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January 27, 2017

NY Courts are not the proper venue for political arguments

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in New York supporting the New York Farm Bureau’s defense against a transparently political lawsuit. In the case, several union groups are asking the court to declare the limitations of the New York State Labor Relations Act unconstitutional. ...

December 12, 2012

Rights work

Writing for salon.com, Edward McClelland says that Michigan’s new right-to-work law shows that the state has decided to give in to its economic plight and become a “low-wage haven . . . the kind of place that attracts chicken processors, not software engineers.”  In his view, the right-to-work law represents the consummation of a ...

February 28, 2012

200,000 teachers decide against joining the union

This past year, three states passed right-to-work laws, allowing public workers to opt out of union membership.  Unsurprisingly, the National Education Association has 200,000 fewer members this year.  It’s amazing.  When the government stops forcing teachers from contributing to unions, the union rolls drop.  Maybe, just maybe, the u ...

February 03, 2012

Indiana now a right to work state

First Indiana passes a statewide school choice bill, now workers aren’t being forced to join unions against their will.  Kudos to the Hoosier State for making it easier for individuals to exercise their Right to Earn a Living. ...