Right To Work

  • Union Lawsuit Claims Michigan Right-To-Work Law Is Unconstitutional

    Union Lawsuit Claims Michigan Right-To-Work Law Is Unconstitutional

    Several labor unions filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday saying a Michigan law banning compulsory union membership for private sector employees violates the U.S. Constitution. The right-to-work law, which takes effect in late March, contains provisions that go "well beyond" the limits of federal law, said... Continue Reading

  • Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

    Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

    If your employer threatens you with termination if you discuss forming or joining a union, you should report them to the NLRB. Continue Reading

  • The Best Union In The Country?

    The Best Union In The Country?

    By Nicholas Riccardi The future of the American labor movement may lie just off the Las Vegas Strip, inside a squat building huddled in the shadow of the Stratosphere casino. That's the home of the Culinary Workers Local 226, a fast-growing union of hotel and casino employees that has thrived despite being... Continue Reading

  • Do Right-To-Work Laws Actually Help Workers -- Or Management?

    Do Right-To-Work Laws Actually Help Workers -- Or Management?

    It should come as no surprise that activists on the left are pushing for unions to adopt new strategies to broaden their appeal -- and clout. After all, the number of Americans who are part of an organized union has dropped from a third of the country's workers in the 1950s to only about a tenth last year. Continue Reading

  • Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Bill Despite Union Protests

    Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Bill Despite Union Protests

    LANSING, Mich. -- Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations. The GOP-dominated House ignored... Continue Reading

  • Michigan GOP Pushes Through Right-To-Work Bill, Amid Angry Protests

    Michigan GOP Pushes Through Right-To-Work Bill, Amid Angry Protests

    LANSING, Mich. -- In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: making the labor bastion of Michigan a right-to-work state. The GOP majority used its superior numbers and backing from Gov. Rick Snyder to... Continue Reading

  • After 70 Years, Right-To-Work Impact Still Unclear

    After 70 Years, Right-To-Work Impact Still Unclear

    By Tom LoBianco INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The battle over the right-to-work issue may be reaching a conclusion in Indiana as the state prepares to adopt its law, but the argument over exactly what the measure means for a state's economy is likely to rage on, unresolved, as it has for 70 years. Since the 1940s,... Continue Reading