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Why Are Taxpayers Paying for Union Activity?

Why Are Taxpayers Paying for Union Activity?

If the National Rifle Association or the Sierra Club want to raise money to fund their operations that is their prerogative. It is not, however, the proper place of the federal government to be funding them, or unions, using your hard-earned tax dollars.

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Do Unions Cause Inequality?

Do Unions Cause Inequality?

If unions are all about the free association of workers, go to Chicago or New York and try to start a competing carpenters union. See how well that goes. I would suggest that you wear a hard hat.

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Forced Unionism of Public Employees on the Way Out?

Forced Unionism of Public Employees on the Way Out?

Is the practice of forcing public sector employees to pay agency fees to unions on the way out? Based on my observation of the oral arguments in the Supreme Court on Monday in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, I think the answer may be yes.

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Will Trump Support Right to Work?

Will Trump Support Right to Work?

Some Washington, D.C. insiders privately worry that there might be more to a Trump-Teamster meeting than simply Keystone and fast track. That, the union might want to put its endorsement on the table — in exchange for Trump coming out against state right to work laws.

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Government Unions and Democrats: Parties of the Rich

Government Unions and Democrats: Parties of the Rich

A new report puts the lie to what some Americans have suspected for a long time: “Party of the Rich” is a moniker best reserved for Democrats, particularly when it comes to their cozy relationship with public sector labor unions. The biggest losers in that version of “crony capitalism” – or something? Tax payers.

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We Must Break Union Control Over Schools

We Must Break Union Control Over Schools

Many people are incredulous that fellow citizens are comfortable with the shattering of traditional values that sustained us for so many generations. Why? It’s what they learned in school.

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Chopping Down the Government Union Money Tree

Chopping Down the Government Union Money Tree

Following Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-Wis.) lead reestablishing choice for public employees in whether they send their dues to a union is not only the morally correct decision, but it is the politically wise one. The only question is what is taking the other 20 Republican governors so long in following Wisconsin?

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Protect the Free Market, Not Big Labor

Protect the Free Market, Not Big Labor

As we pause this Labor Day to honor the indispensability of American workers – and the essential roles they play in advancing our economy and national fabric – we must also honestly examine the forces currently holding them back. And that starts with a basic acknowledgement that the sweat of our brows is producing diminishing returns – both for ourselves and our families.

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Govt Worker Union Day

Govt Worker Union Day

Labor Day is the traditional last day of summer, often celebrated by final trips to the shore and followed by public pool closings and other signs that the world is battening down the hatches for colder weather. However what most don’t realize is that the day itself was originally created by organized labor to call attention to the contributions of workers.

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Labor Union Corruption Continues

Labor Union Corruption Continues

This Labor Day weekend as you see labor union leaders extolling the supposed virtues of their organizations, remember that like day follows night, union corruption continues. At the federal level, in fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which complete data is available, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) obtained 97 indictments and 116 convictions of union officials for crimes against their members.

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