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Union Backing Protesters March During Yale Graduation

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This demonstration was connected to the grad students who recently held a symbolic hunger strike.

The Daily Caller reports:

BREAKING — Thousands Of Union Protestors Disrupt Yale Graduation

Thousands of union activists have swarmed downtown New Haven to force Yale University to negotiate a contract that would bring its recently formed union to the...

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Wisconsin War on Scott Walker was training ground for #TheResistance War on Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/16/2017 at 2:30pm

In our report earlier, we noted that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump is unlike anything seen in the opposition to Obama, The “Resistance” Moves Towards Violence and Intimidation as Key Tactic.

The opposition to Trump is becoming increasingly violent, and explicitly seeks to drive political intimidation into personal spaces by confronting Republicans everywhere they...

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Price for speaking against campus left “might be your reputation”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00am 5/2/2017 at 7:00am

The price to be paid by conservatives on campus is a topic I have been covering frequently.

I discussed recently the issues at Cornell in For conservatives at Cornell University, high price for free speech, and more generally the atmosphere on many campuses in The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses

On May 1, 2017, I...

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Smear campaign against Cornell prof who opposed grad student unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/27/2017 at 8:30pm

David B. Collum is a world-renowned Chemistry Professor at Cornell University, where I teach at the law school. He has been at Cornell since 1980, and is Department Chair through the end of this academic year.

I don’t know Dave well, but we have met before.

He is something of a Renaissance man, able...

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Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

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Yale students are engaging in a hunger strike for collective bargaining rights but you need to read the fine print on their fast.

First, this report from the Yale Daily News:

Local 33 members begin hunger strike

Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of...

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In California, businesses battle Teamsters for pot distribution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:30am 3/27/2017 at 8:30am

When Californian’s went to the polls this November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business.

The state is now slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana businesses on Jan 1, 2018. Therefore, the Golden State’s leg...

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Right-to-work: Mississippi Nissan Factory Most Recent UAW Target

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00pm 3/6/2017 at 8:00pm
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Having worked their destructive magic in Detroit, the United Auto Workers union (UAW) has set its greedy sights on the South.  Roundly rejected by Tennessee workers at a Volkswagen auto plant in 2014, the UAW picked itself up, dusted itself off, and redoubled its thirteen-year efforts at a Nissan plant in...

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Harvard Grad Student Unionization Vote Too Close to Call

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 23, 2016 at 9:00am 12/23/2016 at 9:00am
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The people who voted no are in the majority but there are multiple votes being challenged. We all know what that means, right?

The Harvard Crimson reported:

BREAKING: Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call

The National Labor Relations Board will hold hearings to determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort...

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Columbia Challenges Unionization Efforts of Grad Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/21/2016 at 3:00pm

They already had a vote on this and the pro-union side won. Challenging the results will not end well.

The Columbia Spectator reports:

University objects to unionization vote, calls for new election

The University has filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board regarding the vote by teaching...

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Columbia Grad Students Join the United Auto Workers Union

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/13/2016 at 1:30pm

Grad students at Columbia have been fighting for the right to unionize for some time. Now they’ve got it and they joined the United Auto Workers union. Doesn’t that sound a little strange?

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Columbia University Grad Students Join UAW After Battle for Right to Unionize

Columbia University graduate students...

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O’Hare Workers Plan Strike After Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/21/2016 at 4:30pm

Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport have planned to strike after Thanksgiving for a higher wage and union rights. Fox News reported:

Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Mond...

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Cuomo Signs Into Law a Union-backed Bill Aimed at Crippling AirBnB

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 10/22/2016 at 2:00pm
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On Friday, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law NY State Senate bill S6340, making it illegal in the state of New York to advertise “for the use of dwelling units in a class A multiple dwelling.”  This law is aimed at Airbnb, a San Francisco-based homestay network that coordinates...

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Cornell Grad Student Union Organizers look to ‘Build Union Culture’ – so eject reporter from meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00am 9/12/2016 at 8:00am

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students at private universities have a right to unionize. Grad students at Cornell University have formed a group to do this and in news reported in school newspaper, one of their first acts was to eject a reporter from their first meeting.

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Wisconsin Right to Work law reinstated, for now

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/27/2016 at 8:00pm

Because I have been traveling, I’m late to this important development.

In early April we reported how a State court judge throws out Wisconsin Right to Work Law in an absurd decision:

When conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley won the Wisconsin Supreme Court election last Tuesday, we pointed out how important that court has been in...

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State court judge throws out Wisconsin Right to Work Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5:24pm 4/8/2016 at 5:24pm

When conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley won the Wisconsin Supreme Court election last Tuesday, we pointed out how important that court has been in upholding union reforms.

That may be tested again as Dane County Judge William Foust in Madison just threw out the state’s Right to Work law signed by Governor Walker a...

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Mandatory union dues survive as SCOTUS deadlocks without Scalia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/29/2016 at 8:30pm

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States, stuck in a 4-4 deadlock, affirmed the lower court’s decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a labor union dues case.

The one sentence decision offered no explanation and simply stated, “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.”

Should public employee unions be...

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Scalia’s death may help liberals dodge losses in Affirmative Action and Union cases

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/15/2016 at 1:00pm
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Two Supreme Court cases with significant public policy implications previously discussed on Legal Insurrection face very different futures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday.

Oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and even more more so Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association suggested the Court would...

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