Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
“The power of a written constitution lies in its words. It is those words that were adopted by the people. When those words speak clearly, it is not up to us to depart from their meaning in favor of our own concept of efficiency, convenience, or facilitation of the functions of government.”- Canning v. NLRB [...]
By Casey Given Defenders of free association support right-to-work laws to protect an employees’ right to not pay dues to a union they disagree with. However, even in right-to-work states, employees who opt out of union membership are usually still exclusively represented by their workplace’s union whether they like it or not. As I explained [...]
AFP is proud to support HR 107, the Federal Employee Accountability Act, which would stop federal workers from conducting union activities while at work.
By Casey Given 2012 was a historic year for labor relations. From the halls of Washington, DC to the Great Lake states’ capitals, Americans watched numerous union dramas unfold for better or worse. Here are three lessons we can draw from this important year, marching forward in the fight for workers’ rights and fiscal responsibility: [...]
By Casey Given One of the most dizzying economic debates today surrounds right-to-work’s effects on workers’ wages. A simple Google search on the subject reaps a plethora of conflicting data about whether right-to-work laws increase or decrease worker compensation. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research, for example, reports that residents of right-to-work states earn [...]