Posts tagged Workers for Opportunity

    Opinion: States should protect caregivers’ Medicaid funds from union skims

    June 27, 2022 // Yet, while a number of states including Michigan have taken action to prohibit the dues skim, a May rule by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reversed a Trump administration effort to stop the skim nationally. A separate 9th Circuit decision last week also continues to allow unions to trap home care providers into paying them. Robert and Patricia Haynes, cerebral palsy, Gov. Rick Snyder, Harris v. Quinn, Cindy Ochoa, most pro-union president ever,

    The NLRB doesn’t want Amazon workers to know the truth about unions

    May 23, 2022 // Freedom of speech, even harassment, is protected by the NLRB, it seems, if it's under the guise of a protest. But if an employer hosts a meeting for all staff to hear about the implications of unionization, that's not OK.

    Employee Rights Act puts workers at the center of labor law

    March 31, 2022 // And employees themselves can rest assured the Employee Rights Act will safeguard their freedoms, privacy and workplace rights. It will foster a workplace where, if their performance justifies a spot bonus or a merit raise, their employer has the freedom to do the right thing: reward and incentivize hard work.

    Free-Market Thought Leaders Urge DeSantis to Take Up Worker Freedom Reforms in Special Session 

    March 30, 2022 // Free-market thought leaders want Governor Ron DeSantis to take up worker freedom issues in a special session of the Florida Legislature, according to an open letter sent to the governor today. The legislation would ensure public employees are made aware of their rights when deciding whether to join a union and are given the opportunity to vote on union representation. 

    Unions oppose employee rights with false claims re: Janus

    March 21, 2022 // Vincent Vernuccio, testifying in support of SB 511, said, “ensures that public employees are informed about their First Amendment right to choose whether to pay union fees and further allows them to exercise this right at any time. This right is guaranteed to them under the U.S. Constitution and recognized by the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.” Vernuccio is an attorney and labor policy senior fellow with Workers for Opportunity, a national project of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

    N.C.’s Right to Work law turns 75, experts weigh in on workers’ rights

    March 16, 2022 // The Right to Work law, approved in 1947, outlawed requiring union membership as a condition of hiring or of continued employment. It bans the idea of a “closed shop,” in which union membership is a necessary part of getting and keeping a job. The law also bans a “union shop.” In that scenario, an employer can hire nonunion workers, as long as those workers join the union within a certain period. The law also prohibits the mandatory collection of union dues by employers through payroll deductions.

    Labor 101, F. Vincent Vernuccio will walk you through everything you need to know about labor.

    March 12, 2022 // LABOR 101: In this tutorial video produced by Mackinac Center and Workers for Opportunity, F. Vincent Vernuccio gives a brief overview of labor policy, how to protect workers, and ideas to advance worker freedom.

    Indiana Continues to Protect Worker Freedom

    March 11, 2022 // Indiana governor Eric Holcomb signed SEA 297 March 8. The law requires the state to inform school employees of their First Amendment rights when the are deciding whether to join a union

    Florida Bill Protects Workers’ Free Speech and Union Voting Rights

    March 5, 2022 // “State Representatives Plakon and Byrd are leading the way in Florida and across the country for advancing employee freedoms,” said Workers for Opportunity Senior Policy Advisor Vincent Vernuccio. “We look forward to seeing the bill swiftly move through the State Senate and go to Governor DeSantis’ desk.