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  • AFSCME Spins Membership Declines

    Posted on Nov 14, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    In 2012, Michigan became the 24th state to pass a right-to-work law. Unions were outraged, but had little to complain about: Michiganders had just rejected a union proposal to rewrite the state’s labor laws to unions’ benefit (and prohibit right-to-work measures) despite over $23 million that was spent to pass it. For good measure, Michigan […]

  • Number Twenty-Three Stays Right to Work

    Posted on Nov 11, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    In February 2012, advocates for employee rights welcomed Indiana as the 23rd state to pass a right-to-work law under which unions cannot force non-members to fund the union. Big Labor (specifically the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150) sued on the preposterous grounds that the law violated their free speech rights, among other things. […]

  • SEIU’s Michigan Racket Implodes

    Posted on May 05, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    SEIU Healthcare Michigan has a problem: Its membership tanked from 55,265 members in 2012 to 10,918 in 2013—a decline of 44,347 members. The cause? Pro-employee legislation passed in 2012 that gave employees the option of refraining from paying the SEIU dues without losing their jobs, and a separate measure that abolished Healthcare Michigan’s “dues skim” […]

  • Big Labor Wants Their Dues

    Posted on Jun 18, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” So it was for Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III. So too it is today for former union members in Indiana. As we have previously written, Indiana became the 23rd right-to-work state back in March 2012. The centerpiece of the legislation liberated workers by allowing […]

  • Pseudo-Union Displays Labor’s Latest Tactics

    Posted on Apr 04, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The SEIU front group Fast Food Forward is holding its second “strike” in New York City. The strikers marching under the banner of this “workers center” — see our previous coverage of these unions-in-sheep’s-clothing here — chose to walk out today because 45 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in […]

  • Michigan Employees Now Have Right to Work

    Posted on Mar 29, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Yesterday, Michigan’s right-to-work law, which bans forced dues arrangements that lock non-members into funding a union they aren’t part of, took effect. New contracts will no longer require employees to pay a union they may never have had the chance to even vote on or be fired. As a Detroit News op-ed observed: Workers will […]

  • Michigan Unions’ All-Out Assault on Employee Rights

    Posted on Mar 21, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    After a union-pushed proposal to forbid such a measure failed in a referendum, Michigan recently passed a right-to-work law granting employees the right to opt out of paying union dues and mandatory “agency fees.” Michigan’s law takes effect next week, which will make the longtime union spiritual home the 24th right-to-work state, and second in […]

  • News Roundup: 2-15-13

    Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Right-to-work building interest in Missouri Capitol Packed-house hearings suggest that there will be a long road ahead, but some proponents are feeling the momentum. New Hampshire Union Leader: Right-to-work legislation put down hard The right-to-work bill does not make it out of the House this year. In 2012, state senators refuse to hear the […]