National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys provide free legal aid to workers defending law that ends union boss forced dues powers
Mark Mix, Pres., National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Image credit: NRTW
Hammond, IN– In response to union bosses’ federal lawsuit against Indiana’s popular Right to Work law, a group of Indiana workers from across the state are filing an amicus brief in support of their newly-enacted Right to Work freedoms.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, the four workers – David Bercot, a certified wastewater operator for ITR Concession Company which services Indiana toll road rest stops in the Fort Wayne-area; Joel Tibbetts, a Minteq International assistant manager in Valparaiso; Douglas Richards, an employee with Goshen-based Cequent Towing Products; and Larry Getts, a Dana Holding Corporation tube press technician in Albion – all joined in the brief defending the law. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the February job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The survey was conducted in February and reflects the responses of 642 randomly- Continue reading →
First Study in New Series Looks at How Entrepreneurs Make Critical Business Decisions
NFIB Research Foundation Study: Advisors for Small Business Owners. Image via NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Advisors play an important role in the decision-making process of many small-business owners, according to a new study released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation. More than two-thirds of small-firm owners rely on a single business confidante for such advice; the confidante is the most common and influential type of advisor, whom the owners typically consult prior to addressing a serious business problem or making a critical business decision. For those owners who do have a business confidante, 59 percent are an immediate family member, and most confidantes have served in this capacity since the firm’s founding.
A business advisor is anyone a small-business owner solicits advice or counsel from on a matter Continue reading →
National Center for Policy Analysis Report: Permanent, Higher Tax Credit Is Needed
DALLAS, TX – The U.S. ranks 18th in tax credit per dollar of expenditures, lagging far behind other developing and rapidly growing countries, like China, India and Brazil, according to a new report by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
U.S. Corporations Need to Be Competitive at Home and Abroad
Tax Foundation president Scott Hodge. Via Tax Foundation
Washington, DC, February 21, 2012—Raising taxes on U.S. corporations with operations abroad will not help create jobs, but will only succeed in making American companies less competitive overall which means fewer jobs at home, according to the Tax Foundation.
“Prominent politicians, including President Obama, have suggested that companies that ‘ship jobs overseas’ should be subjected to higher corporate tax rates, but that characterization fundamentally misstates how the modern business world functions,” said Tax Foundation president Continue reading →
NFIB: Small Business, Credit Access, and a Lingering Recession
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2012— A new study examining small-business access to credit reveals that even while the (slow) economic recovery sent demand for credit on an upward trajectory in 2011, the real estate overhang continues to depress small-business growth and curb capacity to borrow. In 2011, the number of small employers obtaining credit from financial institutions was approximately the same as the two years prior. However, demand for credit increased in 2011, meaning more small employers were shut out of the credit market than in prior years.
The study emphasizes the impact of real estate markets on small businesses. It is a significant Continue reading →
Government reports seem upbeat, but Main Street is not so confident
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rising just one tenth of one percent in January, the Small-Business Optimism Index settled at 93.9, a slight increase from the December 2011 reading, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the increase marks five consecutive months of improvement, the readings from January and February 2011 were higher, indicated no net gain for the calendar year. Historically, optimism remains at recession levels. While owners appeared less pessimistic about the Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama ushered out his fourth budget as President of the United States on Monday, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released the following statement on behalf of its 350,000 small-business owner members.
I’ll be honest, small business was hoping to see some change in President Obama’s budget, but the status quo of the last four years was all we got,” said Dan Danner, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business. “While small-business owners were once again looking to Washington to address Continue reading →
Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, Chief economist for NFIB. Photo credit: Temple University
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the January job numbers released today, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The survey was conducted in January and reflects the responses of 2,155 randomly-sampled NFIB members:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced a drop in the unemployment rate this morning. Unfortunately, few of these jobs are being created on Main Street.
For small employers, the net change in employment per firm (seasonally adjusted) Continue reading →