Posts tagged right-to-work laws
Federal Judge Rejects Attempt by TWU Union and Southwest to Thwart Flight Attendant’s Religious Discrimination Suit
May 11, 2022 // Carter resigned from union membership but was still forced to pay fees to TWU Local 556 as a condition of her employment. State Right to Work laws do not protect her from forced union fees because airline and railway employees are covered by the federal Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA allows union officials to have a worker fired for refusing to pay union dues or fees. But it does protect the rights of employees to remain nonmembers of the union, to criticize the union and its leadership, and advocate for changing the union’s current leadership.
Opinion: Michigan is better off because of right-to-work law
May 9, 2022 // Right-to-work laws drew raucous debates over their adoption, but evidence continues to demonstrate largely positive effects from such laws. They should be protected by policymakers for the sake of worker freedom and for sound economic development policy.
‘It’s About Defending My Rights’: Musician Who Refused Union Membership Sues Gov’t-Funded Orchestra
April 21, 2022 // The American Federation of Musicians, which represents the orchestra's local union, has spent more than $259,000 on federal candidates since 2016—roughly 98 percent of which went to Democrats.
Starbucks employees and others trying to unionize in Mississippi face decades-old hardships
April 12, 2022 // Their efforts come amid a growing movement nationwide led by younger members in consumer-oriented jobs known for high turnover, not the stereotypical blue collar trade work usually associated with union representation.
Vincent Vernuccio: Time to celebrate and protect worker freedom
March 17, 2022 // A right-to-work law simply means that a union cannot get a worker fired for not paying them. In states without right-to-work laws unions can require private-sector workers to pay union fees just to keep their jobs.
Pro-Worker, Pro-Growth Making Right-to-Work Permanent in North Carolina
March 9, 2022 // It is simply unfair for unions to demand payment for workers as a condition of employment. A right-to-work law protects workers against such compulsion. The time is now for North Carolina to solidify its right-to-work law in the state constitution. Otherwise, we may be just one election away from it being overturned.
Right to Work Allies Won’t Be Gagged For Now
March 6, 2022 // Extended debates, otherwise known as filibusters, enable Right to Work advocates and other grassroots citizen groups to block special-interest legislation until an alerted public can defeat it directly.
How This Labor Department Nominee Threatens 59 Million Workers
January 13, 2022 // Weil’s efforts to attack independent workers, would not only dampen their bright outlooks, but could put their entire livelihoods and ways of living on the line. One of the Biden administration’s and Weil’s primary goals it to implement the PRO Act—a Big Labor wish list that includes upending independent contracting.
Big Labor Grinches Undermining Freelancing With PRO Act
December 21, 2021 // The bill, if passed, would abolish right-to-work laws, make employment conditional on union membership and misclassify independent workers as employees under a proposed ABC test, among many proposed provisions. Who seeks to benefit most from the PRO Act? Powerful labor union special interests.