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  • Unions Take Strong Stand for Right-to-Ignore-the-Facts Laws

    Posted on Jan 24, 2011 by LaborPains.org Team

    Time for some more union mythbusting. Today’s lesson centers on an old union chestnut about right-to-work laws, which forbid unions from collecting dues without the employee’s individual consent. Such laws, which are on the books in 22 states, are despised by unions. No surprise there. So it is also no surprise that Indiana AFL-CIO President […]

  • Elections Have Consequences, Union Edition

    Posted on Jan 07, 2011 by LaborPains.org Team

    As President Barack Obama said two years ago, “Elections have consequences”. He’s probably less enthusiastic about that bromide today — as are the unions who campaigned on his behalf. As the New York Times reports, state officials are gearing up to take on organized labor: State officials from both parties are wrestling with ways to […]

  • Some Good News From the States

    Posted on Dec 29, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week we discussed the dire situation of several states’ pension funds. But while many states are headed for stormy waters, today brought two very positive developments that indicate labor unions’ stranglehold on state governments may be loosening. First from Pennsylvania: Three of the largest state employee unions wanted to remove one of the more […]