Tag: Labor

Tag: Labor

  • A Current Glimpse of Public Sector Union Policy in the States image

    A Current Glimpse of Public Sector Union Policy in the States

    The Janus Supreme Court decision gave government workers the ability to choose whether or not they want to join or support a government union. While the Janus decision protects worker’s …

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    The Occupational Licensing Defense Act

    Summary: The purpose of this Act is to ensure that an individual may pursue a lawful profession free from unnecessary occupational regulations and protect those against the misuse of occupational …

  • The Public Employee Rights and Authorization Act image

    The Public Employee Rights and Authorization Act

    The Public Employee Rights and Authorization Act Section 1. Introduction A. The U.S. Supreme Court held in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 that …

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    Union Recertification Act

    Union Recertification Act Summary This policy ensures that no collective bargaining representative or exclusive representative shall represent public employees in a unit without the concurrence of a majority …

  • The Rest of the Story: Right-to-Work Could Spur Opportunity in the Buckeye State image

    The Rest of the Story: Right-to-Work Could Spur Opportunity in the Buckeye State

    Economic results conflict with the charge that right-to-work is a “radical change” that would “only take away from working families.” In fact, right-to-work states experienced nearly twice the rate of population growth and a more than 50 percent greater change in nonfarm employment.

  • Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting image

    Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting

    An interesting exchange occurred in the Wisconsin Senate last Wednesday. During discussion of a bill that would prohibit the state of Wisconsin or political subdivisions from requiring Project Labor …

  • House REINS in Government Red Tape image

    House REINS in Government Red Tape

    Yesterday, an eager House of Representatives got to work and quickly fulfilled one of the season’s most significant campaign promises—regulatory reform. With an eye toward protecting the economy from the …

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    When Speech is Compelled

    As the country celebrates one of our most fundamental freedoms during Free Speech Week, it is important to keep in mind that the freedom of speech also means the freedom …

  • Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees image

    Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees

    For far too long, supporting workers has been interpreted as synonymous with supporting labor unions. Labor unions are happy to keep this conflation alive, but the changing nature of …

  • Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act image

    Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act

    Section 1. {Short Title.} This Act shall be known as the Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act Section 2. {Legislative Declarations.} This legislature finds and declares that: By bargaining over the allocation of …

  • Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime image

    Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime

    Connecticut state budgets are in dire straits. Belts need to be tightened. Revenue projections estimate the budget deficit could spill over $900 million in 2016-2017. With such staggering shortfalls, …

  • Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time image

    Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time

    In May, the U.S. economy added only 38,000 new jobs, the lowest amount added in the past five years. The release of this disappointing jobs report at the beginning …

  • KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work image

    KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work

    If local governments have been granted the power to pass local right-to-work by their respective states, the federal government has no say how those powers are delegated.