Two Minnesotans will receive union dues filched without their consent thanks to a Supreme Court decision this year that said no American may be forced to pay unions as a condition of government employment.
Every state is now essentially a right to work state. It’s not an overstatement to say this ruling is a death knell for unions as we know them, and will dramatically change Democratic politics.
When I see a giant rat with red eyes and foul yellowish fangs, my knee-jerk response is: These are not the good guys.
The court ruled that forcing government employees to pay union dues violates the First Amendment.
The striking teachers — and politicians caving to them — lack a rudimentary knowledge of the real reasons teacher salaries aren’t as high as they want and their school books and materials are old and scant.
Teacher strikes are firmly in the National Lampoon ‘if-you-don’t-buy-this-magazine-we’ll-kill-this-dog’ school of negotiating.
Among government workers whose jobs do not call on them to risk life and limb, there are two distinct categories: the Ambitious and the Comfortable.
If stripping unions of the ability to coerce workers is a crippling event, then it’s an event worth celebrating.
Politicians can make promises without having to worry about transparency or its consequences, like honesty and effectiveness. Thus, America is drowning in state and local debt.
The government may not punish Colin Kaepernick or Megan Rapinoe for speaking out, and their employers have declined to do so. But what about the people? We are all free to decide.
Unions are losing members and public sympathy, and instead of polishing off our ballads, we should ask why that’s happening.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recall was a deadly error for state Democrats and labor activists. It made a college dropout into a potential Republican rock star.
Citizens and local leaders should use the looming pension crisis in many states and cities to release local governments from centralized control.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn has shifted unions and forced unionism across the country.
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