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Teachers Union Bankrupting Chicago Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30am 2/3/2016 at 11:30am
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The long-running battle between the Chicago Teachers’ Union (the “Union”) and the Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) has turned even uglier.  The Chicago Tribune reports that the Union rejected CPS’s most recent contract offer Monday, and CPS responded by cutting budgets by a cool $100 million.

Combative negotiations between CPS and the Union...

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No, NLRB did not rule that unions could boycott Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00am 1/29/2016 at 10:00am
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The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided earlier this month that unions may “endorse” the boycott, divest and sanction (“BDS”) campaign against Israel without running afoul of the National Labor Relations Act’s (the “Act”) ban on so-called “secondary boycotts.” But the case did not affirm that unions actually could engage in...

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Emails reveal UK Teachers Union may be ‘colluding to undermine anti-terror policies’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:45pm 1/24/2016 at 7:45pm
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As the world’s governments work to stop terrorist attacks before they happen, one group in the UK is accused of colluding with Islamist groups to undermine these efforts.

The Telegraph reports:

Leaders and activists of Britain’s biggest teachers’ union are colluding with Islamic extremists to undermine policies aimed at preventing terror attacks.

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Down Go The Unions?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:45pm 1/18/2016 at 2:45pm
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association last Monday, and the union had a tough day.  Legal Insurrection previewed the case, here.

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In brief, public school teachers in California seek to invalidate state law requiring that non-union members must nevertheless pay the public teachers union fees for...

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Has the anti-Israel boycott movement peaked?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:30pm 12/22/2015 at 8:30pm
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The Boycott, Divest & Sanction (“BDS”) movement and the broader campaign to delegitimize Israel has had a tough few weeks.  In academia and industry, the boycott campaign has been exposed as potentially discriminatory and unlawful, and yet another panel of experts has affirmed that Israel’s use of force against Hamas is...

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Union Activists Tear Clothes off Air France Execs Over Layoffs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 8:30am 10/7/2015 at 8:30am
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It looks like the United States isn’t the only country with unhinged union activists. After job cuts were recently announced at Air France, angry union activists actually ripped the clothes off the bodies of airline executives.

The Associated Press reports via NBC News:

Air France Execs Lose Shirts as Union Activists Attack

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Unions and progressives can gloat, but Walker’s returning to finish the job he started

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 9/22/2015 at 1:00pm
Scott Walker Right to Work Signing holding up bill

Wisconsin radio talk show host Charlie Sykes interviewed Scott Walker confidante John Hiller on Walker’s decision to end the campaign, and on Walker’s future.

The money quote emphasized at Syke’s website, RightWisconsin, was that Walker “Was At Peace With the Whole Thing“:

John Hiller, a closer confidant of Scott Walker, told Charlie Sykes...

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Scott Walker Unveils His Labor Union Reform Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:40pm 9/14/2015 at 6:40pm
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Today, Scott Walker was in Las Vegas to spell out the details of his bold plan to reform Labor Unions.

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Will Walker Hit His Stride with New Labor Plan?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 1:25pm 9/14/2015 at 1:25pm
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Today, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will take the stage at a Las Vegas town hall and unveil his national labor reform plan.

On Thursday, Walker teased the plan during a speech at Eureka College, saying, “…on Day One, I will stop the government from taking money out of the paychecks of federal...

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Did Hillary just signal which Republican she hates and fears the most?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:30pm 9/11/2015 at 12:30pm
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Scott Walker has fallen dramatically in the polls, undone for now by the Trump phenomenon.

Numerous pundits, including me, wonder if he can get back up again.

Surveying the Republican field, based solely on current polling, Scott Walker should not even be on Hillary’s radar. But he is. And she just lashed...

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NLRB dismisses ruling that would allow college athletes to unionize

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 1:35pm 8/17/2015 at 1:35pm
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Monday morning, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a ruling that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University to unionize.

Citing concerns a union would provide an unfair advantage in the college football arena between unionized schools and the un-unionized, the NLRB’s ruling was unanimous.

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MI Supremes Uphold Right to Work for State Employees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:00pm 7/30/2015 at 6:00pm
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Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court voted 4-3 to make public sector employees subject to the state’s 2012 Right to Work law. The holding dealt a huge blow to the labor unions vying to represent the state’s almost 40,000 employees.

The court’s argument turned even the friendly appeals court ruling on...

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San Diego Protest: “I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed me” (VIDEO)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:00pm 7/23/2015 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, I was on a panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Keynote speakers at the Annual Meeting include Scott Walker and Ted Cruz.

The topic of my panel was Freedom of Thought in Higher Education.

The panel chair was Utah State Senator ...

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Unions Want Exemption from Minimum Wage Hike They Supported

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00pm 5/30/2015 at 5:00pm
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This seems to happen frequently. As we noted in 2013, the IRS and other workers’ unions wanted an exemption from Obamacare, despite the fact that they would be trusted with enforcing it and had been avid supporters of it.

Now labor leaders in Los Angeles, who pushed for a minimum wage...

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WI Gov. Scott Walker signs Right to Work law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:19am 3/9/2015 at 10:19am
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Put another feather in his cap, Scott Walker today signed Right to Work legislation in Wisconsin, becoming the 24th State to do so.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported prior to...

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Scott Walker makes moves for Wisconsin Right-to-Work

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:13pm 2/20/2015 at 2:13pm
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made a name for himself in the fight to roll back union influence. He easily overcame a 2012 recall effort organized by big labor and other progressive interests, and since then has been held up by many conservatives as an example of what Republican leadership should...

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New NLRB Rule Makes Challenging Unionization Harder

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1:15pm 12/12/2014 at 1:15pm
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The NLRB has spent the past year doing their best to make it easier for union organizers to force workers into union membership. Their McDonald’s ruling brought us closer to mass unionization, and a new rule that was just passed seeks to speed up the union elections process:

From Politico:

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