Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
By Casey Given Michigan’s historic passage of right-to-work on Wednesday is a victory not only over forced unionization but over misinformation as well. For decades, union bosses and their political puppets have spread half-truths and straight-up lies in desperate attempt to shift public opinion towards saving union-shop laws – where workers are compelled to pay [...]
By Casey Given Today is a landmark for the future of labor and liberty in the United States. The State of Michigan, birthplace of United Auto Workers and cradle of the American union movement, is on the edge of becoming the twenty-fourth right-to-work state in the country. From the halls of the state Capitol in [...]
By Casey Given Labor wonks and sweet tooths alike are on the edge of their seat as Hostess Brands’ labor drama continues to play out. After months of negotiation with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), Hostess announced last Friday that it was ceasing all operations after “a nationwide strike [...]
While the national limelight shone on Wisconsin’s last spring, a similar drama unfolded more quietly to the west. After decades of fiscal recklessness, the Gem State decided to make a dent in the state’s $2.78 billion unfunded public pension and health care liabilities — an amount almost double that of Wisconsin’s.
The Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) current strike underscores the desperate need for a new approach to educating our youth. There must be an increased accountability for teachers coupled with the freedom for parents to choose the most appropriate school for their children. CTU claims that the Chicago Public School system’s recent attempt to increase teacher [...]