season marked by efforts to curb union power is nearing its end in many states,
but possibly not before further restrictions are imposed.
So-called right-to-work bills that would allow workers to opt out of joining
unions were proposed in 18 states this year, an unusually high number...
Democrats avoided the floor of the chamber again last week to block action on
the right-to-work bill backed by the Republican majority. The Democrats had
returned to the chamber after a four-day walkout in the opening week of the
session to stall progress on HB 1001, which would effectively...
When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed HB 1001 in
February - making the Hoosier State the 23rd overall and the first since
Oklahoma a decade earlier to adopt so-called "right-to-work"
legislation that allows workers to avoid paying union dues even if a union
bargains on their behalf...
Michigan is poised to become the 24th state to enact a
right-to-work law . These laws prohibit agreements between labor unions and
employers that require employees to pay union dues as a condition of their
employment, whether or not the employees are members of the union.
These laws are a creature...
Is "right to work" an emotional topic in
Michigan? Consider the headline on the front
page of the Sunday Detroit Free Press---- Right to work: the battle
for Michigan's soul. For the second time in two months, Michigan residents
are getting a lesson in collective bargaining. The first...
In just over half the States in America, if a majority of
your co-workers elect to have a union represent them at work, then you must
become a member of the union too -- whether you like it or not. Nonmembers who
object to that requirement must still may union dues. However, in nearly half