, for the first time will add their voices to the union-backed “Fight for $15” campaign.

November 28, 2016

Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015

Scott Walker: Uncle Scrooge’s Lackey In Wisconsin

Scott Walker continues to pass laws vanquishing unions in Wisconsin, and Democrats underestimate him at their own peril.

June 17, 2015

Endorse This: Ted Cruz Meets The Crickets

Watch a clip reel of Cruz’s standard lines all going flat, when he journeyed this week into the Fire Fighters union convention.

March 12, 2015

On Docks, Workers Still Have Power

For longshoremen, union clout nets high pay, strong pensions, and free health care.

March 3, 2015

Supreme Court Says Home Health Workers Cannot Be Forced To Pay Union Dues

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 […]

June 30, 2014

UAW’s Volkswagen Case Heads To NLRB Hearing As Politicians Object

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 […]

April 21, 2014

Michigan Governor Says Gay Marriages Are Legal, But Won’t Be Recognized

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 […]

March 27, 2014

A Monument to the ‘Least of These’

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 […]

August 24, 2011

NEA Endorses Obama (Who Else?)

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 […]

July 5, 2011