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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
NLRB dismisses student athlete unionization northwestern football

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
Scott Walker Right to Work Signing holding up bill

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:

The rule will...

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AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/10/2014 at 1:00pm
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We have seen this picture before in the Wisconsin’s union-induced long strange trip during the 2012 Recall Election:

Police insurrections.  Palace guardsCatch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t Identity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters ...

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Protests for $15 fast food minimum wage fizzle

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:30am 9/5/2014 at 8:30am
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On Thursday, fast food and home healthcare workers across the country walked away from their jobs and joined the “Fight for $15,” an SEIU-backed movement demanding a $15 minimum wage and unabridged union rights for fast food workers.

In the past, organizers and participants have largely avoided trouble with law enforcement. This...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:44am 7/31/2014 at 8:44am
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The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post.

The collective bargaining law was passed in early 2011, and led to protests, and even a takeover of the State Capitol building. For Wisconsin, the union pushback was a long, strange trip, as we documented exhaustively:

Police insurrections.  Palace guards...

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Supreme Court limits compelled public sector union dues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:08am 6/30/2014 at 10:08am
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The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Harris v. Quinn, where the issues were (via ScotusBlog):

(1) Whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to...

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California Judge: Public school tenure creates unconstitutional unequal schools

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:42pm 6/10/2014 at 3:42pm
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Well this is an interesting development, Calif. court rules teacher tenure creates unequal conditions:

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that tenure, seniority and other job protections for teachers have created unequal conditions in public schools and deprive poor children of the best teachers.

In a case that could have national...

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Is tent about to collapse on Michigan unions?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:25am 5/14/2014 at 10:25am
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Remember when Michigan union members collapsed a tent on attendees at an Americans for Prosperity event supporting changes to Michigan union rules?

We do, Most chilling Michigan video — “There are people...

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DNC literally indebted to unions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:30pm 3/11/2014 at 1:30pm
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Recent fundraising figures show the RNC faring better than its DNC counterpart in just about all areas. Notably,...

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Defeat for UAW in Tennessee

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:00am 2/16/2014 at 9:00am
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Workers of the South, unite:

The workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga voted 712-626 to stay out of the union after a lobbying fight in which Republican politicians warned unionization could lead Volkswagen and automobile companies to leave the state.

Union officials…blamed politicians who had warned workers that by joining...

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American Federation of Teachers secretly funded PAC in Boston Mayor’s race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:14pm 12/27/2013 at 5:14pm
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It was “just” a Mayor’s race, but it’s a tale of how unions funnel money to decide elections, often behind the scenes.

The Boston Globe has the scoop, American Federation of revealed as funder behind mysterious pro-Walsh PAC during mayoral campaign (h/t @dbernstein):

Organizers of One Boston, the mysterious political action committee that...

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I don’t think the AFL-CIO proved what it intended to prove

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:36pm 12/16/2013 at 8:36pm
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Upworthy is the wildly popular low-information-by-design website which has fine-tuned the ability to turn 2-3 sentence (at most) liberal memes viral. 

Often, the meme consists entirely of the title, with some seemingly obvious liberal talking point that is only superficially obvious, but actually cannot withstand scrutiny. Which...

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