Posts Tagged ‘right to work’

Jan
2013
25

LiUNA: “The rate of workplace deaths is 36 percent higher in ‘Right-to-work’ states.”

LiUNA: “The rate of workplace deaths is 36 percent higher in ‘Right-to-work’ states.”
“Right-to-Work” is often labeled a “job creating” law by Republicans who push it, but those who are affected by it can tell you it does nothing of the sort. Rather, its “wage lowering” power far outshines its ability to create an uptick in employment. To illustrate this point, the Laborers International Union of...
Jan
2013
14

What Has “Right-to-Work” Brought Indiana? Increased Union Solidarity and an Enhanced Value Proposition.

When the Michigan legislature began its new session last week union activists welcomed the lawmakers back to the capital in a “walk of shame” rally intended to remind them that their brazen anti-worker agenda during the lame duck session which yielded “Right-to-Work” would not be met with pacifism. Michigan lawmakers are...
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Apr
2012
13

Hearing on New Union Challenge of Indiana’s “Right-to-Work” Law Scheduled for April 26

Hearing on New Union Challenge of Indiana’s “Right-to-Work” Law Scheduled for April 26
Using Citizens United vs. FEC as the basis of their defense, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 is challenging Indiana’s “Right-to-Work” (RTW) law in court. Their claim is that by depriving unions of dues, free speech is being limited. Lawyers for Local 150 said that RTW “impinges on this...
Mar
2012
9

IUOE 49 Makes Hilarious Mockery of Looming Anti-Worker Law with “Right to Work Out” Post

IUOE 49 Makes Hilarious Mockery of Looming Anti-Worker Law with “Right to Work Out” Post
Is there anything that could possibly warm this blog’s heart more than seeing a local union take to the Internet for some good, old fashioned mockery of anti-labor foes? NO. THERE ISN’T. And that’s just what the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 has done with their awesome blog post, Right to Work...
Mar
2012
5

ZOMBIE LAW 2012: Rehashed “Right-to-Work” Is More Draconian Than What Failed in NH Last Year

ZOMBIE LAW 2012: Rehashed “Right-to-Work” Is More Draconian Than What Failed in NH Last Year
Perhaps nowhere are the absurdities of the war on workers as prevalent as New Hampshire. Despite losing a “Right-to-Work” fight less than 10 months ago, New Hampshire Republicans are giving it another go, this time with expanded anti-union provisions: Now, public workers don’t have to be in a union and pay union dues. But when...
Mar
2012
1

WrongForEveryone.com

WrongForEveryone.com
American Rights at Work has created a new website to help inform people about “Right-to-Work” as it continues to gain momentum as a centerpiece of the 2012 GOP platform. The website, WrongForEveryone.com, will both provide detailed information about the history of “Right-to-Work” and provide running coverage of how such...
Feb
2012
13

VIDEO: New Hampshire GOPer Asleep at “Right-to-Work” Hearing

VIDEO: New Hampshire GOPer Asleep at “Right-to-Work” Hearing
Not figuratively asleep, as in he’s “in the clouds.” Literally asleep. From a reader with International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 35: Rep. Shawn Jasper (R), a member of New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien’s leadership team, had to be woken up by a fellow Representative during...
Jan
2012
5

“People who leave Indiana primarily move to non-Right-to-Work states.”

“People who leave Indiana primarily move to non-Right-to-Work states.”
There is an old saying that there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. When people start with an ideology and then find the stats to back up their argument, we end up with situations like we currently have in Indiana where the small percentage of people who want the state to [&hellip...
Dec
2011
28

Indiana Republican Breaks Ranks, Pens Letter Opposing “Right-to-Work”

Indiana Republican Breaks Ranks, Pens Letter Opposing “Right-to-Work”
Indiana has seen the GOP’s “Right-to-Work” agenda forced on them several times without success. But the vampire-like issue seemingly cannot die as those who align themselves the farthest to the Right in the statehouse continue to try to push this middle class killing concept down the Hoosier State’s throat. Indiana...
Dec
2011
6

Notre Dame Profs Dismantle Indiana Study Committee’s “Report” in Favor of Right-to-Work

Notre Dame Profs Dismantle Indiana Study Committee’s “Report” in Favor of Right-to-Work
The Indiana legislature’s 2011 Interim Study Committee on Employment Issues recently issued its final report on the issue of “Right-to-Work” and two professors from the University of Notre Dame, Barbara Fick and Marty Wolfson, took issue with it in the South Bend Tribune. In their opinion piece, ‘Right to work’ law...
Nov
2011
30

NH GOP’s “Right-to-Work” Veto Override Fails

NH GOP’s “Right-to-Work” Veto Override Fails
Huge news just came in from New Hampshire. The state GOP’s long-winded attempt at overriding Governor John Lynch’s veto of “Right-to-Work” has failed. Speaker William O’Brien, a conservative and staunch anti-unionist, tried every trick in the book, from threatening to call the veto vote during the year’s largest...