Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
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 [...]
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.