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  • U.S. Supreme Cour to hear case of National Right to Work vs SEIU

    11/21/2011 5:12:03 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 10 replies
    National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc - Email | 11/21/2011 | Mark Mix
    Your National Right to Work Foundation is headed back to the United States Supreme Court... and the union bosses are in full panic. The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear oral arguments on January 10 in Knox v. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, a case brought by Foundation attorneys. Fearing an embarrassing loss, union lawyers have now begged the Supreme Court to toss out the case after offering to pay back all of the money to objecting employees. Simply put, we caught the union bosses red-handed. Big Labor desperately wants to sweep the case under the...
  • Dayton, GOP collide over child care union vote

    11/16/2011 4:37:34 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-16-11 | Doug Belden
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered an election to allow Minnesota's in-home child care providers to vote on whether to unionize. But his executive order drew swift response from Republicans who vowed to sue to prevent the vote. "There is nothing in Minnesota law that provides the governor with the power to do the thing that he says he's going to do," said Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, who chairs the Senate health and human services committee. "And I think the real question for us is, what do you do with a governor who won't follow the law?" Dayton, a...
  • Obama-Friendly GE Building Aircraft Factory Right-to-Work Alabama; Unlike Boeing, NLRB Silent

    11/03/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Directorblue ^ | November 2, 2011 | Doug Ross
    1. Alabama is a wonderfully free "right-to-work" state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join. 2. General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama's rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units. 3. It turns out that GE's Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn't uttered a peep. But I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Remember...
  • Are you a member of a conspiracy?

    10/19/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies email | Mark Mix/ Rep Rand Paul
    Teamster union boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr. thinks you are -- all because you believe in employee freedom. "They introduced Right to Work in 14 different states simultaneously. Do you get the conspiracy?" Hoffa blustered to a crowd of Teamsters last week. But poll after poll shows that nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle that no worker should be compelled to join or pay dues or "fees" to a union to get or keep a job. Likewise, according to a recent scientific survey, four out of five union members support the Right to Work principle. And...
  • Debate: Could Union Costs Be Pricing Michigan Out of Auto Jobs?

    10/14/2011 8:05:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/14/2011 | Tom Gantert
    In his study “Right To Work, The wrong answer for Michigan’s economy,” University of Oregon Associate Professor Gordon Lafer cites several companies that chose Michigan over right-to-work states. Lafer wrote, “Indeed, a series of recent corporate announcements make clear that many auto industry companies continue to prefer Michigan over right-to-work competitors …” But Lafer never mentioned that some of those businesses cited in his report received deals for millions of dollars in tax incentives to locate in Michigan, while the competing states offered no incentives, according to research done by Michigan Capitol Confidential. In fact, even the Michigan Economic Development...
  • VA Gov. McDonnell Declares 'Unapologetic' Support for Right-To-Work Laws

    10/13/2011 9:46:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/11 | Don Loos
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is holding little back as he compares his state’s model for success to Washington’s big government corporate socialism and big labor cronyism. In a recent letter, Gov. McDonnell writes, “we are unapologetic supporters of Virginia’s Right To Work laws.” But, McDonnell doesn’t stop there. He pulls no punches when he compares Richmond to Washington, DC and boasts about Virginia’s success. From Gov. McDonnell’s letter: There’s much more separating Richmond and Washington than just 100 miles of interstate. It’s a Tale of Two Cities.
  • Union Thugs force Boeing of South Carolina to become unionized

    09/27/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 32 replies
    National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - Email | Mark Mix
    Last week, the U.S. House Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Obama Labor Board's recent onslaught of Big Labor power grabs that undermine worker freedom. National Labor Relations Board Chairman and former union lawyer Mark Pearce offered his spin after the hearing, calling the Board's decisions "fair and even-handed." The outrageous complaint against Boeing hardly seems fair to the thousands of South Carolina workers who could be forced out of their jobs all because they can't be required to pay union dues or "fees" as a condition of employment. But don't just take my word for it. At the...
  • Joe Wilson: NLRB Driving Businesses to Right To Work States to Avoid 'Roach Motels'

    09/26/2011 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Don Loos
    During Thursday’s House Education & Workforce hearing, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) described the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) actions as creating a hostile environment for business. Wilson claimed that the pro-Big Labor Obama NLRB created an unintended consequence for Big Labor. Rep. Wilson said that the NLRB’s actions have turned the 28 force-unionism states into ''Roach Motels'' that will trap employers with the help of the NLRB, and prevent them from ever leaving or expanding outside these states’ borders. Wilson said that the NLRB actions translate into only one option for employers if they are going to locate in
  • Former Local Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes

    09/15/2011 11:08:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, is pushing for a Right-to-Work law that would allow unionized school teachers to leave their union. As a teacher in the Grand Ledge Public Schools and a former teachers union president, John Ellsworth says the various education reforms coming from Michigan’s Republican-led government are “despicable.” He thinks the much-talked about “right-to-teach” legislation for public school employees, which would make joining a teachers union voluntary, is part of “a continued attack” blaming teachers for school woes. Yet, even Ellsworth says he would drop his Michigan Education Association membership if right-to-work for teachers became a...
  • Former Union Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes

    09/16/2011 5:58:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/16/2011 | Tom Gantert
    As a teacher in the Grand Ledge Public Schools and a former teachers union president, John Ellsworth says the various education reforms coming from Michigan’s Republican-led government are “despicable.” He thinks the much-talked about “right-to-teach” legislation for public school employees, which would make joining a teachers union voluntary, is part of “a continued attack” blaming teachers for school woes. Yet, even Ellsworth says he would drop his Michigan Education Association membership if right-to-work for teachers became a reality. “Yes. I think I would,” Ellsworth said. Depending upon what districts would be willing to offer to teachers who declined union representation,...
  • Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

    08/26/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 26, 2011 | ERIC FELTEN
    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle. It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife...
  • Gibson Guitar CEO: We're Under Attack By Obama Administration

    08/28/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 27, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars, Inc. was on The Dana Loesch Show on Friday. Gibson is under attack by the the Obama Justice Department for accusations that the company broke American Indian laws. Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company's use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India. The Holder Justice Department raided at least two Gibson manufacturing plants this week forcing hundreds of workers off their jobs. Juszkiewiz says the company lost a million dollars this week. Finally, Henry...
  • Public unions should be curbed, says right to work defender

    08/23/2011 4:11:56 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 8 replies
    Legal Line News ^ | 8-23-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Should public sector unions be curbed? Is it time to end the ability of governmental employees to form unions? Raymond La Jeunesse, Jr., vice president and legal director of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, believes so. La Jeunesse, who has more than 40 years experience helping employees litigate against compulsory unionism - including arguing four cases
  • The NLRB Fear Factor: How the Boeing case poisons investment.

    08/13/2011 12:38:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 13, 2011
    The National Association of Manufacturers asked its members last month how the National Labor Relations Board's decision against Boeing's Sourth Carolina plant case is affecting their decision-making. Some 60% said the government's case already has—or could—hurt hiring. Sixty-nine percent said the case would damage job growth. And 49% said capital expenditure plans "have been or may be impacted by the NLRB's complaint." Around 1,000 of the association's 11,000 members contributed to the survey. That's a lot of lost jobs. When CEOs or entrepreneurs fear political intervention that might impose higher costs, they are more reluctant to invest or to hire...
  • Perry Stalks Iowa; Will Boot Drop Soon?

    07/12/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    ......Perry also leads a state whose population is growing as its economy grows, a stark contrast to the debt-ridden, job-killing stimulus the Obama administration imposed on the country. It picked up four new congressional seats in the 2010 census as businesses and job-seekers flocked to the state. The issue of the economy would be Perry's trump card in a potential race against Obama. Texas leads the nation in job creation: From 2008 to 2010, as California lost 1.2 million jobs, Texas added 165,000. Michael Cox and Richard Alm of the Center for Global Markets at SMU's Cox School of Business...
  • Hearing begins in labor complaint against Boeing

    06/14/2011 4:38:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/14/11 | PHUONG LE, Associated Press
    Boeing on Tuesday asked a judge in Seattle to dismiss a case brought by the National Labor Relations Board that accuses the plane maker of breaking the law when it built a non-union production line in South Carolina. The complaint by NLRB acting general counsel Lafe Solomon accused Boeing Co. of illegally retaliating against union workers for past strikes by adding a non-union assembly line for its new 787 passenger jet in South Carolina. The NLRB said Boeing also should move that assembly work to unionized plants in Washington state, where other 787s are assembled. At the opening of a...
  • Gary Glenn's agenda for Gov. Rick Snyder

    06/04/2011 1:10:17 AM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 2 replies
    WJBT FOX 2, DETROIT ^ | June 1, 2011 | Tim Skubick
    LANSING, Mich. -- Oh my, this could get mucho messy. The ultra-conservative wing of the state GOP has been patiently marking time since January when the Rick Snyder juggernaut rolled into town. The new governor told everyone he was all about getting a new budget and business tax in place and would not be diverted by “other” issues. Well the budget is in place, as is the business tax, and here comes Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan. Let’s just say Mr. G.G. is not a liberal...not by any stretch. And he’s got an agenda as long...
  • Right-to-work states doing good for country

    05/19/2011 12:38:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 5/19/11 | Editor
    "Danaher’s closing,” said Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., lamenting the loss of a plant that had employed 330 people in his state. “Now those jobs are going to Arkansas and to Texas.” It was April 2005. Neal was taking the opportunity during a House committee hearing on competition with China to complain instead about how Massachusetts was losing jobs to states with less-hostile business climates. The Ways and Means Committee chairman in 2005, California Republican Bill Thomas, mildly rebuked Neal’s deviation from the topic, saying Massachusetts had shot itself in the foot with high taxes and compulsory union membership. “At some...
  • Right-to-work bills headed for quiet death? ( Maine and NH )

    05/17/2011 7:47:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 17, 2011 | Matt Wickenheiser
    Opponents of legislation dealing with union membership say procedural maneuvers launched Tuesday may signal a quiet death for the two bills. Both bills deal with the so-called “right-to-work” issue — one for public employee unions, one for private sector labor unions. The bills would seek to have Maine join the ranks of 22 other right-to-work states. Employees in those 22 states who don’t join the union don’t have to pay their share of the costs for collective representation and contract bargaining handled by the union. ... The right-to-work issue has been contentious in other states. In New Hampshire, Democratic Gov....
  • Sarah Palin: Removing the Boot from the Throat of American Businesses

    05/11/2011 10:43:11 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 54 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | May 11, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    President Obama has the opportunity to prove that he cares about keeping jobs for working class families in America. He can speak up about his appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) who have their boots on The Boeing Company’s neck. Does the President support the rights of businesses and working class people in right-to-work states to make sound decisions without government regulatory agencies unfairly punishing them? Does the President realize the real concern here is not that businesses will choose to locate in one state over another? It’s that businesses will choose to locate in other countries because...