Six months ago West Virginia became a Right-to-work state. This week organized labor got its day in court. The AFL-CIO and 10 other union groups successfully sought an injunction to block the state’s Right-to-work law, which took effect on July 1. The law required unions to extend benefits to all workers, even those who [&hellip...
A federal judge in Michigan has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a new state law designed to hamper political fundraising for organized labor. Public Act 269, introduced by Republicans late last year, prevents the deduction of union dues from company payrolls. Judge Linda Parker called the law, which labor advocates view as...
A new report from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows that Illinois union members get $6 back for every dollar they contribute in dues. The report is timely considering the ongoing anti-union crusade of Gov. Bruce Rauner and his anti-worker “Turnaround Agenda.” The full report, “The Application and Impact of Labor Union...
In Western Kentucky an ordinance at year’s end made Warren County the first county in the nation to pass a “Right-to-Work” law. The decision was approved by Warren County Fiscal Court after magistrates passed the legislation on a 5-1 vote. Warren County is home to the city of Bowling Green, where Chevy builds its [&hellip...
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s summer-long assault on teachers unions has ended and the results are in: it didn’t do diddly. The Michigan Education Association (MEA) announced that fewer than 5,000 of its members opted out of the union during August. Michigan’s new found status as a “Right-to-Work” state allowed...