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  • Heritage Action Scores Federal Paycheck Protection Vote

    Posted on Apr 15, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    A couple of weeks ago at the beginning of April, the Senate held a so-called “vote-a-rama” on dozens of amendments to the Senate version of the budget. One of those amendments, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), was a provision which would forbid federal agencies from automatically deducting union dues from employees’ paychecks. And […]

  • It’s Always Sunny In Right To Work States

    Posted on Feb 08, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Several states are right on Michigan’s heels as they push to become the 25th right-to-work state. Missouri may soon take the lead — Republicans have taken supermajority control in both houses and are looking to give workers the freedom to work without having to pay a union. They have also proposed a paycheck protection law. But any bill to accomplish right-to-work […]

  • An Innovative Proposal For Actual Free Choice

    Posted on Jan 07, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics at the Heritage Foundation, has released a new report that proposes a way to stop the labor union monopoly at the state and local level: free choice for employee representation. Free choice in employment never seems to interest organized labor or those on the left. In any other context, […]

  • Easy Predictions for the NLRB: Labor Wins

    Posted on Dec 27, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Though some have started to issue their year-end and presidential-term-end reviews of federal labor law, some recent decisions turn the year on its head—not to mention at least one major chapter yet to be written. Just last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ruling on Kent Hospital, decided that lobbying expenses could be considered chargeable expenses if […]

  • Employee Freedom Inspiration: Missouri Considers Paycheck Protection

    Posted on Dec 19, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    The reverberations of Michigan becoming a right-to-work state aren’t likely to settle anytime soon. Vincent Vernuccio and Joseph Lehman wrote in the Wall Street Journal that inspiration can be found in the story of Michigan’s right-to-work law passage: “The inspiration comes to the supporters of worker freedom that if Michigan can give union members a […]

  • Number 24? Michigan Goes Full Steam Ahead with Right to Work

    Posted on Dec 06, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    The end of the Michigan legislative session looks like it will be anything but “lame.” Republicans, including Governor Rick Snyder, have come out in support of “freedom to work” legislation that they hope will pass before the end of the year. The legislation will give all employees the right to work without having to pay any union […]

  • CA SEIU Fights Own Members To Remain Accountability-Free

    Posted on Nov 29, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Unions like to play up the fantasy that they stand for “the little guy.”  But that illusion quickly fades when labor leaders have to deal with those little people, and especially if those people are members of the union. The latest exhibit is Mariam Noujaim, an Egyptian immigrant and member of the 95,000-member SEIU Local […]

  • The Price of An Election

    Posted on Nov 12, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Take a step into an alternate universe, just for a minute: Mitt Romney has just been elected the 45th President of the United States. Millions have been spent on the campaign, but one of the largest chunks comes from Corporation X. This large corporation starts to take claim for Romney’s win even before polls have […]