Tag: Union Workers

Tag: Union Workers

  • 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 …

  • This Labor Day, Support Workers image

    This Labor Day, Support Workers

    Labor Day was first recognized as a federal holiday under President Grover Cleveland in 1894. While the roots of the holiday can be traced …

  • Public Employees Deserve Choice, So Do Public Employee Unions image

    Public Employees Deserve Choice, So Do Public Employee Unions

    On June 28, 2016 dashed were many hopes to liberate public employees from being forced to contribute to political causes with which they disagreed. The Supreme Court decided not …

  • What Can be Done after Friedrichs? image

    What Can be Done after Friedrichs?

    Public sector workers in over 20 states must continue paying union dues, like it or not, after the Supreme Court deadlocked in Friedrichs v …

  • Sunshine Week Spotlight: Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Act image

    Sunshine Week Spotlight: Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Act

    Government transparency is absolutely critical for government accountability. The government that works best is the government that is accountable to the people. But, there can only be accountability when the …

  • Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech image

    Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech

    On Monday morning, ALEC staff gathered with teachers, parents, legislators and grassroots leaders on the steps of the Supreme Court to support Rebecca Friedrichs, a California teacher who is fighting …

  • Rally for Rebecca image

    Rally for Rebecca

    On a freezing Monday morning, dozens of teachers, parents and policymakers gathered on the steps of the United States Supreme Court to cheer on plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs during oral argument …

  • Supreme Court Set to Review Forced Union Contributions from Teachers image

    Supreme Court Set to Review Forced Union Contributions from Teachers

    Teachers’ unions, like other unions, spend a great deal of money engaging in explicitly political activity like lobbying legislators and supporting candidates. Teachers’ unions have so far represented the strongest political challenge to transformative education reform, such as charter schools, voucher programs and education savings accounts. Unfortunately, that clout is built, at least in part, on the forced contributions of teachers who do not necessarily agree with the actions of the unions.

  • Right-to-Work: A Pro-Growth Reform Opportunity in Missouri image

    Right-to-Work: A Pro-Growth Reform Opportunity in Missouri

    This week, Missourians have a chance to see their business climate greatly improved by becoming the 26th Right-to-Work (RTW). Despite recent attempts to link Right-to-Work laws with racist conspiracies or …